Isle Of Wight - Priory Bay Hotel
Priory Drive, Seaview, Isle of Wight, Isle Of Wight, PO34 5BU
- 01983 613146
You must mention your Gourmet Society card when booking
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Monday - Sunday Excludes March - November. Booking must be made 48 hours in advance.
The Priory Bay Hotel sits in a 60-acre estate that ticks off a golf course, an outdoor pool, pretty woodland and a sandy private beach. Afternoon tea is served in the main building ? a period piece draped in ivy and pointing towards the sea. rnrnThe beautiful surroundings of Priory Bay Hotel inspire the chefs to get creative with their menu, and they relish the challenge of cooking with fine, locally sourced ingredients. The freshly backed scone, for instance, is paired with clotted cream and jam whipped up using ingredients sourced from the Isle of Wight. The sweets swing between traditional and contemporary options, so diners can expect everything from home-made Victoria sponge and posset to buckthorn tart and salted caramel slices. The sandwiches have a creative kick, too ? the salmon is folded onto an open sandwich, while the cucumber sandwiches are jazzed up with juniper.rnrnPresentation is key at Priory Bay Hotel. Afternoon tea might be served on silver trays and fine white china, or upon wooden boards and tiered cake stands. And it's all served in a room with plenty of period features, including ivory chairs and gilded portraits of past Priory Bay Hotel residents. In winter, a fire crackles in the grate. Summer, meanwhile, tempts diners to take afternoon tea on the terrace, surrounded by flowering gardens once admired by Queen Victoria.rnrnDiners will find Priory Bay Hotel on the Isle of Wight's north-east coast, balanced between the villages of Seaview and Bembridge. It's well worth bookending afternoon tea with a wander around the grounds, which have had the national newspapers describing it ? quite deservedly ? as a "slice of paradise".
Offer and Availability
Buy one afternoon tea and the second will be free. Unless otherwise stated, one dining card = one free afternoon tea with only one card to be used per party.
- Please always check availability
- Please mention the Gourmet Society
Please ALWAYS check availability
You MUST book in advance unless otherwise stated.