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I spend way too much time day-dreaming about being a royal. I can’t help but wonder what it’d be like to live in the most luxurious castles with giant staircases, grand pianos, four poster beds and a huge library.

Well, I finally got a glimpse of that life after I was invited to the beautiful Luttrellstown Castle and now I really hope things don’t work out between Harry and Meghan (I’m kidding, mostly.)

I felt like I was living in a fairytale once I stepped inside.

The castle oozes charm and class. We drank mulled wine and ogled at the biggest Christmas tree I’ve ever seen as a harpist played in the background.

I genuinely felt like I’d walked into an episode of The Crown, minus the corgis and tiaras.

The staff treated us like royalty from the moment we arrived until the second we (reluctantly) left the gorgeous castle grounds.

As a special Christmas treat, the castle will be open for each Sunday in December and Monday, December 23 for afternoon tea.


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And it’s no ordinary afternoon tea.

Inspired by the one and only Queen Victoria, this afternoon tea is bound to make you feel like a true Duchess.

Sip on warm Irish tea from a little china cup and cozy up by the toasty fire. Tuck into tasty sandwiches- I’d recommend the roast pork loin with cranberry stuffing and apple relish. 

But don’t forget to leave room for the sweet treats. There is a huge range of cakes and sweets to enjoy, but you just can’t beat the classic scone that is served with served with clotted cream and jam.

Treat yourself this Christmas and live like a queen at Luttrellstown Castle. Perhaps ask for this divine afternoon tea experience for Christmas?

Afternoon tea €50.

Champagne afternoon tea €65. 

To book, visit luttrellstowncastle.com


If you’re looking for something a little more elegant for your lunchtime treat, we have the answer. Ditch that Spar roll and get yourself to Dame Lane in Dublin for a beautiful Afternoon Tea!

Dublin-based SocialBee have been bringing bespoke mobile tea parties to lovely ladies around Ireland and now they’re settling down for the month of September with their new pop-up Tea Rooms in Dublin city centre. You’ll find them at the Fumbally Exchange from today until October 5th – opening hours are 10am – 6pm, Thursday to Sunday.

There are two menu options – put your feet up with a pot of tea, a scone and a tart or cake slice for just €6.95, or go for the full Afternoon Tea spread with the works. For €26 per person you’ll get a selection of sandwiches, a scone with jam/cream, miniature desserts, a pot of tea and a complimentary glass of Prosecco or homemade lemonade.

Our mouths are watering!

Booking is essential for Afternoon Tea – message the SocialBee ladies on their Facebook page, email melissa@sociabee.ie, or call 086 2127901. We’ll see you there!