Sunday 14th June 2020

Classic Afternoon Tea

Norwich, Ipswich

The Experience

Northern Belle Crest Logo

Indulge in the quintessential British experience of afternoon tea aboard the beautiful Northern Belle train.

Let the pace of life slow as you gaze at the scenery and enjoy the delights of travel from a bygone era while enjoying a traditional afternoon tea.

Stretch your legs and take a stroll through the carriages, each of which is named after a British stately home or castle. Marvel at the different designs and attention to detail in each, or browse the train boutique for unique gifts.

An experience to treasure, this makes the perfect treat or celebration gift.

INCLUDES

  • Round-trip travel aboard the Northern Belle luxury train
  • Welcome glass of sparkling wine
  • Traditional afternoon tea, including sandwiches, cakes, pastries and scones
  • Strolling musicians 
  • Table magician

 

THE ORIGINS OF AFTERNOON TEA

A peckish Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford is often cited as starting this very British tradition. As it became fashionable to serve the evening meal at a later hour Victorians bellies started to rumble during the day.

To satiate her stomach Anna began to have tea and light bite in the afternoon. Soon she began to invite friends to join her in this ritual in the drawing room of Woburn Abbey and the trend spread to high class homes across Britain.

In the 1900’s tea rooms sprang up across the country and the social occasion of taking Afternoon Tea continues with earnest today.

PLEASE NOTE 

  • All timings shown on this website are provisional and for your guidance only. Confirmed timings will be supplied with your travel documents.
  • Please ensure you bring your travel documents on the day of your journey
  • If booking up to eight (8) weeks prior to departure, a non-refundable 15% deposit is required to secure your reservation
  • Payment is required in full if you are booking within eight (8) weeks of travel
  • Full payment and cancellation details can be found in our Terms and Conditions page >

Our Best Available rate is subject to availability at time of booking, it is not applicable for parties of 12 or more. Please contact reservations@northernbelle.co.uk for group pricing.

£ 210.00 Per Passenger Book with only a 15% deposit

Norwich Station

11:30
Departs
Norwich
17:30
Arrives
Norwich

Ipswich Station

12:30
Departs
Ipswich
18:30
Arrives
Ipswich
Timings are provisional and subject to Network Rail confirmation 7 days prior to departure.