Afternoon Tea


“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.


Hop into Easter with our Afternoon Tea! 

Served from Monday 19th March to Sunday 15th April

We've reinvented Afternoon Tea for the sweet season...savour the delights of the traditional afternoon tea with an Easter twist!


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:

Lemon Macarons

Chocolate Mousse Nests (served in a shot glass!)

Carrot Cake

Marble Chocolate Tart

Scones, Preserves & Clotted Ceam


If a hearty Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea is more your thing, savour the delights of a totally Eclectic mix of a mini beef burger, vegetable spring roll, chicken and leek pie, scotch egg and piccalilli, cheese board and chutneys plus Eccles cakes for an Easter touch. Delightful! 

We never forget the little ones here at Eclectic…we're serving our Kids Easter Afternoon Tea of cupcakes (to be decorated by them!), lolly pop banana brownies, bonnet biscuits and fruit kebabs!


Easter Afternoon Tea £24.50

Easter Afternoon Tea with Champagne £33.00

Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea £25.00

Kid’s Afternoon Tea £12.50

Let’s Get Social! 
Tag us @eclectic_hotels in your pictures on instagram enjoying Afternoon Tea at King Street Townhouse with #TheEclecticWay

10% service charge applies, please note an afternoon tea booking reserves your table for a maximum of 2 hours.



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