Afternoon Tea at Belvoir Castle


Did you know Afternoon Tea was invented at Belvoir Castle? By Anna Russell, Duchess of Bedford whilst visiting the 5th Duke of Rutland at Belvoir Castle in the mid-1840s when she decided the wait until Supper was simply too long! What better place to enjoy than in the official birth place of the Afternoon Tea tradition?

Afternoon Tea at Belvoir Castle promises to be an enchanting experience in our newly refurbished Regency-styled Tea Room, ‘The Aviary’. Indulge in dainty finger sandwiches and delectable desserts. The perfect gift for a loved one, or to mark a special occasion.

Our Afternoon Tea includes a delicious array of fresh sandwiches, homemade scones with jam and clotted cream, a selection of homemade mini cakes and a pot of Tea or coffee. Download The Aviary Menu for more info. Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten Free options available.

Please note:

    • For the safety of our staff and visitors, we must limit the number of visitors per day.
    • Food & Drink: The Aviary Tearoom is open daily 11am – 4pm. Download The Aviary Menu.
    • Children under the age of 4 do not require admissions tickets. Child admission tickets apply for ages 4-16.
    • Dogs are welcome within our grounds (not inside the Castle) however must be kept on a lead at all times.
    • We will be closing the gate at 4.30pm so please allow adequate time to safely vacate the premises.
    • Please find full car parking info here
    • For our full Terms & Conditions including refund policies please click here
    • The Castle is open from 11am – 4pm on our open days. See here for our full list of open days.

Afternoon Tea tickets are for a minimum of two people. This ticket does not include entry to all of the State Rooms. For entry into the Castle’s State Rooms please purchase a Castle & Garden Entry Ticket here


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Afternoon Tea

Standard Afternoon Tea for 2, Vegetarian Afternoon Tea for 2, Vegan Afternoon Tea for 2, Standard Afternoon Tea + Prosecco for 2, Vegetarian Afternoon Tea + Prosecco for 2, Vegan Afternoon Tea + Prosecco for 2


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