Afternoon tea was introduced in 1840 by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford who would become hungry around four o'clock in the afternoon. The evening meal in her household was served fashionably late at eight o'clock, leaving a long period of time between lunch and dinner. To satisfy her hunger, staff prepared a selection of sandwiches, cakes and fresh tea - hence Afternoon Tea was born!
Enjoying a little indulgence is well worth it now and again - and what is more indulgent than an exquisite afternoon tea of savouries, fancies and scones washed down with a speciality tea or even a glass of bubbly.
For guests wishing to treat themselves, someone special or indulge in some 'time out' with colleagues, an Afternoon Tea can be just the tonic you need. With the most delightful selection of sweet and savoury options, our popular afternoon tea menu can also be provided for larger groups celebrating a special birthday, a retirement, a baby shower, a reunion or perhaps a family gathering prior to, or following a wedding celebration.
If you can't manage it all on the day, you are welcome to take away any remaining cakes and savouries to enjoy later!
Try our New Gin & Tonic Afternoon Tea
We have created six new drink combinations with different gins, mixers and garnishes. You also have the option to customise your G&T by selecting the gin (25ml), mixer (200ml) and garnish yourself. Give it a go and create your own personal G&T! These G&Ts are now available with our gin afternoon tea (£30.00 per person).
Our Luxury hotel break includes both afternoon tea and dinner in the restaurant as well as an overnight stay with breakfast. Offering excellent value for money, this package allows you to experience all aspects of Glen-Yr-Afon hospitality!
Served on vintage china, afternoon tea is generally served in our Clarkes Restaurant although we have a variety of venue rooms available including our cosy Lounge overlooking the lawn at the front of the hotel where guests are made to feel very much 'at home'. If you have a preference to which room, please ask upon booking. Due to the popularity of our afternoon tea, prior booking is essential to avoid disappointment.
Due to the nature of the afternoon tea, we do our very best to cater for special dietary requirements i.e. gluten-free, if notified at least 48 hours before you attend.
Afternoon Tea Menu 2018
£23.50 per head - or why not treat yourself with an added glass of:
Champagne - £32.00 per head
Gin & Tonic - £30.00 per head
Afternoon Tea is served between 2.30pm and 5pm (subject to availability). Prior booking is essential. To make a booking contact Reception: 01291 672302.
Please note a room hire charge may apply where a private room is requested.
In the lead up to Christmas our Festive themed Afternoon Tea is a special occasion for individual bookings or large parties. Served in our Ballroom, and including a variety of entertainment, you will be served Afternoon Tea with a Festive touch. Santa visits at the end of the Tea offering gifts to those children present who have been good. Music from a local school choir and entertainment by a magician make this occasion so magical for all ages.
Our Afternoon Tea Wedding Package is a perfect idea for those seeking something different to offer guests after their wedding ceremony. Our wedding package takes care of every little aspect, from quaint vintage china, to pretty bunting and jars of loose vintage themed flowers.
Struggling to find a gift for that special someone? Why not purchase an afternoon tea experience for them to take some time out here enjoying our homemade selction of sweet and savoury delights?
Afternoon Tea Gift Vouchers are the perfect way to treat someone to experience Afternoon Tea here at the Glen Yr Afon House Hotel. Valid for 12 months, the recipient can contact us to arrange their visit at a time convenient to themselves! Contact Reception to arrange a personalised afternoon tea gift voucher.