New Afternoon Tea Experience

Posted on 9th March 2022

We are delighted to introduce a new Afternoon Tea Experience at Slane Castle. Combining a miniature guided tour with the grand tradition of afternoon tea and the modern addition of a glass of fizz. The Slane Castle Afternoon Tea Experience is presented at 3.30pm starting on Saturday 19th March. On Mother’s Day, Sunday 27h March, Afternoon Tea will be served at 12pm and 3.30pm.

An Afternoon Tea Experience Slane Castle style is both different and interesting. Guests are welcomed in the impressive main hallway with its imposing fireplaces, fine Doric columns and magnificent plasterwork. This room has a place in rock history too, as U2s video for Pride (In the Name of Love) was filmed here.

Afternoon Tea set up at Slane Castle

The personable tour guide will bring you into the King George IV Ballroom to enjoy a glass of Prosecco while hearing about this truly remarkable circular room which is one of the finest examples of neo-gothic architecture in the entire country. Then it’s down to the Gandon Room, by way of time-honoured stairs giving a glimpse of another side of this magnificent building. Our gracious afternoon tea is presented on elegant three-tiered cake stands this delectable combination of savoury and sweet treats is fit indeed for the queen who once graced these hallowed walls with her presence. Cool cucumber and coronation chicken sandwiches compete for attention with duck pancakes and smoked salmon canapes – all minis of course. Macaroons, bitesize desserts and chocolate dipped strawberries sit side-by-side with traditional scones with clotted cream and preserves. All are served on vintage crockery.

Dates released: Saturday 19th March, Saturday 26th March and Sunday, 27th March (Mother’s Day)

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