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Afternoon Tea

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Afternoon Tea at The George Hotel in Lichfield MAIN

Afternoon Tea

The George Hotel is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a traditional English afternoon tea with friends.

In winter you can take your afternoon tea in the restaurant or stylish lounge bar, and in the summer you can sit outside in the flower filled courtyard - whatever time of the year you visit The George you will be sure of a warm welcome from our friendly and professional staff.

Served every day, our full 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 teas or a pot of freshly ground coffee.

Our loose tea selection is sourced locally from The Lichfield Tea Company. Loose teas include The George Blend - English Breakfast, Earl Grey Blue Flower, Green Gunpowder, Seasonal Fruity Blend. Our coffee is supplied by Paddy & Scott’s, who provide and source 100% community-driven, craft coffee. Every bag of coffee beans we use provides a meal for a child in coffee growing regions, so they can focus on studying and not where their next meal will come from.

Afternoon Tea is available from 12pm to 4pm every day. Please pre-book your Afternoon Tea by calling 01543 414822 or email [email protected]

We look forward to welcoming you to The George.

Alan Tracey
General Manager


What is the best afternoon tea in Lichfield?

If you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy afternoon tea in the Lichfield area, The George Hotel is the place for you. The George Hotel is widely regarded as one of the finest places to unwind with traditional English afternoon tea in the area.

An elegant, welcoming environment

Guests tend to enjoy afternoon tea in the restaurant or elegant lounge bar during the colder months of the year, heading out to the flowery courtyard in the spring and summer. No matter when you visit The George, you can expect to enjoy the highest standard of hospitality.

What to expect from our afternoon teas

We serve our full afternoon teas every day. When you enjoy our afternoon tea, you get the chance to sample our freshly prepared sandwiches, fruit scone with cream and strawberry jam and our incredibly popular afternoon tea cakes. There is also a fine selection of teas and invigorating freshly ground coffee available. Our loose teas are sourced from the prestigious Lichfield Tea Company. Favourites amongst our discerning customers include The George Blend English breakfast tea, Earl Grey Blue Flower and Seasonal Fruity Blend. Unlike some establishments, we offer our afternoon tea not just in the afternoon but from 9am to 9pm Monday to Saturday. Afternoon tea is also available from 3pm to 9pm on Sundays.

The history of afternoon tea

Afternoon tea is a long-standing tradition that was first enjoyed in mid-19th century England by the Duchess of Bedford. It was designed to address the hunger felt by people during the lengthy gap between breakfast and dinner. First embraced by the upper classes, it eventually became popular amongst people from all walks of life.

Packages for everyone

There are many afternoon tea packages available to you at The George, ensuring you’re well catered for when you feel like treating yourself. The basic Cream Tea option consists of a pot of tea or freshly ground coffee, a fruit scone, strawberry jam and cream. The Celebration Afternoon tea includes sparkling wine, finger sandwiches and cakes with a pot of tea or freshly ground coffee. There’s also a gin-based option, with seasonal specials being available throughout the year.

Why visit The George?

At The George, we are proud to offer a high-quality service to our local guests as well as customers from further afield. The building itself is noted for its highly distinctive and historic character, being a characterful Georgian coaching inn with a warmly welcoming atmosphere. Located just steps away from the magnificent Cathedral, Beacon Park and various popular shops and museums, we can provide the outstanding hospitality you require whether you’re popping in for refreshments or staying with us overnight.

We also offer free parking, 24-hour room service, the best price guarantee, free Wi-Fi, a lounge bar with more than 30 gins, meeting rooms, a carvery, and full English breakfasts.

Book today

To find out more about afternoon tea in Lichfield at The George or any of the other services that we offer, contact us today. You can reach us by giving us a call on 01543 414822 or by completing the form on our website. Alternatively, send an email to [email protected].

Customer Reviews

Customer Comment April 2022 Doreen M (Google)

Afternoon tea for 7. Service very good. Loved the selection of China.
Sandwiches and cakes really nice. Would certainly book again

Customer Comment April 2022 Helen T (Google)

Been for afternoon tea at Darwins at the George. Food was lovely and the young lady who came and spoke to us was lovely and helpful! Shona is a credit to you!

Customer Comment March 2022 Teresa B (Google)

Booked for afternoon tea and it was delicious. Comfortable surroundings and friendly staff.

Customer Comment March 2022 Vivienne L (Facebook)

We went for afternoon tea- a Mothering Sunday gift voucher from our son. We thoroughly enjoyed our tea which was served in a cosy corner of the bar area. There was a nice selection of sandwiches, scones jam and cream and cakes. Roger was so attentive and kept us supplied with tea and hot water. A very pleasant time on a cold and wet afternoon.

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