festive afternoon tea at The County Hotel in Chelmsford in Essex

Christmas Afternoon Tea at The County Hotel in Chelmsford

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The County Hotel in Chelmsford

The County Hotel is an elegant and classic hotel situated in Chelmsford Town Centre in Essex. It is the perfect spot for a Christmas Afternoon Tea in Essex. Afternoon Tea is served in the award winning Samphire Restaurant, which is elegantly decorated ready for Christmas. Book a stay at The County Hotel.

They serve Festive afternoon tea throughout December and it is £25 per person Read my review of their traditional and savoury afternoon teas on offer at The County Hotel.

The county hotel in chelmsford
The Samphire Restaurant at The County Hotel at Christmas

The Festive Afternoon Tea


The Festive afternoon tea at and includes a selection of festive sandwiches, they included: turkey & stuffing, egg mayonnaise, brie & cranberry and smoked salmon and dill creme fraiche. They come on a selection of breads and are well filled and very fresh. You receive 4 fingers per person.

Close up of the Christmas afternoon tea at the County Hotel in Essex
festive sandwiches at the county hotel

The Sweet Stuff

The desserts included in the Festive afternoon tea are a real treat, they are excellently themed. I received the most adorable Snowmen and a very cute Christmas pudding. The desserts included a white chocolate yule log, meringue snowman, dark chocolate and coffee delice and a traditional Christmas cake. The meringue snowman and the white yule log were my favourite. I do love white chocolate and these tasted simply amazing!

Included in our afternoon tea were two warm scones each, one raisin and cranberry scone and one plain. They were freshly baked in house, with a wonderful crunch on top but soft inside and have such a nice flavour. These were really good scones with lashings of clotted cream and Tiptree jam.

A selection of loose leaf teas or cafetiere of coffee in included and you can upgrade to mulled wine, prosecco or Champagne.

the desserts and scones, festive afternoon tea
scones at the festive afternoon tea in Essex

My thoughts on the festive afternoon tea at The County Hotel

I love visiting The County Hotel, the Samphire Restaurant has a very nice feel to it and the staff are always so friendly and helpful. Their festive afternoon tea features on my list of The Best Christmas Afternoon Teas in Essex and it absolutely deserves its place. The perfectly themed festive cakes were stars of the show for me and were absolutely delicious, closely followed by those wonderful scones. I had such a lovely time, you will not be disappointed and it is very reasonably priced at £25 per person.

To book

For further information or to book the Festive Afternoon Tea at The County Hotel, please visit their website. To book an overnight stay in Chelmsford at The County Hotel.

Emma Mitchell from Little Miss Eden Rose at The County Hotel Festive Afternoon Tea Blogger

We were gifted the afternoon tea at The County Hotel Chelmsford, but all thoughts and comments are strictly my own. Prices correct at time of publishing.

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