“Under certain circumstances there are few hours more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” - Henry James - The Portrait of a Lady
The ritual of afternoon tea owes its origins to Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford. Living during a time when it was common to eat only two main meals a day; an early breakfast and a late dinner. Anna decided to schedule time to drink tea and snack each afternoon.
This private ceremony was firstly done furtively in her bedroom, but over time other social hostesses quickly picked up on the idea and the practice became respectable enough to move it into the drawing room.
Before long all of fashionable society was sipping tea and nibbling sandwiches in the middle of the afternoon.
Enjoy a brand NEW Spring menu of:
Egg Mayonnaise & Cress Open Sliders
Smoked Salmon Mini Bagels
Delicate Finger Sandwiches of Lancashire Cheese with Tomato Chutney, Chicken & Chive Mayonnaise, Cucumber & Mint Crème Fraiche
Not forgetting the indulgent sweet treats of:
Papaya Mousse with Orange Jelly
Raspberry & Lychee Cheesecake
If a hearty Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea is more your thing, savour the delights of a totally Eclectic mix of a mini beef burger, chicken and leek pie, scotch egg and piccalilli, cheese board & chutneys, Eccles Cake and Brownie. Delightful!
Afternoon Tea £24.50
Afternoon Tea with Champagne £33.00
Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea £25.00
Kid’s Afternoon Tea £12.50
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10% service charge applies, please note an afternoon tea booking reserves your table for a maximum of 2 hours.