Excellent Afternoon Tea At The Judge’s Lodging York

You know how much we love Afternoon Tea at H&N Magazine. This quintessentially British teatime treat is something that everyone should experience at least once. So, we’d like to tell you about Afternoon Tea at The Judge’s Lodging York.

If excellent afternoon tea is what you’re after, then excellent afternoon tea is what you’ll get!

The Judge's Lodging

The Judge’s Lodging is one of the most highly regarded hotels in the city of York. It is a Grade I Listed Building that dates back to 1711. It started out as a private residence and was thought of as one of the best built houses in York. In 1806 it was bought by York council and used as the judge’s residence. The judges were from the High Court of Justice, part of the Kings Bench Division. Furthermore, the building was used like this and then by York council until 1976.

Today, The Judges Lodging is owned by Daniel Thwaites. It was purchased in 2012 and became a renowned hotel and bar. Many elements of the original features still exist and have been restored to their former glory, with a few beautiful upgrades along-the-way!

We ventured into Restaurant 1711 for our Afternoon Tea, and sat in the window looking out to visitors and guests enjoying food and drink on the back terrace.

Excellent Afternoon Tea At The Judge’s Lodging York

Afternoon Tea was priced at £25 per person and included a number of savoury and sweet treats. We started with a glass of champagne (which is an added charge) and were offered tea, coffee or hotel chocolate.

The menu arrived and it showcased dill cream cheese and salmon sandwiches alongside egg mayonnaise, and coronation chicken sandwiches and a little sausage roll. Moreover, the scones were red Leicester with chives, and apple with cinnamon, and served with butter, jam and cream. Sweets included mini pannacotta, Bakewell tart, elderflower sponge, and mini rhubarb Eton mess.

Afternoon Tea

Everything was served on a large wooden board, complete with quaint tea plates, napkins, and cutlery. It was presented perfectly, with exceptional attention to detail. Equally, the sweet treats were beyond beautiful to look at, they had obviously taken a great deal of time to make.

My personal favourites were firstly, the coronation chicken sandwich and little sausage roll, secondly, the apple and cinnamon scone, and thirdly the Bakewell tart. My guest enjoyed the egg mayonnaise sandwich, the elderflower sponge, and the pannacotta most of all.

If you are looking for a wonderful Afternoon Tea then you should definitely consider booking a table at The Judge’s Lodging.

Everything from the venue, to the staff, to the food was exceptional, and we will be revisiting with family and friends this summer as the location is also perfect. Moreover, the decor is an eclectic mix of contemporary designs and original features, with a little of the unusual added!

Visit The Judge’s Lodging to find out more, to book a room, reserve a table, or simply enquire about Afternoon tea.

Excellent Afternoon Tea At The Judge’s Lodging York – Words by Rachel McAlley

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