Festive Afternoon Tea At Stirk House, Gisburn

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I went to dinner at Stirk House the week before last and I mentioned in the blog post about it that I had an upcoming date there for Festive Afternoon Tea with my mum. Well we went earlier this week and it was just as wonderful as I expected. Previously when I’ve eaten there, it’s been in Prime Restaurant, but on this occasion, we ate in the fire lounge. It was sleeting outside, so imagine how welcome the roaring open fire was. Particularly so, because I’d returned from a sunny weekend break in Malaga just hours earlier and I was feeling cold and deflated! (Malaga blog posts will follow when I’ve looked through photographs- we took almost 1000 in a weekend!)

The gorgeous Christmas tree and decorations throughout Stirk House are by Sonje Jones, a local design team.

What Lizzy Loves Festive afternoon tea Stirk House open fire

What Lizzy Loves Festive afternoon tea Stirk House open fire

Festive Afternoon Tea

Seasonal Afternoon Tea costs £17.50 per person, (£21.95 if you’d like to add a glass of Prosecco or mulled wine). It comprises quaint finger sandwiches, savoury items, (pigs in blankets), freshly baked caked and homemade scones with jam and cream. I’d eaten often enough at Stirk House to know that the food would be exquisite; always wonderfully fresh, locally sourced and beautifully presented. This was no exception.

what Lizzy Loves festive afternoon tea stirk house

what Lizzy Loves festive afternoon tea stirk house

Every single thing was delicious. The sandwiches are always heavenly, no matter what they are. I enjoyed all of the cakes too, particularly the mince pies and lemon posset. Everything was utterly delicious.

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Weddings at Stirk House

While we were there, the team at Stirk House were preparing for a wedding fayre. We couldn’t resist taking a look. Business development manager Amanda-Jane Arends and director Kevin Maree were delighted when a member of the Hollyoaks cast recently chose Stirk House for his grooms day. (And it was photographed by OK magazine no less and is in the current issue!)

The spacious ballroom, which can accommodate large parties, looked absolutely wonderful.

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what Lizzy Loves stirk house wedding ballroom

what Lizzy Loves stirk house wedding ballroom

But it was the smaller and more intimate Gallery that really captured my heart. Simple, tasteful and romantic.

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Thank you to Amanda for inviting us for Festive Afternoon Tea. It’s available from December 1st and it’s advisable to book. The Christmas Day menu is available now too and sounds divine.

Stirk House Hotel & Restaurant is located on the A59 in Gisburn, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 4LJ. It’s on the border with North Yorkshire and is very easy to get to. I love it there and could never tire of going.

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(Oh and by the way, my burgundy velvet midi dress is £59 from Marks and Spencer. If you’re between sizes, do size up. It’s not easy to get in and out of!)

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7 Comments

  1. Kareema
    November 29, 2017 / 7:17 pm

    What a lovely venue to have Afternoon Tea! It looks so cosy and welcoming. Love the photo of you and your Mum, two glamorous ladies. I may have to take a trip up to Lancashire to indulge in a lovely afternoon tea. Kareema xx

    • elizabeth
      Author
      November 29, 2017 / 8:05 pm

      It’s a beautiful venue Kareema. So cosy but elegant too. And thank you so much. I’m very proud of my mum and yessss! Come up North and visit! xxxxx

  2. November 30, 2017 / 7:08 am

    Oh I need a High Tea! Haha, but here in the Netherlands it s just not the same! Beautiful place!

    • elizabeth
      Author
      November 30, 2017 / 10:12 am

      Oh Nancy, it was so lovely. The place is beautiful and the food is out of this world! xxx

  3. December 1, 2017 / 7:06 am

    A beautiful dress and some fantastic images. A beautiful decoration.

  4. December 9, 2017 / 9:38 am

    Such a nice and Lovely place to have afternoon tea, what i like most is the gorgeous Christmas tree and the decoration of the venue it looks so beautiful. I really like this place.

    • elizabeth
      Author
      December 10, 2017 / 11:44 am

      Thank you so much. It is a beautiful place yes and the Christmas decotations are beautiful!

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