As foodies go, Santa must be a pretty discerning critic. Having spent years sampling the delicacies left out for him by well-behaved children, we think he knows an excellent spread when he sees one. Which is why there's little doubt that if today's deal from Mount Oswald Manor creeps on to your Christmas list the big fella won't mind you treating yourself to a gastronomical gift ahead of the big day. Find £12 -- a £25.80 value -- and a champagne afternoon tea for two will be yours to enjoy at the venue in Durham. Wash down tasty sandwiches and scrumptious cream scones with a glass of bubbly and a hot drink on the picturesque country estate, and you'll really feel that Christmas has come early. Don't spend your time staring up the chimney if you want this offer; it will have been swept away by tomorrow.
Enjoy By 1 April, 2012