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’.
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, a selection of sumptuous handmade cakes and scones baked fresh that morning served with strawberry preserve and clotted cream along with a pot of loose leaf tea of your choosing. You won’t forget this experience in a hurry!
£17.50 per person (24 hours notice required)
Gluten free Afternoon Teas available upon request