Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Birthday Tea at Wynyard Hall

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I must admit to generally being one for spreading my birthday celebrations out over a period of time, more due to having a day or night out with different groups of friends than anything else. As this birthday was a special decade birthday, there seemed to be even more celebratory trips out than usual. So as well a night out, a lunch, a brunch, a dinner and a week in Venice, there was also this Afternoon Tea with my parents which took place the day before my birthday. And I still have a trip planned to New York in September to look forward to. All in all, it has been a very good birthday!

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But onto the day itself. My parents surprised me with an Afternoon Tea at Wynyard Hall in Cleveland, North East England. As you will probably know me by now and know that I have sampled many many teas around various parts of England, so to find a place I had not yet visited, fairly local too, was quite an achievement. We each chose a different type of tea - mine the Rose Champagne Afternoon Tea, mum's was the Cream Tea with a glass of rose wine and dad's was the Gentleman's Afternoon Tea with a glass of whisky - which I thought a very good idea, as Afternoon Tea is always very much a lady day out.

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So my final verdict on Afternoon Tea at Wynyard Hall? This place has moved right up into my number one spot for local tea. Yes, London probably has the most amazing selection (Laduree, Claridges, The Ritz etc) but we are quite limited in the north. Wynyard Hall is the most beautiful setting, with lovely peaceful gardens towards the back of the venue and the most stunning interior. And with just the right amount of food included in the tea, it is the most perfect place to visit for a treat.

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Antik Batik Cotton Dress via Spartoo *
MiuMiu Sunglasses via The Sunglasses Shop *
Chanel Classic Flap Handbag
Chanel Flat Shoes
Links of London and M&S Silver Bracelets
Zoe & Morgan and Etsy Silver Rings
Cartier Watch


  1. Glad you had a wonderful day, that tea looks divine loving your dress to xoxo

  2. I am also guilty of stringing out my birthday celebrations as long as I possibly can! A High Tea has always been one of my favourite ways to celebrate.

    The place you had tea looks truly charming.

    I may be a bit late, but I wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday anyway :)

    xx Carina

  3. Cate - thank you! And for your ig well wishes ;-) x

    Carina - thank you so much, very appreciated! x

  4. looks like you had a fantastic birthday few weeks, haha. high tea is always a great way to celebrate too, all those little cakes look delicious!

    little henry lee

  5. Happy belated birthday.

    Wynyard Hall looks absolutely stunning, what a gorgeous place to have a birthday tea. It is closer to me than London is, so I might just have pop up there when I next have an occasion I'd like to celebrate!

    Lovely dress, too x

  6. Happy belated birthday! Wynyard is a great place to celebrate your birthday! My sister got married here last month, we had the best time at Wynyard Hall x

  7. I love your dress so much! so perfect for afternoon tea, and the tea itself looks so yummy.

  8. My friend is the GM here so we came to stay for our wedding anniversary. It was utterly lovely but I was really disappointed that a 4 star hotel would serve afternoon tea made from tea bags instead of real tea. It totally spoiled the work that went into the cakes and sammiches drinking stale-tasting tea. Not cool!

  9. That frock looks gorgeouson you.

  10. How wonderful. Happy Birthday to you! I've just celebrated mine too!

  11. Absolutely beautiful photos. The tea looks wonderful! I'd be so grateful if you could check out my photography blog:, I am also a huge fan of afternoon tea!

  12. Wow, looks lovely, think I need to check this place out!


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