Afternoon Tea in Warwickshire
Nothing is more quintessentially English than afternoon tea…
There is nothing more quintessentially English than afternoon tea, and where better to indulge in this delight than in Shakespeare’s England in Warwickshire?
Also known as ‘High Tea’, the Seventh Duchess of Bedford is believed to be have begun the ritual in 1840; after having a ‘sinking feeling’ between luncheon and her evening meal, she requested that her footman brought her a pot of tea and some light refreshment. She enjoyed her ‘tea’ so much that she was soon inviting her friends over to gossip over tea, finger sandwiches and cakes. Afternoon Tea fast became fashionable amongst the upper classes. Nowadays everyone can indulge in Afternoon Teas.
Afternoon tea in Warwickshire can be enjoyed in many of the area’s finest restaurants and hotels including Mallory Court or at the historic Falcon Hotel. If you want to enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Warwickshire countryside during your afternoon tea try The Bell at Alderminster, or for absolute decadence you might want to sample the luxurious afternoon tea at Dormy House Hotel, just down the road in Worcestershire.
If you want to truly step back in time and experience afternoon tea in all its quintessentially English glory, visit Hathaway Tea Rooms in Stratford-upon-Avon. For something a bit different, treat yourself to afternoon tea in Warwickshire at the Rooftop Restaurant at the world famnous Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Alternatively for a historic spin head to the tea room ‘The Brethren’s Kitchen’ at the Lord Leycester Hospital in Warwick, a true hidden gem!