Afternoon Tea at Cameron House

Whether for a special celebration, an indulgent treat, or simply the pleasure of a traditional ritual, Afternoon Tea at Cameron House is an occasion to be treasured and served daily in the majestic Drawing Room. Enjoy freshly-baked scones, velvety clotted cream, home-made fruit preserves and intricately prepared pastries, all hand-crafted by our masterful chef and his team, add a flute of Moët to make the occasion extra special. 

Afternoon Tea Price List

Traditional Afternoon Tea 

Traditional Afternoon Tea including a selection of sweet and savoury treats, accompanied by your choice of tea.
£30 per person

Prosecco Afternoon Tea
All the delights of our Traditional Afternoon Tea served with a glass of Prosecco.
£37 Per person

Champagne Afternoon Tea 

All the delights of our Traditional Afternoon Tea served with a glass of Champagne.
£42 per person

 

To book a table, please call 01389 310 777 or email reservations@cameronhouse.co.uk

 

How the tradition of Afternoon Tea began

Afternoon tea was introduced in England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in the year 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, 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 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.

This pause for tea became a fashionable social event. During the 1880's upper-class and society women would change into long gowns, gloves and hats for their afternoon tea which was usually served between four and five o'clock.