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Flavourly discount code for gourmet food box and craft ale subscription

I’ve been on a mission the past week signing up for every subscription service in existence i think! It’s probably something to do with my browsing history but i’ve been having a fair few deals popping up on my Facebook and one that stood out for me was the flavourly gourmet food box. Flavourly is like a giant graze box although you don’t have to worry about it being too healthy as there’s a few naughty things in there if you’re not counting your calories like me.

I’m a sucker for a bargain and good discount and the thing that caught my eye was the more than half price discount of the Flavourly box from the link on Facebook giving you £10 off the normal price of £17.

In the Flavourly box you’re promised 10-15 gourmet goodies from some well known favourites to upcoming and eager to break through food and confectionary producers from around the UK. You can either just get a random box delivered to your door or you can customise your box by doing a short quiz to let them know some of your preferences on the type of foods and cuisine you enjoy most and those you don’t.

My discounted Flavourly gourmet food box arrived at home yesterday and thank god my sister is on school half term to answer the door to the postie as I was dying to see what was inside and didn’t fancy taking a few hours off work to pick it up at my local post office, which is so local its over 10 MILES AWAY!!


In my first Flavourly Gourmet Food Hamper I had:

  • Salted Caramel Popcorn
  • Rosemary and thyme pitta chips
  • Coconut sugar
  • Bakarwadi bites
  • Umami spiced garlic paste
  • Oregano infused rapeseed oil
  • Cook’s companion seasoning blend
  • Thai red curry spice mix, oil and paste
  • Superfusions berry mix
  • Janis quality mixture savoury snacks
  • Willie’s Cacao El Blanco chocolate

I’d estimate the box contents cost around £20 without delivery whereas I paid £7 instead of the normal £17 with the Flavourly discounted first box and £4 for delivery totalling £11. So yo are probably getting your money’s worth with the full priced box compared to some hampers that are quite expensive and you just normally end up paying for the packaging and box.

The good thing about these Flavourly boxes is they hunt down some great suppliers and producers that you won’t find in your supermarket as some are just starting out or might only be selling them at their local deli and food markets but that could be the other end of the country so it’s a good way of stumbling on some right nuggets that you would’t have come across otherwise.

If you’re thinking of testing out the Flavourly Gourmet Food Hamper but not sure on the £17+pp then get a £10 discount on your first box here.

Once you’ve signed up you can also keep getting discounts on your future orders by recommending friends and family with them also getting £10 off their first box but you also get £5 credit towards your next box. Who knows if you’ve got enough friends who don’t like eating bland crap like most people and you can tempt them to join up you might never have to buy another box yourself with the flavourly discount referral theme.

Want something to wash down you’re freshly delivery culinary delights? Flavourly also do a subscription craft ale delivery box too. You can get a mixture of boxes from all white for your pale ales and beers, all dark for your richer drinks and stouts or a mixed box to sample and pair with your snacks. You can also get a £10 discount on your first flavourly craft ale box paying just £10 instead of £20 and they even throw an extra two bar snacks to soak up the hopey nectar.

Afternoon Tea discount at St David’s Hotel and Spa in Cardiff

You better be quick with this afternoon tea discount at St David’s Hotel and Spa in Cardiff as they are flying off the website today.

You can get a discount for two diners for the afternoon tea at Cardiff’s premier 5* St David’s Hotel down the bay for just £29.95 including a glass of prosecco or why not have your friends join you for those ladies who lunch with afternoon tea discount for 4 at St David’s Hotel and Spa for £59.95 saving £47 with the 44% discount on offer with this Groupon deal.


st davids hotel and spa discount afternoon tea in cardiff with views of the bay

St David’s Hotel and Spa is Cardiff’s most prestigious hotel and the most instantly recognisable landmark down the bay especially with it illuminated by night and the food ain’t bad either! I haven’t dined there myself although i’ve heard great reviews about it including the afternoon tea. I only managed to sample the breakfast in bed on my one and only stay at the hotel a few years back but will most definitely be giving the afternoon tea a try with this discount voucher from Groupon.

The Afternoon tea offer might be cheaper than normal but you still get the great array of finger delights on offer including:

  • finger sandwiches with fillings such as coronation chicken, or egg mayonnaise and cress.
  • freshly baked scones with preserves
  • pastries such as Mandarin cheesecake
  • mini macaroons
  • keeping with tradition Welsh shortbread, Welsh cakes and Bara brith
  • selection of whole leaf tea to accompany the sweets

Take advantage of this amazing afternoon tea discount voucher for St David’s Hotel and Spa in Cardiff.


Afternoon tea discount at Patisserie Valerie St Davids 2 Cardiff and nationwide

patisserie valerie afternoon tea discount cardiffPatisserie Valerie have cafe’s around the UK with one in the food quarter of St David’s 2 in Cardiff and you can get a
discount afternoon tea with them thanks to Amazon local for just £19.

Included in the discount afternoon tea is a selection of ten finger sandwiches, two quiches, four scones with jam and cream, two mini cakes slices, two mini cakes, two chocolate éclairs and a refillable pot of tea for both diners. I’ve not sampled the food there but as i’ve usually just eaten and walking past to get to the car park or train but the cakes do look divine I have to admit!

A selection of the mini cakes included in the afternoon tea offer are mini Victoria sponge, mixed berry cake, mini mousse and carrot and walnut cake.

Take advantage of the Amazon Local afternoon tea discount at one of the 95 Patisserie Valerie locations around the UK including St David’s 2 in Cardiff.

Vale Resort Spa and afternoon tea discount voucher with nCrowd

If you’re after the ultimate day to unwind with your mum, daughter or friends then look no further than the current nCrowd discount spa entry, facial or massage finished off with a sumptuous afternoon tea at The Vale Resort down in Hensol. You know when the facilities of a resort are good when the International Rugby team have made the venue their training ground.

For just £40 indulge the senses with a 25 minute facial or massage followed by a relaxing hour or two in the sauna, steam room and jacuzzi then finishing the afternoon in perfect style with a spot of high tea to get your energy back…from hours of doing absolutely nothing but relaxing.

Go to nCrowd and get your spa day and afternoon tea discount voucher, which is valid up till 31st March 2016 so you’ve got nearly 9 months to use it so it could make a perfect birthday or even save it for a Christmas present.


Hogwurst discount voucher in Cardiff for hotdog meal and drink for 2

I’ve been absolutely dying to try the food at Hogwurst since seeing a post they shared on Facebook of one of their smoked, pork mountain delights and someone on my friends list shared it. I added them straight away and spent the next half hour dribbling over my keyboard at the creative geniuses behind the kitchen with not only their hotdog specials but the cakes on offer looking amazeballs too! They also happened to do macarons, which i also have a slight obsession with.

Hogwurst is a coffee shop and cafe aimed at students with it being smack in the middle of student central on North Road amongst the student halls of residents around the corner from the Aston Martin garage on the way into Cardiff Town Centre so the prices are pretty reasonable anyway. I don’t go to Cardiff as often as I used to and if I do i rarely drive and catch the train so I haven’t managed to try the sausages but I did park up opposite in the car park of the Blackweir Tavern to see what sugary coated goodness they had on offer that day on my way home from eating my own bodyweight in beef at Got Beef.

burger macaronI was bitterly disappointed though from seeing the cakes they had been churning out and posting on Facebook around the time as they only had two macarons left but it was late afternoon and it was midweek so i had to make do with a takeaway for the drive home.

The guys have even created a burger dessert made out of macaron complete with sesame seeded bun now how cool is that! I think I need to sample the cakes on a weekend and early before they all go the next time i’m passing the cafe.

Livingsocial have an awesome deal this week offering a discount voucher for Hogwurst, which includes one of their infamous pork creations, side of fries with hot or cold drink for two people for just £12 with a £23 value or 4 diners for £23 with £46 value.

There’s a great range of options of hotdogs in the deal from your bog standard The Hot Dog – with fresh onions, mustard & ketchup or for those spice lovers The Chilli Dog – with chipotle beef chilli con carne, jalapenos, crispy onions, melted cheese, bashed Doritos shards, mustard & ketchup.

Not for the faint hearted is the newly launched The Dogfather – our Italian inspired pizza dog. Tom’s tomato marinara sauce, melted cheese, grilled peperoni, fresh diced onions and peppers and topped with bashed Dorito shards.

The fries don’t come plain either with the choice of the following:

Simple Fries – lightly salted

Sea Salt & Cracked Black Pepper

Orchard – apple cider vinegar & sea salt

Garlic Fries

Amigos fries – paprika and Cajun spicing

Truffle Fries – tossed in truffle oil with micro planed parmesan cheese

Cheesey Fries – grated mature cheddar

Oh and did I mention they do BRING YOUR OWN BOOZE!

Head over to LivingSocial to get your Hogwurst discount voucher in Cardiff to feed the other half or take the family out with 4 diners for £23 offer and you can use it up until 13th September 2015.


Pie Minister discount voucher for 2 in Cardiff with Living Social

I’ve loved a good pie since i was a kid but it wasn’t until a short stint in Oz that I became slightly obsessed with the flaky pastry topped, gravy laden meaty goodness that is Pie Face! What’s Pie Face you ask? Bite sized, golden crumbed pockets oozing with your favourite filling topped with a big smily face that donned every street corner as far as the eye could see amptly paired with a generous dollop of mash, peas and a good glug of gravy. What other stodgy delights could help you soak up your 10 scooners of Tooheys at 4am on Kings Cross?

I had visions of opening up my own Pie Face rip off on my immediate return from down under in Cardiff’s capital as pie and mash restaurants were doing the rounds in London at the time too but not seen anyone challenge the good ole trusty Clarke’s Pie in the capital. That said these were only left to go stale for hours on end next to a mouldy rissole in a glass heater in Chippy lane and nothing compared to the selection of meaty parcels offered by Pie face coupled by option to stack it with mash, peas and gravy and the fact you could buy a a multipack of up to 12 for the taxi ride home and breakfast!

The first and only dedicated Pie and mash shop in Cardiff called Pie Minister, which is a chain opened over a year ago nearly 3 years after I got back from Australia so I could of sweeped right up there! I popped in one Saturday afternoon to sample the pie’s on offer as I don’t do much shopping in Cardiff these days opting for shopping online instead and browsed the fine selection of Pie’s on offer whilst i sipped a tankard of their Bounders cider, which was on draft that day. Me being me couldn’t just go for pie on it’s own, which probably wouldn’t of touched the sides and needed a sub from New York Deli to walk to the train with to fill me up so I went straight to the top of the menu and ordered THE MOTHERSHIP!
pie minister discount voucher cardiff
I picked the Moo and Blue my favourite flavoured pie in the world ever beef and stilton after eating my own bodyweight in beef and stilton cornish pasties from the Cornish Bakehouse over the years on Church Street. Now the mothership as the name would suggest wasn’t just your bog standard pie it came with all the trimmings with mash on the plate but ramekins filled with chunks of cheddar cheese, crispy shallots, minted mushy peas and a healthy portion of yummy gravy! I had to go one better with a wedge of crusty bread and butter to mop up the gravy and any remnants of the beefy blue cheese centre!

Due to me being too lazy to shop around Cardiff these days and opting to shop from the comfort of my sofa I haven’t been back to Pie Minister yet but browsing through the daily deals websites this week one deal was jumping out at me!

You can get a Pie Minister discount meal for 2 people consisting of your choice of pie upgraded to the mothership with all the sides and toppings you could want to add extra flavour and texture to washed down with a good pint of of draught Bath Gem, Bounders cider or Freedom lager, or a pint of draught cola, diet cola, or lemonade for just £15 saving you 50% on the normal price they charge. I had to pay that for myself the last time and have successfully attempted a meal for 2 myself on many occassions but this would end me and look like i’d just had a hernia if i attempted two plates of some of the best pie’s in Cardiff.

You can use the Pie Minister discount voucher up to October and can even upgrade and get the same 50% savings for a group of 4 for just £30. Great for keeping in the wallet or purse for when your out for an impromptu shop with the other half or kids and sick to death of McDonald’s or Burger King and who wants a scabby burger you could use as tracing paper it’s that thin over Great Taste Gold award winning pies and as much stodge as you can shake a stick at! Pie Minister is located just a few doors away from Mcdonalds on St Mary Street too if you can’t find it.


Reebok Spartan Race discount entry for South Wales leg in Crickhowell 21st June 2015

reebok spartan race discount entry in wales with livingsocial

Like running? Fancy trying it with fire, lots of mud and barbed wire throw into the mix to spice it up a bit from your average and mediocre road run?

If so then the Reebok Spartan Race is coming to South Wales on 21st June and you can get £20 discount on the entry fee with Livingsocial. Think Mens Health Survival of the Fittest on steroids The Reebok Spartan Race had 130 events in 15 countries and 6 continents in 2014 and is taking the world by storm for those bored of a couple of laps around the local park and looking for an adrenaline fuelled sweat fest.

The Welsh Leg of the Reebok Spartan Race comes to Crickowell near Abergavenny on 21st June 2015 and you can get a discount race entry this week on Livingsocial so head over there now and save some pounds so you can put it towards caring up and a well deserved pint after the event at one of the many local country pubs dotted around Abergavenny on the way home. Just remember to bring a spare set of shoes and clothes because you will sweat, you will get wet, you will get dirty and you might shed a few tears and a bit of blood along the way too!

There are two races with the Spartan 5km sprint on 20th June June but you don’t want to do that do you? Why give it 50% of effort when you can do the 13km Spartan Super race on 21st June over secret obstacles thrown at you love the coarse of the race including mud, fire and barbed wire.

Get your Reebok Spartan Race discount entry for the Welsh leg of the tour here at LivingSocial.

Indoor ski and snowboard lesson discount at SnowDome Tamworth in Birmingham

I’ve never been skiing or snowboarding but recently booked my first trip on the slopes to Andorra in March. As I don’t skate or surf I don’t quite fancy my chances of taking to it like a duck to water i’ll be honest so i’ve been toying with the idea of getting a lesson or just trying open session at a local dry ski slope in Cwmbran or Cardiff. I’d heard there was an indoor ski slope in Birmingham but I was also told that the price was a bit steep and after spending a little more than I first anticipated on new kit for the snowboarding trip I ruled that option out.

Luckily I just stumbled on a great discount at the SnowDome for an indoor ski or snowboarding lesson for a fraction of the normal cost of lessons there. LivingSocial are offering a 2 hour group ski or snowboarding lesson for a discount price of just £37 instead of £62 per lesson as advertised on the SnowDome indoor ski slope website. This doesn’t give me much time to book as it’s a bit late this weekend, which only leaves next weekend to take advantage of the SnowDome discount snowboarding deal as i’m flying out on 13th March but if I do enjoy the slopes i’ll definitely be heading back up to Birmingham for a lesson when i get back.

If you’ve never given skiing or snowboarding a try or want a bit of help before your first trip on the slopes then this indoor skiing or snowboarding discount at SnowDome in Birmingham is definitely worth considering as friends of mine pointed out that i will end up wasting a day of my trip sitting on my ass as i won’t have a clue what i’m doing. Seeing that i’m only going for 4 days that seems a bit of a waste so even if i don’t have time to travel up to Birmingham’s Snow Dome to take advantage of the deal i’ll try my best to do a dry slope nearby but this is a great idea if you are thinking you are going to end up struggling when you get on the snow.

Take a look on LivingSocial and get the discount indoor snowboarding at SnowDome in Tamworth, Birmingham with either 2 hours for £37 or a 3 hour lesson for £52 and you get to test your balance and skills right up till August 28th 2015 so you can get a bit more use out of that newly acquired ski or snowboarding kit.


Guide to afternoon tea and the best places to go in South Wales

Most people tend to either be a sweet or a savoury lover, but me.. I love both! With that in mind afternoon tea is my idea of heaven with pastries, sandwiches and cakes galore. Oh and a little tipple of alcohol to wash it down with always goes down a treat too!

Unfortunately i’d never been for afternoon tea up to now so i’ve been on a mission to find the perfect afternoon tea locally in South Wales. What first led me to my quest for the ultimate afternoon tea was an email from the Celtic Manor advertising their Willy Wonka chocolate inspired afternoon tea. As usual i left it too late and the dates were snapped up almost instantly as parents scrambled to take their kids to the first chocolate and child inspired afternoon tea i’ve come across for Christmas.

Below is a break down of some of the best places for afternoon tea in South Wales either based on recommendation or from my reaction to the sugar coated goodies on the menu.

Angel Hotel, Cardiff

The Angel Hotel is in a prime centre location of Cardiff right next to two of the Capital’s most iconic buildings with it running along the walls of Cardiff Castle with great views into the garden’s if you decide to stay the night too and it’s also on the same street as the gates to the mighty newly renamed Principality Stadium formerly known as the Millennium Stadium.

I’ve stayed at the hotel a number of times due to it’s central location and reasonable nightly rate but not tried the afternoon tea myself although feedback on the sponge based confectionaries and sandwiches has been very positive from people at work.

Groupon currently have an afternoon tea discount at The Angel Hotel with £15 getting two dinners the standard afternoon tea or you can upgrade with a glass of prosecco for just £6 on top or you can double up and get 4 dinners with a discount afternoon tea at the Angel Hotel for £30 without or £41 with prosecco.

angel hotel afternoon tea discount in cardiff

On the day afternoon tea dinners are treated to a range of finger sandwiches with traditional fillings, a selection of cakes including strawberry merinque, chocolate delice, mini lemon tartlet, a slice of fruit cake. After you’ve let that settle you are then onto round two with two warm fruit scones served with strawberry jam and clotted cream with a choice of tea or coffee to wash all that sugary goodness down.

Get The Angel Hotel Afternoon Tea discount here with Groupon for 2 or 4 dinners saving 40%.

Celtic Manor, Newport

This was my first choice for afternoon tea after obsessing over the menu’s of all the options in my short list for weeks and I wasn’t disappointed.

I like what the Celtic Manor do with their afternoon tea’s as they don’t just rest on their laurels and they change it with the seasons instead of having the same offering throughout the year.

As i mentioned above I missed out on the Willy Wonka Chocolate Afternoon Tea that i was planning on taking my younger sister to but there were a couple of other options still left. There is the Resort Afternoon Tea with an autumn twist of warm glass of spiced Pimms to start, which is what i went with as it had macarons on the menu and I have a slight obsession with them. There was the Christmas Afternoon Tea, and the Newbridge Cream Tea served at the Newbridge Hotel that is not on the Celtic Manor Resort but just up the road towards Usk but is part of the Resort portfolio.

For my autumn inspired afternoon tea that i opted for we were presented first with the glass of warm spiced Pimm’s, while the waiter explained the format and what we would be served on the day with 3 different plates over the course of the two hours.


First out were the savoury dishes with pulled pork and crackling on brioche roll, smoked salmon mouse on pumpernickel bread, pumpkin and goats cheese tart and mini cheese rarebit on toast.

We were then served a pot of our selected tea or freshly brewed coffee to go with our selection of finger sandwiches, which included cucumber, pastrami and dill, egg mayonnaise, chicken with sage and chestnut.

The cakes also accompanied the sandwiches on the tiered cake stand and included Raspberry and frangipane batten berg, white chocolate and pistachio macaroon, Welsh ‘Hilltop Honey’ and lemon meringue tart, Merlyn liqueur truffle slice, Frosted carrot cupcake.

After being offered another pot of tea out came our warm scones with raspberry jam and clotted cream. I for one was quite worried i would still be hungry with the portion sizes and especially after seeing how small the items were when they first came out but i was pleasantly surprised at how full i was after we had all of our items on the menu.

This was my first experience of afternoon tea and would highly recommend it here at the Celtic Manor especially as they update the menu every couple of months in fact I’m tempted to try the Christmas afternoon tea menu that starts on December 1st. What sealed the deal for me on the menu was the white chocolate and pistachio macaron but that was the only thing on the menu that i was disappointed with and even left half of it on my plate as it just didn’t taste like ones i’ve had in the past and made myself it broke apart when i bit into it as there was a massive air bubble underneath the skin. I low they are supposed to be crisp texture on the outside but these just didn’t taste right i think the problem was they were just too big and didn’t cook right. All the ones i’ve eaten and made myself are smaller and seem to cook through a lot better.

My favourite item on the menu was the Welsh ‘Hilltop Honey’ and lemon meringue tart that was to die for and wish i could of had a box of 6 to take home!

The afternoon tea at the celtic manor costs £22 each and by my admission is excellent value for money as i was left full until about 8pm in the evening after sitting down at 1.30pm in the afternoon, which is unknown for me.

I love that they don’t just stick to a standard afternoon tea and often have a twist, which is excellent if you want to keep visiting but want something different every time. They have lined up some really good afternoon tea specials for 2018 such as the Asian Inspired Afternoon Tea for some, Rib Slider Afternoon Tea for the meat lovers, Mothers Day Afternoon Tea for treating the parents and an Easter Themed Afternoon Tea, which I’ve sampled last year so if you like chocolate this is the one for you.

Park House, Cardiff

Park House Afternoon tea discount in Cardiff

I’ve not been for afternoon tea at Park House opposite Cardiff Museum in Cathay’s Park but I have done the 7 course taster menu and that was top notch.

I had mini macarons, crab ones in fact during one of the courses and a fabulous desert to finish. you’re dining in very grand surroundings here with the building being a significant 19th century Grade 1 listed Welsh Mansion, which adds to the sense of being extra special.

Travelzoo are currently running a special promotion with an afternoon discount for two including prosecco for just £35 for both.

The prosecco afternoon tea usually costs £30 each so it’s a great deal.

In the afternoon tea discount at Park House you get the following included:

  • Afternoon tea for two people, served on a bone-china tea set and including a selection of sandwiches, freshly baked fig and ginger scones with seasonal conserve and clotted cream, a selection of handmade cakes and pastries, and your choice of tea or coffee each
  • A 125ml glass of prosecco each.

Park Plaza, Cardiff

The afternoon tea at the Park Plaza in Cardiff was a close second for me based on reviews from friends and pictures i’ve seen on their Facebook page and also it’s central Cardiff location so both of us could of had a few glasses of fizz or cocktails to go with the afternoon tea.

park plaza afternoon tea

What had me so interested in Park Plaza afternoon tea though was the choice of menus they have. They don’t just have traditional afternoon tea available they also have a Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea menu too, which has a more manly take on afternoon tea with a protein fest of mini venison burgers, seared sirloin steak and onion ciabatta, chorizo scotch egg and Bloody Mary mayonnaise. Instead of  cakes you get Yorkshire pudding topped with roast beef and horseradish with the grand finale of Warm chocolate fondant with clotted creamRum Baba filled with Chantilly cream & raspberries!!

I’m dribbling just writing the menu again but thought that would be more fitting for a day out and bromance with my male friends and not what i initially started looking for but i will definitely be trying it out soon but will be washing the food down with a beer not a cup of tea for sure.

The traditional afternoon tea will cost you £16.50 each and the gentleman’s afternoon tea will set you back £18.95 with both options allowing an upgrade of champagne to add that extra icing on the cake.

Park Plaza are now doing a Hendrick’s G & Tea afternoon tea for something a little bit different and for those who don’t want to try the Gentlemen’s afternoon tea. Travelzoo are offering it’s customers a discount on the Hendrick’s G & Tea afternoon tea at the Park Plaza Hotel for just £27 including full use of the spa facilities at the hotel.

Book an afternoon tea at The Park Plaza Cardiff.

Waterloo Gardens, Cardiff

Waterloo know how to do tea as they sell their own in the Tea House and wholesale online and it can be found on sale in Dublin, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London, Berlin, Budapest and Dubai.

The original tea house opened in 2008 in Pen y Lan next to Waterloo Waterloo Gardens hence the name but they have since opened up shop in Penarth and on Mill Lane in Cardiff City Centre.

At the tea house you will find the biggest selection of tea in the capital, along with heavenly cakes and they also exhibit local artists work so you can have  a nosey when you’re there.

The afternoon tea at Waterloo Tea Gardens comprises of a selection of fresh cakes, scones with clotted cream and jam, finger sandwiches and chocolate truffles  – all served on a three tier cake stand with a tea of your choice. Everything is home-made and costs just £13.50

Jolyon’s @ No. 10’s, Cathedral Road, Cardiff

jolyons afternoon tea discount cardiff

Situated close to Cardiff City Centre a stones throw from Sophia Garden’s, which would make an ideal finish to watching the ashes this week Jolyon’s at No. 10’s are offering guests a discount sparkling afternoon tea with a glass of presecco for just £22 for two people between 2-6pm this summer.

I’ve popped into Jolyon’s on a pub crawl from the other end of Cathedral Road into town so only had 20 minutes to acquaint myself with the surroundings but was impressed with the the hotel on my short time spent in there and would be a great finish to an afternoon of sampling the beers, ales and wines along the way if you wanted to attempt something similar.

The Jolyon’s afternoon tea discount includes the usual suspects such as variety of finger sandwiches, tea, coffee and the glass of fizz.

Pettigrew Tea Rooms, Cardiff Castle

Pettigrew is one of the most recent openings offering afternoon tea and is situated in the gatehouse of Cardiff Castle so you get some great views of the castle grounds and there is outside seating for the summer but being close to December you would have to be pretty brave to sit outside with your tea and cake.

pettigrew tea gardens afternoon tea in Cardiff

Unlike the hotels offering afternoon tea this is a more hearty choice with choice of tea, scones, sandwiches but instead of the mini pastries and cakes you get to choose a big wedge of the cakes of the day they have freshly baked at the tea rooms.

The afternoon tea costs just £13.50 each

Livingsocial also have a discount high tea for two for £24 with a value of £39 or £48 for 4 worth £78.

The Pettigrew Tea Rooms deal includes a short of winter berry cordial, your choice of finger sandwiches to share, a freshly baked fruit, plain, or seasonal scone with clotted cream and Caerphilly strawberry preserve, a slice of homemade cake, and a loose leaf tea, coffee, or soft drink each. You’ll also receive a handmade gift to take home.

Hilton Hotel, Cardiff

I’ve strolled past the Hilton Hotel opposite Cardiff Castle on a number of occasions to see the Razzi restaurant full with people dressed up nibbling on finger sandwiches and cakes and always fancied trying it but thought being the Hilton it was going to be way overpriced. After hunting down the best afternoon tea i was quite surprised at how cheap it was at £17.50 and unlike the others i’ve heard they keep topping up the sandwiches if the cakes don’t fill you up.

hilton hotel cardiff afternoon tea discount

The newly relaunched Grey Restaurant at the Hilton Hotel currently have a discount for their afternoon tea on Travelzoo for just £23 for 2 guests in eluding a glass of bubbly.

Nant Ddu Lodge, Brecon

Nant Ddu Lodge is located in Brecon just north of Merthyr Tydfil. I’ve never heard a bad word said about this place and I know a lot of people who have visited for spa days and afternoon tea including friends and family. I’ve not had the afternoon tea but i’ve stayed for the weekend dinner, bed and breakfast deal they do and the food was really good.

nant ddu lodge

Royal Hotel, Swansea

afternoon tea discount at royal hotel swansea

Not forgetting our friends further west of the city and in Wales second city the Royal Hotel have one of the best deals at the moment online with a discount afternoon tea for two guests for just £15 saving 50% or if you fancy a ladies (or guys as i’m quite partial to a finger sandwich and macaron) day out then you can get a discount on the afternoon tea for 4 guests too for just £29. That is actually cheaper than the original price for two diners.

Situated opposite Swansea train station this would be idea to end a day of shopping before heading home or for a birthday treat for someone special.

Expect sandwiches included fresh local ingredients to Swansea, cakes and scones dripping in clotted cream as it is the summer and it’s not as if you have a bikini to fit into!

Buy your afternoon tea discount voucher for The Royal Hotel in Swansea

Afternoon Tea Discounts with Travelzoo

Some of the big names in daily deals websites have come and gone over the years but one that’s made it through the storm is Travelzoo and one of my favourite websites for not only hotels and trips away but they do local deals throughout Wales including afternoon tea and restaurant dinning offers from some of the best hotels and restaurants around.

You can find regular afternoon tea deals from Park House, Chapel, Hilton, Park Plaza and Mojo Food Bar in Cardiff and Newport but I’ve also seen them as far as North Wales and Pembrokeshire if you want to stay in Wales but there’s also a good selection across the UK. They’ve even been known to have regular restaurant deals and tasting menu offers from Penarth’s Michelin Starred James Sommerin if you’re looking to make the day extra special and carry on the celebrations into the evening.

Wriggle App lunch and afternoon tea discounts in Cardiff


If you’ve not heard of Wriggle or used it you can check out the review on Wriggle here.

Basically Wriggle is a daily deal app / website offering discounts on a great range of independent restaurants, cafe’s and bars around Cardiff, Bristol and Brighton. Once you download the app pick what day you want to visit with the options for that day and up to 3 days before. It differs from other daily deals as you have to use it for the day you purchase and within the time frame.

I use Wriggle on a daily basis and used it for a cocktail tasting menu at Lab22, beers at Tiny Rebel & Pipes, burgers at Got Beef, Time and Beef and Kongs, an open sandwich at Wally’s Kaffeehaus, 3 courses at Pot Bistro, flat whites at Outpost and Lufkin, pizza and pasta at Porro and breakfast booking for the morning at Pettigrew Tea Rooms.

There are different deals showing up all the time from some of my favourite places in Cardiff and new places signing up all the time offering up to 50% off the standard price. There are regular coffee, cake and coffee deals at the likes of:

  • Brod
  • Brodies
  • Canna Deli
  • Kemis
  • Wally’s Deli / Kaffeehaus
  • Early Bird
  • Lufkin Coffee Roasters
  • Anna Loka
  • Quantum Coffee Roasters

Head to Wriggle to download the app then login, go to Refer a Friend in the menu, Redeem a code then add the code AUHPSS to get a further discount on your first purchase.

Nant Ddu Lodge Spa Stay for 2 with breakfast discount with Travelzoo

Nant Ddu is nestled in the Brecon Beacons along the A470 just passed Merthyr Tydfil so is easily accessible from most of South Wales by car or even the train with a short taxi ride from Merthyr Tydfil train station with the taxi rank just metres away.

Travelzoo are offering customers an amazing deal at Nant Ddu Lodge with a stay, upgrade to superior room, bottle of prosecco, full welsh breakfast and access to the Spa for two including two with a discount of up to 50%. One night will cost you £79 but you can get a further discount and pay just £139 for a two night stay.

I’ve stayed at the Nant Ddu Lodge hotel once and they do a great dinner at the restaurant too if you want to make the most of the little trip away.

You get full use of the spa facilities including indoor heated pool, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna plus you can alway book yourselves in for a treatment such as massages and facials for the ultimate pamper experience at Nant Ddu Lodge.

Head over to Travelzoo for a Spa getaway at Nant Ddu Lodge for 2