We had afternoon tea here as a gift. We ate in the conservatory which would have been nice except for a lot of wasps which were constantly hounding us. Not the fault of the hotel I know but it was a bit of pain to be constantly swiping them away from the food. The afternoon tea itself was average. The sandwiches were made with pretty bog standard bread and the fillings weren't very adventurous. There was, in my opinion, too much cake and not enough savoury. I think it worked out at at least 4 pieces of cake each! The cakes were very nice although the lemon drizzle was lacking in the drizzle department! The best bit was the tea which was wonderful. We each had a full size pot (big enough for two) and it was made with loose leaf tea. The service was also good so can't fault that. It just needs a little more to make it a bit more special.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The East Wing at Ickworth was home to the Hervey family before it passed to the National Trust. The surroundings are as grand as ever but the idea that “children should be seen but not heard” has gone right out of the hundred or more windows. Where else can you go that offers luxurious surroundings, outstanding facilities, exquisite cuisine and family friendly activities? Ickworth is unique. It's also one of the finest luxury family hotels in the UK.we have recently added a Cinema room to our facilities and show children's films every day. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ickworth Hotel Horringer
- The Ickworth Hotel Suffolk/Horringer, Bury St Edmunds