Mother’s Day March 2024

Bective Tea Rooms, fondly known by many locals as the North Lodge or the Gate Lodge at Bective Estate Balgil Navan. Over the past couple of years, it has been a fantastic project restoring the old cottage with the old building meeting the new build, where we have created a beautiful modern space named “Bective Tea Rooms”.

The next chapter in our journey is our unique “Bective Tea Rooms Afternoon Tea Experience” a most civilised ritual that is very close to our owner’s heart and an integral part of what Bective Tea Rooms can offer to our visitors.

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.

Later friends were invited to join her in her rooms at Woburn Abbey, and this summer practice proved so popular that the Duchess continued it when she returned to London, sending cards to her friends asking them to join her for “tea and a walking the fields.” Other social hostesses quickly picked up on the idea and the practice became respectable enough to move it into the drawing-room. Before long all of fashionable society was sipping tea and nibbling sandwiches in the middle of the afternoon.

Today the elements of Afternoon Tea have remained unchanged over the centuries and at Bective Tea rooms we believe in tradition – a fragrant pot of loose-leaf tea, a succession of sweets & delicate sandwiches, fine China, fresh flowers.

Afternoon tea is a time to be shared and savoured as time slows down and the art of conversation is revived.

So why not treat that Special person on Sunday the 10th March 2024 to a Bective Tea Rooms Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea, for all reservations please use the ‘BOOK NOW’ button or call reservations on 046 902 2362 (Mon-Fri 9-5 pm).

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For online bookings, our reservations team will promptly reach out within 24 hours to process your deposit payment. Please be aware of our 48-hour cancellation policy for all ‘Bective By Night’ reservations – deposits become non-refundable or transferrable outside this window.

At Bective Tea Rooms, we exclusively accept Card or Contactless Payments and uphold a One Bill Per Table Policy in our Restaurant.

Please join us for an evening of culinary excellence and unparalleled ambiance – where every detail is crafted to elevate your dining experience.

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