Whether you treat yourself to an al fresco afternoon tea experience in our secluded gardens or on the sun washed terrace, or perhaps sit back in the more casual surroundings of the Garden View Restaurant, we would be delighted to look after you.
A leisurely afternoon tea experience is about spending your time catching up with friends or family or even indulging in something that’s purely all about you – with a slice of straight out of the oven warm bakewell tart!
So help yourselves to a platter of the requisite finger sandwiches, indulge in our beautifully presented home-made cakes, scones to sigh for and sweet pastry treats all served with a selection of fine loose leafed teas or your choice of coffee. Or maybe you could splash out just that little bit and opt for a glass of fizz?
And don’t worry too much about the calories – we ensure that the balance is there so that you really do enjoy light but satisfying refreshments that offer excellent value for money.
Join us for a Jersey Afternoon Tea - one of the finest English traditions
The Garden View Afternoon Tea consists of a mouth watering array of delicate pastries, home made cakes and scones, served with clotted cream, butter and strawberry preserve.
Selection of finger sandwiches:
smoked salmon on brown
egg and cress on white
cucumber on white
Freshly baked raisin and plain scones:
clotted cream, strawberry preserve
Assortment of pastries and cakes
Tea or coffee
a pot of speciality loose leaf tea of your choice
Did you know? The concept of afternoon tea was originally created by Anna Russell, the 7th Duchess of Bedford, who lived in the early 1800s.
Whilst an extra meal was taken between to fill the midday gap between breakfast and the evening, this ‘luncheon’ was much more of a simple affair and the long afternoon would stretch endlessly until dinner was eaten after eight. Anna found that a light repast of tea, small cakes and sandwiches filled that gap and the Duchess soon began inviting her friends to join her for refreshments and catching up on society’s news. Thus afternoon tea quickly became an established and companionable time in many middle and upper class households and is now a wonderful tradition of note.