So to brighten up your January, and as a fun and delicious way of catching up with loved ones, why not head out into Derry for an afternoon tea?
There is a huge range of places all over Northern Ireland offering afternoon tea and almost every hotel, restaurant and venue has their own signature take on it featuring exquisite little treats washed down with NI’s favourite drink, tea.
Ruth Burns, PR and Marketing Destination Manager at Tourism NI explains why enjoying an afternoon tea is the perfect way to while away a day.
“We’re lucky here in the North of Ireland to have a huge selection of hotels and restaurants where you can beat the January blues with a fun day out sampling a range of delicious treats and given that 2016 is the Year of Food and Drink we are encouraging everyone to explore what’s available.
“We are a nation who love our tea plus a catch-up with friends and family and if you add sumptuous sandwiches, cream filled buns and a lovely venue, the combination is irresistible” said Ruth.
To help get you started, Tourism NI has highlighted two places in Derry where you can sit back, relax and enjoy an afternoon tea:
* The 4* Everglades in Derry offers plates of dainty sandwiches, fluffy scones, buttery cakes and pastries. There is no better way to spend a relaxing afternoon with a handful of your best friends. With Derry the only remaining completely walled city in Ireland it’s a great opportunity to explore the city walls, take a stroll through the Craft Village, enjoy a tour of the historic Guildhall or meander across the Peace Bridge.
* At the 4* Beech Hill Country House Hotel you can enjoy a variety of cakes, pastries and sandwiches made freshly every morning.