In the early 1840's afternoon tea was introduced in Britain by Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford.
Late one afternoon she became hungry and asked for a tray of tea, bread and butter and cake to her room.
This became a regular occurrence and she began inviting her friends to join her.
This grew into a fashionable social event which is still popular today for celebrations and social gatherings.
Afternoon tea has developed into a mini meal consisting of tea, small finger sandwiches, scones and cakes.
Afternoon Tea at Bourbons Coffee Shop
Our afternoon tea at Bourbons Coffee Shop is designed to satisfy people of all ages. There is something for everyone from our range of sandwiches, variety of scones and selection of handmade cakes and sweet treats.
Please book in advance so we can reserve you a table and make it a special occasion.
To book please visit our Contact/Visit Us page and either give us a call or fill out the handy online form.
We also offer gift vouchers in store so why not treat someone special to an afternoon tea experience.
Three Steps to the Your Perfect Afternoon Tea
Step 1: Choose your sandwich
- Egg & Cress
- Ham & Cucumber
- Cheese & Onion or Tomato
- Cheese & Ham
- Cheese & Cucumber
- Cheese & Onion Chutney
- Bacon & Brie
- Chicken & Bacon
- Pesto Chicken
- Tuna Crunch
- Salmon & Cream Cheese
Step 2: Choose your Scone
- Plain Scone with Jam and Clotted Cream
- Cheese Scone with Homemade Onion Chutney and Cream Cheese
- Fruit Scone with Jam and Clotted Cream
Step 3: Choose your Cake/Sweet Treat
We have a wide range of cakes and sweet treats to choose from at our counter such as Victoria sponge cake, coffee and walnut cake, decorate your own cupcake for the little ones and many more
All afternoon tea is served with an endless pot of tea or filter coffee with an option of squash for the little ones.
(If tea isn't your tipple of choice then we can exchange your pot of tea for one of our other drinks we have on offer).