Afternoon Teas

There are no set rules about the content of a traditional Afternoon Tea menu, but it usually consists of
sandwiches and a variety of sweet items. 

Traditional Afternoon Tea / Coffee

A selection of freshly prepared finger sandwiches

Warm scones with clotted cream and preserves

A variety of home made cakes and pastries

Your choice from a range of teas

What types of sandwiches are served with Afternoon Tea?

The classic selection of sandwiches served with Afternoon Tea includes:

  • cucumber;
  • egg mayonnaise with cress;
  • smoked salmon with cream cheese;
  • Coronation chicken;
  • Ham and mustard.

What about a Cream Tea?

A 'Cream Tea' is generally scones, clotted cream and preserve served with a pot of tea. 

What types of tea are served?

The range of teas on offer can vary from half a dozen to over a hundred, including some very rare and obscure ones.

Some specialist teas on offer can include:

Assam

A strong full-bodied tea from India, which has a distinctive, 'malty' flavour.

Darjeeling

An aromatic and astringent tea from India, with a hint of almonds and wildflowers.

Earl Grey

A blend of black teas scented with oil of bergamot named after Charles, 2nd Earl Grey, who was Prime Minister from 1830 to 1834.