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Afternoon Tea

A Traditional Pastime

It is said that Anna Russell, 7th Duchess of Bedford, invented Afternoon Tea in 1840 to satisfy her peckishness during the long wait between lunch and dinner. Today, we are proud to continue this long established Manor House ritual – with Rockhill’s creative twist.




Prepared and served fresh each day, our menu faithfully follows the traditional combination of sweet and savoury. The ingredients include specialities such as poached Irish salmon – and our pastries change to reflect the fruits of the season. Of course, at the heart of the experience is the drink itself. From a rich Oolong to the refreshingly complex Rockhill’s Blend, you will find teas that complement your food perfectly.

Traditional Afternoon Tea


The Rockhill House Afternoon Tea is a charming array of scones served warm with jam and clotted cream, delicious savouries, and freshly-baked sweet pastries, accompanied by your choice of 24 teas, sourced from small producers all over the world. 


Sparkling Afternoon Tea

For the perfect accompaniment to a leisurely afternoon, why not enjoy a glass of Prosecco or Champagne with your afternoon tea?



Currently only available for residents.

Served 1.00pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm and 4.00pm from Wednesday to Sunday subject to availability.


Reservations essential

Surprise and spoil someone with a voucher for an elegant Afternoon Tea.


We cater for gluten and nut free diets. We make everything fresh to order, so please mention any dietary requirements when you make your reservation,and allow 24 hours' notice.