With its elegant Victorian ambiance, it’s easy to imagine the ladies of Idlewyld spending leisurely afternoons enjoying the simple pleasure of afternoon tea.
Idlewyld retains it’s Victorian elegance and ambiance.
What originated in the mid-1800s as an upper class English tradition, quickly caught on among the middle and working classes and is still a popular afternoon treat today.
Traditionally, loose tea is steeped and served with sugar and milk – providing a welcome mid-afternoon pick –me-up for workers and a way to fill the long gap between lunch and a proper evening meal.
High tea remains a popular afternoon treat.
High tea, as opposed to afternoon tea, was typically eaten a bit later in the evening and served as a more substantial meal, consisting of cakes, cold cuts, savouries, breads, butter, and jams.
We’ve recently reintroduced the tradition to Idlewyld Inn & Spa, and are now offering Afternoon High Tea on the third Saturday of each month between 2 and 5 pm.
High tea typically includes a selection of savouries and sandwiches.
Our menu includes all the traditional favourites like Butter Scones, Devon Cream and Preserves, Savoury Gougeres and Cucumber Sandwiches, followed by a variety of Mini Tarts, Macaroons, and Shortbreads. Of course, it’s all accompanied by some delicious brewed loose leaf tea!
Everyone love an afternoon tea!
We’re also happy to host a High Tea for your special celebration- such as a Bridal Shower, Baby Shower, Retirement Party, Birthday Party, or Wedding Anniversary. It’s a delightful and unique way to spend an afternoon with friends and family.
For more information about the High Tea at Idlewyld Inn & Spa, contact our Inn Manager Effie, firstname.lastname@example.org