VIDEO: Afternoon tea restaurant opens at Chatsworth

Fancy tea at Chatsworth? Well now’s your chance!

Everyone loves afternoon tea and now the stately home has opened a new restaurant serving afternoon tea in Wedgwood China.

The opening of the new Flying Childers afternoon tea restaurant Chatsworth, Vicki Wilson head patisserie chef

The opening of the new Flying Childers afternoon tea restaurant Chatsworth, Vicki Wilson head patisserie chef

Flying Childers, named after the 2nd Duke of Devonshire’s legendary racehorse, was opened yesterday (Tuesday) by the current Duke and Duchess of Devonshire who enjoyed afternoon tea with Sally Warmington from the Staffordshire pottery firm.

The restaurant only serves afternoon tea and is open on Saturday’s, Sunday’s, all bank holidays and every day during school holidays.

The menu includes a selection of finger sandwiches, tea and scones and a glass of Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Champagne with a traditional Rose de Reims biscuit. All food and drink is served on Wedgwood’s Butterfly Bloom Collection, which features intricate patterns of graceful butterflies and colourful florals with each piece gilded with gold banding.

The Duke of Devonshire: “We are delighted that all of the tea ware and tea in our Flying Childers Restaurant has been provided in partnership with Wedgwood. Josiah Wedgwood began designing tea ware collections in response to the fashion for drinking tea, which flourished from the mid-18th century and which we’re delighted to continue that tradition here at Chatsworth in the present day.”