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Afternoon Tea

Following our exciting renovation and planned reopening on the 17th of May, we will be updating our Dining information in due course. Please keep an eye on our website where we will announce these changes closer to our reopening.

For more than a decade we have served homemade Afternoon Tea.

The centerpiece of afternoon tea is, of course, the drink itself. In keeping with our ethics of sourcing as many products locally, our loose leaf teas are provided by Newcastle based company Ringtons, who have been in the tea making business for over a century. Working hand in hand with our Executive Pastry Chef’s they have carefully selected teas that will complement your food perfectly.

Gluten free afternoon teas available, please advise our team when making your reservation. If you would like to visit us for afternoon tea we recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment.

Classic Afternoon Tea

Our Executive Pastry Chefs have remained faithful to the classic combination of finger sandwiches, homemade scones, and sweet pastries. Our ingredients are sourced locally, skilfully prepared and served fresh each day.

  • Selection of homemade sandwiches served on pretzel finger buns:
  • Pulled ham & pease pudding
  • Egg & cress
  • Hot-smoked salmon
  • Fruit & vanilla scone
  • A selection of sweet treats and cakes

Children’s Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea is not just for grown-ups, now they can indulge with their own platter of deliciousness in the Drawing Room and Library Restaurant.

  • Ham & Cheese Toastie
  • Scones with Homemade Jam & Clotted Cream
  • Assorted Homemade Cakes
  • Served With Your Choice of Chocolate, Vanilla or Strawberry Milkshake

Country Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea doesn’t always have to be sweet, we also offer a delicious savoury selection.

  • Pork Pie
  • Mini Cheese & Pastrami Bagel
  • Homemade Chutney
  • Sausage Roll
  • Cheese & Pancetta Scone and Fruit Scone
  • Sweet Treat from our Pastry Kitchen


Served from 12:00pm – 4.00pm Monday to Saturday, 3:00pm – 4.00pm Sunday.

  • Afternoon Tea: £18.50
  • Children’s Afternoon Tea: £9.95
  • Afternoon Tea with a Chilled Glass of our house Champagne: £28.50
  • Afternoon Tea with a Chilled Glass of Prosecco: £25.95
  • Cocktail Festive Afternoon Tea (Afternoon Tea with a tea pot of cocktail!) £23.95
  • Country Afternoon Tea: £19.50

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