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 will not be available between 20th November 2020 and 3rd January 2021.
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 (subject to change)
Selection of savoury sandwiches
Mini coronation chicken brioche
Scones served with jam and clotted cream
Peach and raspberry éclair
Double chocolate and caramel brownie
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). 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.
'Oh wow afternoon tea with gin was absolutely amazing! Such gorgeous sandwiches, pastries and fabulous cakes! One of the best afternoon teas we have ever tried in beautiful surroundings! S Andrews - 8th April, 2019'
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.
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).