Standard Afternoon Tea
Based on our original takeout afternoon tea, the standard afternoon tea consists of delicate crustless finger sandwiches, a fruit scone, cream and jam, mini hand finished cakes, a portion of homemade soup and unlimited pots of Yorkshire Tea and coffees. Available in the afternoon 7 days a week.
£25.00 per person
“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
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
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'.
“We had the Halloween Afternoon tea, which was delicious, the pumpkin soup was amazing and the staff were fabulous and nothing was too much trouble. Would highly recommend to anyone.”
— Adele, October 2021
“First visit today definitely won't be the last. Food was delicious and the atmosphere was great my Daughter had Halloween afternoon tea she loved it hope there is a Christmas one.”
— Stephanie, October 2020
Christmas Afternoon Tea
Our Christmas Afternoon Tea will be available to dine in or takeaway December 2023. It includes a scone, cream & jam, mince pie, chocolate brownie, fruit cake with cheese, a Ferrero Rocher, Christmas stollen, Florentine and a taster portion of soup and 4 crustless finger sandwiches.