September is important in the history of Highfield Park. Our beautiful country manor house became a part of UK History this September in 1940.
Having stepped down as prime minister of the United Kingdom in May, he finally offered his resignation to Mr Winston Churchill and returned to Highfield Park from London on the 19th September, with both the King and Queen visiting Mr Chamberlain at what is now Highfield Park.
In 1940 the ability to produce an afternoon tea would have been made more difficult by that of rationing. However, rationing of bread was not brought in until one year after the war ended, though the fillings may have looked a little different to today. Customary sandwich fillings in the 1940’s were fish paste, Eggless mayonnaise, grated carrot chutney and lemon curd. Whilst the sweet treats would have been Jam and lemon curd tartes, raisin cookies and sponge.
These days the Hotel situated between Reading and Basingstoke just near the charming village of Hook features 15 meeting rooms and 86 Bedrooms across three different buildings.
Our Chefs have produced a fantastic afternoon tea selection including a selection of finger sandwiches, sweet treats and oven warmed scones, homemade jam and cream and your choice of tea or coffee.
So why not join us for afternoon tea, available for just £19.95pp. Contact our sales team on [email protected] or call 01189 326369