The Belmont - Shanklin, Isle of Wight

Afternoon and Cream Teas at the Belmont.

Afternoon tea, a very English custom and has become a holiday treat. We Serve our Teas between 2pm and 4pm.

Afternoon tea was introduced in England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in the year 1840. The Duchess would become hungry around four o’clock in the afternoon. The evening meal in her household was served fashionably late at eight o’clock, thus leaving a long period of time between lunch and dinner. The Duchess asked that a tray of tea, bread and butter (some time earlier, the Earl of Sandwich had had the idea of putting a filling between two slices of bread) and cake be brought to her room during the late afternoon. This became a habit of hers and she began inviting friends to join her.

Traditional afternoon tea consists of a selection of dainty sandwiches (including of course thinly sliced cucumber sandwiches), scones served with clotted cream and preserves. Cakes are also served.

CREAM TEA

£6.00 per person

2 Fruit Scones with Strawberry Jam and Clotted Cream

Tea or Coffee

Fruit, Herbal Teas and Speciality Coffees Available

 

SPARKLING CREAM TEA

£12.00 per person

2 Fruit Scones with Strawberry Jam and Clotted Cream

Glass of Prosecco

 

  CREAM TEA AND A COCKTAIL

£12.00 per person

2 Fruit Scones with Strawberry Jam and Clotted Cream

Cocktail from the Bar

 

 AFTERNOON TEA AT THE BELMONT

£12.00 per person. Order at Breakfast on day required.

A Selection of Sandwiches

Fruit Scone with Strawberry Jam and Clotted Cream

A selection of cakes

Tea or Coffee

Fruit, Herbal Teas and Speciality Coffees Available

 

SPARKLING AFTERNOON TEA

£17.00 per person. Order at breakfast on day required.

Glass of Prosecco

A Selection of Sandwiches

Fruit Scone with Strawberry Jam and Clotted Cream

A selection of cakes

 

AFTERNOON TEA AND A COCKTAIL

£17.00 per person. Order at breakfast on day required.

A Cocktail from the bar

A Selection of Sandwiches

Fruit Scone with Strawberry Jam and Clotted Cream

A selection of cakes

In terms of hospitality both Mr and Mrs Eastman created a natural and genuine welcome with commitment to guest welfare. Aspects such as genuine conversation all help to personalise the experience, creates a sense of inclusion. Service was to a very good standard throughout the stay. Bedrooms/bathrooms provide sound levels of comfort with a host of thoughtful extras, all reflecting the generosity which is a hallmark here.- AA Inspector