There are few such quintessentially British pastimes than the ever-popular afternoon tea, also known as high-tea, or cream tea depending on your part of the country. And while many debates have raged about what an afternoon tea menu should include, the types of tea to enjoy at the time or even whether jam should go first or cream, one thing is certain – this UK institution is well and truly here to stay.
Reasons To Book An Afternoon Tea
If you’re not familiar with traditional afternoon tea or are looking for a reason to indulge, there are few better than taking slow time with loved ones over tasty treats. Most menus will offer savoury and sweet foods, delightfully presented with additional coffee, tea, and even champagne. It’s an ideal way to celebrate, enjoy time with friends, and treat yourself! And while every British county may try to claim the crown of offering the ultimate afternoon tea, we claim that Wiltshire takes the accolade. Bias aside (it’s our home county after all!), the area offers an array of venues where you can sample this most traditional treat although the top of the list has to be Beechfield House.
Afternoon Tea at Beechfield House
Prepare to have your senses delighted with the efforts of our award-winning pastry team. They have lovingly created the menus, with each including classic plain or fruit scones with jam and cream, finger sandwiches, a selection of pastries, along with tea or coffee. Or, for something special try the Celebration afternoon tea menu which includes champagne to enjoy with your treats. All options are available daily from 2.30pm to 5.30pm and you can even choose where to indulge across four dining rooms or on the outdoor terrace in the walled garden, weather permitting. To discover each Beechfield menu in detail take a look here.
Opt for a Gift Voucher
When you want to give a tasty and indulgent gift for a loved one, or even yourself, be sure to consider a Beechfield afternoon tea gift voucher. You can select any Beechfield afternoon tea to gift including a celebratory champagne menu. Or for the ultimate indulgence, upgrade your voucher to include an evening’s stay at the hotel – a great option if you are travelling a distance for your visit.
An Easy Escape
Beechfield House is easy to reach from London, making it ideal for those who want to take a day trip or for those who want a few days away. Set in the idyllic Wiltshire countryside and close to every regional delight, including Bath and the Cotswolds, the hotel is surrounded by small farms, villages, and pubs, along with pretty wool towns and natural sights that make for great exploring.
We Look Forward to Welcoming You