Afternoon Indulgence at Pennyhill Park
Posted by Nicola Mortimer,
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Nestled among the trees, peeping between the delicate ivy is the stunning, Pennyhill Park Hotel, Surrey. Surrounded by formal gardens and beautiful flowers beds it is an idyllic location and a beautiful hotel- it was an ultimate luxury to stay for the weekend.
The moment I walked through the door into the Spa I immediately felt myself unwind. The pool looked so inviting, softly glistening in the soothing light that I had to take a dip; I even treated myself to a deep tissue massage which was the ultimate indulgence. It very soon became clear to me that this is exactly what I needed, an experience that I must repeat before too long.
Later that afternoon we sat down to indulge in a quintessentially English afternoon tea.
We enjoyed a glass of bubbly before drinking our tea from the gold gilded white china, I felt very inspired for the Jubilee party. It was even more special because Pennyhill Park prides themselves on their traditional afternoon tea and has won a top tea award (the equivalent of a Michelin star but for the tea world). It was exquisite, luxurious and inevitably decadent- I felt like Alice in Wonderland without the mad hatter!
It made me think- is there anything better than sipping tea & eating cake on a sunny afternoon surrounded by teapots and saucers? It is British tradition at its best.
I was so inspired by my wonderful afternoon tea at Pennyhill Park I am planning on doing lots of baking this weekend to make a cake fit for a queen ready for the Jubilee celebrations.
Enjoy the rest of your week!