This winter, 16th century manor house hotel Ellenborough Park is unveiling a unique alternative to the traditional afternoon tea inspired by the free-spirited and rule-breaking former lady of the manor herself. The sacred tradition of the bottomless brunch has made it to the English countryside.
Located amongst the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, Ellenborough Park has introduced a seasonal and culturally-inspired experience paired with unlimited cocktails in the Great Hall this winter season. Taking inspiration from the New York trend for bottomless brunches, Executive Head Chef David Kelman has devised a seasonal-inspired picnic paired with a delicious unlimited cocktail served in The Great Hall. Perfect for long mid-week afternoons, the indoor Winter Picnic will include a decadent Valrhona chocolate fondue as its centerpiece with a selection of dippers including toasted stollen, chestnuts, gingerbread, plum segments or chocolate brownie for indulgent dunking.
Served alongside the fondue is Lady Ellenborough’s Winter Warmer cocktail, made by shaking up Sloe Gin, Chase Apple Vodka and fresh apple juice. The cocktail is then finished with a blend of plums and blackberries foraged from the Ellenborough Park estate and topped with a splash of Goldschlager Cinnamon Liqueur. The flavors of the rich fondue fused with the decadent cocktail’s winter berries make Lady Ellenborough’s Bottomless Winter Picnic the perfect pre-Christmas indulgence, as well as an elegant way to spend an afternoon with family and friends.
Lady Ellenborough’s Bottomless Winter Picnic will be served every Thursday afternoon (excluding Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve) from this November through January. Amidst polo playing and clay pigeon shooting regality of Ellenborough Park, it is evident that the brunch revolution has taken off across the pond, and it’s certain to banish the wintry blues as a luxurious dip-and-sip experience.
Price from £35 per person
Sitting available for one and a half hours