Book an Afternoon Tea with us:
Brambles Tearoom & Garden is set within the beautiful Welsh countryside just between Llantwit Major and Llandow. Pre-book with us now to enjoy an indulgent treat whether your celebrating a special occasion or meeting friends. (minimum 4 days notice required on booking)
What's included in your Afternoon Tea:
Selection of finger sandwiches
Gourmet pork & sage sausage rolls
Scone with jam and Rodda's cream
Selection of sweet treats
Hand decorated cupcake
Strawberries with dipping chocolate
Unlimited tea or coffee
Why not add Bubbles to your booking for £8.95 per bottle! (non-alcoholic - so everyone can enjoy a glass)
Price per person £18.95.
Minimum two guests per booking. Afternoon Tea can be enjoyed within Brambles restaurant, on our terrace or why not reserve our Tea Hut (maximum 4 people) A deposit of £8.95 per person is required at least 4 full days prior to your afternoon tea booking. We accept cash or credit cards payments. You are welcome to pop in to make your payment or make your payment here after you have had your dates confirmed.
Allergies, intolerances and dietary needs can be catered for. Prior notice required.
Afternoon Tea History A meal composed of sandwiches (usually cut delicately into 'fingers'), scones with clotted cream and jam, sweet pastries and cakes. Interestingly, scones were not a 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 know it.
In Britain today Afternoon Tea is usually enjoyed as an occasional indulgence or to celebrate a special event, such as a birthday, a pre-wedding party, or baby shower with a group of friends.