Christenings & baby showers

A celebration for family and friends is the perfect way to welcome your new arrival!

At the Empress Hotel we supply everything you could possibly want for your Christening, Baby Shower or Gender Reveal– from superb hospitality and flexible menu’s to suit you and your guests to arranging decorations and even the cake.

Our extensive banqueting suites can cater for up to 200 guests which enables the hotel to offer a choice of beautiful rooms.

We are happy to discuss your food and beverage requirements with you and aim to bring you a menu to suit both your taste and your budget. Different choices of menus are available, from a sit down meal to a finger buffet, with our Afternoon Tea menu being just one of the options we can offer. Occasionally there will also be a small room hire charge made on top of the menu prices, but please ask for a quote when you enquire.

Deluxe Afternoon Tea

Selection of Speciality Teas and Coffees

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Choice of Finger Sandwiches:

Roast Ham & English Mustard

Prawn Marie Rose or Egg Mayonnaise with Cress

Coronation Chicken

Mature Cheddar Cheese and Homemade Chutney

On white or granary bread

All served with Salmon Pin Wheels

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Warm Homemade Scones, Clotted Cream, Jam & a Selection of Cakes, and Pastries

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£19.95 per person

Finger buffet menu

Selection of Freshly Made Quarter Cut Sandwiches

Spicy Chicken Wings or Chicken Satay

Samosas or Spring Rolls (V)

Pizza Slices (V)

Southern Fried Chicken Goujons or Fish Goujons

Potato Wedges (Spicy or Plain) with Dips (V)

Scotch Eggs

Cornish Pasties

Tomato and Mozzarella Bruchetta (V)

Sausage Rolls or Cocktail Sausages

Assorted Quiche

Mini Tortilla Wraps

Jalapeno Peppers (V)

Melon & Serrano Ham

Chicken and Pepper Skewers

Halloumi and Courgette Fritters (V)

Breaded Brie Wedges

Farmhouse Chips with a selection of dips

Vegan Sausage Rolls

Chicken-less Chicken Nuggets (Vegan)

Fish-less Fish Fingers (Vegan)

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Mini Pastry Desserts or Fruit Kebabs

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2024 – £17.50

2025 – £18.00

2026 – £18.50

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Extra items £2.50

Add to the occasion a refreshing glass of:

Sparkling Prosecco: £5.75

Champagne: £9.95

Pinot Grigio Rose: £6.25

Bucks Fizz: £4.95

Pimms Cocktail: £4.95

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(Drink prices are subject to change and may differ slightly from those above)

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Have a Christenings or Baby Shower you would like to organise, contact us to find out more.

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