Deans Place | Country Hotel and Restaurant

Deans Place Afternoon Treat

Afternoon Tea is served between 3pm and 5.30pm and your reservation will be held in the Terrace Lounge or the Dining Room Lounge. If on arrival you wish to move to the Terrace or Bar, just mention this to your server, who will be more than happy to move your table reservation to your preferred area.

Book Afternoon Tea

Take a look at our Afternoon Tea menu.

The History of Afternoon Tea

The quintessential custom of afternoon tea was introduced by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford. Evening meals were served fashionable late in the early 19 century, and by four o’clock in the afternoon the Duchess would ask that a tea tray be brought to her boudoir. Social hostesses quickly picked up on the idea and the practice became respectable enough to move it into the drawing room. Before long all of fashionable society were sipping tea and nibbling sandwiches in the middle of the afternoon.