New Forest Food Festival – New Forest High Tea at The Maples!

Quality [post_title] in [city]

It’s all abuzz in the New Forest at present with the upcoming New Forest Food Festival.  The team at The Maples didn’t want to miss out on all the fun and decided to put on an indulgent New Forest High Tea.  This will be held on Saturday 5th November from 3pm until 5pm £15.00 per person. High tea is such a delicious treat!

As Henry James famously said

“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”

You may be wondering what is the difference between an “afternoon tea” and a “high tea”.  An afternoon tea has sandwiches, scones and cakes, traditionally it is served on sofas.  Whereas a high tea serves savoury items in addition to sandwiches, scones and cakes, this is eaten at a table.  Rest assured both options are delicious and basically means that you’ll be getting more treats!

We have created a menu that consists of all that you come to expect in an afternoon tea with some additional delights. There will be everything you would come to expect in an afternoon tea, but all locally sourced using New Forest Marque produce, including:

High Tea Menu

Finger sandwiches with an assortment of fillings;

Quiche slices;

Savoury bites;

Buttery fruit scones with The Maples strawberry jam and clotted cream;

A selection of homemade cakes;

Pastries; and

Tea, coffee or hot chocolate.

Gluten free will be available by prior arrangement.  All served on vintage bone china crockery with cake stands and tablecloths. For further information or to book the New Forest High Tea please telephone 023817 82640. Booking closes Friday 4th November.

The New Forest Food Festival 31st October - 6th November
The New Forest Food Festival 31st October – 6th November

The first New Forest Food and Drink Festival takes place from Monday 31st October until Sunday 6th November and promises to be a week of culinary events, produce, tastes, dishes and activities for every foodie.  Taking place under 15 forest themes, events on offer includes headline events, outdoor tastes, chef demos, TV celebrity chefs Greg Wallace and Simon Rimmer, producers markets and sensational sides. The Maples New Forest High Tea is part of the sensational sides events called “The Very English Afternoon Tea”.

Prices for all the events during the Festival range from £0 to £125 per person (individual events vary in price).  To book tickets or find out more information visit





Elizabeth Deadman

The Maples, Visit England Four Star, Breakfast Award winning Seven Bedroom Guest House located in the centre of Hythe and is within walking distance to local restaurants. Ideally situated for watching the cruise liners on the Southampton Water, exploring the New Forest, Beaulieu and beyond.