There are few things more
quintessentially British than taking afternoon tea or tucking into a cream tea.
However, the Wimbledon tennis tournament, which is held every July, could be a
contender. This is possibly why sampling dainty finger sandwiches as well as
jam and cream laden scones while the tournament is being held, is the thing to
do. The fact strawberries and clotted cream are, of course, a big part of
Wimbledon could also be something to do with it!
Throughout the duration of the
tournament we are serving ‘afternoon tea’ and cream teas here at The Qube so
you won’t feel like you’re missing out. Although you won’t be watching the
drama unfold from the picnic park at the All England Tennis Club, you can still
feel a part of it in our stylish restaurant in the beautiful town of Tenby. If
you’re not able to visit us this July, then you will be pleased to know we
serve our ‘afternoon tea’ and cream teas all year round too. This is because we
believe afternoon teas and cream teas are also the perfect accompaniment for a
romantic afternoon for two (why not?!), a get together with friends, a special
occasion or even as a family treat. In the words of Henry James, “There are few hours in life more
agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea”.
The tradition of taking afternoon tea
was apparently all started by Duchess Anna Maria, wife of the 7th
Duke of Bedford in 1840. She would become peckish at around 4 o’clock in the
afternoon and so she would request a tea of tray, bread and butter and cake to
her room. It then became a social event where she would invite friends to
afternoon tea the drawing room and it would be followed by a stroll in the
fields. The origins of the Devon and Cornish cream tea are less well known
although it is thought bread accompanied by cream and jam was eaten in Tavistock abbey in Devon during the 11th century.
Here at The Qube, we serve our afternoon tea and cream teas all afternoon to
best suit the needs of our busy guests and recommend a wander along the beach
The components of our afternoon tea
will ensure everyone is satisfied and always include dainty finger sandwiches,
sweet scones, moreish Eaton mess, delicate macarons and squidgy chocolate cake.
An assortment of puddings and other cakes also feature such as chocolate
covered eclairs, creamy custard slices and delicious carrot cake. Our
traditional cream teas are equally delicious and are comprised of a large warmed
fruit or plain scone with plenty of jam and cream for you to create your own
delectable taste sensation.
We are proud to use local suppliers,
Tenby Tea and Coffee Company for, you guessed it, flavourful tea and/or freshly
brewed coffee which perfectly accompanies the delicious delights. However, if
you’re feeling in the mood for something alcoholic, we are happy to substitute
hot beverages for something cold and refreshing! We like ingenuity and so far,
gin, prosecco and beer have all been paired with our afternoon and cream teas.