Loopy’s Fabulously Famous Afternoon Tea
Served from 12pm
The Afternoon Tea Tradition...
Is thought to be founded by Anna Maria, the 7th Duchess of Bedfordin 1841. Anna started drinking tea and having a bite to eat in the mid-afternoon, to tide her over during the long gap between lunch and dinner (no rush to be size zero in those days!). This swiftly developed into a social occasion, and soon the Duchess was inviting guests to join her for afternoon tea at 5 o’clock. By the 1860s the fashion for afternoon tea had become widespread.
Such teas were elegant affairs, with tea drunk from the best china and small amounts of food presented perfectly on little china plates. On offer might be bread and butter, scones and cakes, and sandwiches with the crusts cut off – all very pretty and delicate!
These habits soon became a good excuse for social gatherings – not that we need an excuse to eat lots of cake of course!
So tuck in to.......
A Selection of Dainty Sandwiches, including
Smoked Salmon with a Hint of Freshly Squeezed Lemon
Gammon and Whole Grain Mustard
Free-range Egg Mayonnaise with Freshly Chopped Cress
Melt in the mouth home-made Scones fresh from the oven served with lashings of Cornish Clotted Cream and home-made preserve and if that’s not enough we complement it with a selection of Tasty home-baked Treats
All served on a beautiful traditional stand with a Pot of Tea of your choice from the Main Tea Menu
(price per person) £13.95
Or a Pot of Tea from the Speciality Tea Menu
(price per person) £14.95