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Beatrix Potter-inspired afternoon tea

We’ve designed an 'edible garden' afternoon tea to celebrate Beatrix Potter’s wonderful stories and illustrations. Grown-ups and little ones will love touches like Mr McGregor's stolen vegetables, Jemima Puddle-Duck's mini eggs, and even a Peter Rabbit made using the gingerbread recipe from Potter's own recipe book.

Due to launch in March but postponed for obvious reasons we are so pleased to finally be able to serve up this delicious afternoon tea experience.

This is the first time that we will offer two entirely different teas; one designed for adults; and the other especially for children; both will include some of Beatrix Potter’s best-known characters and drawing on her life as well as her classic tales for inspiration.

The adult menu celebrates Potter’s life outside her writing and alongside the traditional sandwiches and scones, it also features a delicious Herdwick lamb pie to reflect the years she spent breeding Herdwick sheep on her Lake District farm. Adults can also indulge in Benjamin Bunny’s carrot cake with mascarpone and orange icing, Mr McGregor’s stolen vegetables served in chocolate mousse ‘soil’ and Mrs Tiggywinkle’s rhubarb and custard crunch. A fresh and floral gin-based drink - Hill Top Hurrah! – named after the place where Beatrix Potter wrote 13 of her 23 books, has also been created and will make for a refreshing accompaniment (charged for additionally).

The children’s tea includes healthy options of a hummus and crudités flowerpot and fresh carrot and orange juice, together with a selection of sandwiches and a freshly baked scone. 

Peter Rabbit is one of children’s most beloved and iconic characters, and this special tea is a great way to pay homage to that naughty rabbit. The gingerbread biscuits are shaped like him and made using the 168-year-old recipe that was discovered in Potter’s very own recipe book. It even comes with your own icing pen so the children can get creative too! Other sweet treats include Jemima Puddle-Duck’s mini eggs, a chocolate brownie carrot patch and a rhubarb and custard macaron.

This afternoon tea with a twist makes for a lovely treat for all the family.