The quintessential experience of afternoon tea in the Lake District can be enjoyed at the Borrowdale Hotel seven days a week and is served from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. The Borrowdale Hotel has worked hard to bring you a special and unforgettable afternoon tea experience with fresh, homemade food and a great selection of teas.
The relaxing atmosphere of the Borrowdale Hotel makes it the perfect place to enjoy afternoon tea. The cosy atmosphere of the lounges with their roaring fires offer a wonderful spot to indulge in a luxury afternoon tea during the winter months. Or in the warmer months the conservatory and gardens are a bright alternative with beautiful surroundings and views to the fells.
The Borrowdale Afternoon Tea offers guests a range of loose leaf teas served with finger sandwiches, homemade scones with jam and cream, homemade butter shortbread, a fruit tartlet, carrot cake, cream cake and a choice of finger sandwiches. £13.95pp
The Derwentwater Afternoon Tea is a lighter option serving guests a homemade scone served with strawberry jam and cream, toasted teacake and tea or coffee. £7.25pp/p>
Why not bring your friends and family along to enjoy afternoon tea for a special occasion. Whether it is a birthday, anniversary, christening or some other celebration, afternoon tea is a special, indulgent treat which everyone will enjoy.
Afternoon tea has been around for many years, and is thought to have originated in England in the 1840’s. At that time, the different classes of people had a divergence of eating habits with the upper classes eating lunch at midday and dinner at 8pm or later. The lower classes ate lunch at about 11am and then a light supper at 7pm. Afternoon tea therefore filled the gap in between those two meals. It proved popular and soon spread throughout the British Empire.
Tea was traditionally brewed as loose tealeaves in a teapot and served with milk and sugar. This provided a welcome pick-me-up for the hard-working lower classes that needed the sugar and caffeine to get them through the day. A small sandwich or scone was often eaten too, especially by labourers.
For the more privileged, afternoon tea included sandwiches with fillings such as cucumber, egg and cress, fish paste, ham or smoked salmon, as well as scones with jam and cream, cakes and pastries such as Battenberg, fruit cake or Victoria sponge.
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