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Morning Coffee and Afternoon Tea

Swinton Park Afternoon Teas

Afternoon Tea is served on Mondays to Saturdays from 3pm – 6pm and on Sundays from 4pm – 6pm. Please call to make a reservation in advance of your visit, as occasionally the hotel is fully booked with a private event.

You are welcome to enjoy our selection of afternoon teas 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 cakes and scones are freshly baked in our kitchens and we use local artisan preserves.

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 preserves. £9.00

Full Afternoon Tea Your choice of tea served with hand-cut sandwiches, fruit loaf, shortbread, fruitcake, tartlet, chocolate brownie, home-made scone, clotted cream and preserves. £21.00

Royal Garden Party Afternoon Tea Your choice of tea served with hand-cut sandwiches, fruit loaf, shortbread, fruitcake, tartlet, chocolate brownie, home-made scone, clotted cream and preserves with that all important glass of champagne. £33.00

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
£3.25

Cappuccino / Latté/Americano
£3.25

Espresso / Dbl Espresso
£2.75 / £3.25

Hot Chocolate, Marshmallows and Chocolate Flakes
£3.50

Tea

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. .

Leaf Teas

£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.

Ceylon
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.

Earl Grey
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.

China Rose
This is a black tea from China incorporating rose petals adding a lovely floral character.

Lapsang Souchong
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 Sapphire
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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Latest News

As we bask in the sunshine of high summer, the Swinton Estate and Yorkshire Dales provide a heavenly venue for walking, cycling and riding. Closer to home, the Walled Garden is brimming over with soft fruit and young vegetables, providing delicious ingredients for our Garden Lunches and Estate Produce Lunches.

The darkening leaves on the turret remind us that Autumn is coming, but also herald the coming of game, wild mushrooms and other seasonal treats.