Afternoon tea cakes sandwiches and macaroons

There’s now a Beauty and the Beast-inspired afternoon tea

And it's just as enchanting as we hoped it would be…

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There’s now a Beauty and the Beast-inspired afternoon tea

If you love an afternoon tea but want to branch out from the traditional offerings where scones are served in abundance, alongside jam and a hearty dollop of clotted cream, then you’re in for a treat.

The menu, which pays homage to the original 1991 animation includes various savoury and sweet treats inspired by characters and scenes from the film

Helping to celebrate the upcoming and much-anticipated release of Beauty and the Beast, the Town House at the Kensington Hotel in London has crafted an afternoon tea to get excited about, and it’s called the Tale as old as Time.

But, just like the Disney classic - which is set to hit the big screens in March -  the quintessentially British afternoon tea has been given a modern makeover. The menu, which pays homage to the original 1991 animation, includes various savoury and sweet treats inspired by characters and scenes from the film.

The menu includes vanilla & gold jelly, presented in shot glasses with the symbolic rose petal immersed inside, and other treats including a spiced snowball macaroon - referring to the classic scene featuring Belle and Beast’s playful snowball fight.

And, if you thought that was great, the whimsical treats are all served in Mrs Potts and Chip dishware!

The trailer for the new remake was released late last year and stars the beautiful Emma Watson in the lead role, alongside Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens.

The film also stars Luke Evans as baddie Gaston, Kevin Kline as Maurice, the wonderful Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts and Josh Gad (Frozen) as Le Fou. The charming French Lumière will be played by Ewan McGregor, and Sir Ian McKellen will be Cogsworth.

In case you aren't familiar with the original story (where have you been?!), Beauty and the Beast follows the tale of bright, beautiful and independent Belle, who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle.

Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and makes herself at home as she starts to learn that there may be more to the beast than just his hideous exterior... 

We don’t know about you, but we’re super excited for the next glimpse we get into Belle’s world.

Beauty and the Beast opens in cinemas 17th March, 2017. You can pick up the original Beauty and the Beast, plus all your favourite Disney films at Asda in-store and online. Or if you wanted to host your own afternoon tea, make sure you check out our teapots amd mugs.