Afternoon Tea at The Daffodil, Cheltenham

Our Afternoon Tea is the perfect treat to celebrate a birthday, engagement, hen-do or baby shower. This article explores the history of Afternoon Tea and see how these traditions are reflected in the Afternoon Tea menu in our iconic Cotswolds venue.

England in the 1840s saw Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford, start the tradition out of necessity. She had complained of a ‘sinking feeling’ in the afternoon therefore began to have a pot of tea and a small snack in her bedroom every afternoon. Soon the whole of London had society ladies gathering to enjoy cakes and small sandwiches.

The warmer seasons are the ideal months to enjoy Afternoon Tea; and what setting could be more perfect than The Daffodil, Cheltenham? Treat yourself at Cheltenham’s most iconic venue; a converted picture house with original art-deco features, known for its fine dining at the helm of executive chef Tom Rains.

The menu offers a range of options starting with the Cream Tea; a fresh scone with clotted cream, jam and loose-leaf tea from only £5.50. Afternoon Tea arrives on a three-tiered stand with finger sandwiches, fresh scones and cakes prepared each day by the pastry team. This comes with tea, or we have the option to add Prosecco or Champagne if you wish to add a little extra sparkle to the day!

Afternoon Tea is served on Friday & Saturday afternoons between 2.30pm – 5pm.