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A country hotel in the New Forest has launched a vegan cream tea – with gluten-free options available – in response to growing demand.

The menu at Careys Manor Hotel in Brockenhurst, which costs £24 per person, or £36.50 with a glass of Champagne, includes finger sandwiches, scones, and cake.

Both the vegan and the gluten-free afternoon teas are accompanied by a choice of Camellia artisan loose leaf teas or Fairtrade coffee – or a glass of Champagne.

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According to a hotel spokesperson: “Vegans can enjoy a delicious twist on the traditional sandwich with miniature wraps of tomato, avocado, carrot and pomegranate, and open sandwiches topped with creamy avocado and falafel.

“Warm fruit scones are topped with a light coconut cream and homemade strawberry jam, and pastries include an apricot and pistachio tart, coconut chocolate truffles, a chocolate compote and a peanut butter crispy rice cake.”

Vegans who want a gluten-free afternoon tea should contact Careys Manor in advance.

Maria Chiorando

Maria is the editor of Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle.