Guide to the Best Afternoon Tea Venues Reopening UK Wide

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After a difficult few months, venues across the UK are beginning to open their doors and welcome their valued guests to join them in the simple pleasure of Afternoon Tea. Here’s our pick of the top ten places outside of London to enjoy Afternoon Tea over the next few weeks.

New Park Manor- Hampshire


New Park Manor is welcoming the whole family back to try their decadent Beatrix Potter 'Edible Garden' Afternoon Tea. Tuck into a delicious array of themed treats including a mouth-watering Benjamin Bunny carrot cake and Mrs Tiggywinkle's rhubard and custard crunch. Relax in the comfortable surroundings of their bright and contemporary lounge or enjoy your tea al fresco in their sun soaked outdoor area.

Now open

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Laura Ashley The Tea Room Burnham Beeches

Reopening on the 6th July, enjoy Afternoon Tea in quintessential surroundings in Laura Ashley The Tea Room at Burnham Beeches. Built in 1727, this elegant manor house is nestled within 10 acres of beautiful gardens in Buckinghamshire, providing guests with the utmost tranquility. Afternoon Tea is served in Laura Ashley The Tea Room, where classic & contemporary design blend effortlessly with culinary excellence.

Opening from 6th July

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Stirrups Hotel- Bracknell


Indulge in a thoroughly traditional Afternoon Tea at this country hotel reopening on 4th July. This Tudor-style house is set within ten beautiful acres of grassland, stunningly decorated with outdoor seating and various water features. Stirrups Hotel is the perfect place to unwind with friends and family in the knowledge that you're in the capable hands of their friendly and professional team.

Opening from 4th July.

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Royal Berkshire- Berkshire

Exterior main1: Royal Berkshire Hotel

Welcoming guests from the 1st August, this beautiful Queen Anne mansion is the perfect place to enjoy the British tradition of Afternoon Tea. Take a walk around the 15 acres of manicured grounds to work up an appetite, then a seat in The Polo Bar or why not head outside onto the beautiful terrace overlooking the grounds. Wherever you choose to have your luxury Afternoon Tea, you're sure to be in for a treat with delicious sandwiches, scones and pastry treats!

Opening from 1st August

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Doubletree Liverpool


Steeped in history, the stunning Library Lounge at DoubleTree by Hilton Liverpool is the ideal setting to indulge in a delicious Afternoon Tea in this vibrant city. Enjoy a mouth-watering selection of carefully prepared sandwiches and sumptuous homemade cakes, not to mention the most delightful scones complete with generous helpings of jam and clotted cream.

Opening from 4th July

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Park Plaza Cardiff


This 4-star deluxe hotel, located in the heart of Cardiff, is taking bookings for their Welsh twist on a classic Afternoon Tea from the 10th August. Served in their contemporary Laguna Restaurant, guests can soak up the relaxed ambience whilst enjoying a selection of sweet and savoury treats featuring delicious Welsh Cakes. For an extra special occasion guests can upgrade to include a crisp glass of Champagne or refreshing Hendricks Gin and Tonic.

Opening from 10th August

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Hilton Avisford Park Hotel

With picturesque views of the Sussex countryside, Hilton Avisford Park Hotel is an elegant Georgian manor with a country feel. Afternoon Tea is served in their spacious lounge and outdoor terrace where guests will enjoy a relaxed atmosphere. Along side their traditional offering of sweet and savoury Afternoon Tea delights, a gluten free menu is also available.

Opening from 10th July

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The Edgbaston- Birmingham

The Edgbaston Boutique Hotel is situated in a leafy suburb just moments away from the city centre of Birmingham. Taking bookings from the 10th August, enjoy a luxury Afternoon Tea in the most elegant of surroundings. Indulge in a selection of artisan sandwiches, a scrumptious variety of seasonal sweet treat and traditional scones accompanied by Organic Loose Leaf Jing Tea.

Opening from 10th August

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Summer Lodge Country House- Dorset

Summer Lodge Country House located in Dorset, are serving their delicious Afternoon Tea from the 4th July, opening up their beautiful outdoor terrace to guests. This five-star country house hotel boasts a timeless style, genuine service and innovative menus. Their luxury Afternoon Tea was Commended in the Afternoon Tea Awards 2019 and features their famous freshly baked scones served with Dorset's finest clotted cream and homemade strawberry jam.

Opening from 4th July

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Hilton Liverpool City Centre

Afternoon Tea at Hilton Liverpool City Centre is served in the contemporary Pima Lounge. Featuring a spacious sun terrace this spacious lounge is the ideal place to unwind with Afternoon Tea while enjoying the stunning architecture and landscaping of Chavasse Park. For a touch of luxury guests can add a crisp glass of Champagne to their traditional Afternoon Tea.

Opening from 4th July

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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh- The Caledonian

Enjoy an Afternoon Tea to remember at the Wadorf Astoria Edinburgh. Choose between a traditional, lavish offering of decadent sweets and savouries or opt for their savoury Afternoon Tea which includes Scottish cheeses, meats and an inventive haggis spring roll. Served in the elegant Peakcock Alley lounge, guests will admire the sophisticated surroundings and ambience.

Opening from 15th July

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