Hedingham Castle to Host Afternoon Tea Event with TEDx speaker

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Is it scone as in tone or scon as in gone? Is it jam or cream first on the aforementioned? What is considered the posh way to stir your tea and what should you do, in polite company, if you have a cherry or olive stone in your mouth?! These questions and more will be answered as guests explore Afternoon Tea Etiquette together at a very special event at Hedingham Castle – just in case an invitation to the Palace is on its way to you right now!



Hedingham Castle is delighted to announce an exclusive Afternoon Tea event on Friday, 16th August, in celebration of National Afternoon Tea Week. In collaboration with the renowned The English Cream Tea Company, this will be a fun, fascinating and delicious event and you’re in safe hands with speaker Jane Malyon – author of best seller: Scone or Scon(e) – the Essential Guide to British Afternoon Tea, previous TEDx speaker and Chief Scone Gnome of The English Cream Tea Company!

The experience will be set in the Tapestry Room of the 900-year-old Hedingham Castle and will include an elegant afternoon tea including freshly prepared cocktail sandwiches, a variety of cakes and pastries and of course, some very generous fruit scones accompanied with clotted cream and luxury jam, served with either tea, coffee or a glass of chilled Prosecco. The full menu is available online and gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan alternatives are also available.


Event Details:

Date: Friday 16th August 2024

Time: 2PM – 4PM

Location: The Tapestry Room, Hedingham Castle, CO9 3DJ

Price: £40-42 per person, includes your choice of tea, coffee, or a glass of fizz

Minimum Age: 9 years old


Jane Malyon, owner of The English Cream Tea Company: “We’re thrilled to bring the tradition of English afternoon tea to the enchanting setting of Hedingham Castle. It’s the perfect backdrop for an afternoon of elegance and heritage, and I look forward to sharing the fascinating history and etiquette of this beloved pastime.”

Steffi Dry, Hedingham Castle:, “Partnering with The English Cream Tea Company for this special event allows us to offer our guests a wonderful afternoon’s experience. Jane’s captivating passion for afternoon tea will undoubtedly make this a highlight of our summer season.”

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