When we think of an Afternoon Tea, our minds immediately jump to pretentious little finger sandwiches stuffed with unnecessary ingredients, with fancy little cakes carefully stacked up onto a ghastly floral cake stand. But transforming the occasion for proper Northerners like ourselves, The Wild Boar in Windermere have reinvented the traditional mealtime, making it much more accessible for normal people who like normal food – with not a single finger sandwich in sight (thank God!).
Combining all the beige grub we could ever dream of, the cosy hotel and restaurant has collated an incredible menu that’s perfect for an afternoon munch – and it’s literally a Northerner’s dream.
Consisting of alllll the good stuff including pigs in blankets, fish and chips, pork pies and Yorkshire puddings (to name just a few!), the three-tiered Afternoon Tea is ideal after a day of exploring the gorgeous Lake District – and even includes a Beer bat (consisting of 3 1/3 pints of your choice or a glass of fizz. That’s my kinda fancy.
In addition to all of the savoury goodness mentioned above, there’s a little something to fulfil the sweet tooth, too, including brownies, scones and seasonal fruit tarts. Yum.
Available to order every day of the week, the genius menu offering costs just £25 per person, with a veggie version also available for those who prefer things meat-free.
To find out more about The Wild Boar Afternoon Tea or to book your table next time you’re around the Lake District, head to their website here.