Afternoon Tea in The Cotswolds

Afternoon Tea in the Cotswolds

A tradition is born

The tradition of taking in the afternoon tea dates back to the 18th Century when one of Queen Victoria’s ladies-in-waiting, Anna Stanhope (the Duchess of Bedford) complained of a sinking feeling about 4 ‘o’clock. To revive herself, the Duchess had her servants bring her a pot of tea and a few breadstuffs. She soon began inviting her friends to join her for her additional meal in her room at Belvior Castle and this has become a British institution. 

We firmly believe that afternoon tea is one of the joys of life, and one that is made to be shared. We are delighted to bring you the freshest, homemade scones, sandwiches and cakes – all served, of course, with a piping hot pot of your favourite blend. Make it a celebration and add a glass of fizz!

Served on selected days from 2pm – 5pm, the hotel’s lounge and restaurant serves a delicious range of classic tea-time treats, including sandwiches and a selection of our team’s favourite home-made sweet treats to both visitors and residents alike. Alternatively enjoy our tranquil terrace with panoramic views of the Cotswolds.

The Nation’s Favourite Tradition

Choose from our selection below;

  • Traditional English Breakfast
  • Earl Grey
  • Lemon and Ginger
  • Pure Green Tea
  • Peppermint
  • Selection of Fruit Teas

Loose Leaf

For those that prefer their tea loose leaf we can offer varities such as Assam and Darjeeling.

Barista Coffees

We offer a selection of coffee made from the finest Piacetto Rainforest Alliance Certified Fair Trade Coffee.

Deluxe Afternoon Tea

Dainty Finger Sandwiches served on white or brown bread made to order

Please choose two sandwiches per person from the following:

  • Chicken with a chive and onion mayonnaise
  • Roast beef and celeriac remoulade
  • Smoked Salmon with apple and chive crème fraîche
  • Goats cheese, pear and watercress

Chefs savoury treat
Apricot sage and shallot sausage roll

Homemade mixed peel and sultana scones
Served with Strawberry preserve, clotted cream and butter

Selection of Homemade Treats

  • Lemon drizzle cake
  • Rhubarb and custard tart
  • Almond and cranberry fool with honey and lemon granola
  • Passion fruit cheesecake

From £33.00 per person

Champagne Afternoon Tea

Also includes the above Deluxe Afternoon Tea options with fresh strawberries with chocolate dipping sauce and a glass of Champagne each.

From £42.00 per person

Classic Cream Tea

The perfect treat to rounding off your visit to the Cotswolds or informal celebration.

Fresh, homemade Fruit Scones served with butter, strawberry preserve and clotted cream.

A Cake of the Day

From £15.00 per person

To book your Afternoon Tea Experience call our Team on 01386 593555

Unwind – Quench – Relax – Taste

Food Allergies & Intolerances
We are always happy to cater for guests who either have food allergies or are gluten intolerant, but we do ask that you let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking. When choosing ingredients, we do not knowingly use genetically modified food products. Some of our dishes may contain nuts.