“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”
Afternoon tea was introduced in England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in the year 1840. The Duchess would become hungry around four o’clock in the afternoon. The evening meal in her household was served fashionably late at eight o’clock, thus leaving a long period of time between lunch and dinner. The Duchess asked that a tray of tea, bread and butter (some time earlier, the Earl of Sandwich had had the idea of putting a filling between two slices of bread) and cake be brought to her room during the late afternoon. This became a habit of hers and she began inviting friends to join her.
Afternoon Tea Breaks at Legacy Hotels
Our Afternoon Tea break includes Traditional British afternoon tea served in the hotel’s lounge on arrival at the hotel, including scones, clotted cream and preserves, a selection of finger sandwiches, homemade cakes and a variety of teas or freshly brewed coffee. Overnight accommodation and full English breakfast in the morning.