Afternoon tea is a fabulously British tradition that we take very seriously indeed! We have the perfect setting – an enchanting Grade II listed Country House with pretty gardens and brimming with old English charm, so the magic begins as soon as you travel down our tree-lined driveway, leaving the hubbub of every day life behind…
Step inside, and your table awaits! Bedecked in crisp white linen with fresh flowers, English vintage china and gleaming silverware; this is where your romantic journey back in time begins. Choose from our exquisite afternoon tea menu to enjoy a selection of speciality loose-leaf teas, elegant finger sandwiches, freshly baked sweet delicacies and warm scones served with Devonshire clotted cream and preserves. For added glamour, our Celebration Afternoon Teas include a flute of champagne.
Traditional Afternoon Tea: £19.95 per person
with a flute of Champagne: £30.45 per person
Afternoon tea is served Wednesday to Sunday in our intimate dining room and lounge areas or, on fine days, in the gardens. Booking is essential.
Afternoon tea gift vouchers are available; they make a wonderful gift whatever the occasion!
We believe Netherstowe House offers the widest range of afternoon teas in Staffordshire and have lovingly-designed our menu to ensure there’s a tea for every taste!
English Country Garden Afternoon Tea
This garden-themed tea treat is a deliciously imaginative take on tradition! Inspired by our passion for all things home-grown, the botany-themed fancies are served in flowerpots on a pretty lawn presentation plate. A real, hearty taste of The Good Life, highlights include the ‘Organic Flower Pot’ – spiced carrot cake with Chantilly cream, divine chocolate soil, fresh herbs and edible flowers – and the ‘Pick Your Own Pot’ – macerated strawberries, strawberry cream, crushed meringue and melt-in-your-mouth chocolate soil. Best in Show, this teatime delicacy shows an attention to detail that is backed-up with flavour and sustenance! Hungry horticulturists will adore the delicate selection of sandwiches brimming with the best of British ingredients, whilst pleasure seekers will love the pretty French macarons, and of course the freshly baked scones with seasonal jam. To top it all off, the English Garden Afternoon tea is served with a palette-cleansing flowering tea. A taste sensation, individual tealeaves and dried aromatic flowers are hand-tied to form a tea bud that not only looks beautiful but, when supped, is said to hold homeopathic qualities. Eight different flowering teas are available to choose from.
English Country Garden Afternoon Tea: £24.95 per person
with a glass of house wine: £30.15 per person
Gluten Free Afternoon Tea
Enjoy a tier of home made gluten free sweets, gluten free sandwiches and scones with Devonshire clotted cream and seasonal preserve. Please book at least four days in advance.
Gluten Free Afternoon Tea: £21.95 per person
with a flute of Champagne: £31.50 per person
Festive Themed Afternoon Tea
Throughout December we will be serving a Festive Themed Afternoon Tea. Choose from our exquisite afternoon tea menu to enjoy a selection of speciality loose-leaf teas, elegant finger sandwiches, freshly baked sweet delicacies and warm scones.
Festive Afternoon Tea: £19.95 per person
with a flute of Champagne: £30.45 per person
Celebrating a Special Occasion?...
If you are looking for an occasion with a difference and delicious food then our ‘Vintage’ themed Afternoon Tea Party package could be perfect for you. Inspired by a sense of timeless elegance and romance, our mouth-watering Afternoon Tea is served on mismatch vintage fine china perfect for any special occasion including Bridal Showers and Baby Showers.
The Vintage Afternoon Tea Party package includes the following:
- A glass of traditional Pimm’s per person for your drinks reception
- A selection of canapés chosen by Head Chef and his kitchen brigade
- Vintage Afternoon Tea served on three tiered stand comprising a selection of finger sandwiches, homemade scone, Devonshire clotted cream, strawberry preserve and assortment of cakes baked by our cake maker with fresh ingredients
- English breakfast tea or freshly brewed coffee
- Glass of red or white wine per person to accompany the Afternoon Tea
- A flute of champagne per person
- Use of our vintage crockery including mismatch tea cups, saucers and side plates
- Arthur Price cutlery
- White linen table clothes
- Fresh Flowers
- Use of our cake stand if required
- Table plan and place cards
- Free car parking for you and your guests
(Vintage Afternoon Tea Party bookings require minimum 7 guests, maximum 30 guests. Available between 1pm and 3pm, last sitting 3pm, must be vacated by 5pm. Price based 3 canapés per person. House wine is included - if you would prefer a different wine this would be at a supplement charge. Reservations must be made at least 4 days in advance)
Vintage Afternoon Tea Party Package: £45 per person