A celebration for family and friends is the perfect way to welcome your new arrival!


At the Empress Hotel we supply everything you could possibly want for your Christening or Baby Shower – from superb hospitality and flexible menu’s to suit you and your guests to arranging decorations and even the cake.

Our extensive banqueting suites can cater for up to 200 guests which enables the hotel to offer a choice of beautiful rooms.

We are happy to discuss your food and beverage requirements with you and aim to bring you a menu to suit both your taste and your budget. Different choices of menus are available, from a sit down meal to a finger buffet, with our Afternoon Tea menu being just one of the options we can offer. Occassionally there will also be a small room hire charge made on top of the menu prices, but please ask for a quote when you enquire.

Deluxe Afternoon Tea

Selection of Speciality Teas and Coffees

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Choice of Finger Sandwiches:

Poached Salmon Mayonnaise, Roast Ham & English Mustard

Prawn Marie Rose or Egg Mayonnaise with Cress

Chicken Mayonnaise or Smoked Salmon & Cucumber

Mature Cheddar Cheese and Homemade Chutney

On white or granary bread

All served with Salmon Pin Wheels

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Warm Homemade Scones, Clotted Cream, Jam

& a Selection of Cakes, and Pastries

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£17.95 per person

Add to the occasion and enjoy a refreshing glass of:

Sparkling Prosecco £5.50

Champagne £9.95

Pinot Grigio Rose £4.75

Bucks Fizz £4.75

Pimms Cocktail £4.75

(Drink Prices Are Subject to Change Annually and May Differ Slightly From Those Above)


Finger Buffet Menu

Selection of Freshly Cut Quarter Sandwiches on Brown & White Bread

Spicy Chicken Wings or Chicken Satay

Breaded Brie Wedges

Breaded king Prawns or Plaice Goujons

Spring Rolls or Samosas (Meat & Vegetable)

Sausage Rolls or Cocktail Sausages

Assorted Quiche

Mini Tortilla Wraps

Jalapeno Peppers

Onion Bhajis

Melon & Serrano Ham

Potato Wedges (Spicy or Plain)

Mini Pastry Desserts or Fruit Kebabs

Choose 7 items from the above list

2022 – £16.50

Extra Items are £1.50 each

Fruit Cheesecake, Black Forest Gateau & Apple Pie are also available at £3.75 each

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