Afternoon Tea in Dublin

 
 
 
 

To enjoy some delicious Afternoon Tea in Dublin, Castleknock Hotel & Country Club is the perfect setting for a tasty spread.   

 

Our new Afternoon Tea Menu is available daily between 2.00pm and 5.00pm, served in our Award Winning Park Restaurant. Treat yourself to an indulgent afternoon and take in the elegant ambiance The Park Restaurant has to offer, while enjoying the parkland and lake views of the hotel's golf course and gardens. Our Executive Head Chef, Neal Kearns has just created a wonderful new Summer afternoon tea menu inspired by the nearby Strawberry Beds of Castleknock.


A Short Description of The Strawberry Beds

 

by

Jim Lacey

The Strawberry Beds situated in the ancient Barony of Castleknock has been famed for the cultivation of its delicious strawberries for almost 200 years.  This beautiful leafy valley with its steep sloping hills leading down to the River Liffey is a popular beauty spot beloved by visitors and native Dubliners alike.  Indeed in the late 19th century and early 20th century it was a well known honeymoon destination.  At that time working people did not have the statutory right to holidays that are enjoyed today and a day’s outing after the wedding was the extent of the honeymoon.

 

Young couples would head off before midday on horsedrawn side cars and hackney cars to the Strawberry Beds stopping off at the head of the glen to have their pictures taken before continuing on to the various establishments offering strawberries and cream; served organically on a lettuce leaf or in the the less ‘swanky’ hostelries on a cabbage leaf.  They might then sample a pint or two of Arthur Guinness’s creamy porter.  They would then make their way back home to Dublin that evening and work the following day.

 

Castleknock Hotel & Country Club is situated in the former demense of Somerton House overlooking the Strawberry Beds which, at that time, was the seat of Sir George Frederick Brooke.  It later became a famous stud farm owned by the Laidlaw family from 1911 until the 1970s.  That stud farm produced two Grand National winners and a Derby winner.

 

Do sit back, relax and enjoy the sublime pastoral surroundings of this enchanting and historic part of Dublin in the lap of comfort over a sumptuous afternoon tea.

 

For a fuller story of The Strawberry Beds and the Barony of Castleknock Jim Lacey’s informative fully illustrated book The Barony of Castleknock is available for purchase at Reception.

  

 

For more information or to make a booking, please contact (01) 640 6363 or email: restaurant@chcc.ie

Advance Booking is recommended

 

 

 

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