Tea in front of the fireplace

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea at Swinton Park

Afternoon Tea is served daily from 12 noon – 5pm and on Sundays from 3pm – 5pm.

Please call to make a reservation in advance of your visit, as occasionally the hotel is fully booked with a private event.

We welcome party bookings for afternoon tea – ideal for family gatherings to celebrate christenings, birthdays and anniversaries – with private rooms available for larger gatherings. Please see Special Celebrations.

You are welcome to enjoy our selection of afternoon teas in the Bar, Sitting Room and Drawing Room, or on the Terrace during summer months. 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

Champagne 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

Coffee, Hot Chocolate or Tea can also be enjoyed throughout the day and are served with home made shortbread.

Please note that specific cakes listed are examples
and may be subject to change.

Our Tea Selection

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 find below a selection of what you may find on our menu:

Leaf Teas

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

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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Special Occasion?

Do you have a christening, birthday or anniversary coming up? Celebrate in style at Swinton Park. We can arrange a private event for 2 – 150 guests, starting from £9 per person for a cream tea, with additional benefits for larger groups. See Special Celebrations.

If you’ve just got engaged – Congratulations! See our Weddings pages. A few dates are still available for weddings in 2016, call us now for details.