A quintessentially English afternoon tea
Accepting bookings now for March 21st and 22nd 2020
After our recent visits to THE UK- we have re-styled our afternoon tea menu
with a chance to sample more types of tea. The food has increased too to include a few more nibbles to make the experience even more authentic.
Some recent comments from our returning customers
''An unforgettable tea and food experience''
"Better than the one we had in London!"
"A real treat to celebrate my mum's birthday......"
Freshly cut sandwiches, scones and cakes are accompanied by your choice of tea from our extensive menu of loose teas.
We now serve afternoon tea times of 1:30pm- 3:30pm
Champagne or wine- we serve a special selection according to request. If you wish to celebrate a special anniversary or birthday let us know and we will make your afternoon even more memorable.
The ritual of afternoon tea owes its origins to Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford. As a young women in the early 1800s when it was common to eat only two main meals a day, with breakfast scheduled early in the morning and dinner late in the evening. Weakened and irritated by hunger pangs each day, she decided to schedule time to take tea and snack each afternoon. This private ceremony was firstly done furtively in her bedroom, but over time well-heeled acquaintances joined her and the practice was perpetuated. Nowadays tea rooms and hotels in compete in offering variations of this centuries-old tradition.