Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea at The Royal Silverdale

There's an exciting new edition to the menu at The Royal Silverdale as we introduce our luxurious Afternoon Tea.

Before we introduce our afternoon tea here's a bit of information on how afternoon tea found its way into English culture.

Tea consumption increased dramatically during the early nineteenth century and it is around this time that Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford is said to have complained of "having that sinking feeling" during the late afternoon.

At the time it was usual for people to take only two main meals a day, breakfast, and dinner at around 8 o'clock in the evening. The solution for the Duchess was a pot of tea and a light snack, taken privately in her boudoir during the afternoon.

The Duchess continued this afternoon treat when she returned to London, sending cards to her friends asking them to join her for "tea and a walk in the fields." Other social hostesses quickly picked up on the idea and the practice became respectable enough to move it into the drawing room.

Before long all of fashionable society was sipping tea and nibbling sandwiches in the middle of the afternoon and now we are bringing this wonderful idea to the heart of Silverdale. 

Treat yourself to an afternoon tea here at The Royal Silverdale which includes a selection of freshly prepared sandwiches, homemade scones and cakes, served with a pot of Farrer's Tea or Coffee

£10.95 or add a mini bottle of Prosecco for £16.95 per person 

The perfect treat throughout the week. 

Served weekdays 2.30 - 4.30pm.

Call to reserve your space now 01524 702608 

Booking is required.