Festive Afternoon Tea



We always take any opportunity we can to visit our friends at The Ham Yard. This time we decided to make the most of it and “sample” their Festive Afternoon Tea. Here’s a rundown of what we ate.. and drank. 

We were seated at a little corner table with booth style seating that was laid out perfectly with hand designed china.

One thing I always say (and love) about Firmdale, is that Mrs Kemp (Kit Kemp) owner of Firmdale Hotels designs most of their interiors, whether it be wallpapers, fabrics, china or even toiletries! She is a very talented lady. This stunning china collection produced by Wedgwood is available to purchase online here. They really are the perfect Christmas gift.


We started our day with Festive Cocktails,


They were Prosecco and Vanilla Syrup, really different and refreshing! Perfect for getting our palettes ready for our Afternoon Feast.

We were given our menus, and a little taster of what we were in store for..


Price wise for a London Afternoon Tea i’d say that the Ham Yard is fantastic value, and you really are left so so full.


Nothing could prepare us for the beautiful stand that arrived covered with Festive treats! We were also offered a choice of complimentary tea’s Camomile, English Breakfast and Early Grey. They do have other tea’s available such a jasmine loose leaf (pictured above).

Now to try and list everything for all of you interested parties…


Ok, starting from the bottom, (hopefully our memory serves us well)…

Bottom Tier

Duck partfait with onion chutney on brown crostini

Smoked Salmon on Rye (Open sandwich)

Mushroom and Creme Fraiche on toasted bread

Smoked Cheese, Cranberry and Orange finger sandwiches

(Fresh scones were on the bottom tier under the napkin to keep warm, blackcurrant and strawberry jams and clotted cream were also provided).

Middle Tier 

Two rich chocolate brownies with gold popping candy.

Glacier chocolate yule log with gold sprinkles

Two macaroons

Red velvet cupcake

Two lollypops one was milk chocolate and brandy and the other was white chocolate and coconut filled with prosecco jelly.

Two fruit cake fingers covered in meringue

Oreo cake (The white circle at the front of the picture, not sure what the topping was as we were well and truly stuffed at this point)!

Top Tier 

Game Sausage rolls – obviously we ate the top tier first!


Festive Cocktail – Complimentary with festive afternoon tea

We may have also sampled the following…

Ham Yard Bramble – Portobello Road Gin Bramble with homemade blackberry puree and lemon

Millionaire – Sailor Jerry Rum, apricot Brandy, sloe gin, homemade grenadine, lemon

The Surroundings 

The Ham Yard is a stunning hotel but incorporated with a Festive feel it felt even more homely, so we took a few pictures to show you all..

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Thanks as always for the Ham Yard and Firmdale Hotels Group. I am sure we will see you again very soon.

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