Afternoon tea is historically something that was observed by the British upper and middle class as a light meal taken between 4pm and 6pm. Back in the 1840’s it was Anna Maria Russell, the then Duchess of Bedford, who was credited largely with the creation of the observance. Apparently she was said to have been visiting Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire when she felt that sinking feeling, while alone in her chambers. A servant brought her a cup of tea and some finger sandwiches and a few little tea cakes. The trend caught on so well that ‘Afternoon High Tea’ fast became a custom of the upper and middle classes.
In true traditional style, we at the Kingsmills Hotel like to offer our residents and guests a full selection of afternoon tea options. The original part of our hotel dates as far back as the 18th century, and therefore there is every chance that you will be sitting on the same spot that someone else took high tea at back in Victorian times.
Elegance and Perfection
Our elegant conservatory garden room is the delightful setting where you will enjoy freshly made finger sandwiches with a choice of cucumber, salmon, or egg and cress to go with your delicious pot of hot tea. We serve it with a tray of scones and jam and a selection of tea cakes, again freshly made for your delectation.
With our afternoon teas, the service, presentation and atmosphere is all part of the experience. You will enjoy your hot cup of tea from a sterling silver ornate teapot and drink it from beautifully delicate bone china tea cups.
Indulge and Enjoy
We have an amazing, affordable offer for you to come and enjoy high tea with us. Sit in the comfort of our garden room and gaze over the landscaped grounds while you enjoy your afternoon tea for just £9.00 per person. It’s a deal you should not miss, so give us a call and book yours now.