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The Cat & Fiddle in Hollywood Launches High Tea Service in Honor of the Queen

Queen Elizabeth sipping tea. | Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images

As one of Los Angeles’s remaining British pubs, it seems fitting that the family-owned the Cat & Fiddle will host high tea in honor of Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen died yesterday, September 8, at the age of 96, and was officially the longest-reigning monarch of England.

High tea is a traditional British afternoon affair that utilizes a blend of teas originating from England’s colonized/brutalized regions including India, China, Africa, and Sri Lanka.

The Cat & Fiddle will offer a trio of classic sandwiches, scones, sweets, and tea or Champagne, and says high tea will be offered from “here on out.” Open since 1982, the Cat & Fiddle is one of Southern California’s longest-running pubs, offering classic dishes like fish and chips, bangers and mash, beef Wellington, and Sunday roast. Reservations are required for the tea, and a pre-order tea kit is also available for takeout.

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