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, Baby Shower or Gender Reveal 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. Occasionally 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:

Roast Ham & English Mustard

Prawn Marie Rose or Egg Mayonnaise with Cress

Coronation Chicken 

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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£19.95 per person 

Add to the occasion and enjoy a refreshing glass of:

Sparkling Prosecco £5.75

Champagne £9.95

Pinot Grigio Rose £6.25

Bucks Fizz £4.95

Pimms Cocktail £4.95

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


Finger Buffet Menu

  • Selection of Freshly Made Quarter Cut Sandwiches
  • Spicy Chicken Wings or Chicken Satay
  • Samosas or Spring Rolls (V)
  • Pizza Slices (V)
  • Mini Fish & Chips
  • Potato Wedges (Spicy or Plain) with Dips (V)
  • Scotch Eggs
  • Cornish Pasties
  • Tomato and Mozzarella Bruchetta (V)
  • Sausage Rolls or Cocktail Sausages
  • Assorted Quiche
  • Mini Tortilla Wraps
  • Jalapeno Peppers (V)
  • Melon & Serrano Ham
  • Chicken and Pepper Skewers
  • Halloumi and Courgette Fritters (V)
  • Southern Fried Chicken Goujons
  • Breaded Brie Wedges

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  • Mini Pastry Desserts or Fruit Kebabs

2023 – £17.00

2024 – £17.50

Extra items £2.50

View our 2023 Meetings & Events Brochure below:
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Individual menu pages can be viewed and downloaded below.

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