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Monday, 5 November 2012

miss b loves..... afternoon tea at Holbeck Ghyll, the English Lake District


A few weeks ago we spent a Sunday in the English Lake District but the main purpose of the visit was afternoon tea at Holbeck Ghyll, a lovely English country house hotel.




This was very much a traditional afternoon tea with a selection of finger sandwiches and cakes served on classic china. 





My favourites............


Smoked salmon sandwich, lemon tart,
scone and chocolate éclair

Of course I also liked the brownies, carrot cake, fruit cake, shortbread...........
The standard of food and service was excellent and the view of Lake Windermere(the largest natural lake in England)from our window seat was 'the icing on the cake' even on a very dull day!!





Maybe next year we might have the chance to sit out on the terrace.... 

          

or even better...........stay for the weekend and enjoy the spa........


P.S. Just in case you were wondering....no we didn't eat everything (that would have been greedy, wouldn't it??) but before we left we were presented with a cute box containing the cakes we didn't manage......




You may like to read about another afternoon tea in the Lake District here or afternoon tea in London with a modern twist here or a fashion-inspired afternoon tea in Dubai here

As you may have guessed.....miss b loves afternoon tea!!!!!

*** I'm late posting as I was in Oman and Dubai last week enjoying the sun......photos coming soon......I'm also looking forward to catching up on all my favourite blogs..........



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50 comments:

  1. That looks so delicious. The place is just lovely with magnificent views. I would love to visit the Lake District one day. I enjoy afternoon tea too. Those tea sandwiches, scones, and the desserts are just so beautiful to eat. Have a wonderful week.

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  2. The building looks fantastic! Food also ;)

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  3. pretty photos, that place looks fancy but fun! I think I would like afternoon tea & all the treats that go with it!!

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  4. Would love to go there! It seems amazing!

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  5. OHH the afternoon tea treats look delectable! I hope you had fun in Dubai and Oman!

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  6. Im from the lake district and im glad someone else appreciates it! :) its beautiful

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  7. totally enchanted by the whole experience and vibe! so charming.

    yum.

    michele

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  8. Amazig please and amazing sweet things .It looks very similar to Asturias, the place where I live i the north of Spain. kisses

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  9. WElcome back! I am curious to see your holiday posts. I love afternoon teas very much too : ) I got very hungry after these images now, will make myself a tea and have some biscuits now : )

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  10. Looks gorgeous. I may have not shown your restraint and might not have left anything to go in that pretty little box. Love high tea - it's a little tough to find in my part of the world. Happy Monday!

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  11. Love going for afternoon tea:) have a good week!
    ~Anne xx

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  12. Must click on your Dubai afternoon tea link, I am hoping to go next year so also looking forward to your photos!

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  13. SO beautiful!! I've never done afternoon tea but it sounds great :)
    Stacy

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  14. Did someone say TEA??? You know I'm a fan Miss B! HAHAHA Holbeck is exquisite! I love the building and the surroundings are just as delightful. Hope you ladies get to sit on the terrace the next time. What a wonderful view! Ok, so I'm not suppose to eat everything? HAHAHA I'm suppose to have a cute little box with my leftovers??? I will HAVE to remember that the next time! HAHAHAHA Restraint! Restraint! Restraint! Glad you had a delightful time!
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  15. Such a lovely place for spending weekend!
    Following you also)
    kisses)

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  16. I love afternoon tea. It's been a while since I've had the whole shebang and when I decided to go to the local tea room which does the full works, I found it had closed down :o( So I shall just admire and savour your photos - it's better for the waistline anyway.

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  17. Love spending afternoons like these...such a beautiful and quaint location and everything looks yum and inviting. Hope you had a wonderful trip away!

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  18. Those are all my faves esp the wee sambos (and I would have eaten everything) The Lake District is so gorgeous , would love to venture back there again and do some walking eating and sipping. Lovely shimmery photos you have taken there! Just saw a really funny mockumentary set up that way with the Alan Partridge guy, so clever and real.

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  19. How good is an afternoon tea!? I had one with my girlfriends for my birthday last year. Loved it! Something about those finger sandwiches... I'm sure sandwiches taste better when they're cut like that! x

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  20. Such a lovely afternoon! Beautiful and cozy place! Thank you so much for your sweet comment and for the follow!!!! I’m following you back now :)
    Unfortunately you haven't “bloglovin”, but if you decide to add it on your blog, please let me know, and we can follow each other there as well, it's an easier way to keep in touch ;)
    Hope you're having a nice day and have a wonderful week ahead<3

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  21. O! I remember the beautiful Lake District from when I was a child! My word, that tea looks excellent :)

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  22. Oh I dont mind going to a place like this for tea.
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  23. Yummy! Everything looks so good and the the grounds and view are exquisite. I'm impressed that you are bringing something home :) I'm afraid I would have devoured everything !

    xx
    leslie

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  24. Beautiful! I wouldn't have been able to hold back and would have eaten all these delicacies.

    LUXESSED

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  25. Hi Miss B:-)
    What an adorable place. You made me feel like being there right away. Would you believe that sometimes we get tired of sun in Florida??? (spoiled, totally spoiled). Let me know "how much sun" you need. I will check with the US Post Office if they accept a special delivery.
    Thanks for sharing with us these goodies. The salmon was delicious (Scottish I presume!?).
    Can't wait to see your photos of Oman. I fell in love with this country some years ago. It's magical. I hope you had a wonderful trip. Pics, pics!!!
    xoxo,
    Anne (Playing With Scarves)

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  26. Looks like a wonderful place to stay. And those cakes are so pretty and delicious. x

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  27. Oh ,how lovely. This makes me excited to visit my family soon, cannot wait to eat such goodies. I love salmon, that sandwich looks delicious! Thanks for your comment Miss B. Wishing you a wonderful week dear. xx/Madison

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  28. Sounds amazing indeed, I want to go too!

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  29. This place looks so nice. I could imagine myself there on a cold afternoon eating lots of yummy things.

    Joanne

    http://www.balletpumpsandroses.com

    xx

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  30. Love all that stuff that are related in English tea time!

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  31. OMG what a BEAUTIFUL place to have your afternoon tea!! Following your suggestion of Bea's of Bloomsbury afternoon tea I think I'm trying it while in London next week. It looks yummy and delicious!!
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

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  32. This is so inspiring to me--next week I'm putting together a post on The High Tea Wedding. Love any tidbits on tea time chic . . .

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  33. Hi dear, thanks so much for your insight on my last post!

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  34. Great pictures I'm sure you had an amazing time, everything looks delicious.
    I can't wait to see that Dubai post, have a great weekend!
    Xxx
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  35. Hello Dear! I like your blog so much! This is my first visit here but definitely not the last :) Would you like to follow each other? :)


    XOXO,
    Monika

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  36. hi hi your blog is amazing :) followed you now :) mind following back? :)http://www.thegirlwiththemujihat.com/ thanks a bunch!!!

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  37. Thanks for your comment! Happy Friday doll!

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  38. What a delightful 'Afternoon Tea' post. Those sandwiches look so yummy, and I can't remember the last time I had a chocolate eclair. I love them! Nel and Jess want me to go to the Queen Mary Ship and have tea the next time I am there. They had a great time. That is so nice that they gave you a little box of cakes to take home.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  39. Lovely blog <3
    Check out mine sometime if you want :))
    xx

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  40. mmm looks yummie, I love afternoon tea..need to have one soon myself..Nice to see you againg..I havent been around so much lately..Guess what..I have open a small store ;)...talk soon /Marie

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  41. That place looks so charming and cozy! You are making me very hungry with the photos of those delicious tea sandwiches...mmmm.
    Hope you have a terrific wknd. xo

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  42. Beautiful photos and post!!! would you like to follow each other?
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  43. Totally adore! Thank you for your amazing comment on my blog! It means the world to me! I am following back via GFC.
    Sending you kisses and hugs.
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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