Serving light lunches, delicious homemade cakes, freshly prepared Tea and ground coffee, our friendly team are waiting to welcome you.
Why not try one of our delicious Afternoon Tea’s, these can be pre-booked online.
We cater for private functions, business meetings or family get togethers, whatever the occasion we are happy to discuss and provide for your requirements. Delivering consistently high standards and exceptional service to our customers, we strive to put a smile upon every visitors face.
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 terribly alike! Don’t they!