Afternoon Tea at the Glen-Yr-Afon - Monmouthshire

Perfect for anniversaries, Christenings, baby showers, hen parties and get togethers, afternoon tea is a great way to celebrate and a real treat. Served on vintage china, our afternoon teas offer a delightful selection of home-made cakes and savouries.

Afternoon Tea


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 afternoon tea, 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!

Our afternoon teas are available daily - prior booking essential.

Afternoon Tea Menu (subject to change)

Selection of savoury sandwiches
Mini quiches
Mini coronation chicken brioche
Scones served with jam and clotted cream
Lemon tart
Vanilla mille-feuille
Mini trifle Peach and raspberry ├ęclair
Victoria sponge
Double chocolate and caramel brownie
Ice slice

Freshly brewed tea/coffee

£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).  To make a booking contact Reception: 01291 672302.

Please note a room hire charge may apply where a private room is requested.

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.  Afternoon Tea is perfect for Hen parties, baby showers, birthdays or just because you can!

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 Gift Vouchers

Valid for 12 months - the perfect gift for someone who has everything...

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?

Perfect for Mothers Day, Christmas, Birthdays, Anniversaries or just a thank you, Afternoon Tea Gift Vouchers are the perfect way to treat someone to experience Afternoon Tea here at the Glen Yr Afon House Hotel.  Gift vouchers are also available for our Luxury Break, Dinner or set monetary value so your recipient can choose their Glen Yr Afon experience for themselves!

Valid for 12 months, the recipient can contact us to arrange their visit at a time convenient to themselves! Contact Reception  - 01291 672302 to arrange a personalised afternoon tea gift voucher.


Try our New Gin & Tonic Afternoon Tea

Go on .... you know you want to!

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).