One of the most loved British foodie traditions, the humble afternoon tea is an enduring favourite. Although its origins are unknown, it is thought that Anna, seventh Duchess of Bedford, invented the afternoon tea in the 1840s to stave off hunger pangs before dinner was served. Since then, the trend has gone from strength to strength, establishing itself as a very special part of British food history.
Have you ever had an afternoon tea? If you fancy giving it a go, why not try afternoon tea in Nottingham right here with us at St James Hotel? Our bar and lounge restaurant, No/6, offers the perfect surroundings from which to sit back and relax with close friends and family, enjoying a delicious afternoon tea together.
Usually, the afternoon tea is served between 3-5pm and will include tea (of course!) as well as scones with jam and clotted cream, freshly-baked cakes and finger food such as traditional sandwiches. However, the classic has been adapted and added to over time, allowing you to try special themed afternoon teas, seasonal treats and even children’s menus to enable the little ones to join in on the fun!
As we are also nearing the festive season, why not take some time out from the hectic rush of Christmas shopping and endless preparations to treat yourself? After a busy morning of shopping, relax with a delicious afternoon tea here with us and put your feet up, taking in your surroundings and making the most of the day.
What’s more – we also offer a Prosecco afternoon tea upgrade for those who are looking for a few bubbles to kick their afternoon off in style – can you resist?
Plus, if you are finding yourself stuck for Christmas present ideas, an afternoon tea experience is sure to make the perfect gift. Whether it is for parents, grandparents, a close friend or even a special treat for the whole family, an afternoon tea enjoyed in the surroundings of the beautiful city of Nottingham will make for the ideal way to celebrate the festive season this year. After all, what do you get for people who are ridiculously difficult to buy for or the person who already has everything? The answer is simple – treat them to a delicious culinary experience! The memories that you make together are sure to be much more valuable than a material gift.
Are you feeling peckish? Why not take the opportunity to relax and book yourself in for an indulgent afternoon tea in Nottingham at No/6, enjoying our top-class hospitality here at St James Hotel. Simply get in touch with us today to book your place.
The St James is an independently owned hotel ideally located in Nottingham city centre. The hotel boasts 87 bedrooms, No/6 Bar & Restaurant and event space for up to 150 people.