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Afternoon Tea at Brentwood Social House

At Brentwood Social House we serve a 3-tiered stand of crafted sweet and savoury items, in keeping with the traditional English Afternoon Tea. The table is set with a tablecloth, vintage tableware and flowers so as to allow all those who partake to enjoy a very special
and memorable Afternoon Tea experience.

Looking for a little history about Afternoon Tea?

Afternoon Tea is an English tradition which began in the 1840s when a duchess announced she would get hungry between lunch and dinner. She declared she would like to eat a light snack around 4pm everyday. Cucumber sandwiches and scones with jam and cream along with a hot pot of tea were on the menu for the Duchess.

This wonderful tradition has since evolved and Afternoon Tea is increasing in popularity, especially in the UK.  Chefs are adding to the basic menu and including new savoury items and more French-inspired patisserie.  Afternoon Tea still remains a delicate, lighter treat than the alternative English ‘High Tea’ which is much hardier. High Tea was historically enjoyed by hungry manual workers when they came home and comprised of pies, bread and ‘builders’ tea.