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 22rd November 2019 and 3rd January 2020.
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 (subject to change)
£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'
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.
As part of our Christmas events, we hold a special Festive Afternoon Tea event which coincides with the Usk Reindeer Parade, so you can leave your car here after the event and stroll across to see the Christmas Parade! Afternoon Tea is a delight any time of the year but at Christmas time our festive afternoon tea is a real treat giving you a break from all the shopping and frantic preparations in the run up to Christmas.
Our festive afternoon tea is a beautifully presented selection of festive fancies, mince pies, freshly cut sandwiches and homemade cakes. Refreshments are provided by an assortment of fine teas served in traditional china cups. If you really want to get into the Christmas spirit, why not add a glass of Champagne or mulled wine?
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. For a wedding that’s a little less formal, a little more intimate, but still totally memorable and beautiful, an Afternoon Tea wedding reception is perfect. We are known throughout South Wales for our plentiful afternoon tea selection - your wedding guests certainly won't go away hungry!
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.
Arrange a Wedding Viewing with our Wedding Coordinator
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Christmas Programme 2019 - now available
The Real Downton Abbey (Highclere Castle)
Wedding Fayre - Sunday 27th October 2019
Michael Buble Tribute Party - Thursday 28th November 2019
Only Fools and Horses Dining- 9th December 2019
Murder Mystery Christmas - Thursday 12th December 2019
Tribute to Grease/Dirty Dancing - Friday 20th December 2019
Abba Tribute Night - Saturday 21st December 2019
Great Gatsby New Years Eve Ball
Afternoon Tea - a delightful experience
Sunday Lunch - prior booking essential