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Cotswold inspired High Teas now available at The Black Badger

There are so many great excuses to book a High Tea – a baby shower, a milestone birthday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or just an excuse to have a lovely afternoon out with your friends, after all, it’s all about indulging………!

The history of high teas

Tea consumption increased dramatically during the early nineteenth century and it is around this time that Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford is said to have complained of “having that sinking feeling” during the late afternoon.

At the time it was usual for people to take only two main meals a day, breakfast, and dinner at around 8 o’clock in the evening. The solution for the Duchess was a pot a tea and a light snack, taken privately in her boudoir during the afternoon. Later friends were invited to join her in her rooms at Woburn Abbey and this summer practice proved so popular that the Duchess continued it when she returned to London, sending cards to her friends asking them to join her for “tea and a walking the fields.”

Other social hostesses quickly picked up on the idea and the practice became respectable enough to move it into the drawing room. Before long, all fashionable society was sipping tea and nibbling sandwiches in the middle of the afternoon.

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So……. why not enjoy a relaxing afternoon surrounded by good food, a choice of beverages and good company, and an amazing view for you to soak it all up with.

When is High Tea available?

We offer High Tea at the Black Badger every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday between 12-4pm and on Saturday and Sunday, between 12-2pm on the first and third weekend of every month. Enjoy a tiered stand of sweet treats and savouries served alongside premium leaf teas. We offer a range of tea infusions from delicate flavours from far flung lands to the trusty ‘Full English’ blend, we have a tea for almost every taste. So sophisticated! So timeless.

Are you interested in booking?

Bookings are essential, with a minimum of seven days advance notice required (including confirmation of guest numbers)

It’s a time-honoured tradition, taking tea in the afternoon. We have taken it a step further and created a classic English experience that is sure to have the conversation flowing in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Whether meeting for pleasure or business, a refreshing cup of tea always breaks the ice. Book here or below.

Weather permitting it’s an outside venue; however, we do have indoor areas should we need to use them.

See Menu

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Gift Voucher

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Terms & Conditions

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Book your High Tea now

Karen from the Black Badger would love to organise a High Tea for you.
Please get in touch to arrange your booking.