Derby Manor`s Award Winning Afternoon Tea
Voted 2017 “Best Afternoon Tea” in Bournemouth by the BTFA
Afternoon Tea at The Award Winning Derby Manor
Treat yourself to the award winning “Best Afternoon Tea” in Bournemouth 2017 and enjoy a selection of finely cut ribbon sandwiches, freshly baked home made scones, delectable home made cakes and pastries. Then order a pot of traditional English tea or Coffee. (Other flavour types of tea also available).
Our Afternoon Tea is served 7 days a week 12pm – 5pm subject to availability.
Cream Tea:- Warm homemade Scones, Clotted Cream, Homemade Jam and Served with Traditional English Tea. £6 per person
Classic Afternoon Tea:- Selection of Ribbon Sandwiches, Homemade Scones, Quiche, Homemade Cakes & Sweets and Served with your choice of Tea. £14.95 per person
Prosecco Afternoon Tea:- Selection of Ribbon Sandwiches, Homemade Scones, Quiche, Homemade Cakes & Sweets and Served with your choice of Tea and a Glass of Prosecco. £19.95 per person
Champagne Afternoon Tea:- Selection of Ribbon Sandwiches, Homemade Scones, Quiche, Homemade Cakes & Sweets and Served with your choice of Tea and a Glass of Champagne. £24.95 per person
Rose Champagne Afternoon Tea:- Selection of Ribbon Sandwiches, Homemade Scones, Quiche, Homemade Cakes & Sweets and Served with your choice of Tea and a Glass of Rose Champagne. £29.95 per person
We also cater for Vegetarians, Gluten Free and Vegan- Prior notification must be made to reservations at time of booking of any dietary requirements.
Food Allergies and Tolerances – Before ordering please speak to your server about our ingredients as they change all the time, Should you have any questions regarding the contents or preparation of any of our food, please ask one of our team.
What is Afternoon/High Tea ?
Afternoon Tea is a tea-related ritual, introduced in Britain in the early 1840s. It evolved as a mini meal to stem the hunger and anticipation of an evening meal at 8pm.
Afternoon Tea is a meal composed of sandwiches (usually cut delicately into ‘fingers’), scones with clotted cream and jam, sweet pastries and cakes. Interestingly, scones were not a common feature of early Afternoon Tea and were only introduced in the twentieth century.
Afternoon Tea was initially developed as a private social event for ladies who climbed the echelons of society. It was only when Queen Victoria engaged in the Afternoon Tea ritual that it became a formal occasion on a larger scale, known as ‘tea receptions’.
These receptions could have as many as two hundred guests with an open ‘at home’ invitation to visit between 4pm and 7pm, during which they could come and go as they pleased; this was the genesis of the Afternoon Tea as we know it.
In Britain today Afternoon Tea is usually enjoyed as an occasional indulgence or to celebrate a special event such as a birthday, or a pre-wedding or baby shower party with a group of friends.