Laura Ashley is known for impeccable design using luxurious fabrics, intricate detailing with both modern and vintage prints. There are stores nationwide and the brand’s online presence is huge but did you also know that the Laura Ashley group owns a hotel? Known as The Manor, in Elstree the Laura Ashley hotel boasts picturesque grounds with views that go into Central London.
I was lucky enough to attend a bloggers afternoon tea at The Laura Ashley hotel, it was just as I imagined. A hotel filled with a mix of antique furniture, contemporary touches and ornamental pieces all from Laura Ashley. It was like walking straight into a Laura Ashley home catalogue but better. The velour sofas, big ornate mirrors and iconic wallpaper designs were just a few of the finishing touches that I admired as I was shown around the entire hotel.
Each of the bedrooms are unique, adorned with the finest bedding, curtains and luxury wallpaper that Laura Ashley has become famous for. The bridal suite is just perfect for the bridesmaids and brides to sip some champagne and get ready like Royalty, with views that overlook the giant chessboard, landscape surroundings and on a clear day you can even see The Shard.
The afternoon tea was served in vintage print tea pots, the kind you imagined playing with as a child. We were served a scrumptious selection of pastries, finger sandwiches and scones, not to forget the tea! Being a vegetarian with a nut allergy I was very well catered for and had no problem polishing off two warm scones!
It was a lovely afternoon with and I will definitely be going back to The Manor, the perfect countryside treat ♥
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