The Daffodil Cheltenham
The Daffodil Cheltenham
The Daffodil Cheltenham

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April 2016

Afternoon Tea at The Daffodil, Cheltenham

Spring is finally here; the perfect excuse to celebrate I style with Afternoon Tea the The Daffodil, Cheltenham. This article explores the history of Afternoon Tea and see how these traditions are reflected in the Afternoon Tea menu in our iconic Cotswolds venue. England in the 1840s saw Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford, start the tradition out of necessity. She had complained of a ‘sinking feeling’ in the afternoon therefore began to have a pot of tea and a small snack in her bedroom every afternoon. Soon the whole of London had society ladies gathering to enjoy cakes and small sandwiches.