Elegant sophisticated and utterly delicious – that’s Swinton Park’s afternoon for you! This is a gorgeous location for the two of you to sit back relax and while away a very pleasant afternoon filled with smiles laughter chat and of course a delectable selection of sweet and savoury goodies.
This really is afternoon tea at the castle. Swinton Park is a glorious slice of Yorkshire history having originally been constructed in the late 17th century for a wealthy local family. The ancestors of the current family go right back to the mid-18th century when the house was re-built with its distinctive Gothic style that dominates still today. With turrets and battlements it’s certainly an impressive sight as you arrive.
Afternoon teas are offered in several of the Swinton Park’s public rooms. For a small intimate setting there’s the bar or the sitting room with windows overlooking Home Lake and the deer park. The very grand drawing room is the main venue for afternoon tea. With its large curved bay windows and lush furnishings its always very popular. If the weather is agreeable you can take tea out on the lawn which is just delightful.
As you’d expect from a hotel of this standard the food is sumptuous and the service attentive but discrete. The scones are freshly baked in the hotel’s kitchens and you’ll be spreading locally produced artisan preserves onto them too. And the tea? Well you’re in the heart of Yorkshire at Swinton Park so it’s Taylor’s of Harrogate for your freshly brewed cuppa. There’s an extensive tea menu including a Swinton Park blend specially produced for the hotel.
Swinton Park’s afternoon tea has been presented with an Award of Excellence by the highly-regarded Tea Guild so you know the hotel has reached a very high standard when it comes to serving this traditional offering. If you fancy adding an extra little sparkle to your afternoon go for Swinton’s Champagne tea option.