The History of Afternoon Tea……….
The tradition of the afternoon tea dates back to the 18th Century when one of Queen Victoria's ladies-in-waiting, Anna Stanhope (the Duchess of Bedford) complained of a little 'sinking feeling' about four o'clock in the afternoon.
To revive herself, the Duchess had her servants bring
her a pot of tea and a few breadstuffs and then soon began inviting her friends to join her for her additional meal in
her room at Belvior Castle.
The traditional afternoon tea was born -
and has become a British institution.
Whilst we can't promise liveried footmen we can
offer a little luxury & indulgence
That's a thought that is guaranteed to
lift your spirits
We serve afternoon tea's between 2 & 4pm Wed to Saturday.
All tea's are served on china tea stands with an ecletic mix of traditional china cups, saucers & plates.
As all items are freshly prepared & baked we would ask that all bookings are made 24 hours in advance.
To book please use our online booking system below & we will confirm back to you when your bookings is accepted.
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call us on 01376 324269 ( please note we are closed on Mondasy & Tuesdays)
OUR AFTERNOON TEA'S
Classic Afternoon Tea - £18pp
Our timeless classic Afternoon Tea consists of freshly home baked plain scones (2 per person), Tiptree strawberry jam & Rodda’s Cornish clotted cream as well as tempting sweet treats of homemade lemon drizzle cake, chocolate brownie & macarons & a selection of finger sandwiches.
Savoury Afternoon Tea - £18pp
If jam, cream & cakes isn’t for you then try our Savoury Afternoon Tea - it’s not just for men though!
This tea includes freshly home baked Sage & Cheddar scones (2 per person), ham hock and wholegrain mustard butter, an individual locally made Pork Pie, apple chutney & a tasty homemade goats cheese, tomato, olive and red onion tart & a selection of finger sandwiches.
Mixed Afternoon Tea - £18pp
Enjoy a mixture of the Classic & Savoury Afternoon Tea's selections.
Dietary requirements such as gluten or dairy free can be catered for if requested at time of booking.
All allergens can be seen on our menus webpage & items are prepared in the kitchen where nuts are present.