Luxury Family Hotels to launch ‘The Matilda Afternoon Tea’ dining experience! 🫖 🍰 🥪

Luxury Family Hotels and The Roald Dahl Story Company have announced a very special partnership to launch The Matilda Afternoon Tea, a magical dining experience themed on the iconic children’s story, which will be unveiled at all five Luxury Family Hotels properties from 26th April 2022: Fowey Hall in South Cornwall, Moonfleet Manor on the Jurassic Coast, New Park Manor in the New Forest, The Ickworth near Bury-st-Edmunds and Woolley Grange near Bath.

The Matilda Afternoon Tea experience includes both an adult and children’s menu and has been lovingly crafted to celebrate the story’s iconic food moments, from the cosy after-school sharing of bread and margarine in Miss Honey’s cottage, to Bruce’s formidable battle with an enormous chocolate cake – and of course who can forget the infamous newt slipped into the Trunchbull’s water jug!  

Families of all ages can share in the surprise and delight of the tale together, enjoying the scrumptious and theatrical creations crafted by the Luxury Family Hotels culinary team.

The magic starts with a selection of carefully curated sandwiches followed by delicious sweet treats and homemade scones alongside a selection of teas, coffees and – of course – newt juice!



  • Crunchem Hall Sandwich selection:

Honey & truffle butter 

Chalk stream smoked trout, cream cheese, beetroot

Smoked chicken, homemade pesto, spinach 

  • Break Time Bread & Butter

Banana bread, thyme butter icing  

  • Lavender’s Macaron’s

Lavender & Lemon  

  • Matilda & Miss Honey’s After School Cream Tea 

Plain & raisin scones, strawberry jam, clotted cream  

  • Bruce Bogtrotter’s Chocolate Cake  
  • Newt Juice

Apple juice, banana, spinach, mango


  • Crunchem Hall Sandwich selection

Ham Sandwich

Honey Sandwich  

  • Miss Honey’s Garden Vegetable Crudities 

with hummus 

  • Blueberry Newt Cookie

with mini-icing bag

  • Matilda & Miss Honey’s After School Cream Tea

Plain scone with cream and jam  

  • Bruce Bogtrotter’s Chocolate Cupcake 
  • Newt Juice 

Apple juice, banana, spinach, mango  

As an extra treat, a recipe for Luxury Family Hotels’ take on Bruce Bogtrotter’s chocolate cake is also tucked into the menu. Guests are encouraged to share their creations with the social tag #MatildaLuxuryFamilyHotels.

For families wanting to make the most of their Matilda experience, Luxury Family Hotels offers the ‘Magical Matilda Escape’ overnight stay packages at all five properties. Carefully curated to include The Matilda Afternoon Tea with activity sheets for younger guests, overnight family accommodation, delicious full works breakfast the morning before guests depart and a Matilda book to take home.  

The Magical Matilda Escape overnight stay packages start from £270 per night based on two adults and two children sharing and including overnight accommodation, a guaranteed sitting for the Matilda Afternoon Tea experience, breakfast and a Matilda book to take home. 

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