Afternoon Tea

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Afternoon Tea At Woburn

The English social custom of taking Afternoon Tea was popularised in the 1840s by Duchess Anna Maria, wife of the 7th Duke of Bedford, who entertained her friends at Woburn Abbey. While labourers sometimes had a small sandwich or scone brought from home with their tea, the Duchess and her friends would have enjoyed afternoon tea in the comfortable surroundings of the Abbey. 

Afternoon Tea Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers for Afternoon Tea at The Bedford Room make a perfect gift, birthday and family celebrations, providing a special day out for family and friends.

An Afternoon Tea Gift Voucher includes:

  • A selection of sandwiches, homemade cakes and scones with clotted cream and jam
  • A pot of Suki tea or coffee of your choice
  • Entry to the Gardens
  • £1.50 postage charge

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Afternoon Tea Voucher

Set Price £16.00 + £1.50 postage

Please note that vouchers may take up to 7 days to process. Make sure to order well in advance if the voucher is intended as a gift for a special occasion. Due to high demand, Afternoon Tea must be booked in advance.

Please not that there is a very high demand for afternoon tea at weekends. Please contact us to book your table.

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