As the leaves turn fiery shades of orange and the crisp autumn air envelops Norfolk, a beloved tradition takes on an enchantingly playful twist. Afternoon tea, that timeless ritual of elegance, dons its Halloween costume, inviting us to embrace the delightful spookiness that accompanies the arrival of All Hallows’ Eve.
It’s a chance to craft cherished memories with those we hold dear while indulging in the bewitching world of Norfolk’s Halloween-inspired afternoon teas. Here, amidst the teacups and scones, teatime becomes an enchanting adventure, where every sip and bite promises a taste of pure enchantment. It’s time to uncover the Halloween-themed afternoon teas awaiting you in Norfolk.
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Halloween Themed Afternoon Teas in Norfolk
A Halloween afternoon tea is a themed twist on traditional afternoon tea, featuring a spooky ambiance with Halloween decorations. The menu includes themed treats like witch’s finger sandwiches and bat-shaped cookies, often accompanied by seasonal beverages. It’s a delightful way to embrace Halloween’s spirit while enjoying delicious, creatively presented treats.
The Assembly House is conjuring up a hauntingly good time with their seventh House of Horrors Halloween Afternoon Tea, running from 16 to 31 October 2023. Head Pastry Wizard Mark Mitson and his team of Sorcerer’s Apprentices are giving their delicious afternoon tea a spine-tingling makeover.
This spooktacular experience promises an array of tempting treats, including sweet and savoury scones and delicately-cut finger sandwiches – though you might just find a finger on your plate too, in keeping with the Halloween theme.
With temptations like the Vampires’ Wedding Cake, Ghoul-friend cupcake, Witch’s familiar chocolate frog, Jack o’ Lantern Dodger, and the enigmatic What’s Your Poison Shot, indulging in these treats might make it challenging to maintain a ghoulish figure this Halloween. Plus, there will be devilishly good cocktails and milkshakes will be on offer.
Vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan, and dairy-free options are available, as well as a children’s version for the little monsters under 12.
Byfords in Holt
On the last Sunday of each month, Byfords hosts an Extravaganza that is a dream come true for any aficionado of afternoon tea. This culinary spectacle offers an astonishing array of cakes, sweet treats, savoury delicacies, and sandwiches that are sure to delight your taste buds. The sandwiches are brought straight to your table, and the best part? You can head up for seconds (or thirds) of the delectable desserts, satisfying your sweet tooth to your heart’s content.
This October, the Extravaganza will reach a whole new level in honour of Halloween. On the 29th, Byfords will be adorned with spooky decorations, setting the stage for a truly eerie and delightful experience. But the Halloween spirit doesn’t stop there. Throughout half-term week and the Halloween weekend, Byfords will continue to serve their Halloween-themed afternoon teas.
More details will be released soon.
You might also want to read about our experience doing a festive afternoon tea at Byfords.
Get more information and book your table at Byfords here.
Cliff Hotel in Gorleston
Indulge in a spooktacular Halloween celebration at the Cliff Hotel in Gorleston, where they’re brewing up a bewitching experience from October 23rd to November 6th. Get ready to sink your teeth into chocolate eyeballs, spiderweb brownies, and a delightful array of other spine-tingling and autumn-inspired treats.
For those with dietary restrictions or allergies, fear not, as the Cliff Hotel is known for its accommodating approach. They will ensure that your culinary experience is tailored to meet your specific requirements, ensuring everyone can partake in the Halloween festivities.
And let’s not forget the little ghouls and witches in the family. The Cliff Hotel offers children’s option, ensuring that the young ones can join in the Halloween fun with age-appropriate treats.
This special Halloween afternoon tea is only £21.95 for adults and £11.95 for children. There is the option to add a glass of prosecco for only £4 more.
Get more information here.