Beatrix Potter Afternoon Tea at Healing Manor is a luxurious treat to be enjoyed by all.
The tradition of Afternoon Tea dates back to 1840 when Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford would become hungry at around four o’clock in the afternoon. Evening meals were served fashionably late in the 1800’s leaving a long gap between lunch and dinner, so Anna would often enjoy a cup of tea and slice of cake. Friends were invited to join her and word spread until it become highly popular and fashionable in society – and so it continues today.
Beatrix Potter Afternoon Tea at Healing Manor Hotel will be an enchanting mix of delicious savory and sweet treats designed by Steven Bennett and his team of chefs. Dishes include Mr. McGregor’s Vegetable Garden which is a homemade pâté, edible soil and vegetable crudités. It’s served with toasted hedgehog bread, as a nod to Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, who lives in a tiny cottage in the fells of the Lake District and spends her days as a washerwoman.
Sandwiches are inspired by The Tale of Two Bad Mice. They make reference to when Hunka Munka and Tom Thumb discover that the food, including cheese and ham, in the doll’s house that they’ve broken into is made of plaster, and smash the plates leaving destruction everywhere. The sandwiches featured on the Beatrix Potter Afternoon Tea include;
Lincolnshire Poacher served with homemade chutney
Honey roast ham served with Mr. McGregor’s garden salad
A spring quiche inspired by The Tale of The Pie and The Patty-Pan, and a delicious bite sized sun-dried tomato pastry pin wheel, inspired by Tom Kitten in The Tale of Samuel Whiskers.
The sweets include a white chocolate egg influenced by Jemima Puddle-Duck and a butterfly sandwich from The Tale of Jeremy Fisher. Other sweet treats refer to The Tale of Benjamin Bunny and The Tale of Peter Rabbit, and include a ‘Rabbit tobacco’ scone, blackberry macaron and a Peter Rabbit biscuit.
The Beatrix Potter Afternoon Tea is served with a choice of Stokes of Lincoln Tea or Coffee, or can be upgraded an enjoyed with a glass of prosecco. We’re also offering an enchanting array of cocktails inspired by the Tales of Beatrix Potter. ‘Bunny Tail fizz’ is a concoction of champagne, Belvoir Elderflower Pressé and candy floss, ‘Bees Knees’ is inspired by the landscape referenced in Beatrix Potter’s novels and non-alcohol cocktails include a Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-Tail Milk Shake and Peter Rabbit’s Juice featuring fresh carrot, apple and orange.
Our afternoon tea is available as a gluten free, vegan, vegetarian or as a children’s menu, to be enjoyed by all.
Although booking isn’t compulsory, it’s recommended!
To ensure your table, please call or email us to make your booking: