Traditional English Afternoon Tea
A 5 Star Hotel isn’t complete without a traditional Afternoon Tea.
Back in 1840, breakfast and dinner were the only meals of the day. Anna Maria Russell, Duchess of Bedford, who couldn’t stand her midday cravings, decided to create a light meal consisting of Darjeeling Tea, cakes and sandwiches. This meal would be eaten at around 4pm and would invite friends to join her. Afternoon Tea was born. Rockliffe Hall intends to maintain this tradition and develop it to everyone taste.
We pride ourselves on finding ways to serve this ultimate English tradition with a modern and original twist. There is always a good reason to come and enjoy afternoon tea at Rockliffe Hall and we ensure that there is something to suit every need and taste.
Our tea is sourced by the acclaimed Jing Tea and our delicious cakes, sandwiches and savoury treats will make you want to stay and relax for the day!
Afternoon Tea in the Orangery and Morning Room: daily between 1pm and 4pm.
Following the success of our traditional afternoon tea, we have decided to make the Orangery available to everyone between 1pm and 4pm. So that as many people as possible can enjoy the great surrounding that is the Orangery, afternoon tea bookings last 2 hours and we do request that the table becomes available after that time. We have plenty sittings in our lounges if you wish to stay with us after that time.
To reserve a table please call Resort Desk on 01325 729999 or book your table online. Advanced booking is recommended, particularly at weekends. We also serve a range of teas, coffees, sandwiches, light bites and refreshments from our Lounge Menu each day from 11.00am till 5.00pm.
Download the High Tea Menu
To reserve a table please call Resort Desk on 01325 729999 or click here to make an online enquiry. Advanced booking is recommended, particularly at weekends. We also serve a range of teas, coffees, sandwiches, light bites and refreshments from our Lounge Menu each day from 11.00am till 5.00pm.
Traditional English Afternoon Tea
Our Afternoon Tea menu changes seasonally to ensure we are using the best of our seasonal, local produce. Winter, spring, summer or autumn, all of the traditional seasonal goodies are used to give you a different experience each time you visit.
Price – £19.50 per person, £21.50 – Saturdays and Sundays
Evening High Tea
Can’t make it during the day for afternoon tea? Enjoy High Tea instead. A lovely, more savoury afternoon tea served from 6pm in the Morning Room.
Come and enjoy our High Tea for two after a hard day at work (or a long day of shopping). Filled with treats such as Welsh Rarebit, Foie Gras and Beetroot Cured Salmon, this High Tea is not one to be missed. Served from 6pm – 7.30pm, Sunday to Thursday in the Morning Room.
Price – £25 per person
As well as our traditional afternoon tea, we offer the below twists on the classic:
Champagne Afternoon Tea
A traditional Afternoon Tea doesn’t get any more luxurious than when it iss served with a chilled glass of Perrier Jouet Champagne.
Price – £31.50 per person, £33.50 Saturdays and Sundays
Sparkling Diamond Afternoon Tea
A quintessentially English Afternoon Tea with our ‘Sparkling diamond’ cocktail. The result, a glass of shimmering fizz and the appearance of a diamond in the glass which will surprise and delight.
Price – £35.50 per person, £37.50 Saturdays and Sundays
G & Tea- Afternoon Tea
We’ve teamed up with Hendrick’s to offer a gin cocktail (served in a special teapot!) to complement the usual Afternoon Tea delights including cakes, sandwiches and savoury treats.
Price – £29.50 per person*, £31.50 Saturdays and Sundays
* minimum 2 guests per G&Tea booking
Baby Shower Afternoon Tea
Celebrate the arrival of a new baby with family and friends with a fabulous Baby Shower inspired afternoon tea. A glass of Prosecco on arrival and a lovely non-alcoholic drink as well as a little special gift for the mum-to-be.
Price – £28.00 per person*
* minimum 6 guests per Baby Shower Afternoon Tea booking
Gluten Free Afternoon Tea
Enjoy a relaxing, completely gluten free English Afternoon Tea with a selection of teas, freshly cut sandwiches, cakes and homemade scones with cream and preserves.
Price – £19.50 per person, £21.50 Saturdays and Sundays
Afternoon Tea Gift Vouchers
We sell a range of Afternoon Tea Gift Vouchers, the perfect gift for any loved one. Each of our vouchers are presented in a beautiful black gift box and make the perfect gift for any occasion.
Please note: there is a £2 per person supplement on Saturdays & Sundays