Taking Afternoon Tea is one of those little luxuries in life that everyone loves. Treat your special someone to an afternoon of tea drinking, cake eating and chat. We offer afternoon tea venues around the UK, from posh hotels and museums, to teatime on the move. These traditional afternoon teas are a superb gift to be enjoyed anytime of the year. Afternoon teas FAQs
• A classic afternoon tea for two in a stunning setting • Take tea at this Gothic castle-styled country hotel • The hotel even has it's own Taylor's tea blend! • Upgrades to Champagne tea are available
• Afternoon tea at the Old Rectory House & The Orangery in Redditch • Enjoy a delicious treat in the Orangery restaurant • A choice of afternoon tea packages for you • All vouchers are for two people to enjoy tea together
• Afternoon tea at Haughton Hall hotel in Telford • A traditional tea, but with a chocolate fondue too • Go sparkling and get a flute of Champagne included • Lovely Georgian mansion hotel in a 35 acre estate
• Afternoon tea onboard the Belmond British Pullman • A round trip around Kent - the Garden of England • Lap up the sheer luxury of these restored trains • A dedicated steward looking after your carriage
• Afternoon tea at the famous Blackpool Tower! • Take tea in the ballroom whilst the dancing's on • Try out that famous springy dance floor for yourself • The Wurlitzer organ will be played live on stage
• Enjoy all day travel at a heritage steam railway • Afternoon Tea including English Tea and sandwiches • Home made fruit scones with clotted cream and jam • A selection of miniature mouth watering cakes
There is something inherently classy and classless about sitting down for a traditional afternoon tea. It’s a lovely occasion to enjoy together. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, or just fancy doing something nice with someone you love, nothing beats going out for High Tea somewhere special. We think it’s for everyone!
Who it's not for
We are honestly struggling to think who wouldn’t like to go out for an afternoon teatime treat. Even if you don’t like tea you can always order a different drink. And if you don’t like sweet, there are savoury goodies too. These vouchers really do appeal to all ages, from little kids to grandparents.
Every sort of tea under the sun, from loose leaf to tea bags! Some of the very smart hotels offering afternoon tea actually have a tea sommelier - someone who specifically looks after what teas are ordered and served in their establishments. From a nice Ceylon black tea to a smoky Rooibos, there’s bound to be a tea or an infusion to tempt your tastebuds on the tea menu.
What time is afternoon tea?
Timings vary hugely. Traditionally, tea was served around 3pm in fancy households to fill the gap between luncheon and dinner.. As afternoon teas are so popular, some venues serve it all day, whilst others tend to stick to the more traditional hours of 2pm-4.30pm. Make sure you check each individual listing for details on when teas are served.
Why do you have a minimum age of 18 on some of these tea vouchers?
It’s because either the venue has a minimum entry age of 18, or because it’s a voucher for a Champagne afternoon tea. We do have lots of venues that welcome children and you can always buy a voucher for a tea without bubbly.
Are the vouchers for two people?
In nearly every case yes. We’ve found that most of you who buy these vouchers are buying them to share. That’s to say, either giving them to a couple or using them to treat someone to go with you.
Where’s best for afternoon tea in London?
London is a undoubtedly a great place to indulge in an afternoon of sweet and savoury goodies. We have some very smart five star hotel venues, some very unusual venues offering tea for two and even teas on the move on the Thames for you to choose from.
What should I wear to go for afternoon tea?
Some of the luxury hotels ask gents to wear a shirt and jacket. In general the rule is smart casual, so no shorts, trainers or ripped jeans for the hotels. If you’re in any doubt, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by using the online chat that pops up, by ‘phone or by email.
Can I have afternoon tea at the Shard?
We offer packages that include tickets to visit the Shard and then enjoy an afternoon tea in a local eatery afterwards.
Can you take take afternoon tea at Buckingham Palace?
Unless you’ve been actually invited by the Queen, there’s no popping over to Buck House for a cuppa and a slice of battenburg cake with her Majesty.
What food is served with your cup of tea?
A traditional afternoon tea includes sweet and savoury light bites. Often served on a tiered platter, you’ll usually be tucking into dainty finger sandwiches, various cakes and pastries and, of course, your scones with jam and cream.
What sort of sandwich fillings are there?
The classics include smoked salmon and cream cheese, egg and cress, ham and mustard and the like, but it all depends where you go. You’ll find sample menus on each product page underneath the ‘More Info’ then ‘What’s on the menu?’ tab.
I don’t drink tea. Is afternoon tea still for me?
Yes! You can still enjoy an afternoon tea even if you don’t drink cups of tea, as all our venues offer coffee too. There may even be alternatives like hot chocolate available as well.
So is it cream before jam, or jam before cream on the scone?
Ah that aged-old afternoon tea protocol debate. If it’s a Devonshire cream tea, it’s clotted cream first then jam. If it’s a Cornish cream tea, it’s jam first then your clotted cream. In both cases, you should cut the scone in half around its circumference, so you get a top and a bottom half!
Can I have afternoon tea on my own?
In some cases you can by vouchers individually, but usually it’s for two people to enjoy afternoon tea together. It might be the perfect opportunity to get back in touch with that friend you haven’t seen for ages, or get the family together, as you can buy multiple vouchers for two in just a few clicks on our easy-to-use website.
Where can I go for afternoon tea near me?
We have got afternoon teas hosted by some of the loveliest venues in the country for you! Whether it’s tea and scones overlooking the sea, or teatime on the move on a vintage bus around the capital, we’ve got that perfect teatime treat near you. Locations include: