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Afternoon Tea on the Belmond British Pullman

Feel like guests of honour when you partake in Belmond British Pullman afternoon tea! A warm welcome is assured the views from your carriage window are wonderfully picturesque and the surroundings are sumptuous. This posh afternoon tea on the move departs from London’s Victoria train station. Away from the madding crowds scrambling for their packed commuter trains you’ll find the Belmond check-in bureau. Join the gathering of your fellow voyagers as you await the arrival of the Belmond British Pullman. As she glides majestically onto the platform you can’t help but feel ever so slightly emotional such is the beauty of these vintage carriages. Each carriage is individually named with its own unique story in rail history to tell. €˜Cygnus’ was chosen to be part of the Sir Winston Churchill’s funeral train whilst the likes of €˜Ione’ and €˜Audrey’ have both carried VIP guests from Heads of State to Royalty. If only the carriages could talk they’d have some tales to tell!Indeed these are not replicas they are genuine luxury Pullman carriages that have been skilfully restored. They now shine proudly once more right down to the solid brass fittings. The hand-crafted artisan marquetry wood inserts you’ll spot in the walnut wood panelling around each carriage are simply exquisite. Even your afternoon tea is served on specially-commissioned Belmond British Pullman fine bone china crockery.That personal touch continues as you climb aboard the train welcomed by your uniformed steward who will be looking after you for the duration of your voyage. These afternoon tea journeys are round trips through the Garden of England with plenty of time to enjoy the views the opulence of the setting and the delicious sweet and savoury treats too. Of course the best afternoon teas start with a bit of bubbly and this Belmond British Pullman afternoon tea does that in style with a flute of delicious English sparkling wine to toast your departure. Then all that remains for you to do is sit back in your armchair seat and relish every single moment as freshly brewed tea is poured from a tall silver teapot and warm scones are served along with all the usual teatime goodies. The Belmond British Pullman afternoon tea is wonderfully evocative of the bygone age of luxury rail travel. With some of England’s finest scenery and attentive on-board service it’s treat to behold for all ages.

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