The only thing better than having a delicious afternoon tea, is having a delicious afternoon tea in the candy-coloured room of a stylish hotel. Fact.
I was spoiled to that last weekend. We went to the Cotswolds with Mr Room Alive's family for a long weekend, and there are two things we always do when we visit the Cotswolds:
1- Visit Daylesford Farm (read more about it here)
2- Treat ourselves to afternoon tea
Little did I know when we bought our Groupon vouchers to Bowden Hall Mercure Hotel in Gloucester... It's a hotel 4 miles away from Gloucester, tucked away on the edge of a small village. The main thing I was looking for when booking was a place that would be dog-friendly as that would be a deal-breaker since we were travelling with Sky our dog. We were glad to hear they allowed dogs in the bar and could serve our tea there, so off we went.
Imagine the pleasant surprise when I walked in to find a reception room with pink walls! Followed by many more pink-coloured rooms after that one. The afternoon tea of dreams! But although the title of this post includes afternoon tea, expect to see a lot more decor than food!
The reception at Bowden Hall Mercure Hotel
The restaurant was beautifully laid out but we were happy to sit in the lounge area. It worked out really well as we had a whole lounge area to ourselves, not bad when you're a party of 8 plus two kids and a dog. It was actually great to have some space for the girls to move around without having to worry about bothering other guests.
The staff could not have been more lovely and helpful! They brought water for Sky, juices and toast for the girls, and plenty of drinks to keep the conversation going. Any meal out with the kids is eventful to say the least, so I actually didn't take pictures of the food... everything was delicious, although I have to say the scones really stood out... The atmosphere was very relaxed, the views of the grounds were stunning so after eating and drinking for three hours we had a walk and a play in the hotel grounds.
I have taken lots of pictures of the decor so I hope you enjoy scrolling down to some delicious interiors with lots of pink!
*This post is not sponsored by Mercure or Groupon, we bought the vouchers ourselves, I just wanted to share the stunning interiors!