Since its debut in 2011, traditional Afternoon Tea has become a permanent fixture at Lord’s Cricket Ground, and eight exclusive sittings have been confirmed for 2013.

Afternoon Tea service at Lord’s has been a regular sell-out since its introduction, providing hundreds of guests with access to all the grandeur associated with the Grade II* listed Pavilion, which is usually reserved for international cricketers and MCC Members. The experience includes a menu incorporating scones with homemade jam and Cornish clotted cream, finger sandwiches, and cakes and dainties, made by the Ground’s critically acclaimed resident pâtissier Thierry Besselievre.

Traditional teas are priced at £38, and a glass of champagne can be included for £47. Special Christmas themed sittings include mulled wine and carol singers, and are priced at £46 per person or £55 with a glass of champagne.

In addition to the fine food and spectacular surroundings, a tour of the Ground is also included in the price. Highlights of the tour include a visit to the players’ dressing rooms and the MCC Museum, home to the legendary Ashes Urn and one of the world’s largest collections of cricketing memorabilia.

Afternoon Tea dates in 2013 have been confirmed on eight Sundays, either side of the international cricket season: 10th February, 10th March, 24th March, 28th April, 28th July, 13th October, 3rd November and 1st December.

Jon Robinson, MCC Assistant Secretary (Marketing & Catering) said: “Afternoon Tea has become an integral offering at Lord’s Cricket Ground, and we are thrilled to be able to provide what is arguably the finest tea in the game, and continue to give guests access to the iconic surroundings of the Long Room at Lord’s.”

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Notes to editors

• All of the above prices are inclusive of VAT.
• Lord’s Cricket Ground offers a range of venues for meetings, conferences and milestone events.
• Meeting and events at Lord’s can be booked on: 020 7616 8501.
• Marylebone Cricket Club, Lord’s Cricket Ground, St John’s Wood, London NW8 8QN.
• In addition to hosting Afternoon Tea, the Long Room can be used for lunches or dinners for up to 200 people, costing £8,000+VAT to hire and with menus starting from £49+VAT per person.