The Tower

Bar & Brasserie

Enjoy great British cuisine carefully crafted by our expert team of Chefs. At the Tower Bar & Brasserie our philosophy is to use the best fresh local produce, cooked simply and priced sensibly. 

Choose from our All Day Menu offering hearty seasonal favourites like Slow Braised Beef and British classics like a traditional Fish & Chips, or treat the taste buds to one of our quintessentially English 3 tier afternoon teas.

We offer a range of Afternoon teas, from our more modest Castle Afternoon Tea, with delicate finger sandwiches and freshly baked scones, right through to the regal Champagne Afternoon Tea. Get a taste of Royalty as you enjoy the addition of our hand-made patisserie fancies and a chilled glass of bubbles.

Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday

7am - 9pm

For table reservations of more than 6 people, please call 0330 930 0494 or email events.harteandgarter@shlhotels.com

Castle Afternoon Tea - 15.95

 A selection of Finger Sandwiches with Two Scones, Clotted Cream, 

                Jam & A Choice of Tea or Coffee

 

Afternoon Tea - 20.95

A selection of Patisseries, Finger Sandwiches, Two Scones, Clotted Cream, Jam &  Choice of Tea or Coffee

           

Prosecco Afternoon Tea- 24.95

 A selection of Patisseries, Finger Sandwiches, Two Scones, Clotted Cream,

                Jam, Choice of Tea or Coffee and a glass of Prosecco

 

Champagne Tea- 26.95

A selection of Patisseries, Finger Sandwiches, Two Scones, Clotted Cream,

                Jam, Choice of Tea or Coffee and a glass of Champagne

A Brief History Of Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea was introduced in England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of

Bedford, in the year 1840. The Duchess would become hungry around 4 o’ clock in the afternoon. The evening meal in the household was served fashionably late at eight o’clock, thus leaving a long period of time between lunch and dinner.

The Duchess asked that a tray of tea, bread and butter and a cake be brought to

her room during the late afternoon. This became a habit and she began inviting

her friends to join her. The pause for tea became a fashionable social event.

During the 1880’s upper-class and Society women would change into long gowns, gloves and hats for their afternoon tea which was usually served in the drawing room between four and five o’ clock.

 

Tea, the Most Quintessential of English Drinks, is a relative latecomer to British shores. Although the customs of drinking tea dates back to the third millennium BC in China, it was not until the mid-17th century that tea first appeared.

The Harte and Garter Hotel & Spa, High Street, Windsor, Royal Berkshire, SL4 1PQ

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