Hoghton Tower Vaio Tea Room
After careful planning and consultation, we have created a menu which epitomises the spirit of the classic English tea room, using both local and seasonal products in all of our dishes.
In addition to our delightful menu we have teamed up with the award winning tea suppliers Teapigs to offer the’perfect’ cup of tea each and every time to our valued customers. The range offers a great choice of variety, with flavours ranging from an everyday brew to the zesty rhubarb and ginger.
Take a look at the most up-to-date menu here.
If tea is not your thing then why not come down and try one of our freshly ground coffees: the perfect match to one our freshly homemade scones. Or, if feeling indulgent then enjoy our homemade sticky toffee pudding.
Check Hoghton Tower’s Instagram for all the latest baked goodies available!
Please feel free to contact Jane should you have any questions about us or about the services we can cater for.
Have you ever wondered why the Tea Room at Hoghton Tower is called the Vaio Room?
“Vaio” or “Vair” (from the latin “varius” – “variegated”) is a heraldic pattern of alternated “band and white” or “black and white” patches. The ornamental design takes its name from a now extinct squirrel: the “Sciurus Vulgaris”, whose winter coat was blue-grey on the back and immaculate white on the belly.
It was extremely precious and soon became a status symbol for aristocracy as well as an all-important form of insulation: coats, hats and even walls were lined with this valuable fur.
“The Vaio Tea Room” has been decorated to represent the tradition.
Out of curiosity: Cinderella wasn’t wearing crystal that night! Her Shoes were made of fur: in French, the words “Vair” (Fur) and “Verre” (Glass) do sound terrible alike! Don’t they!