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,
August Special Traditional Afternoon
£16.95 per person.
Make the most of the sunshine and enjoy our
special quintessentially British Afternoon Tea this
Summer. Only £16.95 per person, available Monday to Thursday
throughout August. After indulging in all those delicious treats
take a stroll around our beautiful formal gardens, explore the
Japanese Tea House and meet our delightful resident ducks!
Cream Tea £14.95 per person
Plain and fruit scones with strawberry
preserve and Devonshire clotted cream. Selection of homemade cakes
and individual fruit tartlets.
Traditional Tea £19.95 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
Great British Afternoon Tea £27.95 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
Booking is essential... simply call us on + 44 (0) 1920
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.