Lifestyle, Travel

Afternoon Tea At Ashford Castle

October 22, 2015
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Before I went home last month I made a little list of things I really wanted to do while I was there. Top of my list was treating my mother to Afternoon Tea at Ashford Castle.

I grew up taking trips to Ashford with our American relations, making a wish in the fountain and touring the suites (not sweets like my sister and I found out the hard way when we were very young!), but I haven’t really been there over the last few years.

I think being away from home really makes you appreciate all of the amazing things we have right on our doorstep, so I wanted to make sure I took advantage of it while I was back home. I absolutely love Ashford and am so lucky that it’s only a quick drive away from me in Mayo.

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Ashford is a 5* hotel and it was just voted the best hotel in the world, so my expectations for Afternoon Tea were high. I can honestly say it was so much better than (my exceptionally high standards) expected. The service was AMAZING and I think that’s a pretty big statement coming from someone who lives in New York, where you pay for your service…

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We had Afternoon Tea in The Connaught Room and intended on just having the tea and food (which is €34 per person). When we were there we decided we’d go all out and really treat ourselves with the champagne option (for an extra €15 each). It was definitely worth it… Such a nice treat!

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The food!!! There was so much delicious food!! I can’t describe how good it was. I have a weakness for scones and have had my fair share of them over the years, so this is a bold statement… but I think they may have been some of the best scones I’ve ever had…

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The weather was also incredible, which always helps with anything you do in Ireland. But when it comes to Ashford I think it’s such an amazing place that it really doesn’t matter what the weather is like…
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We were enjoying ourselves so much, that we didn’t even think to get a picture of the two of us together (blogger fail!). I will be home for Christmas this year though (I can’t even describe how excited I am!!) and I’m already planning a trip back to Ashford with my mother and 4 sisters. I think it’ll be such a nice girls day and I can’t wait to see how amazing the castle looks decorated for the festive season!

I hadn’t planned on doing a blog post on this, but we had such a good experience (I really can’t recommend it enough!!) and think it’s an amazing day out, so I thought I share it with you.

I hope you enjoyed it,

Lorna x

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