From the steam engine to penicillin via Hugh Grant, Britain has given many great inventions to the world but few contributions can compare in nobility to the afternoon cream tea.
The stateliness of the sandwich; the magnanimity of the scone; the grace of the clotted cream: what other meal could possibly lay such claim to putting the Great into Great Britain?
Raise a pinkie in salute to the fine British tradition of afternoon tea with today’s Big Deal at Grange Manor.
Set in landscaped gardens (ideal for an appetite-building stroll), Grange Manor is a short drive from Edinburgh or Glasgow and just minutes from Falkirk, Stirling and West Lothian.
Originally the factor’s house for the Earl of Zetland’s estates, Grange Manor was built in the late 19th century and its elaborate cornicing and exquisite wooden staircases speak of more lavish times.
The hotel is the ideal setting in which to treat yourself or friends to a traditional afternoon cream tea.
The kitchen brigade are a talented crew who have put many hours into configuring the perfect scone mix; the ideal clotted cream consistency and the most dainty angle at which to slice the sandwiches.
Their quest for perfection comes together in today’s Big Deal which comprises sandwiches, scones, clotted cream, a selection of delicious cakes and pastries and, for that elegant finishing touch, a glass of bubbly.
Available from 1pm to 5pm daily, Grange Manor’s cream tea is the perfect excuse for a catch-up chat; a treat for Mum or simply a fun way to spoil yourself.
If you want to sample the best of British tradition then today’s Big Deal is:
£16 for two people to enjoy a traditional afternoon cream tea and a glass of bubbly at Grange Manor; a 58% saving on the standard £39