Afternoon Tea in Newport at The Ridgeway Bar and Kitchen


Reservations require a minimum of 48 hours advance notice

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Enjoy our laid back atmosphere and relaxed surroundings and join us for Afternoon Tea at award-winning The Ridgeway Bar and Kitchen in Newport! From birthdays to bridal and baby showers and more, we can help you to celebrate your special occasion in style. Receive a complimentary bottle of Prosecco when you book our Afternoon tea for ten or more guests.

Afternoon Tea is a tea-related ritual, introduced in Britain in the early 1840s. It evolved as a mini meal to stem the hunger and anticipation of an evening meal at 8pm.

Afternoon Tea is a meal composed of sandwiches (usually cut delicately into 'fingers'), scones with clotted cream and jam, sweet pastries and cakes. Interestingly, scones were not a common feature of early Afternoon Tea and were only introduced in the twentieth century.

Afternoon Tea was initially developed as a private social event for ladies who climbed the echelons of society. It was only when Queen Victoria engaged in the Afternoon Tea ritual that it became a formal occasion on a larger scale, known as 'tea receptions'.

These receptions could have as many as two hundred guests with an open 'at home' invitation to visit between 4pm and 7pm, during which they could come and go as they pleased; this was the genesis of the Afternoon Tea as we know it.





Loose leaf Tea

What could be more British than a cup of Tea! The trusted maestro Peter James has again come up trumps with our selection of loose-leaf tea. For the purposes of giving your taste buds the kind of workout that tea in a bag just doesn’t provide we have the following for your enjoyment.

A choice from Victorian breakfast, Earl grey, Darjeeling, Assam, Green Tea or Peppermint Tea 

Gourmet Coffee

Alternatively we have fabulous gourmet Filter coffee from our fantastic coffee roaster Peter James based in Ross-on-Wye

'G & TEA'

How about an Afternoon Tea served with a Quintessentially British Gin & Tonic? Indulge your senses with a G & Tea and delight in our selection of over 20 different Gins (growing all the time!).


Bookings are taken by Telephone Only (please note the following)

  1. Afternoon Tea is available on Saturdays only from 3pm to 5pm.
  2. Please note any dietary requirements for Afternoon Tea and pass them onto our team with your reservation, a deposit of £5 per person is also required to secure your reservation and must be received a minimum of 48 hours before your reservation. Please telephone 01633 266 053 to arrange this.