Now that outdoor hospitality has made its big return this month, you can now enjoy a luxury afternoon tea in the spring sunshine.
We have rounded up an array of places in Northamptonshire that offer some stylish afternoon teas. Some are available to book now whilst others can be reserved for when indoor hospitality opens back up on May 17.
They all look too good to eat!
5. Whittlebury Hall - Towcester
Tuck into this delicious afternoon tea at Whittlebury Hall from May 17. It consists of pear and almond tart, lemon meringue macaroon, vanilla and blueberry madeleine, dark chocolate and gingerbread panacotta, warm fruit and plain scones accompanied by strawberry jam and clotted cream, cucumber and chive cream cheese flat bread, coronation chicken and coriander wrap, cheddar and leek tart, pork, cheese and pickle sausage roll.
Photo: Whittlebury Park
6. Rushton Hall - Kettering
Rushton Hall are now taking bookings for varieties of afternoon tea from May 17. They serve both traditional afternoon tea and a luxury Champaign afternoon tea, which boasts an assortment of scones, clotted cream and preserves as well as a beautiful selection of sandwiches, cakes and patisseries. Call 01536 713001 to make a reservation.
Photo: Rushton Hall
7. Fawsley Hall Hotel and Spa - Daventry
From May 17, you will be able to book a delicious afternoon tea at Fawsley Hall Hotel and Spa in Daventry. You'll be able to dine with the beautiful historic backdrop of a 15th century country house either in the Tudor Bar and Lounge, the Conservatory or even the Great Hall. Prices start from £27.50.
Photo: Fawsley Hall Hotel and Spa
8. The Walter Mill Tearooms - Ringstead
You will be able to drop in at the Walter Mill Tearooms in Ringstead to devour this scrumptious afternoon tea from May 18. They have opened up their seating area and, although they are not currently taking afternoon tea bookings, they will very happily make you an afternoon tea to go so you can enjoy it on a picnic or from the comfort of your own home! For more information, call 01933 770630.
Photo: The Walter Mill Tearooms