There’s nothing more traditional than Afternoon Tea. We offer classic cream teas from £7.50pp as well as traditional afternoon tea from £25.00pp. For those special occasions you can add a glass of fizz from £4pp.
With Afternoon Tea being the Inn thing, head to The Rutland Arms and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea, royalty style and choose from either our limited edition menu or our standard afternoon tea menu for that extra special feeling.
All of our afternoon teas include a selection of cakes, scones and sandwiches and is perfectly accompanied by our range of teas (for the traditional selection) or Prosecco, Pimms or Gin and Tonic (for the limited edition selection).
We serve our Afternoon Tea from 2:30-5pm everyday.
Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford is widely understood to have been been the driving force behind afternoon tea in the 1840’s. She is said to have complained of “having that sinking feeling” during the late afternoon. It was common at that time for people to take only two main meals a day, breakfast in the morning, and dinner at around 8 o’clock in the evening. The Duchess’ solution was a pot a tea and a light snack, taken privately in her boudoir during the afternoon. This quickly became a treat with her friends and developed into a social event.
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