Berwick Lodge Afternoon Tea Review!

3rd February 2019

Hey everyone!

So my mum and I have a thing about afternoon tea. We like to try them everywhere we can and would love to be able to tick them all off in Bristol. We’ve even made our own and had a gin afternoon tea party at our house before, it was super fun and I’d really love to do it again but invite more people. There was one place my mum kept going on that she wanted to try, so I thought I’d buy her a voucher for a Berwick Lodge Afternoon Tea this Christmas so we could both go and try it in the new year. We visited in January so it was still their Winter menu and this is what we ate and our thoughts on it!

Berwick lodge full afternoon tea

Berwick Lodge

Berwick Lodge is a country manor hotel hosting boutique rooms, an award-winning restaurant and it’s less than a 10 minute drive from Vue, Hollywood Bowl and one of Bristols main shopping centres. Fear not if you’re looking for a quiet stay though as it’s a considerable distance from the main road making it private, peaceful and giving it a countryside atmosphere. Both the exterior and interior scream antique luxury making it a perfect wedding venue for couples with high quality taste.

Berwick Lodge Afternoon Tea Savouries

berwick lodge afternoon tea sandwiches

Ham and mustard
Roasted vegetables, pesto and cream cheese
Egg mayonnaise and cress
Prawn marie rose

I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned this on my blog but I have a really weird thing with prawns. I’d call it maybe a mild phobia. I won’t look at them, touch them, I don’t like being around them and I would CERTAINLY never put them near, let alone IN my mouth, so it’s safe to say I left it. My favourite was definitely the roasted vegetable one, the pesto was such a gorgeous compliment to the flavourful vegetables and I can’t say I’ve ever had a sandwich like this before so it was a really fabulous change. I enjoyed both the egg mayonnaise and ham sandwiches also but can’t say I have a lot to say about them as they are just your standard sandwich fillings! Simple and nice.

Berwick Lodge Afternoon Tea Scones

berwick lodge afternoon tea scones

One plain and one fruit scone complete with a pot of clotted cream and a pot of raspberry and earl grey jam.

Both my mum and I only managed to eat one scone each (we did take the other home to eat later, though). The scone itself was gorgeously fluffy in the middle and slightly crunchy on the outside. The pots came filled with more than enough jam and cream to satisfy us. We thoroughly enjoyed it and it really did fill us up!

Berwick Lodge Afternoon Tea Sweets

Berwick lodge afternoon tea desserts

Tonka Bean Profiterole
Chocolate Macaron
Buttermilk and rhubarb panna cotta
Pineapple and coconut flapjack

All I could manage after the finger sandwiches and a scone was the profiterole. It was really different but unbelievably tasty. I really wasn’t expecting the cream inside the profiterole to be flavoured but it was absolutely gorgeous. I didn’t get to eat my panna cotta as I couldn’t bring myself to eat anymore and it was served in a glass shot glass so I unfortunately couldn’t take it home which is a shame. However, my mum really enjoyed it and said the rhubarb was really noticeable and enjoyable.

The macaron was an absolute dream. It was more like a brownie, it was so dense and tasty. My mum said, and I quote, “I didn’t really understand why people liked macarons until I tried this”. I love macarons but I would go as far as saying that it was the best one I’ve ever had. I didn’t actually end up trying the flapjack, I took it home but completely forgot to eat it and by the time I remembered, it was stale, oops.

I’d definitely recommend Berwick Lodge afternoon tea, they offer a children’s one aswell as a few different variations that you can view on their site! You’re also able to buy gift cards for them so you can give one to someone for a treat. I did also upload a post about the Browns afternoon tea here if you’re interested in reading it.

In your opinion, where does the best afternoon tea?

’Til Next Time,

33 responses to “Berwick Lodge Afternoon Tea Review!”

  1. Oooh this looks delicious, the sweet treats on top look especially great and the tonka bean profiterole sounds SO yummy. This post is making me very hungry, haha! Loved reading through your review 🙂

    Kate |

  2. Annie says:

    Oh wow, this place sounds lovely. Their food sounds amazing too. I’m a massive sweet tooth so I was loved reading about the top tier. That macaron sounds incredible. That’s so nice that you were able to experience this afternoon tea place with your mum.

  3. Miranda says:

    It was fabulous – thank you for a wonderful afternoon my darling xxxx

  4. educatinghayley says:

    Wow this all looks delicious! Thanks for sharing =)
    Hayley x

  5. Oh my gosh, this place looks so gorgeous! I haven’t been for afternoon tea in such a long time – I need to make a day to go. Thanks for sharing lovely, 💜

    With love, Alisha Valerie x |

  6. glowsteady says:

    This all looks/ sounds amazing and Berwick Lodge looks gorgeous! I wish I could do the whole afternoon tea thing more often but so many places don’t do vegan options or they give you rubbish ones. I literally got served salad sandwiches and a fruit pot once. The pesto/ veggie sandwiches sound delicious! x


    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      It’s a dream place! Ahh yeah that must suck, they really need to make more alternatives but I’m sure places will start to soon! That’s actually appalling… Please tell me you complained! X

  7. Nancy says:

    I LOVE the setup from your afternoon tea. The lodge looks nice – it has some vintage vibes to it. Yummm, the food sounds delicious as well. I know I’d love the macaron for sure. Glad you and your mother had a great time!

    Nancy ♥

  8. Ohh my I love a good afternoon tea! I’ve only been to a couple but never this beautiful. All the food looks amazing and the lodge is soo beautiful. It reminds me of something in the countryside. I would love to go explore somewhere like this.

    Gemma |

  9. Yay I’m so happy to “meet” another lover of afternoon tea! I’m gutted that I got into it before I got hooked on blogging, as I have so many stories to tell… So for now I’m on the hunt to find new places, and I’m really glad I came across this! The only thing I’m a bit unsure about are the sandwiches as I’m super picky and usually stick to turkey, but I guess I could stuff my face with scones and cakes instead! Thanks for the review!

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Hehe it’s amazing isn’t it?! You should definitely get out there and experience some more! Oh hell yeah you could, I don’t think I could decide what my favourite part of it is!

  10. Samantha says:

    Afternoon tea is honestly my favourite thing! This place looks and sounds amazing and somewhere I’d definitely take my mom as I know she would love it!

    Samantha |

  11. Raven Black says:

    Ohh this looks delicious. Very nice review.

  12. CarlyBloggs says:

    Ooo this sounds good! I love an afternoon tea but don’t get to do it very often. The sweets there sound incredible though, especially the profiterole.

  13. sophhearts says:

    Oh my goodness what a gorgeous place! I won’t touch an afternoon tea unless it has a selection of mini desserts like this one haha! I absolutely love prawns but Jamie hates them like you, so I always end up getting extra which is a total win! Sounds like you had a lovely time!

    Soph – x

  14. Liz Brannan says:

    This looks incredible! I love afternoon tea and like you, I also bought my mum a voucher for Christmas – we’re off to York to go to Betty’s tea room and I can’t wait. If (when) I go to Bristol I will 100% check this place out as it looks beautiful.
    Liz xx

  15. lifeofshar says:

    I love Winter menus they are always so nice! It looks like a beautiful place to stay too. I don’t like the sound of those sandwiches but oh my god at those scones! Your description and the pictures have really made me fancy some…currently thinking about which cafes in my area sell them! I still haven’t tried a Macaroon and I have been to Paris!! I can’t believe it. Gutted you didn’t get to try the flapjack it sounded amazing. xx

  16. hanmorris97 says:

    This sounds amazing! My mum loves afternoon tea, so I always try and find ones in my local area to take her too. I’m the same with prawns though, they’re vile aren’t they?! Glad you had a good time and enjoyed it xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

  17. It’s honestly been years since I’ve been for afternoon tea, we NEED to go to the Cadbury’s one when you next come to Brum. I love the sound of the veggie sandwich, it’s nice to have something different from the usual fillings. The profiteroles sound so yummy, I had a caramel flavoured one before and it was pretty special, definitely rate flavoured profiteroles. It’s a shame you didn’t get to eat the panna cotta as that really caught my eye in the photos, I bet it would’ve been delicious. There’s such a good range in this afternoon tea and the venue is gorgeous, you definitely picked a good place x

    Alice //

  18. Oooh this looks delish! I’ve never actually gone for afternoon tea, although I know Aaron would love it! Everything sounds amazing and I love the sound of the profiteroles! I’ll have to have a look for some places near me that do afternoon tea and check back in with you! ❤️❤️

  19. Ruth says:

    This looks so lovely – both the food and the venue! That chocolate macaron is calling my name. I’d really like to go for afternoon tea sometime, as I haven’t been before. I’d love to take my mum as well!

  20. Kim says:

    I think it’s lovely that you and your mum go for afternoon tea together. The only time I’ve had it was at my cousins wedding as part of their lunch menu, it was such a cute idea and I really enjoyed the food. This venue looks beautiful and that macaron looks delicious! My mum has a thing about prawns too.

  21. Ooh I do love a good afternoon tea and this one looks and sounds delicious!! That pesto & vegetable sandwich sounds amazing and I completely adore macarons. I love your photos in this post too Alice – they’re so lovely 🙂 I definitely need to add Berwick Lodge to my list of afternoon tea places to try. Fab post xo

    Char |

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