A Healthy Afternoon Tea at Champneys Tring, Herts in August 2015

Last month my daughter and I stayed at Champneys Premier health spa resort at Tring for a birthday treat for me. We were very fortunate to enjoy two days of pampering, and rest and relaxation whilst basking in glorious hot sunshine. Having skipped lunch on the day we arrived we decided to sample the Champneys Healthy Afternoon Tea, which was interesting and different.

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The view of the rear of the spa resort showing the Mansion House and the Terrace cafe
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Our Healthy Afternoon Tea was served al fresco on the terrace on a classic three tiered stand, in brilliant sunshine
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A sweet and savoury tier
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And a second tier of cakes
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Another view of our healthy afternoon tea!

The Champneys Healthy Afternoon Tea menu included sandwiches made with Granary bread, filled with Coronation Chicken and Free Range Egg and Watercress, with an Oat biscuit topped with Smoked Scottish Salmon and Cottage Cheese for the savoury tier.  A homemade Wholemeal and Cranberry Scone with Strawberry Jam and Fromage Frais, and a selection of mini tartletts of lemon curd and raspberry, chocolate and orange mouse, vanilla cream and blueberry, with a square of carob and beetroot cake, and a square of carrot cake. Also included were a pot of tea or coffee or a choice of herbal infusions. Very good value at £25.00 for two people.

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Freshly made and simply delicious!
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A selection of beautiful  flowering plants adorned the terrace and patio of the cafe
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The view from our patio as we lay on the sun loungers soaking up the heat of the day (30 degrees F)
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Granny Apples reclining on a bed of green velvet cushions in her favourite spot, a pagoda in the grounds of the spa
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We stayed in a ground floor garden room with patio in the new low rise block behind the glass pool to the far right of this pic
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The impressive rear view of the Mansion House , and adjoining Terrace Cafe, which are set in spectacular gardens
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The perfect summer’s day and Champneys at Tring provided a perfect setting for an al fresco afternoon tea, – healthy or not!

For more information on Champneys, the original health spa see  http://www.champneys.com

Other Champneys resorts are available at Henlow, Forest Mere and Springs for day spas and spa breaks.

Top tip – it’s well worth signing up to the Champneys mailing list for offers, as we do. The ‘Bring a friend for free’ deal makes a spa stay an affordable treat when it becomes half price and you can split the cost.

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The pagoda in the grounds at Tring was Granny Apples favourite place to relax!

For reservations tel: 0843 3162222

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