Anyone for Tea....
The Traditional Afternoon Tea – A thing of the past, or a British sensation growing in popularity and appealing to the younger market nowadays? In our opinion Britain is strangely becoming a nation known for Afternoon Tea eccentrics, and we for one are very happy about it!
You could say that it’s the one meal of the day where you can really divulge and devour – the one where you can marry sandwiches with cream cakes, treats and pastries, all washed down with a delicious cup of traditional English tea! The perfect combination.
Afternoon has been around since the early nineteenth century and it is claimed to be the introduction of the 7th Duchess of Bedford who is said to have complained of "having that sinking feeling" during the late afternoon (We all know this feeling very well). The solution for the Duchess was a pot a tea and a light snack, taken privately in her boudoir during the afternoon. Friends later joined her in her rooms and she went on to send cards to her friends asking them to join her for tea. Before long all of fashionable society was sipping tea and nibbling sandwiches in the middle of the afternoon - and so Afternoon Tea began.....
Many establishments offer great afternoon teas – including Nuthurst Grange of course. Andrew, our Head Chef and his brigade take pride in serving fresh finger sandwiches, (with no crusts on of course!), warmed scones, delicious homemade cakes – and a wide selection of teas and coffees. Sure, there’s a chance you’ll get the afternoon ‘lull’ and sleepy feeling – but it’s all worth it in our opinion!
Afternoon Tea is now becoming more common all over the country – So why not give it a try at Nuthurst Grange – Served either in the Orangery Restaurant or Hotel Lounges – both looking out on to stunning views of the Warwickshire Countryside. Our advice to you all – If you think that Afternoon Tea is for the ‘oldies’ – think again! More younger generations are enjoying this mealtime – and we will continue to support this wonderful British tradition to ensure it continues for many decades to come.
Simply call 01564 783972 to book your afternoon tea at Nuthurst Grange Country House Hotel & Restaurant.