The British tradition of high tea began in the mid-1700s as a late afternoon meal for the wearied working man to replenish him during the long working day. It would be taken standing or sitting on tall stools, thus the term evolved, ‘high tea’.
For the upper classes, high tea was a more social event to stave off that ‘sinking feeling’ in the afternoon, serving as a substantial meal before attending the theatre, this would then sustain them until supper could be taken later in the evening.
On regular Sunday’s throughout the year we will be celebrating the quintessentially of High Tea here at Towneley Hall; a beautifully set table, adorned with savouries and sweet treats awaits you, all served in the grandeur of the Regency Rooms surrounded by historic paintings and sculptures.
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon, sipping fine teas – or a Prosecco if the mood takes you, whilst overlooking the Italian Gardens and listening to live musicians. This truly elegant experience is available one Sunday a month throughout the year and is the perfect way to celebrate with loved ones or simply enjoy a sumptuous afternoon with friends.
High tea is available on the following Sunday’s in 2018;
- 11th March (Mothering Sunday)
- 15th April
- 13th May
- 17th June
- 8th July
- 12th August
- 16th September
- 14th October
- 4th November
- 2nd December
The full menu can be viewed in the brochure below
For more information and to book your place please call Burnley Mechanics on 01282 664400.