The History of Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea was introduced in England by Anna, The 7th Duchess of Bedford, in the early 19th Century. The Duchess would become hungry around four o’clock in the afternoon. The evening meal in her household was served fashionably late at eight o’clock, thus leaving a long period of time between lunch and dinner.

The Duchess asked that a tray of tea, bread & butter and cakes to be brought to her room during the late afternoon. This became a frequent request and she began inviting friends to join her.

Eventually, this break for tea became an extremely fashionable social custom in England. During the late 19th Century, upper-class and high society women would change into long gowns, gloves and hats for their afternoon tea which was usually served in the drawing room between four and five o’clock.

When booking a table, a minimum of 48 hours notice of cancellation is required, including the total number of people coming otherwise the number booked for will be charged for on the day. 12.5% service charge will be applied on all tables of 5 or more. 

You are welcome to bring your own bottle of bubbly, we will provide the chilled glasses, subject to a corkage charge of £3 bottle.

Cream Tea

Cream Tea: £5.00 per head

Consists of warm homemade scones served with strawberry preserve and clotted cream, your choice of tea, Americano or Juice.

Deluxe Cream Tea: £9.00 per head

A fine selection of finger sandwiches & warm homemade scones served with strawberry preserve and clotted cream, your choice of tea, Americano or Juice.

Traditional Afternoon Tea

Tea: £13.50 per person

Mini Sponge Cake | Chocolate Dipped Strawberry  | Mini Cheesecakes | Warm Scones served with clotted cream & jam

Selection of sandwiches see example below:

Ham & Cucumber | Cheese & Chive | Cucumber & Cream Cheese | Egg Mayonnaise

Choose from:
Pot of Tea (unlimited refill), Americano, Juice

Gluten Free Afternoon Tea

£15.50 per person

Sponge Cake | Eaton Mess | Chocolate Dipped Strawberry | Warm Scones served with clotted cream & jam

Selection of sandwiches see below:

Ham & Cucumber | Cheese & Sweet Pickle | Cucumber & Cream Cheese | Egg Mayonnaise

Choose from:
Pot of Tea (unlimited refill), Americano, Juice

Vegan Afternoon Tea

£13.50 per person

Vegan cake | Oreo & Berry Cup Warm Scones served with a vegan spread & jam

Selection of sandwiches see below:

Red Pepper Hummus | Cucumber | Tomato & Pesto

Pot of Tea, Americano or Juice

Child’s Stand

£8.00 per person

Baby Chino (unlimited refills) or Juice

Choose one sandwich:
– Ham, Cheese, Nutella, Jam & Cucumber

Warm Scone served with butter or clotted  cream & jam | Sponge Cake | Oreo Shot

Seasonal Afternoon Tea

£15 per person

Each person receives a Christmas Cracker

Scones with clotted cream and jam
Salted Caramel and Ginger Cheesecake
Profiterole | Mini Yule Log

With a Selection of Finger Sandwiches:
Cream Cheese, and Cucumber | Cheese and chutney | Chicken and Pesto | Hummus and Red Pepper
Pot of Tea (unlimited refill) or Americano or Juice 

Afternoon Tea Events

Meet and greet Afternoon Tea

Adult & Child stand £35
(Additional child £10, additional adult £15)

Meet & Greet your favourite princess character in person , Photo Station & Dress Up Fun (all included)
Gluten Free & Vegan options available!!!!!

Princesses include Belle, Elsa, Cinderella and Jasmine.


Call to book on 01895 347 707

Honey Bees Christmas Party

Adult & Child stand £35
(Additional child £10, additional adult £15)

Meet and receive a gift from santa

Afternoon tea for adult 

Child Gingerbread decorating with refreshments 

Lots of Festive spirit

Running Dates 14th, 21st, 22nd & 23rd December 2019

To book please call 01895 347 707

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81 Park Way, Ruislip Manor, Middlesex, United Kingdom, HA4 8NS

Call Us

01895 347 707

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info@honeybeescakes.co.uk