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25th February

Afternoon Tea at The Hall

Afternoon Tea at The Hall

Champion pastry chef develops Afternoon Tea at The Hall Calendar of themed events to provide new foodie focus at Hoar Cross Hall

Afternoon tea is set to be a major new feature for local foodies as Hoar Cross Hall develops its programme of themed afternoon tea events.
Afternoon Tea at the Hall will give guests the chance to enjoy a quintessentially English tradition in the surroundings of the former private country house. Recognised as one of Staffordshire’s foremost privately owned hotels, the Hall has a longstanding tradition in hospitality.
Afternoon Tea at the Hall is being overseen by the hotel’s award-winning pastry chef, Charlotte Wakelyn who recently stamped her authority as one of the UK’s foremost pastry chefs at the noted Salon Culinaire.  Afternoon Tea at the Hall will consist of hand-cut sandwiches, fresh home-baked scones, miniature cakes and pastries. There will also be the monthly themed event which will reflect the seasonal calendar with Mothering Sunday, Mad Hatters and Halloween themed afternoons already in the planning.
The events are billed as a new social occasion for local families and friends; an occasion to meet and mingle, relax and revel.  Afternoon Tea at the Hall is priced from £25 per person and bookings are encouraged to guarantee a place.
Adrian Pickard, managing director, at Hoar Cross Hall adds, “Charlotte has an amazing knowledge and is going to help the Hall become the definitive afternoon tea destination outside of London!  We can’t wait to see what she has up her sleeve and I personally hope that she may add me to the tasting panel as she develops the themes and events”.

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The health and wellbeing of our guests, members and employees is and always has been, at the heart of our business. As a result of the Prime Minister’s announcement on 20th March, it with deep sadness that we have taken the decision to close Eden Hall and Hoar Cross Hall until further notice. Though we genuinely hope to be welcoming you back sooner, rather than later we will closely monitor government updates to ensure we are keeping our team members, customers and members safe.

In these unprecedented times, we have been genuinely touched by the understanding and support shown by our guests, members and staff alike. We thank you for your words and acts of kindness that have given much needed hope and positivity throughout these difficult weeks. Our main priority has always been our loyal customers, especially since temporarily closing the doors of our beautiful venues, putting your experience with us on hold.

If you have an existing booking with us, please don’t worry, we’ll be in touch to help as soon as possible.
If you have one of our gift cards with an expiry date before 30th June 2020, you do not need to do anything, we have automatically extended these until 31st December 2020.

We are also focusing on the wellbeing of our valuable team members, who are currently unable to work due to recent government restrictions. Our employees are a key focus for us at this time, as we hope you understand. Consequently, we are doing all we can to ensure a swift return and to reassure and stabilise their situation in the meantime.

For those of you who may still need to contact us, we have put in place a small dedicated team to respond to all enquiries. Please bear with us if our response isn’t as speedy as normal, we really are trying our best and will contact you as soon as we are able to.

But for now, on behalf of all of us at Barons Eden, I would like to wish you and your family the best health and to stay safe.

André Elshout

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