Delicious Afternoon Teas

The Drawing Room, the Library or outside on the beautiful terraces... wherever you place yourself for your luxury afternoon tea in Hertfordshire, you're sure to be in for a treat!

Indulge in a little bit of English tradition in a quintessentially English setting - finely cut sandwiches, freshly baked scones with jam and clotted cream, a range of delicate pastries and your choice of tea and coffee - an unforgettable afternoon spent in the tranquil surroundings of our stunning Jacobean Mansion House enjoying a luxury afternoon tea in Ware, Hertfordshire.


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Traditional Tea £20.00 per person

A choice of delicious finger sandwiches with various fillings. Plain and fruit scones with strawberry preserve and Devonshire clotted cream. Selection of homemade cakes and individual fruit tartlets.

Great British Afternoon Tea £28.00 per person

Celebrate the best that Britain has to offer and indulge with a glass of Nyetimber English Sparkling wine. Produced in West Sussex and voted "Best Worldwide Sparkling Wine" three times, Nyetimber complements the quintessential British tradition of Afternoon Tea perfectly.

Please advise us of any food allergens or intolerances

Booking is essential... simply call us on + 44 (0) 1920 460511

A little bit of history

Anna, 7th Duchess of Bedford, is reputed to have introduced the tradition of taking Afternoon Tea in the early 1840s to appease her appetite in the long hours between an early lunch and a late supper. From her boudoir she sent to the kitchen for a pot of water, bread and butter and cakes; she would brew her own tea. Anna is said to have shared the idea with friends and by the end of the decade afternoon tea had become a widespread social event.