The Orchard Tea Gardens
Tea Room/Coffee Shop
Enjoy afternoon tea in these attractive gardens set in the picturesque village of Grantchester.
The history of The Orchard started in 1897 (the orchard itself was first planted in 1868) when a group of Cambridge students asked if they could take their tea in the orchard rather than on the front lawn as the custom was. This practice soon became the norm, and the place grew in popularity.
The next phase in the history of The Orchard began when the poet Rupert Brooke took up lodging in the house in 1909. A graduate student of great popularity in the university community at the time, Brooke soon attracted a great following at the place, among them Virginia Woolf, John Maynard Keynes, E.M. Forster, Bertrand Russell, Augustus John, and Ludwig Wittgenstein – the so-called Grantchester Group, or the neo-pagans as Woolf called them.
|Opening Times (1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016)|
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