Afternoon Tea- A Great English Tradition
In 1840, afternoon tea was introduced in England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford. She would become peckish between meals and began asking for light refreshments and tea to be brought to her room in the late afternoon. In time, she started to invite friends to join her and it quickly became a fashionable trend! This afternoon I visited the Pump Room in Bath for the first time and enjoyed a spot of Afternoon Tea.
We ordered the 'Traditional Pump Room Tea' which included a choice of drink and a generous selection of savoury and sweet treats. (Salmon mousse and toast, finger sandwiches, scones and pastries)
The food was delicious and the atmosphere was wonderful with live music and friendly staff. If you love English tradition, make sure you stop for afternoon tea whilst exploring Bath, you won't be disappointed!