Summer 2014 is all about boats at the runnymede-on-thames. Accompanying the hotel’s fleet of river-faring vessels – which include a new Olympic Class Launch, the UK’s first HotTug (a boat-cum-hot-tub), electric boats and two rowing boats – is a delicious Nautical Afternoon Tea.

Smuggler’s Sultana Scones, Strawberry Life Buoy, Batten-down the hatches-Burg cake and Tropical Treasure Tartlet are all on deck to satisfy even the sweetest of tooths. In celebration of all things boat-worthy, each tea comes with a glass of bubbly (or sparkling elderflower for the children) and a tempting range of delicate finger sandwiches – both to be enjoyed from the hotel’s charming riverside location.

Reached within an hour of London, and with 181 comfortable bedrooms, an award-winning spa, outdoor pool, two riverside restaurants and plenty of grassy riverbanks, a summer of fun on the river awaits. All aboard!

Nautical Afternoon Tea is £25 per person. Overnight stays at the runnymede-on-thames from £169 per double room per night inclusive of breakfast.