FESTIVE afternoon tea will be available at Himley Hall throughout December for a luxurious start to the Christmas season.

The experience includes unlimited leaf tea or freshly filtered coffee, a selection of sandwiches, pastries, warm scones and Christmas treats of mince pies and fruit cake.

The tea costs £22.95 per person and can be upgraded to £26.50 per person to include a sparkling prosecco or gin and tonic.

Councillor Keiran Casey, cabinet member responsible for tourism, said: "The afternoon teas at Himley Hall are extremely popular, and visitors love sampling the delicious menu and enjoy a stroll around the beautifully landscaped gardens.

"These dates in December are extra special as the hall is beautifully decorated for Christmas and a special festive menu is on offer.”

He added: "It’s perfect for anyone looking for a special treat this festive season.”

Afternoon tea at Himley must be pre-booked. For a full list of dates and to make a booking visit www.himleyhallandpark.co.uk or call 01384 817817.

Gift vouchers are also available to buy, with dates available in the new year.