The Tea Guild
The Tea Guild

The Tea Guild, the prestigious organisation promoting establishments meeting the high standards required by the United Kingdom Tea Council for brewing and serving tea, announces its 2011 annual award winners.  Long considered the “Michelin stars” or “Oscars” of the tea world, you can be guaranteed the quality of a delicious cup of tea or afternoon tea at its endorsed properties.

Winner of the Best in London Afternoon Tea 2011:  Claridges Afternoon Tea

Gaining a near perfect score the hotel gained praise for its Foyer, art deco design, friendly and efficient staff, selection of scones, sandwiches and cakes and perfectly served teas.

The UK Tea Council also presented 16 special Awards of Excellence to the following London establishments:

Brown’s Hotel

Grosvenor House Park Room & Library

Sofitel London St James

The Anthenaeum

The Chesterfield

The Connaught

The Dorchester

The Goring

The Lanesborough

The Langham

The Milestone

The Montagu at Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill

The Montague on The Gardens

The Park Lane Hotel

The Savoy

The Ritz

Winner of Top City and Country Hotel Award 2011: The Angel Hotel in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire

Scooped the top award today for its quality of service, food and tea.

The UK Tea Council also presented 16 special Awards of Excellence to the following countrywide establishments:

Ashdown Park Hotel – Wych Cross, East Sussex

Bingham – Richmond, Surrey

Four Seasons Hotel – Dogmersfield, Hampshire

Pennyhill Park Hotel & Spa – Bagshot, Surrey

Swinton Park – Masham, Rippon

St Tudno Hotel – Llandudno, Wales

Turnberry Resort – Ayrshire

The Balmoral Hotel – Edinburgh

The Black Swan Hotel – Helmsley, North Yorkshire

The Lowry – Salford, Manchester

The Manor House Hotel – Castle Combe, Wiltshire

The Montagu Arms Hotel – Beaulieu, Hampshire

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