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A Quintessentially British Experience: Afternoon Tea at Durham’s Premier 4-Star Hotel

When you want to find something to do that involves you and your dearest friends in Durham, why not try out our Afternoon Tea Menu?

Traditionally, Afternoon Tea was kept for the ladies of the house in history and involved some of the most delicate finger sandwiches and cakes. There are also handmade savoury and sweet scones served with Cornish clotted cream – no matter where you are! Add the traditional pot of freshly brewed tea, and you’ve got a delicious accompaniment to a wonderful afternoon with friends.

Our Afternoon Tea service runs between 12pm and 4pm, and there are plenty of reasons you should head to Durham for your booking. Here are a few of those reasons to indulge in a delicate Afternoon Tea Service:

The historic setting

Our venue offers you the chance to enjoy your Afternoon Team in a beautiful, historic building with a delightful orangery, comfy snug and beautiful garden. Soak in the city of Durham for the morning and then come to us for our delicious teas.

Traditional experiences

It’s a British tradition that never goes out of fashion, and we offer you the chance to experience it in a beautiful, traditional English setting. Our selection of teas, scones, sandwiches and pastries are served on tiered trays, always following that classic Afternoon Tea etiquette.

To make it extra special why not add a glass of bubbles to enhance your experience.

The chance to relax

A little elegance never hurt anyone, right? Why not relax in a beautiful environment and unwind, indulging in a spread of treats that can make your day out in Durham one of the best? 

Local flavour choices

Locally sourced ingredients that showcase Durham’s culinary delights are a must and we offer this in spades! You will find locally made jams and honey, artisanal cheeses and teas as part of your Afternoon Tea experience.

Whether you are a local or you’re a visitor, our Afternoon Tea Service offers you everything you could want.

And for the gentlemen…

Afternoon Tea Service has always been something for the ladies, but that doesn’t have to stay that way. You can try out our Gentlemen’s Afternoon Tea for only £19.95 per person where you will receive the traditional pot of freshly brewed tea, a selection of manly filled sandwiches, a variety of scones served with preserves and clotted cream, scotch eggs and pork pies and a handpicked selection of delicate cakes and pastries. Perhaps order a beer if you’re not feeling the tea (we will keep it a secret, don’t worry!)

Have fun

We offer our Afternoon Tea Service no matter the day of the week so whether you want to relax for a few hours with friends and family or you want to make sure that you have time for a treat for you, book your table today.

Every item on our menu is freshly handmade especially for you, so it is vital that you book your meal 24 hours in advance. We welcome friends, couples, and groups alike, so simply bring along your favourite people and relish in the chance to indulge.