Afternoon & Cream Tea (We are famous in Kent for ours)
The mania for Tea had swept across England soon after it had become popular in Holland in fact imports rose five fold between 1699 and 1708, but it was not until Anna, the Duchess of Bedford (1788-1861) decided that the “sinking feeling” she experienced in the late afternoon called for the adoption of the European idea of ‘tea service’ and created, what we now call ‘tea time’.
What could be more quintessentially English than to relax sit back and be served two scones, freshly baked that day, with strawberry preserve and clotted cream, along with your choice of tea. We are certain that once you have tried one of our Cream Teas, you will, along with very many others, be coming back for more, and with magnificent walks from each of our shops there is no need to worry about the calories.
Afternoon Tea (24 Hour Notice Required)
For that truly decadent experience treat yourself or that special someone to a Shelly’s Full Afternoon Tea, finger sandwiches with a variety of fillings, freshly baked scones with strawberry preserve and clotted cream followed by a selection of cakes and of course a pot of tea of your choice. You won’t forget this experience in a hurry!