Relax on our comfy sofas on a chilly winter afternoon by the roaring fire or if the sun is shining, the conservatory and gardens are the ideal place to unwind.
The Montagu Arms award winning afternoon tea is a ritual not to be missed. Choose from a delicious selection of sandwiches and home-made cakes including freshly baked scones with heaps of Home made jam and luscious clotted cream, all complemented by a choice of Fair Trade Loose leaf teas or cafetiere of coffee
Served from 3.30pm until 5.30pm
To book your afternoon tea, please contact us online or call reservations on 01590 612324.
Cream Tea - £8.50
Two home-made fruit scones with Devon clotted cream and home-made strawberry preserve
Traditional Full Afternoon Tea - £22
(Advance booking only)
Home-made fruit scone with Devon clotted cream, home-made strawberry preserve, selection of traditional finger sandwiches, consisting of free range egg and cress, organic smoked salmon, cucumber, honey glazed ham with pommery mustard selection of cakes
and sweets from our pâtisserie
Add a glass of our partner Champagne Laurent Perrier for £10.50
Exclusive Tea for Two - £70.00
(Mid-week by advance booking only, weekends available without notice)
Enjoy our Traditional full afternoon tea with half a bottle of of our partner champagne Laurent Perrier N.V
Sandwiches and Tea pairing - £7.50
Served from 12.00pm until 2.30pm weekdays 12.00pm until 5.30pm Saturday and Sunday
Served on your choice of Granary or White Farmhouse Loaf with salad garnish and Potato Crisp
Free Range Egg and Watercress
Crayfish and Rocket
Chun Mee green tea
Honey Glazed Ham with Pommery Mustard
Russian Caravan tea
Cheddar and Home Made Chutney
Rare Roast Sirloin with Horseradish
Gun powder green tea
Organic Smoked Salmon and milled Black Pepper
Lapsang Souchong tea
Free Range Coronation Chicken
Jasmine tea , Darjeeling tea
Selections of Tea £ 3.95
All our teas are high quality loose leaf tea which have been carefully
selected from our fair trade and ethically registered companies
A dark tea prepared from fresh leaves that has been fully
fermented (oxidated) before being dried
Montagu Royal English Breakfast
A tea from the finest estates in Kenya and Rwanda. picked, fermented and packed fresh in Kenya. The taste is a slight nutty flavour that is complemented with a subtle acidity that is characterised by a fruitiness on the palate. A little milk enhances the teas creaminess. A fine tea for the morning
A full bodied tea with good malty flavour, grown in the Assam valley in north-east India
The taste is a strong tea that has a lot of fruity overtones on the palate, often with grape or raisin flavours. The tannins come through at the end of this tea and the ‘mouth feel’ is often described as more grainy than that of the creaminess associated with English Breakfast. Good for morning breakfast, dark chocolate or carrot cakes.
Is known as “The champagne of Teas”. A large leafed bright light golden tea from the foothills of the Himalayas, the tea is characterised by its Muscatel honey nose. The taste is a crisp flavour that is first noted by its slight peppery taste. It has a sophisticated depth to its taste with a pleasant tannin finish. Flavours evolve as the tea cools. Great on its own, or with fruity desserts, white chocolate, smoked ham or cheddar cheese.
A soft and mellow tea with a distinctive citrus Bergamot oil that gives a lime skin aroma. This tea was known to be the Queen Mother's favourite tea. The taste is a delicate, smooth blend that has a perfume on top of the tea. It has a slight smokiness that evolves into citrusy and fragrant overtones. Recommended on its own, with or without milk or with lemon. Good with cheese.
A smoky china black tea using Oolong, Keemun Chinese teas. The taste is smoky but not to the extent of Lapsang Souchong and often evokes the evocative taste and aroma of a pine forest. Best with smoked food and red meat.
Jasmine with flowers
A semi green leaf tea from the Fukien province, China with jasmine flowers added to it.
A light Liquoring tea, tasting of jasmine flowers. Good for cleansing the palate which helps to get the full flavour of the food. The Chinese use this tea between each courses of meal to cleanse the palate
Black large leaf china tea from the Fukien province, China. This tea gets its smoky flavour from being smoked over pine fires. A distinct smoky tea with silky tarriness with a wonderful depth of flavour. Recommended with smoked ham or smoked salmon
Green tea originates from China and is made solely with the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis that have undergone minimal oxidation during processing.
Chun Mee Green Tea
This is a popular green tea originally from the Jiangxi province, China. It has a delicate acidity with hints of plum like sweetness but astringency to help clear and clean the mouth. A yellow liquoring tea with a lingering sweet fragrance. Good on its own or with salads and white meat.
An unoxidised tea, with a rolled leaf which explodes when brewed. Tastes as soft as honey but with a slight smokey flavour, somewhat grassy and minty. Ideal as a relaxing afternoon tea
Tisanes is a Greek word which covers all herbal teas that do not actually contain any tea. Any drink that is made using hot water infusing parts of plant including leaves, root seeds, berries, buds, flowers etc is a tisane.
Made from the heads of Camomile flowers, probably the most popular tisane. It is well know for its calming influence and digestive aid. It is also believed to be good at relieving aches and pains. A very mild taste with a floral quality like roses or jasmine, with a slight astringency. Often taken with honey or sugar.
Peppermint is a North American grown herb that contains no caffeine. Quite often, peppermint is consumed after meals as the oils stimulate the flow of bile to the stomach and helps relieve gas pains. Additionally, it has been reported and written that peppermint sweetens the breath and calms the digestive system, plus it helps heartburn , stomach ache and nausea. Good to have after a meal with no milk added.
Fresh mint Tea
Freshly picked garden mint leaves from our garden (subject to availability).
We have carefully selected our coffee from a local company who specialises in sourcing
some of the worlds finest and fair trade coffees.
Double Espresso £2.95
Café Latte £3.25
Hot Chocolate £3.50
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