Traditional afternoon tea

Traditional afternoon tea

What better place to enjoy this fine tradition than in the lounge of this historic country house.

The origins of afternoon tea can be traced back to 1840, when Anna Maria, the Seventh Duchess of Bedford, is said to have experienced a ‘sinking feeling’ between light luncheon and her evening meal. To relieve her hunger pangs she requested a pot of tea and a little light refreshment, and as the ritual caught on with friends, afternoon tea was born. And what better place to enjoy this wonderful treat than in Rookery Hall, Nantwich, Cheshire whether you take it in the Drawing Room with its open fires or in our stunning gardens with commanding views of the Cheshire countryside.

Price: from £21.50 per person

Served from: 12 - 5pm

Mike Batters

Head Chef

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This is a reservation request service. We will respond to your request with a confirmation as soon as possible, usually within the same day.


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Enjoy the following treats:      

  • Freshly prepared finger sandwiches 
  • Freshly baked warm scones, with preserves and clotted cream
  • Selection of homemade pastries
  • Specialist cakes such as lemon and other fruit tarts
  • Our afternoon tea menu is all home-made

All of the above is served with your choice of fresh leaf tea: Assam, Earl Grey, Peppermint, Green, Darjeeling, decaffeinated and of course our traditional English blend.

Add a glass of Champagne

Champagne afternoon tea with a glass of Bruno Paillard Champagne - £30 per person

Includes fruit or plain scones, preserves and jams and clotted cream with your choice of freshly brewed tea or coffee.

£9 per person

For children aged 12 and under £8

  • Cheese and ham finger sandwiches
  • Mini scone
  • Vanilla fairy cup cake
  • Chocolate brownie finger
  • Fruity marshmallows
  • Gingerbread men

Served daily from the 28th November to 23rd December for £22.95 per person, pre-booking is recommended.


  • Roast turkey and stuffing wrap
  • Brie and cranberry with crispy bacon crumb
  • Coronation chicken, poached apricots and coriander
  • Poached salmon, lemon crème fraiche
  • Egg mayonnaise, confit tomato, watercress.


Cakes & Scones

  • Spiced mixed fruit scone, Morello cherry jam
  • Mini homemade mince pies
  • Christmas fruit cake, marzipan and regal ice
  • White chocolate and Baileys choux bun
  • Black forest cup cake
  • Coconut macaroon

A selection of fruit teas, infusions and coffee

All ingredients may not be listed for menu items. If more information about allergens is required, please ask a member of the team

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