Today we were lucky to enough to be invited * to Celtic manor for summer berry afternoon tea.

Was lovely to finally meet Julie from Picking up toys and nice to catch up with Sally from Teddy bears and cardigans .

We arrived a little early and was lovely to sit and chat.

We were shown our seats, staff were friendly and and offered a glass of prosecco and many different teas, I was boring and stuck to coffee.

Sally went with the prosecco!

Coffee and tea arrived and then the first part of our afternoon tea, savoury and sandwiches.

Being gluten free is always much harder but I had the same as the others, and really enjoyed it, of course the base was different.

Savoury selection

Goats cheese and pesto mousse with pickled shallots.

Smoked salmon, cream cheese and caviar blini.

Baked tomato and chilli tart with minted pea salad.

Sandwich selection

Roasted ham and whole grain mustard.

Mini brioche roll with egg.

Chicken tortilla wrap with garlic mayonnaise and baby spinach.

Hafod cheese and spiced carrot relish.

Obviously being gluten free parts have to be substituted, so I didn’t have the wrap or brioche roll. This didn’t bother me, and I loved the hafod cheese and spiced carrot relish that actually tasted like cheese and marmalade! I don’t like garlic mayo but to be honest I couldn’t taste the mayo so it was all good!

Four of us sitting around a table two with dietary needs did mean that we were actually struggling for room on the table but we made it work!

Next up cakes!

My cakes were slightly different to the menu being gluten free. I did have two scones. These I ate first, I’ve missed scones, with jam and cream, so nice! Still warm I really enjoyed them. I brought the rest of the cakes home with me as was actually really full! How lush does that butterfly look in a cream meringue case.

You can book here and proves start from £21.50 pp

I’m looking forward to Z’s bedtime when I’m going to sit in my pjs and eat the rest of my cakes with a coffee.

* we were gifted the afternoon for review, opinions are my own.

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