Traditional Afternoon Tea
Whether it's for a special celebration, an indulgent treat or simply the pleasure of a traditional ritual, Afternoon Tea is an occasion to be treasured. 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 - feel free to add a glass of champagne to make it extra special. Available at The Boat House and The Claret Jug.
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
Champagne Afternoon Tea
All the delights of our Traditional Afternoon Tea, served with a glass of Champagne.
£39.95 per person
To book a table, please call 01389 310 777 or email email@example.com
Gift vouchers for Afternoon Tea are available to purchase here.
Exclusive Gentleman's Afternoon Tea at The Claret Jug
Taking on the nation's most loved dining activity, the Traditional Afternoon Tea, we have brought this to The Claret Jug... but with a twist! Treat the most important man in your life to a Gentleman's Afternoon Tea and indulge in a wide selection of sweet and savoury options to satisfy any appetite, including some fantastic classics such as Mac 'n' Cheese and mini scotch pie.
At The Claret Jug, our team know exactly how to make your dining experience extra special so you can choose between a bottle of St Mungo's beer for all the beer lovers out there or if you'd rather keep it classic, you can never go wrong with a tea or coffee!
£20 Per Person
To book, please call The Claret Jug on 01389 310 777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org - Pre-booking is essential.
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. Some time after the Earl of Sandwich had the idea of putting a filling between two slices of bread, The Duchess began requesting a tray of tea, bread and butter, and cake to 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 1880s, 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.