Afternoon Tea at Delapré Abbey

“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”

Henry James
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Delapre Abbey continues the tradition started by Duchess Anna Maria. Within the restored Billiard room, we will be serving a traditional yet quirky afternoon tea.

Why not get together with friends or family, marvel at the scenery, relax in our beautiful vintage room and savour tasty morsels – what better way to enjoy an afternoon?

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An English Tradition

The English custom of taking Afternoon Tea was popularised in the 1840s by Duchess Anna Maria, wife of the 7th Duke of Bedford.

While labourers sometimes had a small sandwich or scone brought from home with their tea, the Duchess and her friends would have enjoyed afternoon tea in more comfortable surroundings.

Pricing

Enjoy a freshly made selection of sandwiches, cakes and a freshly baked scone with your choice of fine quality teas or locally roasted filter coffee.

Adults Afternoon tea £14.95

Childs Afternoon tea £9.95

Booking is recommended, book by contacting the Orangery on 01604 760 817 or by speaking to our friendly staff on one of your visits.