AFTERNOON TEA IN CHESTER
BOTTOMLESS AFTERNOON TEA
Enjoy two hours of free flowing Prosecco and the
Chester Townhouse Afternoon Tea for only
£29.95 per person
HISTORY OF AFTERNOON TEA
Afternoon Tea was introduced by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford in 1840. The evening meal in her household would be served at eight o’clock, leaving a long period between lunch and dinner. The Duchess would become hungry around four o’clock and would request that a tray of tea, bread, butter and cake be brought to her room. This became a habit of hers and she began inviting friends to join her, this pause for tea became a fashionable social event. During the 1880’s the upper-class and society women would change into long gowns, gloves and hats for their Afternoon Tea which was served in the drawing room.
The Townhouse Hotel’s newly refurbished restaurant in Chester now serves afternoon tea. Our Brassiere 1699 dining experience with its teal and gold pallet provides a relaxing environment to enjoy afternoon tea in Chester which has once again become the fashionable way to catch up with friends and family.