175 years of Afternoon Tea at Searcys

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It’s Afternoon Tea Week next week – 8th-14th August. This British pastime deserves to be celebrated.

Searcys are doing it in style this year as part of celebrating its 175th anniversary. Searcys has been leading the way with beautiful afternoon teas, served in some of the UK’s most unique and historic settings.

Experts in Champagne, it is always a bubbly affair so take a seat at one of Searcys’ magnificent teas this Afternoon Tea Week.


Get rosy at The Gherkin:

Putting the ‘high’ in high tea with its stunning 360-degree views across the City of London, enjoy a rosé afternoon tea at the Gherkin. Tuck into a selection of mini savouries, including Smoked salmon and caviar and a Coronation chicken rillette, served alongside sweet treats including homemade scones and picture-perfect pastries. Best paired with a selection of teas or a glass of Whispering Angel Rosé for the summer.


Monday- Saturday 12pm-3pm. Priced from £55.


The travel afternoon tea at St Pancras Brasserie:  

Let Searcys ‘pack’ your bag for you with its afternoon tea in a suitcase! Available at the St Pancras Brasserie, the Travel afternoon tea includes Chapel & Swan smoked salmon to start, followed by a selection of savouries and freshly baked scones served with strawberry preserve and clotted cream, along with decadent cakes and pastries including a Battenberg slice, an opéra gâteau and a chocolate and pistachio slice. On the doorstep to Europe, pair with a glass of Searcys own cuvée English sparkling wine, in the art-deco brasserie and then head off on your own travel adventure.


Monday-Saturday 3pm-5pm. Priced from £55.


The Confectioner’s Afternoon Tea at 116 Pall Mall:

Head to one of London’s most prestigious addresses, 116 Pall Mall, for the Confectioner’s afternoon tea, inspired by the founder of Searcys, John Searcy. Set under the ornate ceilings, settle down for a selection of savouries including a Smoked salmon rillette with horseradish and pickled fennel, alongside freshly baked scones and pastries of Caramel choux, Blackberry macaron and signature Victoria cake. For little ones, there is also a Children’s Tea with a Galia melon, orange and pomegranate salad, rolls, scones, and special sweet treats.  And to learn more about the history of afternoon tea and the venue’s architecture and art, there will also be a pocket guide included in the price.


Saturday from 2pm. Priced from £35. 


A touch of literature at The Pump Room, Bath

Spend the afternoon at The Pump Room, an iconic Georgian building that inspired the likes of Jane Austin and Mary Shelley. Sample a delicate and delicious menu, including a Coronation chicken rillette, minted pea and smoked bacon tart, and shrimp bouche, alongside homemade buttermilk scones and a selection of pastries. Enjoy a glass of our lightly sparkling house wine, Chandon, whilst listening to the talented sounds of the Pump Room Trio or their resident pianist. We’ll raise a glass of fizz to that!


Monday-Sunday 12pm-close. Priced from £33.95.


Dine like royalty at Blenheim Palace:

Treat yourself like royalty at The Orangery at Blenheim Palace for an afternoon tea in regal surrounds. Served in the restaurant and on the garden terrace, enjoy a selection of traditional finger sandwiches and freshly baked scones, followed by The Orangery’s collection of baked goods. Expect Orange and cranberry eclairs, a Battenberg slice and Searcys own signature Victoria, all paired with JING tea or a glass of fizz.


Monday -Sunday 1pm-4pm. Priced from £32.


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