Welcome to More Than Good Manners
Afternoon tea is a quintessentially British tradition, which owes much to Queen Catherine of Braganza and the Duchess of Bedford. You will be informed and entertained by your More Than Good Manners tutor on the history and etiquette of "taking tea". Amusing references to the Lilliputians war with the "Big Endians", discussions about cream or jam first, and a look at John Betjeman’s poem "How to get on in Society"
"Milk and then just as it comes dear?
I’m afraid the preserve’s full of stones,
Beg pardon, I'm soiling the doilies
With afternoon tea-cakes and scones"
Whilst you enjoy a very delicious tea of sandwiches, scones and cake, at a choice of wonderful hotels and restaurants or even Woburn Abbey itself the "home" of afternoon tea.
These are the possible hotel venues for the Afternoon Tea course:
Fortnum and Masons