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Afternoon Tea at Allington Manor
Taking tea in the afternoon is a tradition that has been enjoyed since the early nineteenth century when the Duchess of Bedford is credited with introducing the custom to fill the long gap between luncheon and dinner.
Afternoon tea is served in the Drawing Room and Breakfast Room at Allington Manor and when the weather permits during the summer, it can be enjoyed on the manor garden lawn. Afternoon tea is hosted on selected Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sunday afternoons between 2:30pm – 5:30pm (last table booking 4pm).
The occasion is perfect for small gatherings as well as for birthday celebrations or club and society social meetings. If you would like to arrange afternoon tea for a group of twelve or more people, we welcome private bookings and invite you to contact us to arrange an afternoon that suits your group.
Our selection of loose leaf teas are sourced by Stokes of Lincoln and our cakes are freshly prepared by Wendy Richardson in Orston, both of which are well renowned suppliers in Lincolnshire and the East Midlands.
*Please make us aware of any special dietary requirements or allergies
The History of Allington Manor
The earliest record of the site occupied by Allington Manor is registered in the Domesday Book, although nothing remains of the original dwelling. The oldest section of the present building where the Breakfast Room, bar and cellars are now located, dates back to 1450 when the structure was much smaller, despite the proprietor’s ownership of a third of the land in the village.
The manor house, then known as West Allington Manor, passed to affluent yeoman farmers, the Grants of the larger Danby family in the sixteenth century who went on to acquire Allington Hall and much of the land in the village in the seventeenth century. In 1660 the Grant family added the Dutch gables and the dog leg grand staircase to complete the unique house that stands today. The property only passed through two more generations though before the family fell on hard times and it was first mortgaged and then sold in 1674 to Reverend Thomas Williamson for £841.
Following its sale, the manor house remained with the Williamson family and by marriage, the Welby family for the subsequent two and a half centuries. During this time however, the structure fell into disrepair and was completely uninhabited when it was purchased in 1948 by Mr Palin who saved it from ruin after obtaining a grant to re-roof the building.
The task of restoring the property to its former glory was undertaken by the Vincent family in 1983 who are the present proprietors of the manor house.
These days Allington is a stunning rural retreat very popular for weddings, afternoon teas, bed & breakfast as well as a provider of luxury spa and beauty treatments.
The grandly dressed and luxuriously decorated room was once occupied in Jacobean times by the Lord and Lady of the Manor of Allington and is well suited to those in search of a little opulence.
The freestanding roll-top bath, six-foot bateau bed, subtle lighting and seventeenth-century stone surround open fire all combine to create the exclusivity which has been demanded by successive Lords of the Manor for the past 400 years.
This room enjoys views over the front garden to a magnificent ash tree and across a neighbouring meadow to the village green. It also boasts an en suite toilet and shower, television, radio, wireless internet connection and coffee & tea making facilities.
This beautifully proportioned room offers complete luxury with its calming pale green colour scheme, large four-poster bed, Georgian marble fireplace and high quality furnishings.
It is set above The Hall and overlooks a magnificent ash tree at the front of the house. This room offers a freestanding roll-top bath, en suite shower and toilet, television, radio, wireless internet connection and coffee & tea making facilities.
This room has a distinctly cottage-like feel with its parchment and blue colour scheme, complemented by a brass and iron bedstead and delicate pine furniture.
The spacious en-suite bathroom has an antique six-foot cast iron bath and shower in which to unwind. In common with the other rooms, a television, radio, wireless internet connection and coffee & tea making facilities are provided. coffee & tea making facilities.
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