This year our Aura Yoga ‘Kula’ (community or tribe) opted for a decadent festive high tea at a local multi award-winning hotel, The Angel Hotel, Abergavenny, and what a fine dining experience it was!
It was a cold damp Saturday when thirty-two of us in high spirits, dressed in our party clothes, in need of refreshment after some retail therapy in local shops, attended a fine festive high tea. We were allocated our own banqueting room, served top quality fresh produce, on fine bone china, silver-tiered cake stands, crisp white linen, tea lights, by the most attentive and well-trained staff, where all dietary requirements were catered for by pre-order.
The video and photos say it all really but here’s some further information just in case you’d like to visit.
Menu from the venue can be seen below:
Festive High Tea
From Saturday 30th November
We are delighted to have received the Tea Guild’s prestigious Award of Excellence every year since 2008. High Tea at The Angel is an elegant, unhurried affair: silver tiered cake stands, bone china, crisp white linen, tea lights and attentive service.
- Warm savoury pastries
- Selection of sandwiches
- Freshly-baked festive cakes and pastries
- Warm scone with jam and cream
- Choice of teas, infusions or coffees
About the Angel Hotel
“Established in 1829 as a Posting Inn, Caradog Hotels Ltd., a privately owned company took over The Angel Hotel in 2002. The Angel strives to offer guests a level of personal attention and comfort that exceeds expectations.
The Angel Hotel is a member of the prestigious UK Tea Guild having previously held an ‘Award of Excellence’ since 2008. Only nine hotels outside of London have achieved this. In 2011 The Angel Hotel were proud recipients of The Tea Guild’s top national award, the Oscar of the tea world.
Each morning our specialist baker, Sally Lane, freshly prepares the sandwiches, savouries, cakes and scones ready for the afternoon.
The Angel has been awarded a Good Hotel Guide’s Winner of Hotel of The Year 2020, 4 Silver Star grading from The AA, named AA Hotel of The Year, Wales 2016/17.” [www.angelabergavenny.com]
And There Is More
There’s so much on offer at The Angel Hotel that I’d like to experience:
The Angel Bakery (yes, it has its own bakery that runs various baking workshops too)
- Apres Ski Bar
- Havana Cuban Nights
- Restaurant and Bars
- Afternoon Tea
- Rooms & Cottages
- Meetings & Events
Who knows I may even see you there!