Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday with a magical afternoon tea and cocktails at the Blythswood Square hotel this month

Keen Harry Potter fans will know that 31 July is the famous wizard's birthday, so why not celebrate in style?

Published 26th Jul 2018
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

The Blythswood Square Hotel in Glasgow is set to launch a fortnight of magical events, including an enchanted afternoon tea and special cocktails, running from Harry's birthday till 12 August.

Posting on their social media, the team said: " Fire up your broomsticks. To celebrate Harry Potter's birthday on 31st July, Blythswood Square Hotel invites you join us for a fortnight of spells, potions and magical events, running from Tuesday 31st July until Sunday 12th August.


Picture: Blythswood Square Hotel Facebook

"During our “Season of Spells”, you will find our enchanted afternoon tea menu being served in the Salon, alongside a number of spellbinding potions, and a series of other magical events to enjoy whether you’re 7 or 70.

"Perfect your wizarding skills, don your hat and prepare to be sorted, ready to celebrate the world of witchcraft and wizardry."

The enchanted afternoon tea will be served daily from 12-5pm in the Salon from the 31 July - 12 August.

The menu is priced at £29 per person and includes traditional favourites all with a magical twist. There's also a 'wee wizardlings' kids menu available, priced at £12.95 per person.

Picture: Blythswood Square Hotel Facebook

Special cocktails or 'magical potions' available during the season of spells fortnight include the Tropical Tincture - a rum, spiced apple, butter and brown sugar creation, served from a hot cauldron.

More information can be found by visiting the hotel's website.

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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