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Featured in: The Times Newspaper

We are honoured to be named one of the top 23 best places to have afternoon tea in the UK, alongside iconic venues such as Fortnum & Mason and The Ritz.

 

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The Packages

Standard

Enjoy a delicious selection of delicate treats, crustless finger sandwiches and a taster portion of soup. Indulge in a fruit scone with cream and jam, paired with unlimited pots of tea or coffee.

£29 pp

Superior

This package includes everything in the Standard package PLUS a 200ml mini bottle of Prosecco. So it is the perfect gift for a loved one on a birthday or anniversary or for catch up with friends.

£33 pp

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Deluxe

Designed for couples; lovers or friends. The price includes our delicious afternoon tea for 2

PLUS unlimited teas and coffees AND a 750ml bottle of

Prosecco or No-secco.

£75 per couple

Takeaway

Our afternoon teas are available daily, lovingly boxed up, for collection. We substitute tea for napkins. All you have to do is unbox your afternoon tea at home and enjoy.

£25 pp

Children

Dine In

Suitable for children aged 12 and under. This package includes an assortment of sweet treats, crisps, 

3 finger sandwiches and a taster portion of soup alongside a drink and a chocolate strawberry.

£17 per child

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Takeaway

Suitable for children aged 12 and under. This package includes an assortment of sweet treats, crisps, 

3 finger sandwiches and a taster portion of soup, all boxed up for them to enjoy at home.

£15 per child

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Absolutely amazing and the staff were so lovely. It was our first visit but we will definitely be returning. Would highly recommend!! The best afternoon tea in this area by far. Thank you.”

— Michelle, April 2022

“As delicious as it is beautiful! The afternoon tea at The Glass Strawberry is outstanding! The staff were also very attentive, thank you!”

— Diane, July 2022

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About Our Afternoon Tea

The Glass Strawberry Afternoon Tea

Here at The Glass Strawberry we serve a traditional afternoon tea of delicate crustless sandwich fingers, a scone with fresh whipped cream and strawberry jam and a bounty of light cakes presented beautifully in our own unique style on handcrafted wooden boards. The scones are freshly baked daily using our special 40 year old recipe which includes sweet currants with a sprinkling of spices and cinnamon. Unlimited pots of Yorkshire Tea are included with every afternoon tea package, and for those in need of a caffeine fix unlimited hot coffee beverages are also available. For those of you wanting an extra special afternoon tea experience we also offer packages which include glasses or bottles of specially selected Extra Dry Prosecco.

Due to popular demand we have extended availability of our afternoon teas, they are now available 7 days a week from 1pm.

Afternoon Tea at The Glass Strawberry is not available to purchase off the menu on the day so please book in advance to avoid any disappointment.

The History of Afternoon Tea

The history of Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea was invented by the seventh Duchess of Bedford, Anna Maria Russell, a close friend of Queen Victoria, in the 1800's. Due to the lateness of the evening meal she found herself peckish in the late afternoon and so requested a pot of tea, light sandwiches and cakes to be fetched to her room, and thus Afternoon Tea was invented.

Originally afternoon tea was for society's elite ladies and consisted of crustless finger sandwiches, delicate sweet cakes and a scone with cream and jam and all of which was eaten with ones fingers. And was traditionally served between 2pm and 5pm to quell the hunger felt between lunch in the afternoon and dinner in the late evening.

Afternoon Tea differs from High Tea which comprises of meats and more substantial food and was traditionally the evening meal of the working class.

Queen Elizabeth II famously enjoyed Afternoon Tea, although she simply called it 'tea'.

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