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Jan 30 2020

Afternoon tea arrives at Hencote

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Afternoon tea is a tradition in Britain and its roots date back as far as the early nineteenth century.

It was during this time that Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford complained of a ‘sinking’ feeling during the late afternoon. The solution was simple, a pot of light tea and a snack to be taken privately in her boudoir.

Since then afternoon tea has become a staple part of the modern British menu and at Hencote we’ve created our very own.

Our talented kitchen team has lovingly handcrafted a delicate range of sandwiches, patisserie and scones accompanied by homemade preserves and clotted cream.

Delights include Smoked Salmon & Fromage Blanc, Hencote Garden Carrot Cake, Cream Cheese Frosting and Blackberry Macaroon.

The Hencote afternoon tea will be available to pre-book from February 6th and will run from Thursday to Sunday 2 pm – 4 pm – reservation required.

If you would like more information about our afternoon tea then you can email reception@hencote.com or call 01743 298 444.

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