I've blogged about High Tea at The Angel Hotel in Abergavenny once before, you can read that post here, we went again in November and as it is over a year since the last time I went I thought it was worthwhile writing about it again. I had nothing but praise for the food and service the last time around, so how was it one year on?
I bought Spencer a voucher for high tea for two for his birthday back in February, as is life time flew by and we still hadn't booked in so decided to go for our Wedding anniversary in November. The voucher came nicely presented printed on card.
On the last occasion that I visited The Angel Hotel we paid an extra £2 per person for a private room, this time we sat in the dining room along with the other diners. This was a lot more formal and quite uncomfortable at first. The tables are very close together and you can hear the conversations of the diners all around you, and they can also hear your conversation. As the room started filling up it became a little more relaxed but still felt very formal, hence the not so great phone photos as the setting just wasn't right to pull out my big DSLR!
The afternoon tea is served on vintage crockery which is how I like it, I find that vintage crockery adds a certain charm to it.
The high tea came with a layer of sandwiches, a layer of pastries, a layer of cakes, an individual tiramisu each, a warm scone each, cream & jam and of course, tea.
We received two of each sandwich and pastry so were able to try one each, however, there is only one of each cake. We opted to cut each cake in half so that we both got to try each one. The good thing about this is that you get to sample a wider variety of cake, the obvious downside is that you may not want to split your favourite cakes!
One of the things that I love about The Angel is the huge choice of tea, you can view the menu here where you will see that there is a lot of choice. The menu seems to have been updated since our visit as I can't find the teas that either of us chose on this menu. Spencer had a black vanilla tea and I had some form of rose tea. We were offered other teas but we were both satisfied after one pot each.
We were both so full by the time that we ate the sandwiches and pastries that we ended up taking all of the cakes home with us. These were taken away and boxed up for us ready to collect on the way out.
At the time of booking I mentioned that I was pregnant so couldn't eat certain things. Upon arrival the waitress checked with me what I could and couldn't eat pretty much straight away. They adapted the sandwiches to me which is why my sandwiches look a little samey as I had some duplicates instead of those that I couldn't eat. The pastries weren't adapted for me which resulted in Spencer stealing a few of mine!
High Tea at The Angel Hotel, Abergavenny is currently priced at £26.80 per person.