On arrival we were greeted with a glass of bubbly and led in to a very festive room. We go to learn a little more about the resort and Karl the Pastry Chef explained what went into making the afternoon tea and the inspiration behind the food. They normally serve 100 afternoon teas a week but in the build up to Christmas they serve an average of 250 - 300 festive afternoon teas. That's a lot of cake!
We were also served a afternoon tea staple, scones with jam and clotted cream. Ours had a little twist and contained candied citrus peel.
I would highly recommend the afternoon tea here, the surroundings were beautiful and relaxed and I loved how the menu was inspired by Wales and used Welsh ingredients.
I tried to dress for the occasion and wore my dress with a tea pot and tea cup print on it and my favourite old Topshop shoes.
I want to thank India and Jess from the marketing team at the Celtic Manor for hosting such a lovely event. I had a great time and it was nice to chat and relax with some blogging pals in such lovely surroundings.
If you want to enoy the festive afternoon tea yourself it will be served from 1st - 24th December.