Well, it’s certainly a different way to mark Mother’s Day.


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With people being encouraged to practice social distancing and limit their social interaction, traditional celebrations are off the menu.

But, the resourceful staff at Castle Leslie hotel have come up with a pretty unique way to mark Mother’s Day tomorrow; drive-through afternoon tea.

The hotel is currently closed for guests due to the Covid-19 outbreak, but will open for the afternoon tomorrow.

People are being encouraged to order vouchers online in advance.

On Sunday, guests will be asked to present their vouchers at the entrance to the hotel, before driving up to the hotel to pick up their afternoon tea and enjoying it in the comfort of their own homes.

If you’re not convinced, just take a look at this menu;


Castle Leslie Drive-Through Afternoon Tea Menu

Cherry & Frangipane Slice
Bailey’s Choux Bun
Chocolate Pave
Popping Candy
Spiced Orange & Honey Meringue Tart


Warm Prosciutto, Sundried Tomato & Spinach Quiche
Rosette of Smoked Salmon on Guinness Bread, Cream Cheese Mousse
Castle Leslie Free Range Egg & Chive in a Brown Slice Sandwich
Smoked Chicken & Roasted Red Peppers in a Brioche Bun


Scone, Lemon Curd, Clotted Cream, Jam & Butter
Winter Fruit Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting


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