Afternoon tea was introduced in England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in the year 1840. The Duchess would become hungry around four o’clock in the afternoon. This pause for tea became a fashionable social event and has developed over the years into a gastronomic experience enjoyed by young and old. To experience the best of the afternoon tea tradition, indulge yourself with a trip to one of our hotels, restaurants, or cafés to sample the best of afternoon tea in the Boyne Valley.
Below is a list of our top spots to enjoy the best mid-afternoon delight.
Their Newbridge Silverware-Inspired Afternoon Tea is one of Bellinter House’s favourite specialities. Hosted in the Library, drawing room and sometimes the Eden restaurant, this afternoon tea experience includes delicious selection of sandwiches and brioche, sweet treats and home-made scones. Pre booking is necessary.
Set in the picturesque surrounds of Tankardstown's Garden Village Afternoon Tea is served in the quaint and cosy Cellar Restaurant. No pomp and circumstance here just an atmospheric relaxed area for some good old fashioned afternoon tea and a chat. Afternoon tea is served on a traditional three-tiered stand, with a selection of handmade sandwiches, delicious homemade miniature desserts and freshly baked scones and preserves. Pre booking is necessary
Why not treat yourself to our elegant afternoon tea on their mezzanine level overlooking the beautiful chandelier and foyer. The perfect spot for people watching in their bustling hotel. Enjoy a selection of baps, sandwiches and wraps, sweet treats and of course home-made scones with jam and cream. Pre booking is necessary.
Enjoy the luxury of an afternoon tea experience at Dunboyne Castle Hotel and Spa. This unique menu features an array of sweet and savoury treats fit for royalty. Enjoy assorted finger sandwiches, scones, cakes, and mini pastries. Pre booking is necessary.
Treat yourself to a delightful afternoon tea, served daily in The Platform Bar, from 12pm. Pre-booking is required. Enjoy their Chef’s selection of freshly made sandwiches; home-baked pastries and scones with their very own strawberry jam & fresh cream and your choice of herbal or breakfast tea or freshly brewed coffee.
The Newgrange Hotel
The Newgrange Hotel serves afternoon tea 7 days a week in their spacious and comfortable lobby. Relax the afternoon away with friends or loved ones and enjoy an afternoon of gastronomic delights. Afternoon tea includes the following: tea or coffee per person, mini scones with cream and jam, a selection of freshly made sandwiches and a selection of sweet desserts from their pastry chef.
The Ardboyne Hotel also serves afternoon tea 7 days a week in their spacious and comfortable lobby. Treat yourself, friends or loved ones and enjoy an afternoon of gastronomic delights. Your afternoon tea includes the following: tea or coffee per person, mini scones with cream and jam, a selection of freshly made sandwiches and a selection of sweet desserts from their pastry chef.
The beautiful Caravogue House in Trim offers afternoon tea as part of a group package when you stay with them. Their afternoon high tea is the perfect way to catch up with friends on your trip to Trim and the Boyne Valley.
City North Hotel and conference centre
Enjoy afternoon tea for two at The City North Hotel or mark a special family occasion. Nibble on delicate sandwiches, scones with clotted cream, pastries, and other little niceties. A quintessential English custom afternoon tea has never gone out of fashion because it offers the opportunity to enjoy a get together with close friends and family. Pre booking is necessary.
The Headfort Arms Hotel
The Headfort afternoon tea special can be enjoyed in their beautiful garden or Café Therese. A classic for those who like to relax in the afternoon, including finger sandwiches (made to your choice), mini-open scone with jam and fresh cream, fruit cake with a pot of freshly brews tea or coffee. Pre booking is necessary.
The Scholars Townhouse Hotel
Afternoon tea at Scholars offers a mix of great food with an authentic setting. Enjoy a three-tier menu of sandwiches, sweet treats, and scones, all freshly made by their in-house pastry chef. They offer a vast selection of loose-leaf tea and beautiful barista style craft coffee and prosecco.
Served in the drawing room, the Victorian décor offers a unique atmosphere for an enjoyable afternoon. Pre booking is necessary.
Treat yourself to a sumptuous afternoon tea at the Hamlet Court Hotel in Enfield. Their head chef has created an exceptional medley of treats for you to enjoy. Their afternoon tea includes finger sandwiches, perfectly crafted mini desserts, and homemade scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream. All served with freshly brewed tea or coffee. Pre booking is necessary.
The Old Rectory
The Old Rectory invite you to come and enjoy a relaxed afternoon with your family / friends. Afternoon Tea can be a perfect way to celebrate birthdays, graduations, engagements, and hen parties with a twist. They freshly prepare all the food on site in their kitchens and serve a variety of sweet and savoury treats on ornate platters. They have gluten free and vegetarian options available also- per booking is necessary.
Tom Blake House
If you are visiting Kells, then make sure to call into Tom Blake House for their beautiful afternoon tea. Enjoy their selection of loose-leaf tea, herbal infusions, homemade cakes, and savoury snacks in the drawing room or out on the patio.
Trim Castle Hotel
Experience afternoon tea in the stylish Bailey Bar overlooking Trim Castle in this beautiful Hotel. The menu includes assorted finger sandwiches, open sandwiches, home made scones with jam and cream and an ever-changing selection of cakes and sweet treats. Pre booking is essential.
Enjoy a traditional sumptuous afternoon tea in rich surroundings in Coburns bar or the residents lounge for larger numbers. The team at Coburns Bar specialise in vintage afternoon tea with a dainty afternoon tea setting and a beautiful array of home-made treats and savoury sandwiches. Pre booking is necessary.
Sage and Stone
Sage and Stone in Duleek offer a delicious afternoon tea in their beautiful restaurant and farm shop. Their afternoon tea is also available for take away in their pretty afternoon tea caddy. Why not take a blanket to the park or beach and pick up this beautiful caddy for your picnic? Each afternoon tea caddy caters for two people and includes a selection of gourmet sandwiches, scones with fresh cream, jam and fruit, chocolate brownies, custard filled profiteroles, baileys cheesecake and meringues with cream and fresh strawberries. Pre booking is necessary.
The perfect option for meeting up with friends, celebrating a birthday, bridal shower or just to treat yourself after a hard week. Why not extend you stay and spend the night with one of our beautiful accommodation providers, visit one of our many heritage sites and discover the beauty of the Boyne Valley.
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