Set amongst twelve acres of Hertfordshire countryside this magnificent historic Georgian Hotel is full of character and charm.

Afternoon tea at Sopwell House is served in the Rosette Restaurant or the Cocktail Lounge between 12.30 pm-5pm.

The lounge has a cosy feel with comfy sofas lots of colourful cushions and wonderful open fires.

The Rosette Restaurant has a comfortable sophisticated elegant interior.


Traditional Afternoon Tea Menu

Sandwich Selection:

Smoked Chicken on Mediterranean Bread.

Cucumber & Cream Cheese on Basil Bread.

Smoked Salmon & Cracked Black Pepper on Brown Bread.

Egg & Cress on White Bread.


Cake Selection

Red Velvet Cake

Praline Opera

Orange Tart with Meringue

Sopwell Battenberg

White Chocolate & Strawberry Pannacotta

Fresh Strawberry Tart

Plain & Fruit Scones

A good selection of teas and coffee


Traditional Afternoon Tea £25.95 per person Mon-Fri

Traditional Afternoon Tea £29.95 per person weekends & bank holidays

Champagne Afternoon Tea £35.95 per person Mon-Fri



The Sandwiches, cakes and scones scored 10/10

My personal favourite smoked chicken with the Mediterranean Bread.

The cakes were delicious especially the Sopwell Battenburg and Orange Tart with meringue.

Warm scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream all freshly baked...heavenly!


A little slice of Sopwell History

In 1901 Prince Louis of Battenburg Mountbatten leased Sopwell House and made it his family country home.

The Mountbatten children all had notable lives. His daughter Alice Mountbatten married Prince Andrew of Greece and was the 

mother of Prince Phillip Duke of Edinburgh and mother-in-law of Queen Elizabeth 11.

His 2nd daughter Louise Mountbatten was Queen of Sweden from the accession of her husband Gustaf V1 Adolf.

His Eldest son George Mountbatten 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven born Prince George of Battenburg.

His 2nd Son Louis Lord Mountbatten 1st Earl of Burma was the last Governor of India.