Afternoon Teas are served 7 days a week, between 3pm and 4.30pm. A £5 deposit per person is required to confirm all Afternoon Tea bookings. (a minimum of 24 hours advance booking is required.)
TRADITIONAL AFTERNOON TEA
Afternoon Tea as a specific meal did not evolve until the beginning of the 19th century, although the drink had been popular since its introduction in 1559.
Anna, Duchess of Bedford, invented the meal to fill the time between early luncheon and late dinner which she felt proved to be a low point of many a country house party.
As time progressed, it became a meal surrounded by etiquette and very strange customs, silver tea pots, delicate china, cake stands and starched white linen napkins, whether to pour the milk before or after the tea?
The heyday of the afternoon tea was in the days of the British Empire when the “sahib” and his family, having earlier had luncheon, would have to wait until the cool of the late evening to take dinner.
Afternoon Tea once again filled the gap – when they returned home, they brought the ceremony back home with them. It was at this point the fashionable Hotels took whole-heartedly to the serving of traditional Afternoon Tea.
SAMPLE AFTERNOON TEA MENU
Traditional Afternoon Tea
Finger sandwiches: smoked Scottish salmon with cream cheese, free range egg mayonnaise with cress, roast ham and Dijon mustard. Warm, freshly baked fruit scones served with clotted cream and strawberry preserve.
Last, but not least, our mouth-watering pastries and cake.
Celebration Afternoon Tea
Our Traditional Afternoon Tea plus a glass of either Galanti Prosecco extra dry,
or Galanti Pinot Grigio Spumante Rose.
Royal Afternoon Tea
Our Traditional Afternoon Tea plus a bottle of Veuve Clicquot yellow label Champagne
£12.95 for Afternoon Tea
£49.50 for Champagne
Gluten Free Afternoon Tea
£19.95 per person
Our Cup Hand Blended Teas offer 9 Blends, a tea to suit every taste.
A lighter, more delicate blend of Assam.
First Flush Darjeeling and Sri Lankan black tea with a refined character that’s perfect with Afternoon Tea.
Award winning take on a more citrus style of Earl Grey. Sri Lankan black Tea with Bergamont, orange blossom and lemon peel and hint of blue blossom to take you to another land.
We have sourced one of the finest Darjeeling teas. Grown on the Southern hills of the Himalayas, this tea offers a fresh aroma for the more delicate palate.
Coconut Cream Tea
Light and delicate Sri Lankan Black Tea. Flavoured with sweet coconut and orange blossom. You will get the creamy texture of fresh coconut with the rich warm balance of the Ceylon Tea.
Full of traditional Scottish charm. Sweet Rooibos with lavender flowers, heather flowers and honey.
When picking the tea, only the new tea buds and the leaf next to the bud are picked. This high quality Green Tea is naturally rich in antioxidants.
Apple and Cinnamon
A delightful blend of real apple pieces with green tea. With the subtle spice of cinnamon, this tea is a healthy and delicious favourite.
Rhubarb and Cherry
A fruity blend of hibiscus, apple pieces, rosehip peel, Morello cherries and rose petals with rhubarb.
Lemongrass and Ginger
Citrus Herbs of lemongrass and lemon verbena blended with strong ginger root that packs a spicy punch.
If you prefer coffee with your afternoon tea, we serve Finest Kenyan.
Coffee beans from Kenya are regarded by many as the crème de la crème of coffee. Ours are superb quality, cultivated at altitude and medium roasted, creating a rounded, grown up coffee that is respected and revered by coffee connoisseurs and can be enjoyed anytime.