Three tiers of happiness

Published 25th July 2021

We love everything about an afternoon tea. The ritual, the sense of occasion, the sheer indulgence and enjoyment of sharing lovingly-crafted treats with a great friend or family member. Introduced in Britain in the early 1840s, this mid-afternoon fortifier evolved as a social event for the upper classes to bridge the gap to the formal evening meal at 8pm, and really took off when Queen Victoria gave it her royal stamp of approval, hosting large scale tea receptions.

We’ve launched our own, very traditional take on this great British institution. The Buttery Afternoon Tea features three tiers of pure happiness, with delicate finger sandwiches, fresh baked scones served with clotted cream and jam, and an array of delicious cakes and fancies. Just perfect for a catch up with someone special, available in our beautiful garden daily from midday – and to make it really memorable, just add some sparkle with a glass of Nyetimber Classic Cuve√©.

Online booking available now (72 hours advance booking required).