Friday, 13 November 2015

The History of Afternoon Tea

Anna Maria Russell, the 7th Duchess of Bedford is credited with having invented Afternoon Tea. Sometime during the 1840's whilst suffering from "that sinking feeling"betwixt luncheon and dinner she requested something small to eat in the late afternoon. This small repast successfully staved off her hunger pangs and Afternoon Tea was born.

Anna Maria invited friends to share her Afternoon Tea and the meal soon became very popular with the upper and middle classes. What started off as a fairly light snack soon became a hearty but still dainty feast of sandwiches, scones and cakes all served with a pot of tea.

These days you don't have to wait until after luncheon to enjoy Afternoon Tea, here at The Orchard Tea Room it has proved to be a popular lunch time treat with many of our customers. We've even made it possible for you to treat someone to Afternoon Tea in your absence with the introduction of our Afternoon Tea Gift Vouchers. At £12.95 per person we think they make the perfect gift.

The Orchard Tea Room Afternoon Tea Gift Vouchers can be purchased in person by visiting us at

The Orchard Tea Room
Redmoor Lane
PE14 0RN

by telephoning:  07527 046 184

or emailing:

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Shaman's Legacy November Fun Dog Show here at The Orchard Tea Room Wisbech Sunday 15th

Sunday 15th November we're hosting another of Shaman's Legacy's very popular fun dog shows, judging starts 10.30am, tea room & farm shop open 10-4 as always, all welcome.

Come rain

or shine there is something for all dog owners at this, the last of 2015's, dog show so do come along and support Shaman's Legacy Dog Rescue.

There are 22 classes and with 6 rosettes per class that's 132 chances to win!

Shaman's Legacy November Fun Dog Show

Sunday 15th November

The Orchard Tea Room & Farm Shop
Redmoor Lane
PE14 0RN

Open 10am Judging starts 10.30am

 Ringside parking shaded by the orchard

Pedigree and Novelty classes

 Onsite cafĂ© which serves homemade food and beverages

 Dog walk set out Onsite around the orchards.

 Beautiful countryside location

 All monies raised go to Shaman's Legacy Dog Rescue

Come show your dog's in a fun, relaxed environment

 £1.50 per class, judging starts at 10.30am

Pedigree Classes:

1. Puppy (3-12 Months)
2. Junior (6-18 Months)
3. Utility/Toy
4. Working/Pastoral
5. Gundog/Hound/Terrier

Novelty Classes:

6. AV Spitz
7. AV Bull Breeds
8. Veteran (7+ years)
9. Best Cross-breed Under 15 Inches
10. Best Cross-breed Over 15 Inches

11. Best Big Dog (Over 50cm)
12. Best Little Dog (Under 50cm)
13. Waggiest Tail
14. Best Mover
15. Child Handler (Under 16 Years)
16 Most Wolfie lookalike
17. Most Handsome Male
18. Prettiest Female
19. Best Rescue/Rehome
20. Best Friends (Child and dog)
21. Dog Judge Would Most like To Take Home

Rosettes 1st to 6th place,
Best pedigree in Show/Reserve Best pedigree in Show
Best Novelty in Show/Reserve Best Novelty in Show

Please keep your dogs on lead and under control at all times. The land owner and event organisers cannot accept and liability for any accident or damage to people, animals or property. Please clean up after your dogs and b respectful of other people and animals. Thank you, we hope you have a fantastic day

Wonder who will win Best in Show?