There’s nothing quite like gathering the family to indulge in a classic afternoon tea. Introduced in England in the 1840s by the Duchess of Bedford, the style of dining includes a selection of light refreshments such as scones and sandwiches, and has grown to become a grand British ritual enjoyed by the masses across the country.
Whether it’s a special occasion or a sunny Sunday which calls for a spot of scoffing, afternoon tea is a great way to enjoy the finer things in life. Often served on immaculate china and with shimmering silver teapots, the ritual is neither a lunch nor a dinner – more so a mini meal to stem the hunger and anticipation and, quite frankly, indulge in fine food and good conversation.
At a time where family and togetherness comes to the fore, Christmas is the perfect time to indulge in a luxury afternoon tea. Picture this – sipping on unlimited cups of tea and coffee, feasting on festive finger sandwiches and sweet treats and enjoying the company of your loved ones in a relaxed atmosphere, encompassing the joy of the festive period.
While it may sound a little movie-esque, that scenario is what we strive for here at The George. Our Christmas Afternoon Teas are designed to bring you together with those you cherish most, with fabulous food in a homely yet special setting. Be it in front of the roaring open fire in our cosy lounge, or around a large table in our contemporary-style restaurant adorned with festive decorations, you’re sure to be delighted by our fancy fodder and spectacular range of drinks.
Served every day throughout December, our Christmas afternoon teas include an assortment of freshly-prepared sandwiches, a fruit scone with cream and strawberry jam and a selection of afternoon tea cakes. To accompany your afternoon tea, you can choose from a selection of locally-sourced teas from The Lichfield Tea Company, including everything from English breakfast and earl grey to green gunpowder and seasonal blends. Alternatively, get your caffeine fix with a pot of freshly-ground coffee, made fresh to order and guaranteed to pep you up.
To truly get into the festive spirit, why not add a glass of sparkling wine or a refreshing gin and tonic to your afternoon tea? It is the season to be jolly after all. Our team of friendly waiters and bar staff are always on-hand to assist you with anything you may need, and are committed to creating a festive dining experience to remember for you and all the family.
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