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The latest afternoon tea offering is atThe Ampersand Hotel‘s Science Afternoon Tea is an out-of-this-world way to celebrate.

Inspired by the neighbouring Natural History and Science Museums, the award-winning Science Afternoon Tea  was crowned ‘Best Themed Afternoon Tea’ at the Afternoon Tea Awards 2018.

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Alongside a delicious selection of blinis, brioches and warm scones, guests can enjoy expertly- crafted pastries including a dark chocolate & passion fruit planet mousse, dust for mini dinosaur biscuit ‘fossils’ hidden beneath chocolate soil and be transported with redcurrant & lychee macaroons and chocolate spacemen.

The hotel’s afternoon tea caters for all needs and occasions, serving up gluten-freevegetarian and vegan versions, and a Kid’s Sci-Fi Tea menu offering a special selection of children’s favourites served on brightly colour rocket stands alongside it’s classic menu. If you fancy a tipsy alternative, the Teapot Tails menu sees afternoon tea favourites served alongside a cocktail flight.

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Science Afternoon Tea is served from 12.30 – 9pm, Monday – Saturday and Sunday 12.30 – 7pm. £39.50 per person or £49.50 with a glass of Charles Heidsieck Champagne.

For more details or to book, visit www.ampersandhotel.com

Summer Fizz

Freixenet Prosecco, a high-quality sparkler presented in a striking cut-glass bottle and made using the finest Glera grapes in Italy’s famous region of Veneto. The Prosecco has summery notes of ripe lemon, hints of green apple, and grapefruit.

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For those with work the next day or wanting a smaller quantity for a summer time picnic, Freixenet offers the perfect substitute with a brand new mini edition (20cl) of the cut-glass bottle. The miniatures are currently available on Ocado with a RRP £3.50.

Snack Time

Premium snack brand, Made For Drink – a British, family-run business based in Berkshire, was born from a humble ambition to make the world’s greatest bar snacks; pairing them with the UK’s favourite beverages, to bring people together over great food and drink.

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The range includes:

Duck Fritons – Based on a rural Gascon delicacy, Fritons de Canard. Made For Drink’s Duck Fritons are rich, savoury and intensely delicious morsels of crisp, free-range duck skin. Made to be enjoyed with a glass of IPA or something equally fruity.

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Chorizo Thins – Slices of authentic Spanish chorizo gently roasted until crisp, crunchy and intensely delicious. A perfect tapas-style snack to accompany a glass of Rioja or something equally complex, fruity and mineral.

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Mangalitza Salami Chips – Rounds of traditional Hungarian salami gently roasted until crisp. Mangalitza is a breed of pig famed for the flavour of its fat and traditionally used in the salamis of Hungary, made for a pilsner-style lager or something equally refreshing.

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Available from Sainsbury’s and www.madefordrink.com

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