We are delighted to announce from the 22nd October our popular Afternoon Tea will also be available on Fridays, with a new Autumn menu. If you book a table any Friday between October 22 and November 26, you will receive a 10% discount (use code autumntea1011). When you book any Long Gallery Afternoon Tea you will also receive a 50% discount for when you book House and Garden admissions too!
Our tea is served in the Long Gallery, and features finger sandwiches made with fresh locally-baked breads, home-made cakes and loose leaf teas (prosecco and sparkling wine options are also available).
We have a strong focus on locally-sourced ingredients – our milk is from Oxspring, our herbs and lettuce is from Lincolnshire, our brie is from Yorkshire and our loose leaf tea is blended in Dinnington.
As well as cakes and scones, we also produce our own delicious sugar and mustard ham. And for a unique taste, our signature Wentworth Woodhouse biscuit is flavoured with honey and rosemary from the gardens.
The tea is served on Wedgwood’s Old Country Roses Royal Albert fine china. Inspired by an English country garden in full bloom, it is the perfect pairing for enjoying the view of the gardens from the Long Gallery.
Afternoon tea menu
Sandwiches (a selection of 4 choices out of 6)
Free-range egg, mayonnaise and pea shoots
Smoked salmon and lemon crème fraîche
Cream cheese and cucumber
Home-baked ham with tomato chutney
Brie and grape
Prawn, cream cheese and dill blini
Goat’s cheese and beetroot blini
Wentworth shortbread biscuit
Strawberry and mascarpone mousse with ginger biscuit and pistachio
Chocolate truffle tart with hazelnut
Scones with jam and clotted cream
Selection of loose-leaf teas
£26.95 (served with a glass of prosecco)
£29.95 (served with a glass of English sparkling wine)
Sittings are available between 11:30am and 1:30pm every Friday (from 22nd October) Saturday and Sunday.
Please note that due to the age and nature of the house, there is no disabled access to the uppers floors. This includes the venue for the Afternoon Tea, the Long Gallery.
An afternoon tea is also available in our garden day cabins, Meadow Pipit and Wood Lark.
A tea-lightful review of our Afternoon Tea!
Joanne Wheatley and her friends are avid fans of the Afternoon Tea. They have sipped and nibbled their way through so many, they once reviewed them for their local paper.
During the pandemic the Mosborough ladies had to improvise, meeting up in the grounds of Derbyshire’s Renishaw Hall with dainty picnics. So they were delighted when they heard Wentworth Woodhouse was staging Afternoon Teas again, just in time for the 60th birthday of Denise Beck, one of the girls.
Their verdict? Tea-licious!
“Many teas have a modern twist that we don’t like. Wentworth follows the tradition beautifully. It’s not just the food, it’s the atmosphere and the little details – the Sheffield-made silverware, the fine China and that essential pot of hot water. The Long Gallery is such a lovely setting. There was the sense of years gone by. With music playing gently in the background, we sat and let our imaginations go wild about who had been there before us centuries ago.”
“The food was just right. Lots of places do the cake overload, but the balance of sandwiches and cakes was perfect and everything was very light. The waitresses were very attentive but not overly so; we never had to remind them of anything. We thought the cost of the afternoon tea was very good value, particularly as it includes a visit to the gardens, too. On our visit there was a garden festival in full-swing, so we were offered a ticket to walk around the house instead. What a treat! The birthday girl got to waltz in the Marble Saloon!”