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The Wellesley salutes Sir Winston Churchill with victorious afternoon tea in his honour 

Sir Winston Churchill afternoon tea
This autumn, Knightsbridge hotel The Wellesley, is celebrating a truly Great British leader, Sir Winston Churchill, by creating a limited edition afternoon tea. The tea includes hand crafted tiramisu bowler hats, chocolate cigars, and a bespoke tea blend, in a nod to the late British Prime Minister.
With a huge portrait overlooking the hotel’s Cigar Lounge, and a suite in The Penthouse named after him, Winston Churchill has a strong presence in the hotel. The Churchill Afternoon Tea further illustrates The Wellesley’s adoration for the British icon whose face now features on the newly-released £5 notes.

The Wellesley offers the opulent Cigar Lounge, which is home to a bespoke portrait of Churchill painted onto tobacco leaves, and Europe’s largest in-hotel humidor. Take your cue from Churchill and combine two of his greatest passions – cigars and Champagne – when you book the exclusive afternoon tea package.  

Alongside a selection of finger sandwiches, the menu showcases filo pastry cannoli cigars with dark chocolate mousse; an indulgent cheesecake tartelette and mandarin dome; bowler-hat shaped tiramisu cups; and rum and coffee lollypops. The bespoke Churchill Blend tea, enriched with almonds and pieces of Bourbon vanilla from Madagascar, completes the experience.  

The Wellesley’s award-winning Cigar Sommelier, Giuseppe Ruo, said: “As a hotel, we are passionate about good quality cigars; a passion that Churchill shared. His portrait in our Cigar Lounge acts as an interesting centrepiece, and we wanted to celebrate his legacy in other areas of the hotel too.”  

“We’ve combined Churchill, a quintessentially British figure, with our traditionally Italian food offering to create a unique afternoon tea menu that will be enjoyed by guests of all ages.”  

Winston Churchill also serves as one of The Wellesley’s suites’ names, which guests can book alongside the tea for the full Churchill experience.  

The Churchill Afternoon Tea is served daily from 2pm to 6pm, and is available now for £35pp, or £50pp including Champagne. Live piano is performed daily.  

Those booking the Churchill Champagne Afternoon Tea through The Wellesley’s website between 1 to 30 November 2016, will be entered into a competition to win dinner for two in the Jazz Lounge.  Terms and conditions apply.  

The full Churchill package, including an overnight stay in the Winston Churchill Suite, is available from £2,500 based on two people sharing. Subject to availability.

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