The Tara Afternoon Tea

 Experience the much-loved English tradition of Afternoon Tea at its finest! 

What is Afternoon Tea?

Afternoon Tea is a tea-related ritual, introduced in Britain in the early 1840s. It evolved as a mini meal to stem the hunger and anticipation of an evening meal at 8pm. 

Afternoon Tea is a meal composed of sandwiches (usually cut delicately into 'fingers'), scones with clotted cream and jam, sweet pastries and cakes. Interestingly, scones were not a common feature of early Afternoon Tea and were only introduced in the twentieth century.

Afternoon Tea was initially developed as a private social event for ladies who climbed the echelons of society. It was only when Queen Victoria engaged in the Afternoon Tea ritual that it became a formal occasion on a larger scale, known as 'tea receptions'.

These receptions could have as many as two hundred guests with an open 'at home' invitation to visit between 4pm and 7pm, during which they could come and go as they pleased; this was the genesis of the Afternoon Tea as we know it.

In Britain today Afternoon Tea is usually enjoyed as an occasional indulgence or to celebrate a special event such as a birthday, or a pre-wedding or baby shower party with a group of friends.

This traditionally themed array will feature a selection of:

Finger sandwiches
  Homemade cakes
Fresh homemade scones with clotted cream and jam
Your choice of tea or coffee

£25.00 per couple

Book now on 01452 617412

 (served from 1.00pm to 4.30pm)

 “There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”
- Henry James