A delightful way to spend the afternoon

What’s Afternoon Tea all about?


Afternoon tea was introduced in England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford in 1840. The Duchess would become hungry around four o’clock in the afternoon. The evening meal in her household was served fashionably late at eight o’clock, thus leaving a long period of time between lunch and dinner. The Duchess asked that a tray of tea, bread and butter (some time earlier, the Earl of Sandwich had had the idea of putting a filling between two slices of bread) and cake be brought to her room during the late afternoon. This became a habit of hers and she began inviting friends to join her.

Our Afternoon Tea


We serve a gastronomic tower of sandwiches, freshly baked scones with clotted cream & Tiptree jam, savouries, mini biscuits and homemade desserts.

Traditional Afternoon Tea menu

‘free from’ traditional Afternoon Tea menu

Children’s Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea is served Thursday – Sunday from 12.30pm-5pm

Book below or if you have any questions, contact us on 01438 717793 or e-mail

Give the gift of Afternoon Tea

Birthdays, anniversaries, celebrations, or ‘just because’, our creative take on traditional Afternoon Tea is sure to a smile on the face of the food lover in your life.