Afternoon Tea

Guidance to plan your perfect vintage afternoon tea experience at The Old Barracks Rosscarbery.

We adore vintage style at The Old Barracks Rosscarbery. So we love to use vintage bone china and glass ware for our afternoon tea events.

You are very welcome to bring your own wine and champagne or even come in vintage dress to immerse yourself in the total experience.

Bespoke afternoon tea what’s included?

Private venue.

Unique experience.

Vintage styling

Selection of finger food / jam and fresh cream scones/ scrumptious cakes and tarts/ selection of loose leaf specialty teas.

Table dressed and room styling with vintage chinaware of your choice.

Cheese board option.


Tea parties the occasions are endless.

Is it your birthday?

Just got engaged.

Are you organizing a wedding shower?

Want to throw a baby shower.

Getting to know your in-laws.

Treat exam students.

Retirement party.

Just love afternoon tea “the best reason of all “

Please call us so we can get started. We cater for all dietary requirements and special requests.

Afternoon tea was introduced in England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in the year 1840. The Duchess would become hungry around four o’clock in the afternoon. The evening meal in her household was served fashionably late at eight o’clock, thus leaving a long period of time between lunch and dinner. The Duchess asked that a tray of tea, bread and butter (some time earlier, the Earl of Sandwich had had the idea of putting a filling between two slices of bread) and cake be brought to her room during the late afternoon. This became a habit of hers and she began inviting friends to join her.