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; soon, this pause for tea became a fashionable social event. During the 1880s 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.

 

WHAT MAKES A GOOD AFTERNOON TEA

For the perfect afternoon tea, your experience should meet a few requirements. The setting and venue must offer a calm and relaxing environment, two things which we believe that the Townhouse Hotel firmly achieves. Chester is a quaint town with lovely sights while our hotel boasts unique Georgian townhouse features and Victorian architecture. Who will you be sharing the experience with? Company is a big part of what makes an afternoon tea so special. This is a wonderful occasion to catchup with friends and family or celebrate a birthday or baby shower. When it comes to refreshments, a typical afternoon tea should feature a selection of hot beverages and finger food such as sandwiches, pastry, cakes and biscuits. Presentation is an extremely important part of any afternoon tea and a priority for us at the Townhouse Hotel Chester!

Afternoon tea is now a popular way of catching up with friends and family. Our newly refurbished Brasserie 1699 restaurant is the perfect relaxing environment to enjoy your special afternoon tea in Chester.