Known internationally as a quintessential British treat, Afternoon Tea is much more than just a quick sip in the afternoon.
Thoughtfully presented on tiered cake stands, and featuring a delightful assortment of delicacies, Afternoon Tea at the Brend Collection is a delight for the senses.
Originating in the 19th century, Afternoon Tea is an enchanting tradition where people come together to enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches and delectable treats with tea.
In 1840, Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, who at the time was a close friend of Queen Victoria, got peckish during the late afternoon and wanted something small to see her through until dinner time.
This pause for tea and bread became a regular habit, and the Duchess started inviting friends to join her for Afternoon Tea, turning it into a social event and a fashionable way to socialise. The upper-class women would wear long gowns, gloves, and hats to Afternoon Tea, which would usually be served in the drawing room between 4 and 5 pm.
Today, Afternoon Tea remains a cherished and refined tradition, serving as a delightful occasion where close friends and family come together to commemorate special events such as bridal or baby showers, birthdays, and anniversaries. Festive Afternoon Tea is served with a festive twist.
With warm and friendly service, Afternoon Tea at the Brend Collection is thoughtfully presented on tiered cake stands and feature a delightful assortment of delicacies, including finger sandwiches, freshly-baked cakes and pastries, and warm scones served with West Country clotted cream and jam, all accompanied by a pot of freshly brewed tea. For an extra touch of indulgence, guests have the option to enhance their experience with a glass of prosecco or champagne.
Take a pause in the midst of a busy day to enjoy the simple pleasures of life and make a booking for Afternoon Tea.
Pre-booking is essential. We are able to cater for vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free diets. Please specify at the time of booking.
Enjoy an extra special treat this Christmas and indulge in a Festive Afternoon Tea. Limited availability. Book early to avoid disappointment.
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