A brief history of Afternoon Tea
A quintessentially English custom hailing from the 1840’s. Afternoon Tea has seen a recent surge in popularity again and has become somewhat of a fashionable social occasion. Afternoon Tea was introduced by Anna, Duchess of Bedford in 1840. At around 4pm-5pm the Duchess would become hungry and with the evening meal served ‘fashionably late’ at around 8pm she requested a sandwich and cake be brought to her for the interim. This became a regular habit to which Anna often invited friends to join her.
During the 1880’s upper-class and society women would change into long gowns, gloves and hats for their afternoon tea which was usually served in the drawing room between four and five o’clock.
Read more about the history of this British tradition. The History of Afternoon Tea.
We don’t require you to go to such efforts. If you are enjoying the spoils of Worthing Town Centre or the beautiful promenade and begin to feel peckish, a delicious afternoon tea could be just what to doctor ordered. So pop in an enjoy our truly traditional Afternoon Tea menu. Sit back, relax, and start the conversation over a pot of freshly brewed tea or glass of champagne. Our afternoon tea packages include the expected little sandwiches, cakes and scones. Bliss! the friendly environment of our restaurant in Worthing is ideal to while away the afternoon with your friends and family.