The county of Leicestershire has a renowned heritage in cuisine, with Stilton, Red Leicester cheese and the pork pie amongst the most notable complements to English (and worldwide) cuisine. Leicester Market is the largest outdoor covered marketplace in the whole of Europe and the annual East Midlands Food & Drink Festival (held in Melton Mowbray, home of the pork pie) is the largest regional food festival in the UK.
There is a long list of famous people associated with the county. Biddy Baxter, the former editor of long-running BBC programme Blue Peter, was born in Leicester. Perhaps most well known are Richard and David Attenborough, who both spent their formative years at University College in Leicester. A rich tradition of broadcasting and journalism is complemented by associations with Julian Barnes, Sue Townsend, Gok Wan and David Icke among others. Most famously of all, the reburial of King Richard III in March 2015 attracted worldwide media coverage.
Stapleford Park, Stapleford from £27.50 per person
Afternoon tea can be taken in the Grinling Gibbons restaurant, Harborough room, Billiard room or on the beautiful terrace overlooking the landscaped gardens and Leicestershire countryside.
Lutterworth Road, North Kilworth from £25.00 per person
An outstanding architectural feature, the glorious grade II star-listed Victorian Orangery has become a destination venue in its own right.
The Three Swans
21 High Street, Market Harborough from £15.00 per person
Afternoon tea in Market Harborough at the Best Western Three Swans Hotel available to book online today.
Occasions Tea Room
8a High Street, Syston from £12.75 per person
Occasions Tea Room is a vintage inspired tearoom in Syston, Leicestershire, offering inspiration and information on all things wedding.
Places to take Afternoon Tea in Leicestershire
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