For some while now, British food has been held in high regard overseas and it would appear that, when it comes to our ‘special’ friends over the pond, that the popularity of programmes like Downton Abbey and The Crown has fuelled a well-timed renaissance in lavish afternoon teas.

Our sorbets are as smooth as Tom Hardy, as intense as Hugh Lawrie, as current as thoughtful as Benedict Cumberbatch and as celebrated as Dame Maggie Smith.