The Snowman Afternoon Tea at Healing Manor is a luxurious and nostalgic, festive treat to be enjoyed by all.

The tradition of Afternoon Tea dates back to 1840 when Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford would become hungry at around four o’clock in the afternoon. Evening meals were served fashionably late in the 1800’s leaving a long gap between lunch and dinner, so Anna would often enjoy a cup of tea and slice of cake. Friends were invited to join her and word spread until it become highly popular and fashionable in society – and so it continues today.

The Snowman Afternoon Tea at Healing Manor Hotel will be an festive mix of delicious savory and sweet treats designed by Steven Bennett and his team of chefs.

Savouries are warming and christmasy, packed full of seasonal winter ingredients, sourced from in and around Lincolnshire. A lightly spiced butternut squash soup is to be enjoyed first, followed by a miniature Yorkshire pudding with brisket and horseradish mashed potato. To follow is a Lincolnshire sausage roll, sprinkled with onion seeds, and a selection of traditional festive sandwiches;

Traditional roast turkey, spinach, stuffing & mayonnaise

Brie & cranberry

Sweets are a delicious combination of traditional flavours inspired by the original picture book The Snowman and includes;

Stollen infused scone, mulled wine jam and clotted cream

Gingerbread biscuits inspired by the boy in his striped blue and white pyjamas


Terry’s chocolate orange truffle

Eggnog donut and cinnamon cream

Mulled wine fruit tart

The Snowman Afternoon Tea is served with a choice of Stokes of Lincoln Tea or Coffee, or can be upgraded an enjoyed with a glass of prosecco. We’re also offering an enchanting array of festive cocktails, gin and champagne upgrades.

Our afternoon tea  is available as a gluten free, vegan, vegetarian or as a children’s menu.

Although booking isn’t compulsory, it’s recommended!

To ensure your table, please call or email us to make your booking:
(01472) 884544