Time For Tea
Looking for an afternoon to remember? Here in South East England there are a whole host of venues offering lavish afternoon tea to suite your needs whatever they may be.
From hotels, restaurants, cafes and bistros to pubs, museums and stately homes, there really is more to be discovered where afternoon tea is involved. Many offer a range of mouth watering cakes and sweets to accompany a pot of English tea along with the traditional finger sandwiches.
So why not treat yourself, a friend, a loved one, or a family member to a sumptuous afternoon tea in South East England.
After a walk in the lovely Chiltern Hills, drop into Café Twit at the Roald Dahl Museum for a scrumdiddlyumptious afternoon tea. Choose from traditional teas and freshly brewed coffee or try a fizzy Swishwiffler! Cakes and cookies are all home-made including Miss Honey's scones and Bogtrotter chocolate cake.
Enhance your visit to Blenheim Palace and enjoy a choice of tempting afternoon tea packages, all with a delicious selection of homemade cakes, mini pastries and scones. Served daily in the Indian Room overlooking the magnificent Water Terraces from 3.00pm until 5.00pm. Prior reservation is required.
The stunning lakeside view at Crowne Plaza Marlow, set in 5 acres of Buckinghamshire countryside, offers the perfect setting for a sumptuous Afternoon Tea: Selection of Finger Sandwiches on Mixed Breads, Warm Sultana Scones served with Fruit Preserves & Clotted Cream, Selection of Afternoon Pastries & Cakes
Visit Kent Life and experience afternoon tea in the newly revamped tearooms. With a salute to Kent's rural heritage, you can enjoy locally sourced food and drink hot or cold, with a more homely, 'pantry' style atmosphere. Donate your old tea cosies and receive a free tea or coffee voucher.
Tea tastes even better when taken by the sea! Home-made cakes, scones and cookies, speciality teas and coffees are served in our bright and friendly café where you can take in the art, architecture and fantastic sea-views of this Modernist iconic building. Sit outside on the balcony when the sun shines!
From Easter visit the Blue Pool Tea House and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in the delightful surrounding of The Blue Pool Teahouse. After your gentle walk around The Blue Pool treat yourself to cucumber sandwiches, freshly baked scones, fruit cake or fairy cake, all served with a wide selection of teas from 2.30pm - 4.30pm.
Enjoy a special morning or afternoon tea at the Best Western Dover Marina Hotel whilst overlooking the Dover seafront. The hotel offers a choice of 3 teas available 7 days a week - Marina Cream Tea, Marina High Tea and the superb Marina Afternoon tea for two, what better a way to spend an afternoon in Dover.
Afternoon Cream Tea with Bubbly Cruise on the River Thames. Perfect for enjoying an afternoon with friends & family on your own luxury boat cruise (max 12). You will be welcomed onboard with a glass of bubbly. Then as we cruise, a traditional cream tea is served.
Buckler’s Hard is a place for relaxation as well as exploration. At the Captain’s Cabin Tea Rooms treat yourself to either an Admiral’s Cream Tea complete with cheese scones and Cheddar Cheese or the more traditional Captain’s Cream Tea with a choice of fruit or plain scones and strawberry jam and clotted cream.
The world famous Gardens near Romsey. The Victorian manor house Tea Rooms is nestled in an idyllic setting within the 180 acre Gardens. Afternoon teas are served all year, & during June pre-book special Jubilee Afternoon Teas featuring delectable bites such as coronation pastries, cucumber sandwiches, cakes & scones.
Afternoon tea at Waddesdon: a very special occasion ...Spoil yourself with afternoon tea in the Manor Restaurant; a real treat. Exquisite open sandwiches, scones, fancies and cakes. All created by our talented pastry chefs. A feast for the eye as well as the palate. Add a glass of champagne for sheer decadence.
Relax in our Walnut panelled Library or on the terrace and enjoy the wonderful surroundings of Oakley hall Hotel. Available between 2pm and 5pm indulge in finger sandwiches, homemade scones with clotted cream and jam, homemade cakes and of course a pot of tea of your choice. Our staff will attend to your every need to ensure you have an experience you never forget.
Located on the ground floor of 205 year old Theatre Royal Brighton, The Parlour’s vintage decor and style is very fitting. Whether you are coming to see a show, work or live locally or are a visitor to Brighton, all are welcome. Relax in the outside seating area of the Parlour and enjoy our selection of teas, fresh coffee, sandwiches, pastries and delicious cakes. If you are a ticket holder you can also enjoy the Parlour’s fully licensed bar.
Enjoy a Traditional English High Tea 7 days a week at the Ramada Dover. This delicious afternoon tea includes a selection of finger sandwiches (smoked salmon, cucumber, and cream cheese) oven fresh scones with clotted cream & preserves, pound cake, chocolate éclairs and assorted butter cookies.
Kester House is a 400 year old listed home in the village of Sedlescombe, East Sussex, surrounded by historic houses, gardens, castles and walks in 1066 Country right from our door. Whilst visiting the area, come and enjoy classic afternoon tea with Monique's American influences creating wonderful scones, cakes and savouries - a memorable afternoon awaits.
Located on Spinnaker Tower's view deck 2 and set against the spectacular views over Portsmouth Harbour and beyond, the Café in the Clouds 'High' Tea really lives up to its name! Enjoy a selection of sandwiches, pastries, cupcakes, scones and of course tea!
Afternoon tea in such an elegant English setting is a ritual not to be missed. Relax on a comfy sofa by the roaring fire and enjoy a selection of delicious sandwiches, homemade cakes and freshly baked scones with heaps of New Forest jam and luscious clotted cream.
Set in 89 acres of idyllic countryside near the historic market town of Arundel, this magnificent luxury manor house & former boys prep school boasts a glorious backdrop of picturesque Sussex scenery. Unwind with leisurely pre-dinner drinks or host informal meetings in Hilton Avisford Park’s Fountain Bar. Order a light-bite or a hearty home-style dinner with friends & family.
Visit the 4 star Holiday Inn Winchester on Morn Hill for a fantastic afternoon tea. All cakes are made by our talented Pastry Chef and we serve a selection of freshly brewed Twinings teas. During the Spring and Summer why not take tea on our outdoor terrace and enjoy the sunshine!
This summer we are celebrating the great British treat that is afternoon tea. From lavish formal style teas to a delicious, naughty slice of cake, Kent and East Sussex has it all. Our cottages are surrounded by quaint tea rooms to suit any tastes, perfect after a walk in the beautiful countryside of the Garden of England.
Enjoy afternoon tea fit for a King at Hartwell House. A selection of teas, sandwiches, scones with cream and preserves, homemade cakes and pastries all served in the Library once the salon of the exiled King Louis XVIII of France, overlooking manicured lawns and the superb gardens.
Relish the indulgence of an Afternoon Tea in heart of the New Forest, with delicious finger sandwiches, speciality cakes and freshly baked scones smothered in New Forest Jam and thick clotted cream. Choose to spend your relaxing afternoon in the garden or in our cosy country lounge.
Here is a visit with a difference. The 'Stars and Scones' package let's you see one of the amazing shows in the UK's largest capacity planetarium (cinema), followed by a tasty cream tea. The Science Centre has 100 fun-earning activities. Located in the South Downs National Park, near Winchester.
Enjoy afternoon tea with your own luxury transport and uniformed private chauffeur. Relax and let experienced Executive Chauffeur Company Life of Reilly look after your every need door to door. Special celebration? – Champagne on ice available on request. Call 01280 847442
After visiting our award winning attraction, treat yourself to a delicious naught but nice treat from our charming 1920 style tea room, Reminiscent of the once famous J. Lyons & Co tea shops and corner houses of the early 20th Century. The tearoom has fantastic views over the rolling Sussex countryside.
Located inside the stylish Bexleyheath Marriott hotel is the Copper Restaurant and Planters Bar. Chic and relaxing making it a popular place with the local community. With glossy wood panelling, moreish modern English menu and international wine list. Don't miss our locally renowned Sunday Lunch Carvery and Traditional Afternoon Teas, often described as one of Bexley's Best Kept Secrets! Visit www.bexleyheathmarriott.co.uk.
Treat yourself and someone special to a delicious afternoon tea at Basildon Park. You will be served a selection of homemade sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and some of our delicious cake. Seasonal variations may apply. £16.50 per person. The afternoon teas run on a Sunday on a fortnightly basis with sittings at 1pm and 3pm. Tickets can be booked though our website or by calling 0844 249 1895
For a great selection of places to take a traditional afternoon tea, come to Wealden, Sussex. You can choose from cosy tea rooms in picturesque villages to elegant country house hotels offering world class food and service, all set in outstanding countryside locations and ideal for a special occasion or a simple afternoon's indulgence. Visit www.enjoysussex.info
More about Afternoon Tea in Wealden, Sussex
High Beeches is the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon walk around one of the great gardens of Sussex, followed by a delicious Cream Tea and Cakes in the Tea Room. Sit out in the beautiful walled Tea Garden and enjoy the sunshine. Afternoon Teas served all year.
Idyllically set above the tranquil waters of the River Test with untouched views across the valley and water meadows. After a walk around the glorious gardens enjoying the peaceful Walled Garden with rose arbours and peony walk, visit the quaint Tea House for delicious homemade cakes and self-service refreshments.
Enjoy a pot of tea with homemade scones all year round at Jolleys Café. As well as wholesome breakfasts, lunches and snacks, Jolleys’ offers a special Summer Afternoon Tea of finger sandwiches, cakes and pastries, served from their own hand decorated cake stands – available June to end August. Please book in advance and phone for times. Tel 01428 604404
The magnificent 900 year old Chichester Cathedral is both ancient and modern, where unique medieval features can be found alongside world famous contemporary artworks. Open daily with free entry, free guided tours and special trails for children. Come and enjoy afternoon tea in the superb Cloisters Café complete with terrace and walled garden. Complete your day with a visit to the Cloisters Shop. All are welcome at this beautiful Cathedral – a fascinating place to visit.
Visit Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre and immerse yourself in the nostalgia of the South East’s industrial heritage. After a busy day of discovering fascinating exhibits and enjoying historic bus and train rides, indulge in a delicious, pre-booked afternoon tea including sandwiches, a pot of tea and homemade scones with clotted cream and jam. Afternoon tea is available from 2pm for £6.00 per person.
The Sealevel restaurant and lounge is located inside the Marriott hotel in a cavernous lobby-esque space. Decorated in bold colours with cocoon-style curved booths and traditional tables, this chic eatery is a stylish choice for dinner dates, cocktail rendezvous, corporate entertaining and celebrations and attracts a glossy crowd of business travellers, fashionistas and food-lovers.
Boycott Farm nestles in the stunning Buckinghamshire countryside next to the National Trust Estate at Stowe. Alongside our quality Teas and Coffees, we serve Homemade Cakes, Breakfast, Lunch and Sunday Roast using our own and local ingredients. Our Traditional Afternoon Tea includes a selection of Dainty Sandwiches, Fresh Scones and Cakes. Open 7 days a week.