WIN! Winter Afternoon Tea for two at The Celtic Manor Resort, Newport


Vintage Afternoon Tea at The Celtic Manor in August 2015.

The Rare Welsh Bit has teamed up with The Celtic Manor Resort to offer you the opportunity to win Winter Afternoon Tea for two at this five-star venue in Newport, South Wales.

You may remember that I featured The Celtic Manor Resort’s Vintage Afternoon Tea on my blog back in August, and more recently I’ve also written about a Festive Afternoon Tea hamper they delivered to my home as a taster of their Christmas afternoon tea offering.

Xmas afternoon tea hamper

Festive Afternoon Tea hamper from The Celtic Manor

Available from 4th January – 20th March 2016, the Winter Afternoon Tea features gourmet finger sandwiches, including oak-smoked salmon with lemon creme fraiche and Caerphilly cheese with pear chutney, alongside mouth-watering cakes and tarts like rich chocolate torte and white forest gateau, followed by freshly baked scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve. 

This usually costs £19 per person from Monday to Friday and £27 per person on weekends. 

To enter, click the link below, log-in via Rafflecopter and leave a comment on this blog post – this is the ONLY mandatory task. You can gain extra entries in the draw by visiting The Rare Welsh Bit on Facebook (‘likes’ aren’t required but are always welcome!), following The Rare Welsh Bit on Twitter, following The Rare Welsh Bit on Instagram or by tweeting a link to the giveaway.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway is a joint promotion by The Rare Welsh Bit and The Celtic Manor Resort

Terms and conditions

1. This prize draw starts on Monday 21st December 2015 at 00:00am midnight (GMT).
2. This prize draw ends on Monday 4th January 2016 at 00:00am midnight (GMT). Entries must be received by Sunday 3rd January at 23.59pm.
3. Open to UK residents aged 18 or over, except for the families of the sponsor and the promoter and anyone else professionally connected with this promotion.
4. Entrants must log in to Rafflecopter and leave a comment on the blog post this prize draw is advertised on – this is the ONLY mandatory task. You can gain extra entries in the draw by visiting The Rare Welsh Bit on Facebook, following The Rare Welsh Bit on Twitter or Instagram, or by tweeting a link to the giveaway.
5. Any invalid entries will be disqualified (eg. if you confirm that you’ve commented on my blog post or followed me on Twitter/Instagram, but I check and find out that you haven’t)
6. One winner will receive two complimentary places for Winter Afternoon Tea at The Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, South Wales. The prize is only valid on weekdays from 4th January 2016 to 20th March 2016 and it can only be booked for between 1.00 – 3.30pm. 
7. The winner will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter.
8. The winner will be notified by email and announced on my blog ( and social media channels within 24 hours of the prize draw ending (ie. by Tuesday 5th January 2016 at 12.00am midnight, GMT).
9. If for any reason the winner is unable to attend, a new winner will be chosen at random, notified by email and announced on my blog and social media channels.
10. This prize draw is in no way endorsed by, sponsored by or affiliated with Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.



  1. December 21, 2015 / 12:50 pm

    I would love to win as I have wanted to stay at the Celtic Manor for such a long time and this will give me a taster of the beautiful resort.

    • December 23, 2015 / 3:25 pm

      It is such a beautiful place, I love visiting the Celtic Manor Resort whether it’s for a spa day, food or drinks – I’ve even played laser quest there once!

  2. December 21, 2015 / 2:53 pm

    I’d love to win so I could treat my mum as she deserves something special 🙂 Plus it’s one of her favourite places to visit- her and my dad often celebrate their wedding anniversaries there!

    • December 23, 2015 / 3:24 pm

      Aww that’s very thoughtful of you! I bet your mum would like the afternoon tea that the Celtic Manor Resort offers (I know I do 🙂 )

  3. jennifer hull
    December 21, 2015 / 9:17 pm

    I love afternoon tea….. HOW LOVELY SANDWICHES AND CAKES……ive driven passed the celtic manor so many times…would love tea

    • December 23, 2015 / 3:23 pm

      The Celtic Manor puts on a great afternoon tea, in my experience. I am sure you’d love it too!

  4. Claire Phillips
    December 21, 2015 / 9:47 pm

    It’s a lovely excuse to come back to Wales and experience the luxury and elegance of a fantastic resort – a ‘rare welsh bit’ of heaven!

    • December 23, 2015 / 3:23 pm

      Ooh, I like what you did there Claire! It would be the perfect excuse to visit Wales, Cardiff isn’t that far away from the Celtic Manor Resort and we have lots of shops and great attractions/entertainment here – always worth a visit 🙂

  5. Emma Fearn
    December 22, 2015 / 12:44 am

    I would love to treat my parents to Afternoon Tea at The Celtic Manor as it is my Mum’s 80th Birthday in February.

    • December 23, 2015 / 3:21 pm

      That would be great, it would be the perfect thing to do to celebrate her birthday! Wish you the best of luck 🙂

  6. Leonie Martin
    December 22, 2015 / 9:39 am

    After the madness of Christmas it would be nice to take some time out in the lovely surroundings of the Celtic Manor

    • December 23, 2015 / 3:21 pm

      I know what you mean – the run-up to Christmas has wiped me out. Looking forward to some ‘me’ time over the next few days though!

  7. Kevin Carnell
    December 22, 2015 / 9:46 am

    I would like to win this for my wife as we have a disabled.son my wife dose not get much time to herself to enjoy things and I think she would very much enjoy this and have some time to herself

    • December 23, 2015 / 3:20 pm

      That’s a lovely thought Kevin, I wish you the best of luck! Hope you have a great Christmas and New Year.

    December 22, 2015 / 10:54 am

    wow looks so posh, love lil cakes!

    • December 23, 2015 / 3:19 pm

      It is pretty fancy! I loved the little cakes and pastries too, so cute.

  9. david salter
    December 22, 2015 / 3:46 pm

    My wife would love tea at Celtic Manor, shes wanted to come here for years

    • December 23, 2015 / 3:19 pm

      That’s sweet, I bet she would love it – and so would you 🙂

  10. B Rose
    December 22, 2015 / 4:07 pm

    Oh yes please

    • December 23, 2015 / 3:28 pm

      Good luck Bethan! 🙂

  11. Emma Jones
    December 22, 2015 / 5:34 pm

    This is a fantastic prize. I would take my lovely sister as she always deserves a treat 🙂

    • December 23, 2015 / 3:18 pm

      Aww that’s nice! I do enjoy afternoon tea at the Celtic Manor

  12. Keith Hunt
    December 23, 2015 / 6:25 pm

    We have not been to Newport in years and love to have a nice posh tea out.

    • December 23, 2015 / 7:35 pm

      Wishing you all the best of luck Keith! And I hope you have a great Christmas and New Year too.

  13. Alison
    December 24, 2015 / 12:58 am

    It would be so wonderful to win, and spoil my mother and sister. Both have had a hard year with health problems, and this would be a great way to treat them.

    Merry Christmas, and I really look forward to your blog helping me to findeven more new places to eat in 2016 🙂

    • December 27, 2015 / 1:36 am

      Aww, sorry to hear that. Fingers crossed eh 🙂 Merry Christmas to you too! And a Happy New Year. I hope you’ll enjoy reading my blog in future.

    December 26, 2015 / 11:58 pm

    We’re going to Celtic Manor in February so I’d love to win this to have a tasty treat while we’re there

    • December 27, 2015 / 1:30 am

      That would be lovely, I hope you have a great time and wish you the best of luck in the competition

  15. Michelle Russ
    December 28, 2015 / 7:18 pm

    I’ve always wanted to have afternoon tea here, so great giveaway!

    • January 1, 2016 / 9:16 pm

      Thanks – and good luck 😀

  16. Ayse
    December 29, 2015 / 3:42 pm

    I would love to win so myself and my partner can have some special time together while my mum babysits our little girl. I love her to bits but I would love to have a some tea and cakes and not worry she’ll steal them off me lol. Fingers crossed x

    • January 1, 2016 / 9:15 pm

      That sounds great, I wish you the best of luck!

  17. Chris Andrews
    December 30, 2015 / 12:15 pm

    Leave a comment on this blog post telling me why you’d love to win afternoon tea at The Celtic Manor Resort.
    . . . . . .l have driven by so many times and it looks so imposing. l have not (yet) had the pleasure of visiting the Celtic Manor and would dearly love the opportunity to do so

  18. Kristyn Harris
    December 31, 2015 / 9:12 pm

    I would love to win afternoon tea in the Celtic Manor and take my gorgeous husband out for a surprise afternoon. After being together for 20 years in 2016 we have a lot to celebrate. I may even book a room there for the night too!

    • January 1, 2016 / 8:48 pm

      Congratulations to you both, sounds like a lovely idea. The Celtic Manor is a great place to celebrate!

  19. Anthea Holloway
    January 1, 2016 / 4:38 pm

    I would love to win afternoon tea at the Celtic Manor because it is such a lovely place and my daughter lives in Newport so we could go together!

    • January 1, 2016 / 8:44 pm

      That sounds lovely, good luck!

  20. Cassie Watson
    January 1, 2016 / 5:33 pm

    I’d love to win this as my brother is at University in Swansea so this would be perfect to use with him when we next visit him, giving him a treat away from student life!

    • January 1, 2016 / 8:43 pm

      Sounds great – good luck!

  21. Victoria Prince
    January 1, 2016 / 9:06 pm

    I would love to win as I recently experience my first “posh” afternoon tea and it was amazing – so I’d love the chance to treat mum again!

    I agree they always seem to be a little heavy on the cakes though, and I have a very sweet tooth. We made the mistake of eating all the sandwiches first and I have learnt not to do that if I ever have the opportunity again, as it would have been nice to have a savoury “break” in between!

    • January 1, 2016 / 9:07 pm

      Definitely. I was surprised at how much food the Celtic Manor include in their afternoon teas.

  22. Ben Rich
    January 2, 2016 / 4:03 pm

    I’d love to win. An afternoon out from my home in Cardiff is no trouble and a treat to eat out in such a great venue.

    • January 3, 2016 / 10:41 pm

      Such a lovely thought. Good luck!

  23. Jodie W
    January 2, 2016 / 4:40 pm

    The celtic manor is such a lovely hotel an afternoon tea there would be very special. My husband has never visited either so that would be a treat for him. I went on a spa day at the celtic manor and had their lunch too – excellent chef;s.

    • January 3, 2016 / 10:41 pm

      That sounds really special Jodie, good luck!

  24. Karen Richards
    January 2, 2016 / 6:11 pm

    To experience afternoon tea in luxurious surroundings so that I could feel like a star and I could treat my Mam.

    • January 3, 2016 / 10:45 pm

      Sounds very nice, good luck!

  25. Chris S
    January 3, 2016 / 10:27 am

    My husband and I stayed there a couple of years ago for a wedding but we didn’t have time to explore the whole place. It was so beautiful and have promised ourselves that we will go back but so far we haven’t managed it. I would love to win this lovely prize and would make the most of it by booking a night’s accommodation too! Thank you so much for this chance.

    • January 3, 2016 / 10:40 pm

      Thank you, and no problem. I’ve never stayed at The Celtic Manor Resort before but I’d love to, I bet it’s great. I’ve had a few meals there before, as well as the afternoon tea, and I’ve always been impressed!

  26. Ruth Giles
    January 3, 2016 / 12:33 pm

    Would love to win to be able to treat my daughter who thoroughly deserves such a lovely experience???? looks totally delicious and a wonderful environment too!

    • January 3, 2016 / 10:39 pm

      Sounds like you’d have a great time together here, good luck!

  27. DJ KIRBY
    January 3, 2016 / 1:16 pm

    Lovely prize- would love to win this.

    • January 3, 2016 / 10:38 pm

      Thanks, and good luck!

  28. andrea telfer
    January 3, 2016 / 1:29 pm

    would love to win this, always looking for nice cafe’s and coffee shops etc to visit x good luck all

  29. Claire Farley
    January 3, 2016 / 7:57 pm

    Having seen this beautiful hotel on TV when President Obama visited would love the opportunity to join the elite 😉 Have lived in Chepstow 5 years now and never been

    • January 3, 2016 / 10:37 pm

      All the best of luck to you 🙂

  30. Carol Portas
    January 3, 2016 / 8:00 pm

    We’ve passed Celtic Manor many times but never been in. So nipping in for afternoon tea would be a fantastic treat.

    • January 3, 2016 / 10:37 pm

      They put on a lovely afternoon tea! Good luck 🙂

  31. Christine Hobbs
    January 3, 2016 / 9:39 pm

    Have passed Celtic Manor so many times when visiting my friend who lives in Bridgend. I live in Bristol and I see the imposing building high on the Hill and often wonder what a stunning and grand place would look like inside. Would love to have an invite to see where the likes of Tiger Woods and even Barack Obama frequent…Wow x

    • January 3, 2016 / 10:36 pm

      It is just as nice inside as it looks from outside… a lovely place to visit 🙂

  32. Lizzy Cooper
    January 3, 2016 / 10:00 pm

    I’d love to win because the food there is incredible but I’d never be able to afford to eat there again!!
    I’m so hungry right now thinking about it (:

    • January 3, 2016 / 10:35 pm

      Awww, good luck Lizzy!

  33. A.E. ADKINS
    January 3, 2016 / 11:50 pm

    Never been, sounds great!

    • January 4, 2016 / 12:31 am

      From experience, I can definitely vouch for the afternoon tea at The Celtic Manor – lots of tea and cakes, can’t go wrong! 😀

  34. Rachel
    January 4, 2016 / 11:51 pm

    This afternoon tea looks fab!

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