Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea | Not just a high tea


  • Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea
  • Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea
  • Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea

A Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea at the Swan Shakespeare’s Globe in London, part of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream Afternoon Tea’. Instead of the regular choices of tea and a glass of champagne they  serve the tea as well but also a tankard of Hobday Smoked Brown Ale and more savoury choices of small bites. Inspiration for all those restaurants serving afternoon teas!

Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea

We have tried it before at different locations: an afternoon tea. With kids it’s a festive happening, especially in London! My husband always loves the champagne, eats the savouries and scones but doesn’t like all the sweets. And sorry everybody in England, he doesn’t always like the tea: “no tea, thanks I’m not ill”. But we persuaded him to join us for ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream Afternoon Tea’! We drank our tea, ate the savouries and the sweets and he enjoyed his Gentleman’s Tea. This tea included a 4 oz Shorthorn beef slider, blue cheese & cider scones, Scotch Legbar egg, Fish finger sandwich, Croque Monsieur and Potted smoked salmon. Another plus for the ladies: instead of the glass of champagne you could drink a ‘Love Potion’ cocktail as well.

About the Swan Shakespeare’s Globe

Swan has been a proud partner of the iconic Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre for a decade. They look after the Globe’s bar, restaurant and events spaces, as well as the theatre’s cafes and tap houses. Swan founder Diccon Wright has been working with Shakespeare’s Globe since the beginning and their vision hasn’t changed: The’re passionate about delivering consistently high quality, creative experiences using seasonal and locally-sourced produce. They showcase the best of contemporary, British cooking and a proportion of their revenue goes to the Shakespeare’s Globe Trust, a charitable organisation set up to further the experience and international understanding of Shakespeare in performance. ^Marjolein

Website: Swan, Shakespeare's Globe

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