Wel­come to the house of fun

Mot­tram Hall Ho­tel in Mot­tram St An­drew was the per­fect lo­ca­tion for an af­ter­noon of tea, cakes and fizz Cheshire Life: June 2019 Cheshire Life: June 2019

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liver part­fait ac­com­pa­nied by red onion chut­ney.

Paul re­veals that the af­ter­noon teas at the ho­tel are es­pe­cially pop­u­lar with those us­ing the Champ­neys’ spa (which will be un­der­go­ing an ex­pan­sion in the com­ing months). It seems their guests en­joy noth­ing more than a gor­geous Elemis treatment, re­lax­ing in the hot tub and pool and then in­dulging in groan­ing plates of sand­wiches and cakes - which when the weather is fine can be served on the al­fresco ter­race.

Mot­tram Hall’s spa staff were on hand to answer any ques­tions about their award­win­ning fa­cil­i­ties and treat­ments and guests walked away with Elemis treats in their goodie bags fol­low­ing the event.

The ho­tel has a whole range of af­ter­noon teas that guests can in­dulge in, in­volv­ing a huge range of teas and types of fizz but one en­joyed at our Cheshire Life Women in Busi­ness af­ter­noon had been spe­cially de­vised for the oc­ca­sion by chefs, Joel Knot­man and Jay Ceren Kisacik.

El­e­gant plate stands were brought to each ta­ble laden with freshly-made sand­wiches, that in­cluded fill­ings of duck egg and water­cress, hot smoked salmon, pick­led cu­cum­ber and crème fraîche, ham hock and mus­tard, cured beef and dill pickle.

Homemade scones still warm from the oven were served with clot­ted cream and Mot­tram Hall rasp­berry jam and an as­sort­ment of cakes in­cluded a pis­ta­chio sponge cake, dinky le­mon meringue and rasp­berry tarts, a rich vel­vety choco­late and hon­ey­comb delice em­bel­lished with gold leaf and mini caramel beignets. Mot­tram 1940 tea was served. This is an ex­clu­sive blend of As­sam, Cey­lon and Dar­jeel­ing, which was a lovely and el­e­gant ac­com­pa­ni­ment to the teatime del­i­ca­cies.

Al­ter­na­tives for ve­g­ans, veg­e­tar­i­ans and those with spe­cific di­etary re­quire­ments were also catered for and tea sub­sti­tuted for cof­fee for those who pre­ferred the bean to the leaf.

Could a lo­ca­tion for an af­ter­noon tea be more idyl­lic than Mot­tram Hall?

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