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Indulge In A Delightful Warwick Afternoon Tea At The Warwick Arms

Experience the charm of a traditional Warwick afternoon tea at the Warwick Arms, the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a quintessentially British tradition. Nestled in the historic heart of Warwick, our hotel offers an inviting setting for you to savour this delightful ritual after exploring the town’s rich heritage.

The History Of Afternoon Tea

The tradition of afternoon tea dates back to the early 19th century and is credited to Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford. During this time, it was customary to have only two main meals a day: breakfast and dinner, which was typically served around 8pm. The long gap between meals often left the Duchess feeling peckish in the afternoon, a feeling we know all too well. To stave off hunger, she began to enjoy a pot of tea and a light snack.

The Duchess’s habit soon became a social affair as she started inviting friends to join her. This practice quickly gained popularity among other social hostesses and eventually became a fashionable pastime in upper-class society. Afternoon tea moved from private rooms to drawing rooms and parlours, where guests would sip tea and nibble on sandwiches and cakes, transforming it into the ritual we know today.

Enjoy A Traditional Warwick Afternoon Tea At The Warwick Arms

The Warwick Arms is proud to offer a Warwick afternoon tea experience that pays homage to this cherished tradition. Our afternoon tea menu is crafted to provide a delightful assortment of treats, perfect for refuelling after a morning of exploring Warwick’s historic sites. We must note that Warwick Castle is just down the road from our hotel, making us the perfect choice for history buffs to stop. Our selection includes warm fruit scones with jam and clotted cream, homemade sausage rolls, delicate macarons and a variety of freshly made sandwiches and petit fours, all served with a pot of tea or coffee. For those looking to add a touch of sparkle to their afternoon, we also offer a glass of prosecco at a small surcharge.

The Perfect Setting For Your Warwick Afternoon Tea

Our historic hotel, with roots dating back to 1591, provides an idyllic setting for enjoying afternoon tea. The Warwick Arms has a rich history, originally serving as a coaching inn for travellers journeying through Warwickshire. Over the centuries, we have welcomed many notable guests, including King Charles I, Admiral Horatio Nelson and Mark Twain. Despite a devastating fire in 1694, the hotel was rebuilt and has continued to offer hospitality and charm ever since.

After a morning spent exploring the grandeur of Warwick Castle or strolling through St Nicholas Park, there’s no better place to unwind than with a Warwick afternoon tea at the Warwick Arms.

Afternoon Tea At The Warwick Arms Is A Must

Whether you’re a local or a visitor, indulging in a Warwick afternoon tea at the Warwick Arms is an experience not to be missed. Our inviting atmosphere and dedication to tradition ensure that every guest enjoys a memorable and relaxing afternoon. After refuelling with our delicious offerings, you can continue to explore the town’s rich history, knowing that a comfortable room and a delightful dinner await you back at the hotel.

Book your afternoon tea at the Warwick Arms today and immerse yourself in a timeless tradition. Please state ’afternoon tea’ in the special requests if you’re making an online booking. For more information, contact us online, call us on 01926 492759 or email We look forward to welcoming you to our historic hotel and ensuring you have an unforgettable Warwick afternoon tea experience.

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