Afternoon Tea a Shining Example

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    Heritage Collection has added a touch of class and luxury to afternoon teas at the prestigious Close House Hotel and Golf in Newcastle.The Birmingham-based family business renowned for designing and manufacturing exquisite china and silverware, worked with the hotel’s interior designer Trevor Erskine-Meade to create a bespoke range of tableware complementing the elegant surroundings of the venue and highlighting the equestrian interests of its proprietor and racehorse owner Graham Wylie.

    Silver cake stands, knives, forks, teapots, milk jugs, sugar bowls – even tea strainers – feature a stylised horse head motif, whilst gold and neutral striped glazes on the china reflect the interior decor of the hotel.

    Martin McDonagh, Managing Director of Heritage Collection based in Small Heath said: “We were commissioned to design and manufacture a unique range of high quality tableware to serve traditional afternoon teas in the elegant lounge. The brief was based on classic traditions with a modern twist so we are delighted that the results have been so well received.”

    Peter Llewellyn, Managing Director of Close House Hotel and Golf said: “The outstanding quality and unique design perfectly met our requirements. The equestrian theme makes for an interesting talking point.”

    In 2011 championship golfer Lee Westwood became the official attached tour professional at Close House Hotel located in the picturesque Northumbria countryside.

    The Close House Hotel now has the world’s first Lee Westwood Colt and Lee Westwood Filly Golf Courses.

    Daniel Fountain / 18.06.2013

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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