“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea”…..Henry James.
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, established in 2016, The Lichfield Tea Company started with a small market stall attending local farmers markets and food festivals, to now selling through their online store & beautiful tea shop at Heart of the Country Shopping Village situated just 2 miles south of Lichfield, loose teas include The George Blend - English Breakfast, Earl Grey Blue Flower, Green Gunpowder, Seasonal Fruity Blend.
Afternoon Tea is available from 9am to 9pm Monday to Saturday and from 3pm to 9pm on Sundays.
To book, please call us on 01543 414822 or complete the enquiry form on this page.
History of Afternoon Tea
Afternoon tea was introduced in England in the 1840s by the Duchess of Bedford, and lifelong friend of Queen Victoria. At the time, people only ate two main meals a day and finding herself peckish in the long gap between breakfast and dinner, the Duchess began inviting her friends to enjoy tea and ‘a light refreshment’ in her rooms at Woburn Abbey. She continued the practice upon returning to London and Afternoon Tea became an increasingly fashionable ritual among the upper classes.