How could anyone have predicted how popular afternoon tea has become in the UK. It has gone from being a tradition of a certain class or age to a nationwide obsession. From cafes to hotels, even restaurant and bars, afternoon tea can be booked and served and really, it’s not a surprise it is so popular. This meal is made up of delicious cakes, scones, pastries and bakes as well as the nation’s favourite, sandwiches, a winner with everyone (no crusts of course!).
It’s time of the day most definitely adds to the special occasion nature of this dining experience. Mid afternoon, not lunchtime, not dinner, just sitting perfectly in the middle. It’s not a time most people dine in the week or even weekends. For that special occasion, celebration or when on holiday, the afternoon tea is the ultimate treat.
The Lake District and Cumbria has always been a firm lover of an afternoon tea but now there’s even more choice and most definitely some of the finest cakes and sandwiches around freshly baked and prepared using Cumbria’s plentiful larder.
One of the most popular places for afternoon teas in one of the most stunning locations in the Lake District is the Hunday Manor Hotel. Located between Workington and Cockermouth with sea and fell views, the hotel is a 365 day a year afternoon tea venue. In the summer take tea alfresco in the landscaped grounds with views over the Solway Firth and across to the Isle of Man. In the Winter get cosy in the bar, restaurant or even the inviting entrance with real fires and lounge seating. Afternoon tea is a celebration of quintessential English with a Cumbrian twist and at just £14.50 per person, it’s a great way to spend an afternoon with friends, family or with work colleagues. Served with tea or coffee or make it extra special with some fizz! To book afternoon tea in the beautiful Western Lake District at the Hunday Manor Country House Hotel visit, http://www.hundaymanorhotel.co.uk/food-and-drink/afternoon-tea