As recent research has proved that Brits prefer their pets to their partners, why not do some of the things you thought you needed a human companion for with your furry friend instead? Something like a spot of afternoon tea, perhaps? Because that particular option has just become a reality.
South Place Hotel has teamed up with British accessories brand Radley London to launch an exciting new afternoon tea experience for both dog-owners and their beloved dogs to enjoy.
While you can expect to see all the traditional elements of an afternoon tea experience for humans, this one will also feature a bespoke menu just for dogs, created by artisanal dog food brand, The Barking Bakery, who will produce treats made with high-quality ‘human-grade’ ingredients to ensure your pet gets the best of doggy fine-dining.
We’re talking freshly baked cheese biscuits, followed by low-calorie iced ‘woofins’, topped with vanilla yoghurt frosting and decorated with tasty cheese bone biscuits. So as you can see, they’re pulling out all the stops!
As for those accompanying the four-legged guests of honour, there will be a tasty display of classic British sandwiches before you get a chance to enjoy the array of impressively fashionable Radley bag-themed cakes and treats made by Great British Bake Off: Creme de la Creme star, Nelson Barros, including a decadent red velvet handbag cake inspired by Radley’s AW19 collection.
The Radley and South Place Hotel’s Afternoon Tea will be hosted on select Saturdays and Sundays throughout August, in the hotel’s incredibly chic and Instagrammable Secret Garden terrace. We don’t know about you, but that sounds like the perfect doggy day out to us.
Tickets for the special afternoon tea can be booked in advance with prices starting from £55 (or £45 without the dog supplement).
The days available are 4th, 10th, 11th, 18th, 24th and 26th August and 1st September – we’d suggest making your booking early before the rest of the nation’s dog owners get in there first.
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