Sunday 14 January 2018

Win Afternoon Tea for Two at The Courthouse Knutsford

Feeling inspired by yesterday's review and fancy winning your own trip to The Courthouse in Knutsford? Read on...

To get your new year well and truly started in style, we've joined up with the lovely folk at The Courthouse in Knutsford, to offer one lucky reader the chance to win afternoon tea for two at their beautiful restaurant in 2018. 

For your chance to win, simply complete the Rafflecopter options below - winners will be announced on Monday 22nd January. 

Good Luck!

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Open to UK residents only. Competition will close at midnight (BST) on 21/01/2018. The winner will be chosen and announced on 22/01/2018. The Afternoon Tea Club's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The Afternoon Tea Club is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied by third party connected to this competition. Winners will be responsible for their own transport costs to and from the venue. There will be no cash alternative. Winner will be notified via email/social media. By entering the competition the winner agrees to participate in such promotional activity on our website and Twitter. No responsibility can be taken for any entries which are not received for any reason.

Saturday 13 January 2018

Afternoon Tea at The Courthouse, Knutsford

If, like us, you have decided against January dietary resolutions thanks to a mountain of excess chocolate still in your cupboards post- Christmas, we can highly recommend beating the January blues by taking some time out for afternoon tea. Last weekend, we took heed of our own advice and ventured to The Courthouse Hotel in Knutsford, but despite being a literal former-courthouse, this is not a place to be judged for indulging your cake-loving sins. 

The Courthouse is a beautiful venue and in keeping with its foundations, dining takes place within the docks with an impressive bar as the focal point. The walls are covered in a sprawling collection of artwork, and if you look closely, some incorporate cool imagery of famous mugshots such as that of Elvis and even those of fiction, like Sirius Black - just our kind of place. 

The venue offers several afternoon tea options. We went for traditional, served on pretty, mismatched floral tableware, but for those more adventurous, there are alternatives that include champagne and another that has been inspired by the current trend for gin. Despite not being massive gin fans ourselves, we can imagine that one goes down a treat. 

To begin, finger sandwiches arrived perfectly fresh and came with four different fillings on a couple of different breads; salmon and crème fraîche, beef with horseradish, egg mayo, and cheese and onion. A good balance of fillings, and we’re always happy when salmon is on the menu. A good intro.

Next, despite taking our usual long break to take photos, the scones were still warm when we eventually tucked in and served with good amount of jam and cream. Plus, they were lightly spiced which we can assume has been adopted from their recent Christmas menu offering. Delicious.

Finally the pastries were also channelling a winter vibe thanks to a colour palette of greens and deep reds. We each had a green apple macaroon, chocolate orange profiterole, miniature battenberg, and berry mousse dome. The profiteroles were a favourite, a nice seasonal twist on the much-loved dessert, alongside the berry dome which was tart but complementary to the rest of the pastry flavours on our plates.

Finally we washed this all down with a few cups of coffee and a generous pot of earl grey, and were left feeling pleasantly full, not wanting to move from our gorgeous surroundings.

At £15.95 per person, traditional afternoon tea at The Courthouse is a steal, and if you're feeling the pinch in the wait between Christmas and January paydays (don't worry, we feel your pain!), the venue is offering 2 for 1 packages on afternoon tea until the end of the month. Bargain!

Overall we loved our afternoon at The Courthouse, the venue is beautiful with its subtle balance of tradition and quirkiness, and the food is fab. If it's a January pick me up you're after, you will find it here.

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Words: Laura
Photography - Caroline

We were kindly provided with a complimentary tea for review, but as usual, all thoughts and opinions are very much our own!
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