The County Hotel is a refurbished hotel in Chelmsford town centre, located just several minutes walk from the train station, and close to all of the main attractions in Chelmsford, such as the Essex County Cricket Club, Chelmsford Museum, Riverside Ice and Leisure, and the Chelmsford Cathedral.
The Lounge at the County Hotel offers a relaxing and informal area for Afternoon Tea. Special price for the Pre-Theatre Afternoon Tea, with a selection of home baked cakes and freshly baked fruit scones with cream and strawberry preserve.
Greenwoods Hotel Spa and Retreat is a beautiful 17th century, Grade II listed manor house set in extensive landscaped gardens. The hotel is located in the rural village of Stock in Essex yet the bustling towns of Chelmsford and Billericay are just a few miles away.
The elaborate décor and warm atmosphere in the Rosewood Restaurant, housed inside Greenwoods Hotel, provides a traditional Afternoon Tea experience. Enjoy tea, sandwiches and cakes served in the hotel’s elegant lounge area.
Wivenhoe House is just outside Colchester, the oldest recorded town in Britain. Once painted by Constable, the House fuses the traditional with the contemporary nestled amongst landscaped gardens and parkland.
Enjoy Afternoon Tea in one of the lounges, which includes an assortment of finger sandwiches, delicate pastries and cakes, apple and cinnamon scones with citrus curd, clotted cream and jam and a pot of tea. The afternoon tea changes regularly to ensure that each time you go there is a little something different.
Dating back to 1322, this impressive hotel is immersed in history. The Down Hall Country House Hotels lounge serves up a delightfully traditional cup of afternoon tea in luxurious surroundings.
There are three menus to choose from each offering a different take on the classic English afternoon tea experience. Plus, for those with a wickedly sweet tooth, the chocolate fondue with a selection of dipping fruits is a must try.
During COVID restrictions you’ll be able to enjoy an afternoon tea picnic hamper in the grounds. Full details here.
The 16th Century Essex Rose is ideally situated in the picturesque village of Dedham where the English painter Constable lived. You’ll find an array of mouth-watering sandwiches, jacket potatoes, cooked lunches, hot and cold snacks, and home-baked cakes. Both the service and décor is impeccable and you can be sure of a wonderfully memorable visit. Try the special: cream tea served with ‘Tiptree’ strawberry conserve and Rodda’s clotted cream.
The hotel’s tea room is the epitome of quality and luxury and the perfect reward. For a quintessentially English experience, to enjoy with friends, to have business meetings with a difference or just an excuse to step back, relax and indulge.
With a super selection of sandwiches, buttermilk scones with jam and clotted cream, and cakes. Your tea can be taken in the sitting room, on the terrace, in the Garden Room or by the pool next to the pool house.
It’s all oh so fancy at The Parlour. Elegant chandeliers hang from the ceilings while tables are adorned with candles, silverware and flowers – this afternoon tea is a hidden gem and can easily be compared to the Ritz! You’ll feel as though you’ve stepped back in time to the elegance of the 1920s/30s. As classic as the décor, expect tasty finger sandwiches, scones, cakes and fancies. For something a little different book a Sunday jazz session or choose one of their themed afternoon teas such as Breakfast at Tiffanys, Alice in Wonderland and Mary Poppins!
Located in the small village of Blackmore lies the perfectly charming Megarrys Room. The relaxed and friendly tea & coffee shop caters for every taste in hot and cold beverages, and offers a wide choice of sumptuous home made cakes and sponges, rock and cup cakes. You can also enjoy scones with cornish clotted cream and jam, freshly toasted crumpets or teacakes.
For an indulgent afternoon tea the stately Prested Hall is just what you are looking for. Unwind and recharge with a delicious afternoon tea served with style in The Hall in one of their lovely reception rooms or, weather permitting, on the decking or lawns outside.
You can find a delightful mix of finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with clotted cream and an accompaniment of other equally tempting fair. In the summer months, picnics can also be booked, with or without butler service, and taken in the gorgeous grounds surrounding Prested Hall.
Choose a table in the restaurant or conservatory overlooking the pretty gardens. Afternoon tea is classic with the option of tasty finger sandwiches, pastries, scones and cakes. It’s a popular location for birthdays and baby showers.
For something a little different choose the ‘Celebration Tea’ which swaps finger sandwiches for a selection of savoury canapes, scones for a delicious variety of mini desserts and cakes and pastries are replaced with an assortment of petit fours – all served with a glass of Prosecco or a non-alcoholic cocktail.