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2013 classic afternoon tea - Relax, Unwind and Enjoy

It’s not everyday you get to relax in the afternoon, take time for yourself and indulge in a sumptuous afternoon tea. It’s time to spoil yourself!

Popular theory says the tradition of Afternoon Tea was created by Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford in the early 19th Century. Customary for dinner to be served late in the day, Anna created a new meal to satisfy the gap between lunch and dinner and Afternoon Tea was born. After a time, friends were invited to join her for this new meal. Popularity increased and the idea of Afternoon Tea quickly spread, the meal becoming a fashionable event in social circles.

The tradition of Afternoon Tea continues in England to this day and is the perfect indulgent treat. Delicate finger sandwiches, delectable freshly baked scones accompanied by sweet preserves and clotted cream, beautifully made cakes, alongside freshly poured tea all combine to create a wonderfully mouth-watering experience.

Traditional Afternoon Tea is served at The Bristol Hotel, £17.50 per person, in the relaxing surroundings of the  River Lounge. A selection of delicacies awaits you, with a view that calms the soul. Why not join us for this delicious and delightful experience?

Click here to see our Afternoon Tea Menu.

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