Afternoon Tea 2017-06-06T14:01:56+00:00
Around 1840, lunch was served around midday to 1pm, and dinner had become fashionably later at 8pm thus leaving a long gap between the two meals.  Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford found she started to get hungry around 4pm, and so asked for a tray of tea, bread, butter and cake to be brought to her in her room.
This became a habit and she started to invite her friends to join her. By the 1880’s it was so fashionable, ladies in society would change into long gowns, gloves and hats and take tea in the drawing room.

The Classic

We make everything fresh to order, which means you can choose what you’d like to see on your personalized Afternoon Tea for Two.
Scones
Plain, fruit or cheese, served with jam and clotted cream or butter.
Sandwiches
Smoked salmon, cream cheese and cucumber wrap; Egg and Cress on our homemade bread, and House made Honey Mustard Ham and tomato roll.
Homemade cakes
Almond Bakewell tart and our popular Carrot Cake with cream cheese icing
Tea
Choose from English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Green, Peppermint, Lemon and Ginger and Cranberry and Raspberry
Please contact us to book on
0115 921 4747
We ask you to book so we can guarantee you a table and tailor your afternoon tea for you personally so if you would prefer a particular cake or sandwich just let us know.
The Afternoon Tea Time slots are between 2:30 and 4:30 on a Saturday and Sunday so please come and join us.
Single £9
Double £16

More Meat Less Sweet

With our homemade Scotch Eggs and Sausage Rolls, we’ve created an Afternoon Tea without the cakes.
Scotch Eggs
Soft-boiled egg with either Plain, Chorizo or Black Pudding sausage meat.
Sausage Rolls
Herb, Pork and Pickle or Chilli
Sandwiches
House roasted Pork Cob served with Stuffing, Crackling and Apple sauce
Bacon sandwich on Homemade White Bread
House cooked Honey Mustard Ham and tomato with mustard mayonnaise
Tea (sorry Black Cat Beer not included)
Choose from English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Green, Peppermint, Lemon and Ginger and Cranberry and Raspberry