Anna Maria Russell, 7th Duchess of Bedford found a light meal of tea (usually Darjeeling) and cakes or sandwiches to be the perfect refreshment between luncheon and dinner. So much so, that she soon began inviting her friends to join her. Afternoon Tea quickly became an established and convivial repast in many middle and upper class households. Now you can enjoy an afternoon tea in the heart of county Durham too.
Duchess of Bedford Afternoon Tea £22
Homemade Finger Sandwiches
Egg Mayonnaise with Watercress and Raddish
Smoked Salmon with Creme Fraiche and cucumber (wrap)
Cheese and Mustard savoury with Baby Gem and pickled Onion
Ham, Lettuce and Tomato with Wid Garlic Creme Fraiche
Homemade fruit and plain scones
served with housemade strawberry jam
and Devonshire clotted cream
Selection of desserts, cakes and pastries from our pastry chef
All served with free flowing teas and coffees of your choice
Anna Maria Russell Champagne Afternoon Tea £32
Afternoon Tea at Seaham Hall is a real treat to be enjoyed either in our lounge or on the outdoor terraces overlooking the coast and extensive gardens, weather permitting of course.
Afternoon Tea is the perfect gift for that special someone, please visit our gift voucher pages to make your selections and read more about Afternoon Tea Durham on our blog.