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Chipping Norton afternoon tea

A Guest Article by The Chipping Norton Tea Set

The Beginnings of The Chipping Norton Tea Set

The Chipping Norton Tea Set was setup almost two years ago, after my daughter requested a Vintage afternoon tea for her 18th birthday. As this was so well received, and fuelled by my love of baking, I ventured to turn the concept into a business, foregoing my long term career of bookkeeping for one of cakes and tea. Weeks of acquiring vintage china, cutlery and linen ensued and we catered for many events from weddings to christenings in our first year. We are now in a position to cater for up to 150 guests, and this is still rising, even with the obvious breakages!

Afternoon Tea in your Holiday Cottage

Our largest expanding market is for visitors to the Cotswolds, staying in one of the beautiful villages and enjoying a vintage afternoon tea in the comfort of their holiday cottage. All you have to do is choose the menu, give us directions and pay! We provide the lovely vintage china, cutlery & linen which, together with your chosen menu, we deliver to your holiday cottage at a time specified; you can indulge in tasty sandwiches, mini tarts, dainty petits fours and beautifully decorated cupcakes whilst drinking tea (or something a little stronger!) out of pretty china cups.

Fresh, Locally Sourced Ingredients

All of our food is freshly made, using locally sourced ingredients of the highest quality. We cater for most dietary requirements including vegetarian, gluten-free and egg-free. We then set it all out for you and your friends, family or colleagues, leaving you to enjoy your afternoon tea; we then return later to clear away, there isn’t even any washing up! This sort of package is available for a minimum of eight people and at any time of the year; free delivery is available within 15 miles of Chipping Norton; there is a small travel charge for venues further afield. This is popular with both general holiday makers and ‘hens’ enjoying a pre-wedding, girlie get-together! If you’d like to add in a glass of fizz or, for the summer, a glass of Pimms, we can help you with that too, just ask!

We truly believe we have your holiday culinary requirements just about covered! As the tea is served in the afternoon, you’ve still got time to fit in breakfast, lunch and dinner!

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Cottages in Chipping Norton

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Manor Cottages have a number of beautiful self-catering holiday cottages in and around Chipping Norton. If you'd like to know more about the wide range of beautiful country cottages available, please get in touch today: 01993 824 252

You can also view our full range of Chipping Norton cottages online.