Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea served 12:00 - 16:30

We must thank Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, for gifting us all the most quintessential of English customs: afternoon tea. Keen to dispel that sinking feeling between breakfast and dinner, the Duchess asked for a tray of tea, bread and butter and cake to be brought to her room in the late afternoon. By 1845, her high-tea tradition had become a fashionable social event attended by friends and family and before long, afternoon tea was all the rage in fashionable society.

Join us in the Assembly House's dining room for an indulgent afternoon of dainty sandwiches, light-as-air scones, perfect pastries and delicious cakes and enjoy a slice of luxury in the city's most beautiful building.


Treat Mum to The Assembly House’s Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea served in the splendour of our gorgeous dining rooms!

Back by popular demand, we are serving a one-off special themed tea created by pastry chef extraordinaire Mark Mitson and his talented team on March 11 to help you and your marvellous Mum celebrate Mother’s Day in style.

Tea costs £20.95 for one or £40.00 for two and will be served in sittings which start at 11am and end at 5pm. Booking essential.
To book, please call us on 01603 626402 or book online via the book a table button.
Please note that themed tea is priced the same for children and adults due to the extra work involved.


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