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Discover the Delight of Afternoon Tea at East Beach Hotel

Nestled on the serene Eastbourne seafront, the East Beach Hotel offers a quintessentially British experience that every guest must indulge in: Afternoon Tea. With the picturesque views of the English Channel and the elegant ambiance of our dining area, afternoon tea at East Beach Hotel is more than just a meal—it's a timeless tradition steeped in history and charm.

A Brief History of Afternoon Tea

The tradition of afternoon tea dates back to the early 19th century. It was Anna, the Duchess of Bedford, who first introduced this delightful ritual. Feeling peckish between lunch and dinner, she began requesting tea, bread, and butter in the late afternoon. This soon became a social event, inviting friends to join her, and thus, afternoon tea was born. Today, it remains a beloved British pastime, celebrated for its elegance and the opportunity to slow down and enjoy a moment of tranquility.


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The East Beach Hotel Afternoon Tea Experience

At East Beach Hotel, we honor this tradition by offering an exquisite afternoon tea experience that delights all the senses. Here's what you can expect:

A Selection of Fine Teas: Our afternoon tea begins with a carefully curated selection of the finest loose-leaf teas. Whether you prefer a classic Earl Grey, a robust English Breakfast, or a delicate herbal infusion, our tea menu caters to every palate. Each pot is brewed to perfection, ensuring a rich and aromatic experience.

Sumptuous Savories: The savory tier of our afternoon tea features an array of finger sandwiches with traditional fillings. Enjoy the timeless combinations of cucumber and cream cheese, smoked salmon and dill, egg and cress, and ham with mustard. These dainty sandwiches are made fresh daily, offering a delightful prelude to the sweets to come.

Delightful Scones: No afternoon tea is complete without scones, and ours are baked to perfection. Enjoy them warm, served with clotted cream and strawberry jam. The combination of the crumbly scone, rich cream, and sweet jam is simply irresistible and a highlight of the afternoon tea experience.

Delectable Pastries and Cakes: The top tier of our afternoon tea stand is a celebration of indulgence. Our pastry chefs create a rotating selection of miniature cakes, tarts, and pastries that are as beautiful as they are delicious. From lemon drizzle cake to chocolate eclairs, every bite is a treat for the senses.

Special Afternoon Tea Events: This June, in celebration of tennis week, East Beach Hotel is excited to offer a special Strawberry-Themed Afternoon Tea. Join us on the exclusive dates of June 22nd - 23rd and June 29th - 30th for a delightful twist on our traditional afternoon tea.

Inspired by the iconic pairing of strawberries and tennis, our strawberry-themed afternoon tea will feature a selection of strawberry-infused treats that perfectly capture the essence of summer.

This special event is the perfect way to enhance your tennis week celebrations, offering a unique and delicious experience that you won't want to miss.

Reserve your spot for our Strawberry-Themed Afternoon Tea and make this tennis week truly memorable. Whether you’re a tennis enthusiast or simply love strawberries, this event promises a delightful afternoon by the sea.

Book Your Afternoon Tea Today

To make a reservation, please visit our website or contact our reception team. We look forward to welcoming you and sharing the delightful experience of afternoon tea.

Visit East Beach Hotel to book your afternoon tea and discover more about our offerings. Join us in celebrating this wonderful tradition and create lasting memories by the sea.

Embrace the charm and elegance of afternoon tea at East Beach Hotel, where every detail is designed to offer a truly unforgettable experience. Whether you are a local or a visitor, we look forward to welcoming you to an afternoon of indulgence and relaxation.

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