It’s a tradition that has been in existence for many years. Afternoon tea was introduced in England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in the year 1840. The Duchess would become hungry around four o’clock in the afternoon. The evening meal in her household was served fashionably late at eight o’clock, thus leaving a long period of time between lunch and dinner.

Now considered by many as a meal, afternoon tea is perfect for a get together with friends and family. Usually served on a three tier stand with savoury finger sandwiches, freshly bakes scones and sweet treats. If you are looking for Afternoon Tea destinations in Cavan, then you are in luck. Many of our members offer an experience like no other and they are all proud to serve locally sourced produce on their menus. Here is a list of Afternoon Tea experiences to put on your bucket list in Cavan.

Cabra Castle

At Cabra Castle, guests are immersed in a rich Irish history and treated to a true Irish Castle experience. You will enjoy old world elegance, combined with modern-day comforts in a truly magnificent setting. This is the perfect destination for afternoon tea Created in Cavan.

Afternoon Tea at Cabra Castle is served Monday to Saturday between 2.00pm and 5.00pm

Pre-booking is essential. To make an enquiry or to book, contact them directly on 042 966 7030.

Crover House Hotel

Enjoy a sumptuous Afternoon Tea overlooking Lough Sheelin in Cavan. Crover House Afternoon Tea is served in the 18th Century Ashley Room, The Lakeview Bistro or on their patio- weather permitting. With its ‘easy listening’ background music, tall Georgian window, high ceiling, and beautiful views of the expansive grounds and the magnificent Lough Sheelin, it is an ideal setting for Afternoon Tea. On cold winter days, a blazing, real log fire adds to the ambience creating a warm, cosy, and welcoming setting for afternoon tea with family or friends.

Afternoon Tea is served in Crover House Hotel from 2pm to 5pm and can be booked directly with the hotel.

Virginia Park Lodge

Virginia Park Lodge

Enjoy afternoon tea in the Parterre Garden at Virginia Park Lodge in Cavan. Reminiscent of times gone by when the 1st and 2nd Marchioness of Hereford used to while away the afternoon with her friends in the very same room. Experience this very special offering overlooking Lough Ramor as you indulge in their famous afternoon tea and a glass of bubbles.

Afternoon Tea in Virigina Park lodge is available when you are staying in the Lodge and must be prebooked.

Crafts of Ireland

Join Sandra for a delicious afternoon tea where every possible element of the menu is created in her kitchen. Including the breads for the savouries, the scones and all the pastries.  She even makes her own chilli jam and salted caramel.  All raw ingredients are sourced locally where possible including fruit from their own gardens when in season.

You can enjoy afternoon tea at Crafts of Ireland when you book one of the workshops that includes the offering. For group bookings contact them directly on their website.

Make your own Afternoon Tea

If hosting your friends and family in your own home for Afternoon Tea appeals to you then you will be spoiled for choice with our members offerings. Create the fanciest spread with minimum effort with these great options.

For the Sandwiches:

Source gorgeous bread from Cully’s Craft Bakery, The Backyard Bakery or Dinkins Home Bakery. Create a selection of open and closed sandwiches with yummy fillings like Corleggy Cheese and Morans Mega Jam chutneys or relish. Egg and onion filling using Sean Nua farm salads and eggs or Margarets eggs. Try the Keepers arms famous salad cream as a dressing and source some meat fillings from McGurrens Artisan butcher in Belturbet or Herd Butchery in Butlersbridge.

For the Scones:

Stop by any of our beautiful cafes or bakeries for delicious freshly made scones. Visit Chapter One food and living, Dinkins Home Bakery, Datse’s Café and Cakes, or Latte Da. You can also pick up Cullys Craft Bakery scones in plenty of shops around the area. Moran’s Mega Jam will provide you with lots of flavours of Jam to serve along side your scones.

For the Sweet Treats:

You will never fail to impress your visitors with some of the amazing sweet treats created in Cavan. Choose from delicious delicacies from Vanilla Bean Patisserie, sugary delights from the Happy Donut, amazing cakes and brownies from The Backyard Bakery, healthy alternatives from Charlenes Wholesome pantry and so much more.

And last but not least- order some of the amazing Healthtea as a chance from the normal offering. Choose from flavours like Irish Nettle Tea, Ironbrew, Lemonaid and much more!

Whether you are looking to organise a day out to enjoy Afternoon Tea in Cavan or want to impress with local flavours, Cavan has it all. Why not share your experience with us and tag @createdincavan in your social media posts?

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