Introduced into Britain in the early 1840s, the Afternoon Tea began its life as a mini meal, created as a way to cure the hunger endured between lunch and the evening meal. Developed as a private event, the Afternoon Tea was enjoyed by upper-class ladies in society, long before becoming a widespread treat to be indulged in by many.
It’s widely known that the British love an Afternoon Tea. Here at the Kings Head, we’re passionate about creating a feast that incorporates the most quintessentially British flavours and traditions, putting a modern twist on the nation’s favourite sweets and savouries that have been a staple of British diets for many years.
Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just simply going out for lunch, Afternoon Tea is renowned for its versatility in pleasing a variety of palates. At the Kings Head, we provide our guests with the perfect setting in which to enjoy an indulgent afternoon banquet. Our cosy sofas are placed next to a feature fireplace to create an at-home feel, where you’ll be able to sit back and relax before being presented with a delicious feast – but whether you decide to share it with your friends or have one all to yourself is entirely your choice!
Your Afternoon Tea begins with a layer of delicate finger sandwiches, featuring a range of traditional fillings. You’ll also be presented with a selection of warm scones, with fresh clotted cream and jam before tucking into a range of sweet, bite-sized cakes – and, not forgetting, a steaming pot of tea. If you’re feeling fancy, you can even add a little sparkle by upgrading to a Champagne Afternoon Tea – perfect for a birthday treat!
What better way to spend an afternoon than enjoying your favourite sweet and savoury treats surrounded by the beautiful countryside? For more information about our Afternoon Teas, please click here: http://kingshead-hotel.co.uk/eating/afternoon-tea/