As customs go, none are more quintessentially English than afternoon tea. It is said that Anna Russell, 7th Duchess of Bedford and friend of Queen Victoria, invented the ritual in 1840 to keep at bay that "sinking feeling" between lunch and a late evening meal.
Led by one of The Prince of Wales's expert guides, a Champagne Tea Tour is an unforgettable way to experience the Royal Gardens at Highgrove. From the magnificence of the Thyme Walk to the serene, otherworldly setting of the Stumpery.
Whether it's an artisan coffee & cake, an all day breakfast or one of our renowned Classic Afternoon Teas complete with handmade scones & clotted cream we look forward to welcoming you with the best that the Cotswolds has to offer in fresh, local handmade produce.
Afternoon Tea in the Cotswolds is a must. Sit back and enjoy a selection of sweet and savoury treats in our Back Garden restaurant all delicately paired with a delightful Hoogly tea blend of your choice.
Served in our truly unique and spectacular Great Hall, the backdrop to your afternoon tea in the Cotswolds could not get more fitting. Treat a loved one to experience an unforgettable afternoon tea in the Cotswolds.