The concept of ‘Afternoon Tea’ was established as a mini meal in Britain from the early 1840s to sate people’s appetites in anticipation for the evening meal typically around 8pm.
A typical afternoon tea comprises sandwiches, cakes, pastries and scones with clotted cream and jam.
This afternoon ritual is still carried out today for both the purpose of celebrations and for informal get-togethers with friends and family.
We consulted Google Reviews to put together a list of the highest ranked places to go for afternoon tea in Northamptonshire.
1. Awberry's Tea Rooms
This tea room in Wellingborough was ranked 4.8 out of five stars on Google Reviews. One month ago, a reviewer commented: “Amazing service. Homemade soup I recommend. Hygiene is 10/10. During this pandemic they have stuck with the guidelines, cleaning tables regularly. Very well mannered and very polite service. Great for all ages.”
Photo: Awberry's Tea Rooms
2. Manvell Farm Tea Rooms
This tea room nestled in the village of Walgrave in Northampton was ranked 4.8 out of five stars on Google Reviews. One reviewer, two months ago, said: “Had an amazing lunch today with a friend. I had the bacon roll and she had the chicken and avocado sandwich, both were delicious! Best bacon roll I’ve ever had!”
Photo: Manvell Farm Tea Rooms
3. Totty’s Teas
This tea room in Northampton ranked 4.8 out of five stars on Google Reviews. One reviewer, a month ago, commented: “My wife and I came here for an afternoon tea. We had the takeaway box and it was fantastic. Really sweet and novel idea. Even took one away for my mother in law. Great surroundings and charming staff too.”
Photo: Totty's Teas
4. Number 50 Tea Room
This tea room in Duston, Northampton ranked 4.6 out of five stars on Google Reviews. One reviewer, a month ago, said: “This cafe is so friendly and the food is great.”
Photo: Number 50 Tea Room