AFTERNOON TEA TREAT
The finest scones, cakes and pastries are served here, alongside a selection of delicious sandwiches. Upgrade to Champagne Afternoon Tea for a spot of fizz with your food. Once you’ve finished, take a stroll around the spectacular rose gardens.
Wynyard, Stockton-on-Tees, Billingham TS22 5NF
Number 4 Tea Shop
This hugely popular teashop in the centre of Sedgefield is perfect for afternoon tea with mum, sit outside and enjoy the sun, or relax inside the tearooms. Treat yourself to their generous portions of sandwiches, quiche and sausage rolls, topped off with scones covered in jam and cream. Vegan options are also on offer to accommodate all dietary requirements, as well as refillable tea and coffee.
4 High Street, Sedgefield TS21 2AU
Walwick Hall Hotel
Every bite of Walwick Hall’s indulgent afternoon tea is worth the calories. The scrumptious combination of sandwiches, savouries and sweet treats is accompanied by a glass of prosecco or a fruity cocktail. If your mum doesn’t have a sweet tooth, opt for the Hunters Afternoon Tea and enjoy a range of game-inspired savouries such as game pie or partridge and black pudding bon bons with mini Yorkshire puddings and horseradish.
Humshaugh, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 4BJ
01434 620156 www.walwickhall.com
SCRUMPTIOUS SUNDAY LUNCH
Treat your mum to one of the best Sunday lunches in the historic surrounding of Blackfriar’s Banquet Hall. At this special Mother’s Day Lunch, take your pick of Hadrian Heritage beef, Northumbrian lamb or local pork, accompanied by Yorkshire puddings, fluffy roast potatoes, fresh vegetables and rich gravy.
Friars Street, Newcastle NE1 4XN
0191 2615945 www.blackfriarsrestaurant.co.uk
Head to The Morritt Hotel and Spa for a three-course Mother’s Day lunch. The extensive menu includes everything from duck to risotto. To add a special touch to your day, the package includes a small gift for your mum.
Greta Bridge, Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 9SE
01833 627232 www.themorritt.co.uk
Black Horse Beamish
This wonderful gastro-pub and restaurant is hosting a special Mother’s Day lunch in the elegant Orchid Marquee. The Black Horse are adding a special touch to their three-course meal with live music from harpist Helena Pearson.
Red Row, Beamish, County Durham DH9 0RW
01207 232569 www.blackhorsebeamish.co.uk
A SUNDAY AT THE SPA
Enjoy a day of relaxation and pampering together at the Serenity Spa. Try a lava shell massage or take a dip in one of the outdoor hot tubs. There are several Mother’s Day packages to choose from here, including the Relax package, with full access to the spa facilities in the evening before a two-course dinner in Ozone restaurant, or opt for the Indulge package for use of the spa facilities all day, facials, top-to-toe massage, a two-course lunch and a special gift for mum to take home.
Lord Byron’s Walk, Seaham, County Durham SR7 7AG
0191 5437935 www.seaham-hall.co.uk
Treat your mum to a full spa weekend at Beau Monde, the perfect pampering get away for you and your mum. Stay in one of the Stablewood Coastal Cottages, enjoy a full spa day including an exclusive afternoon tea and a three-course dinner next door at The Apple Inn. The Spa offers a range of treatments, including body scrubs and wraps, soothing facials and ‘the best massage you’ll ever experience’.
Lucker Steading, Lucker Road, Northumberland NE70 7JQ
01668 212250 www.beaumondelucker.com
Take advantage of the Skin and Gin March package at Matfen Hall, where you and your mum can enjoy a Elemis Biotec facial, afternoon tea, gin cocktail and full use of the Aqua Vitae Spa facilities. If you’re after something extra luxurious, try the Time for Two package. Perfect for mother and daughter, unwind with a choice of spa treatments including a stone massage or a flower detox wrap, full use of the spa facilities and enjoy a delicious two-course lunch after.
Matfen Village, Newcastle NE20 0RH
01661 886500 www.matfenhall.com