Morning Coffee and Afternoon Tea
Swinton Park Afternoon Teas
You are welcome to enjoy our selection of afternoon teas served in the Bar, Sitting Room, Drawing Room or, during summer months, on the Terrace. They can also be served as room service for guests resident at the hotel. All our cakes are freshly baked in our kitchens and our jams are locally made.
Traditional Wensleydale Tea Your choice of tea served with Wensleydale Cheese and Fruitcake. £7.50
Cream Tea Choose your tea from our Tea Selection. This is served with a warm home-made scone, clotted cream and locally made preserves. £9.00
Full Afternoon Tea Your choice of tea served with hand-cut sandwiches, fruit loaf, shortbread, fruitcake, home-made scone, clotted cream and locally-made preserves. £19.00
Royal Garden Party Afternoon Tea Your choice of tea served with hand-cut sandwiches, fruit loaf, shortbread, fruitcake,home-made scone, clotted cream and locally-made preserves with that all important glass of champagne. £27.95
Afternoon Tea is served from 3pm until 6pm, Monday to Saturday and from 4pm until 6pm on Sundays. Orders for Coffee, Hot Chocolate or Tea can be taken throughout the day and are served with home made shortbread.
Coffee and Hot Chocolate
Cafetière of Freshly Ground Coffee
Cappuccino / Latté/Americano
Espresso / Dbl Espresso
£2.75 / £3.25
Hot Chocolate, Marshmallows and Chocolate Flakes
After tasting many teas and testing lots of suppliers we have found we had the best in flavoursome and interesting teas on our doorstep. We are proud to be offering tea from Taylors of Harrogate. For three generations their family business has been blending excellent tea which are served in the splendour of Swinton Park.
Swinton Park is a member of the Tea Guild and is honored to have been awarded the prestigious “Award of Excellence” in recognition of the quality of the ingredients used and service of tea.
All our teas can be served as they are or with milk or lemon. Please let us know what you would prefer. .
£3.25 per person
Swinton Park’s Blend
A blend that has been made especially for us. Very similar to Yorkshire Tea and perfect for all-day drinking.
Assam Single Estate
From the finest Assam tea grown in the Brahmaputra Valley in North-East India. This tea is selected from the second flush when leaves are at their best. The flavour is distinctively malty.
Darjeeling Single Estate
Selected from an estate on the foothills of the Himalayas. Again picked on the second flush, giving it a subtle muscatel flavour.
Taylors purchase their Ceylon Orange Pekoe teas from Sri Lanka. The Dimbula teas taste light and citrus like, whereas Uva teas have wintergreen taste characteristics.
The recipe for this popular blend was presented to the second Earl Grey in the 1880s and has become renowned for its elegant flavour of citrus and bergamot.
This is a black tea from China incorporating rose petals adding a lovely floral character.
Depending on quality this distinctive smoky tea is Chinese or Taiwanese in origin. The flavour comes from the leaves being withered over pine-wood fires.
Blue cornflower petals are added to this Ceylon tea to reflect the famous blue sapphire gemstones that are mined close to the Ratnapura region of Sri Lanka.
Green Teas and Herbal Infusions
£3.25 per person
We also offer a selection of Green Teas and herbal infusions which are caffeine-free and contain no added sugar.
Green Tea; Green Tea with Jasmine; Green Tea with Passionfruit
Blackberry and Elderflower; Organic Chamomile; Organic Peppermint; Raspberry and Vanilla
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Thank goodness the sun has now come out and we seem to have finally put winter behind us! The Parkland has burst into bloom with clouds of blossom and a colourful carpet of daffodils and bluebells around the trees.
The Walled Garden is also getting going, with bright tulips swaying in the breeze and home grown asparagus bursting forth. Asparagus is at its most delicious when eaten closest to home, so dishes featuring home-grown asparagus are now on all our menus, including the bar and lounge. The garden furniture is out and soon it will be time for afternoon teas on the lawn and evening drinks on the terrace at sunset. English summertime at it’s best.
Please click here if you are making plans for 2013 and want to see our Events and Activities Calendar to book a cookery course, themed lunch or family event. Our inspirational Themed Lunch and Dining Experiences page includes Wine Appreciation Lunches, with talks and tastings led by our new sommelier David Borwick, together with our Gardening Lunches, which include a talk and tour with garden designer Susan Cunliffe-Lister.