Tea at The Yorkshire Pie and Mash Shop is something a bit special, both choices are freshly prepared for you, and served on China, with a real vintage cake stand, along with a loose leaf tea of your choosing.
Afternoon Tea is served between 3.00pm and 5.00pm - tables can be reserved, please telephone to reserve a table.
A selection of freshly prepared finger sandwiches, cakes and tea
Egg mayonnaise with cress
Smoked salmon with cream cheese
Warm scones with clotted cream, preserve and tea
Traditional Afternoon Tea, is made with fresh ingredients.
Please book ahead to ensure that all the fresh produce used is available
Afternoon Tea is a tea-related 'ritual', introduced in Britain in the early 1840s. It evolved as a mini meal to stem the hunger and anticipation of an evening meal at 8pm.
Afternoon Tea is a meal composed of sandwiches (usually cut delicately into 'fingers'), scones with clotted cream and jam, sweet pastries and cakes. Interestingly, scones were not common feature of early Afternoon Tea and were only introduced in the twentieth century,
Afternoon Tea was initially developed as a private social event for ladies who climbed the echelons of society. It was only when Queen Victoria engaged in the Afternoon Tea ritual that it became a formal occasion on a larger scale, known as 'tea receptions'.
These receptions could have as many as two hundred guests with an open 'at home' invitation to visit between 4pm and 7pm, during which they could come and go as they pleased; this was the genesis of the Afternoon Tea as we known it.
In Britain today Afternoon Tea is usually enjoyed as an occasional indulgence or to celebrate a special event such as a birthday, or a pre-wedding or baby shower party with a group of freinds.