It is no secret that we adore Afternoon Tea here at Boringdon Hall and our guests seem to love it just as much as we do. With care, time and passion the team create indulgently wonderful Afternoon Teas, from the signature three tiers, to our ever-popular Special Edition masterpieces.
A quintessential English tradition, Afternoon Tea began in 1840, 200 years after Boringdon Hall came to be, when Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, would become hungry in the afternoons. It was usual for people to eat only two main meals a day, breakfast and dinner at around 8’o clock in the evening. With dinner being a little later, the solution for the Duchess was a pot a tea and a light snack of bread and butter, taken privately in her boudoir during the afternoon. Afternoon Tea has since moved on from bread and butter and now features all manner of decadent sweet treats.
Over the past year, Boringdon have proudly presented a charming Beauty and the Beast Afternoon Tea – complete with bell jar and fondant rose – and a sassy Sex and the City treat, served with a Cosmopolitan jelly and stiletto shaped biscuit in true Carrie Bradshaw style.
2018 began with a whimsical Beatrix Potter Afternoon Tea, served with an edible McGregor’s cabbage patch and since then there’s been Sleeping Beauty, Robin Hood, Wimbledon and more. Our newest offering is celebrating the release of Disney’s new Christopher Robin film. The Winnie the Pooh Afternoon Tea will be served until 30th September. Winnie the Pooh will be joined by all his chums for a truly ‘tiggerific’ tea time. Head Chef Scott Paton and his team have created a scrumptious Honey Carrot Cake ‘Honey Pot’ which will be joined by ‘Winnie the Pooh’ and ‘Piglet’ Cookies, ‘Rabbit’s Vegetable Patch’ Brownie and ‘Tigger’ Macaroons, all alongside the most delicious savoury treats including ‘Eeyore’ Sticks and ‘Rabbit’s’ Vegetable Tart.
Our new Traditional Afternoon Tea will be launching on 1st September giving our guests an array of Afternoon Tea options.
What do we love about Afternoon Tea? Is it the delicate cut of the finger sandwich? The warm, fluffy scones topped with rich clotted cream and fruit preserves? Or the mouth-watering delicacies created to gratify and delight…
Find out more about Afternoon Tea at Boringdon Hall here.