AN historic venue is set to host a special event to celebrate National Afternoon Tea Week.

The celebration is in partnership with The English Cream Tea Company, known for its popular lead speaker Jane Malyon, former TEDx speaker and author of "Scone or Scon(e) - the Essential Guide to British Afternoon Tea".

The English Cream Tea Company is a family-run business dedicated to preserving the tradition of British afternoon tea.

The afternoon tea event, scheduled to take place at Hedingham Castle on August 16 between 2pm and 4pm, will solve long-standing debates such as the correct pronunciation of scone and the preferred order of jam and cream.

Malyon, also Chief Scone Gnome of The English Cream Tea Company, will guide guests through desired British tea behaviours such as the posh way to stir your tea and how to discreetly remove a cherry or olive stone.

The 900-year-old Hedingham Castle's Tapestry Room will set the stage for the gathering, offering an afternoon tea spread.

Attendees can partake in cocktail sandwiches, various cakes and pastries, and ample fruit scones adorned with clotted cream and high-end jam.

Boss - Jane Malyon, owner of The English Cream Tea CompanyBoss - Jane Malyon, owner of The English Cream Tea Company (Image: The English Cream Tea Co)

Jane Malyon, owner of The English Cream Tea Company: "We're thrilled to bring the tradition of English afternoon tea to the enchanting setting of Hedingham Castle.

"It's the perfect backdrop for an afternoon of elegance and heritage, and I look forward to sharing the fascinating history and etiquette of this beloved pastime."

Hedingham Castle marketing manager Steffi Dry added: "Partnering with The English Cream Tea Company for this special event allows us to offer our guests a wonderful afternoon’s experience.

"Jane's captivating passion for afternoon tea will undoubtedly make this a highlight of our summer season."

Beverages will include tea, coffee or chilled Prosecco.

Tickets, ranging from £40 to £42 per person, can be booked online with a complete menu available for reference.

Gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options can be requested.

To ensure the ambience, the event is recommended for individuals aged nine and above.