Weekdays 7am – 9.30am
Weekends 8am – 10.30am
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
About Ettington Park Hotel
In our Oak Room restaurant, the elegant and traditional dining room setting balances a menu of modern British seasonal food with regional influences. Browse our extensive list of accompanying wines over a pre-dinner drink in The Great Drawing Room or join us for a contemporary twist on sweet and savoury afternoon teas.
Our dining and lounge spaces overlook manicured Victorian gardens and an impressive original Norman Chapel, drawing a crowd during the warmer months to enjoy a drink or light bite on the patio.
For special occasions, Ettington Park has a wealth of fascinating private dining rooms that are full to the brim of period charm and heritage features. Ask one of our team for a showround and come and see our truly unique settings for anniversaries, birthdays, baby showers and special events.
Beautiful afternoon tea in delightful surroundings, celebrating a special friends 70th Birthday. We all had a box to take home what we couldn’t eat!
Overall, it was a nice afternoon. Some of the sandwiches were a little dry, as though they had been made quite some time earlier, although it may have been the type of bread (coronation chicken were the worst). The scones would have been nicer warm - although they may have been when they were brought to us! Everyone also commented that the patisserie was very heavily cream laden and perhaps somewhat too rich but that can't really be a criticism as it was afternoon tea! I was very impressed by being able to keep having refills of tea and the fact that we all received an individual pot; this has not been the case at other venues.
Love Ettington! Have a 21 year history with it, however I have to say the afternoon tea was a little underwhelming. I specifically said there was a vegan and pescetarian when booking on line and to the waiter on the day, but was still served ham. Luckily we noticed before any was eaten. The vegan cakes were very small compared to the dairy cakes and all very dry and undifferentiated in taste. Portions were small. Eating in the drawing room with the lovely view was a nice experience though.
Fabulous afternoon tea in lovely surroundings and with friendly and welcoming service.
A very enjoyable experience. I have only a couple of points that could have been improved on: An offer of somewhere to hang out costs instead of us putting them at the back of our chairs Had to ask for a tea strainer. This is the second time we have had champagne afternoon tea and we had to ask last time as well My wife doesn’t drink tea so ordered a pot of hot water and lemon on the side. The water was in an open jug and therefore the water was luke warm for the second cup
I have had afternoon tea several times with you and it never fails to deliver... beautiful building, gorgeous food and very attentive staff,thank you it was perfect xx
I booked this for my son and his girlfriend who was celebrating her 21st birthday. On arrival they were duly served tea, sandwiches and cakes. The champagne didn’t appear and they contacted me as they were worried I had made an error and not booked the champagne afternoon tea. I called and spoke to Olly who confirmed my booking and said he would ensure the champagne was served. A gentleman called Pete then delivered two glasses of champagne to them without any apology or explanation for the delay. Mistakes can be made and it is how they are put right that matters and the handling of this I found to be disappointing. I have had afternoon tea myself at Ettington and the service was excellent so I would return but hope that the above comments have been noted.
Beautiful hotel but there was a lack of attention to detail (public hairs in the bath and on the side of the toilet) as well as a hair in my fruit bowl at breakfast (via room service). It was really disappointing that the jacuzzi was out of service for maintenance (looked like a chemical treatment); not sure why it couldn't happen out of hours. Also, the shower in the swimming area was missing (whole in the wall!).
The waiters were extremely friendly and attentive. The lounge was well presented and comfortable. The food was excellent. Cakes magnificent.
Excellent as always. Really enjoy the experience.
Our afternoon tea was a very disappointing experience. The bread was stale and was the cheapest sliced white bread available. The cakes were even more of a let down. Cheap tray bakes and doughnut with masses of even cheaper butter cream which was overly sweet and very sickly. The dining room was freezing cold, resulting in my 80 year old mother having to keep her coat on for the duration of the tea. A thoroughly unsatisfactory experience that was overpriced and NEVER to be repeated. We regularly go for afternoon tea at other venues and Ettington was the worst .
Stunning afternoon Tea, utterly spoilt. Attentive staff and exquisite quietly and standard.
I was disappointed with the sandwiches or rather the lack of them. As with the number of cakes how do you divide 5 between two persons I felt the whole experience rather underwhelming. As this was a birthday treat for a friend a cheese and pickle sandwich did not fit the bill.
Thank you for a lovely experience on our wedding anniversary. Afternoon tea was delicious! Staff were very attentive to our needs.We look forward to coming back again soon.
Tables very close together so the dining experience wasn’t very private. Food was lovely but wine was expensive.
Afternoon tea was really lovely. The sandwiches were tasty, the cakes were delicious. The pimms homemade jelly was wonderful!! It was all fantastic. The grounds were pleasant. The staff were very friendly and approachable. Nothing was too much trouble. We will definitely come again.
Dining experience was great - it was my belated birthday celebration with friends and the hotel let my friends decorate my chair and table as a surprise. Then the staff brought out the cake (provided by my friends) and sang 'Happy Birthday' to me. Food was lovely too.
lovely peaceful and relaxing atmosphere attentive staff very polite and friendly.
Excellent venue, very special dining experience. Expensive food but very high quality.
Very attentive, bedroom comfortable Had a lovely stay.
Food was lovely but service was poor. Gentlemen that brought our afternoon tea over and explained it was lovely. The two ladies appeared very miserable, we waited a good 15 mins before our tea and coffee order was taken, which I had to prompt them, another 15 mins for it to arrive for it to only like warm. I mentioned to the younger waitress that the water wasn’t hot to which I got ‘ok’, I naively thought that would mean she’d replace it with hot water, but it didn’t. I called her over 10 mins later and the other lady in a suit came too, I again said about the water and got a dirt look from both, we then got new tea pots with hot water in and new cups. They didn’t take the old ones away which left the table cluttered. Thought service was really disappointing and they could both do with a lesson in customer service. Thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon tea though, just a shame the service would prevent me from booking there with our group again.
Lovely afternoon tea here. The selection of sandwiches and cakes were great. Loved the Pimms jelly! Great mint tea too. Excellent service from the staff with a warm welcome.
Excellent handling of a special occasion, and very enjoyable afternoon tea for 6 adults!!