Win afternoon tea for two at The Bristol Hotel

I am a Taurus.

This means I am all about the good things in life. “Think physical pleasures and material goods,” says one website, “for those born under this sign revel in delicious excess. Taurus adores comfort and likes being surrounded by pleasing, soothing things. Along these lines, they also favour a good meal and a fine wine.”

It is true. I do revel in delicious excess.

A situation like this is my idea of a good time:

Afternoon tea in BristolI like to think too though that I am generous, and want others to be surrounded by pleasing, soothing things as well. It’s not just about me at home on my own lying around gorging on cake. (Honestly it’s not. Not all the time anyway).

My competition for you today then is a celebration of delicious excess – an afternoon tea for two at The Bristol Hotel. Enjoying a superb location on the quayside of Bristol’s floating harbour The Bristol Hotel is surrounded by the very best of Bristol and is a fabulous place to break from a day of sight-seeing for a well-deserved snackette.

Alternatively, just rock up, revel in the delicious cakey excess and head home for a decadent afternoon snooze. The choice is yours.

Please see below for ways to enter. The competition will close on 30th June and full T&Cs can be found here.

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  1. Alison
    13 June, 2013 / 2:59 pm

    My favourite decadent treat is scones with homemade strawberry jam!

  2. Helen
    13 June, 2013 / 4:00 pm

    My favourite decadent treat has got to be profiteroles … with extra cream .. and extra choc sauce .. mmmm

  3. 13 June, 2013 / 7:52 pm

    A cake competition I’m so there. Will be crossing my fingers.

  4. 13 June, 2013 / 9:42 pm

    Afternoon tea is one of my favourite things. Fingers crossed!

  5. Cms
    14 June, 2013 / 9:00 am

    Mmmmm afternoon tea!!

  6. Maria Webster
    14 June, 2013 / 9:26 am

    favourite sweet treat homemade scones with jam & clotted cream. Favourite decadent savoury treat – pata negra ham

  7. Joan
    14 June, 2013 / 9:32 am

    Carrot cake is my favourite

  8. Linda Hobbis
    14 June, 2013 / 9:36 am

    Can’t beat an afternoon tea that includes clotted cream and champagne. And a reliable babysitter!

  9. Tiggy
    14 June, 2013 / 10:29 am

    Champagne on a school day afternoon!!!! x

  10. J Beale
    14 June, 2013 / 10:43 am

    Chocolate Cake

  11. mellissa williams
    14 June, 2013 / 11:47 am

    afternoon tea of course, its my aim to have afternoon tea in every city I visit :) Love this hotel I’ve stayed there and its lovely

  12. 14 June, 2013 / 12:09 pm

    I adore Belgium buns. always have and always will!

  13. 14 June, 2013 / 12:10 pm

    Macaroons – they’re so delicate and pretty

  14. maureen moss
    14 June, 2013 / 12:13 pm

    cream meringues and fresh stawberries with a drizzle of dark chocolate

  15. Hannah Ellis
    14 June, 2013 / 12:13 pm

    No afternoon tea is complete without Cornish Clotted cream on top of a jammy scone – yummy!!

  16. Sarah Cooper
    14 June, 2013 / 12:13 pm

    Chocolate cake

  17. 14 June, 2013 / 12:53 pm

    A glass of champagne with fish and chips (try it, its brilliant)

  18. Sarah Davies
    14 June, 2013 / 12:54 pm

    A chocolate torte – especially if it is part of an afternoon tea!

  19. Lindy Hine
    14 June, 2013 / 2:16 pm

    A Cornish Cream Tea with homemade scones, strawberry jam and loads of clotted cream – delicious!

  20. Claire Butler
    14 June, 2013 / 4:01 pm

    Carrot Cake

  21. 14 June, 2013 / 5:35 pm

    I agree with Rachel, champers and chips is THE BEST. But I also love any pudding that contains a lot of cream :) xx

  22. 14 June, 2013 / 5:37 pm

    A fresh scone topped with piles of strawberries (with a sprinkle of black pepper) and a dollop of clotted cream on top. Oh and cup of tea on the side – or a jug of Pimms!!

  23. Claire Richards
    14 June, 2013 / 6:49 pm

    Chocolate cheesecake, especially the one my best friend makes!

  24. Cat Williams
    14 June, 2013 / 8:26 pm

    afternoon tea!!

  25. 15 June, 2013 / 9:19 am


  26. 15 June, 2013 / 11:04 am

    I am officially bored with doing Slimming World. Bring on the macarons! :)

  27. Marcos
    16 June, 2013 / 2:24 pm

    Afternoon tea is so good because it is pointlessly unnecessary, a very filling mini-meal full of little things that add up to a lot, and you always think that you will stop now and not have that nice piece of cake that is smiling up at you from the plate, and it is always followed by another one…ah bliss, especially when it is accompanied by proper tea in a proper pot with a strainer and all that…and even better if there is a glass of champagne as well. Yes indeedy afternoon tea is very special xx

  28. Emma Ferguson
    16 June, 2013 / 5:44 pm

    Coffee and Walnut Cake

  29. 17 June, 2013 / 12:05 pm

    we’re going to The Bristol Balloon Festival in August so if we won this, we’d be floating on air (did you see what I did there? Never mind)

  30. 17 June, 2013 / 10:50 pm

    I am gluten and dairy free, so any sweet treat you can give me is appreciated! I am a huge fan of meringue though, so pavlova and macaron are amazing!

  31. Alison Bruce
    18 June, 2013 / 9:23 am

    A box of my favourite chocolates

  32. Amanda
    18 June, 2013 / 8:32 pm

    Definitely the classic scone with strawberry jam and clotted cream

  33. kerry lynn
    19 June, 2013 / 9:46 am

    hi there, my favourite decadent treat has to be a good old fashioned HUGE cream scone! Loads of strawberry jam and plenty of thick cream, a big pot of tea and a friend and an afternoon off to enjoy…just bliss!

  34. 19 June, 2013 / 11:37 am

    Hmmmmm, favourire decadent treat? Hmmmm, booze or cake? Booze or cake? Both! Prosecco and a bar of Rococo Chocolate.

  35. Katherine L
    19 June, 2013 / 11:40 am

    Fresh scones with clotted cream is the ultimate decadent treat for me :)

  36. 19 June, 2013 / 11:55 am

    Sounds lovely – Bristol is home.. Almost! I’ve not had afternoon tea in Bristol before though! X

  37. Jenna Keller
    19 June, 2013 / 7:06 pm

    Cream tea without a doubt! Yummy!x

  38. PlatinumPhil
    20 June, 2013 / 9:19 am

    Later in life my wife and I discovered afternoon teas and wherever we go now we have to try them. The Ritz really lives up to it’s reputation but here in Warwickshire you have to try Hampton Manor, incredible quality and value.
    The best scones though are made by my granddaughter … I cannot stop eating those mmmm

  39. Ellie
    20 June, 2013 / 8:29 pm

    Can’t keep me away from scones and clotted cream every time!

  40. Charlotte Clark
    20 June, 2013 / 10:31 pm

    Jaffa cakes haha!

  41. Frankie Tuck
    20 June, 2013 / 10:32 pm

    Tea in a china cup whilst sampling a slice of lemon drizzle cake with a fork.

  42. Hannah Oneill
    21 June, 2013 / 6:33 am


  43. Eleanor C
    21 June, 2013 / 8:42 am

    Scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream. YUM!!!

  44. Fiona
    21 June, 2013 / 10:02 am

    Love warm scones with clotted cream and jam

  45. Dawn C
    21 June, 2013 / 10:20 am

    Clotted Cream Scones with clotted cream, fresh strawberries and a glass of fizz!

  46. Maggie Coates
    21 June, 2013 / 5:32 pm

    Relaxing in a hot bubble bath

  47. Anne Wallwin
    23 June, 2013 / 7:58 am

    a cooked breakfast which i only have when i’m on holiday

  48. Dorothee77
    25 June, 2013 / 9:36 am

    Hand made warm scones with clotted cream and jam!

  49. andrea miles
    27 June, 2013 / 9:34 am

    a long bath with a good book & a las of chilled white wine

  50. 27 June, 2013 / 3:23 pm

    ooohhhh, I used to take so much for granted before I had my little girl, now its a hot bath and a magazine! and on a special occasion a sneaky cake too!!

  51. Angie Hoggett
    27 June, 2013 / 9:21 pm

    a champagne afternoon tea, yum!

  52. Petra Hora
    29 June, 2013 / 7:56 am

    I love afternoon tea! Believe me or not, I would take my mother in law.

  53. Pat Stubbs
    29 June, 2013 / 9:25 am

    My favourite treat is clotted cream and scones – so NOT weightwatching and gorgeous

  54. Elinor Bevan
    29 June, 2013 / 1:56 pm

    I adore cream teas, with clotted cream and strawberry jam :) yum yum!

  55. Sue Warr
    29 June, 2013 / 4:10 pm

    Eaton Mess is my fav!!

  56. Maddy
    29 June, 2013 / 9:28 pm

    Pimms on the patio :)

  57. Carol Rowley
    29 June, 2013 / 10:28 pm

    scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream

  58. Clare Woodman
    29 June, 2013 / 11:08 pm

    Love good old Cream Teas for me!

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