In elegant surroundings
There's nowhere better to savour a delicious traditional Afternoon Tea than The Old Government House Hotel, looking out over St Peter Port.
At the OGH we try to make sure everything's special, and for many years we have welcomed guests and locals for our famous Afternoon Tea which can be enjoyed in the Sir John Coward Lounge, or during finer weather, outdoors in The Olive Grove and gardens of the hotel.
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Our Afternoon Tea
Traditional Afternoon Tea
You simply can’t visit Guernsey without enjoying a traditional afternoon tea, and sampling some of the finest Guernsey cream with your scones.
Delicate finger sandwiches, freshly made scones and a glorious array of cakes and delicacies are served with a selection of speciality teas.
Exclusive Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea consumption increased dramatically during the early nineteenth century and it is around this time that Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford is said to have complained of "having that sinking feeling" during the late afternoon. At the time it was usual for people to take only two main meals a day, breakfast, and dinner at around 8 o'clock in the evening.
The solution for the Duchess was a pot a tea and a light snack, taken privately in her boudoir during the afternoon. This tradition has grown in popularity over the years taking many forms and influences from across England and recently some European inspiration.We are introducing Guernsey’s finest afternoon tea experience in The Governors Restaurant. With our special ‘G&T’ - Gin cocktail on arrival, a glass of Lanson Champagne per person and delectable morsels such as 18ct Gold Tiramisu complemented by an intimate service and setting; we would like to invite you to join us from May 1st to relax in opulence and lose your afternoons with us.
Oggie's Afternoon Tea
We believe everyone should enjoy Afternoon Tea, so we have adapted our traditional menu to suit your little ones!
Join Oggie the Bear for freshly made bite-size sandwiches, freshly baked scones, selected pastries and a choice of milkshake, hot chocolate, tea or soft drink.
Available for children under the age of 12 years. £12.50 per child.
Special Dietary Requirements
We will be delighted to accommodate your Afternoon Tea with any special dietary requirements that you and your guests may have, including vegetarian sandwiches, gluten free breads, pastries and scones. We can also remove any fresh cream and mayonnaise products from the afternoon tea stand, if requested. We will require 24 hours advance notice of your special requirements.
Please note that we will endeavour to ensure that there are no nuts in the afternoon tea offering – however all afternoon tea products are produced in an environment where nuts are used and we cannot guarantee that our food is 100% free from nuts or nut traces.