10 afternoon tea offers and deals in Essex
PUBLISHED: 12:51 14 May 2018 | UPDATED: 16:52 31 May 2018
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Here in Essex our delicious tearooms, cafes and hotels offer some of the best afternoon teas around. A selection of these incredible establishments show off their best offers or deals
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Princes Charles Avenue, Orsett, Essex, RM16 3HS | 01375 891 402
Afternoon Tea is an Orsett Hall tradition! Chef Robert Pearce uses locally sourced produce, to create a seasonal afternoon tea, served in the beautiful Garden Brasserie overlooking the picturesque 12 acres of gardens.
An assortment of traditionally British, thinly sliced finger sandwiches are found on the lower tier. With warm scones, strawberry jam and clotted cream in the centre, along with our Patissier’s selection of mini Desserts on the tier above. An unforgettable experience served with a wide selection of English teas.
For those guests looking for something different Orsett Hall also offer a Savoury Afternoon Tea which is very popular and have introduced a Children’s Afternoon Tea. Children can enjoy a Chocolate Milkshake, Cookie, Jelly and Jam Sandwiches among other items.
Complimentary glass of Prosecco when you book Afternoon Tea Monday through Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) and valid for bookings taking place by end of August 2018. Bookers to quote “Essex Life Prosecco” when making the reservation
Prested Chase, Feering, CO5 9EE | 01376 573300
The Vintage Afternoon Tea at Prested Hall
Afternoon Tea is quintessentially British; a time to use the best china, starched napkins and eat delicious cakes, sandwiches and scones in a relaxing environment. Catch up with friends or family and enjoy being looked after in the charming reception rooms of Prested Hall, nr. Colchester, Essex. A 15th century manor house, Prested is now a hotel, health club & spa and their Vintage Afternoon Tea is like stepping back in time.
They use beautiful vintage bone china, quirkily mis-matched to keep things current, and although their table linen is freshly starched, their service is warm and friendly.
All their sandwiches, cakes and scones are freshly prepared in-house with a menu which changes frequently. Bookings are essential, they do need 24 hrs notice and due to other bookings they only offer Vintage Afternoon Tea on certain dates. Please check the website for all dates or call us on 01376 573300. Vintage Afternoon Tea £16.50pp, add a splash of champagne £23pp.
Essex Life readers – celebrating a special birthday? Anniversary? Baby shower? Book afternoon tea for your celebration and we’ll give you exclusive use of our beautiful garden room, overlooking the moat. Min & max numbers apply, subject to availability. Please mention Essex Life when booking
Pratts Farm Lane West, Little Waltham, Chelmsford, CM3 3PR
Little Channels Bistro is laying on delectable afternoon teas this season. As well as themed teas in May, July and October, the Bistro’s traditional afternoon tea features quintessentially British staples including a selection of finger sandwiches, homemade mini quiches, fruit scones and milkshakes.
For those looking for extra sparkle, there’s a glass of Prosecco and a bite-sized dessert too. The Bistro is no ordinary restaurant. This attractive destination eaterie, set in a Tudor barn with a charming courtyard, is ideal for relaxing with friends and family on sunny afternoons
Essex Life readers willl receive a complimentary glass of Pimms on arrival after booking
The Quay, Harwich CO12 3HH | 01255 241212
Afternoon Tea by the Sea
Jam first or cream first? We are of course talking about the scones that are a part of the delicious afternoon tea which is now on offer at The Pier at Harwich.
Expect a full afternoon tea of delicious sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam and a mouth-watering choice of cakes as well as a choice of nine teas from English breakfast through to Persian Pomegranate for just £17.50 per person. And of course you can always add a cheeky glass of fizz if you want to!
Afternoon tea is available in the restaurant from 2pm every day overlooking the harbour and the Stour and Orwell estuaries. In the summer, sit back and soak up the view on the balcony or on the terrace adjacent to the harbour. To book, give The Pier a call on 01255 241212 and they look forward to seeing you soon!
Quote Essex Life when booking an outside table
9 High Street, Dunmow, Essex CM6 1AB | 01371 878060
Meadow Hill Coffee Shop offers a warm, welcoming environment with a friendly, helpful team serving freshly ground Rain Forest Alliance coffee, great hot chocolate, a wide range of traditional and flavoured teas as well as milkshakes and cold drinks.
Try the Afternoon tea for a real treat – a selection of fleshly made sandwiches with granary and white bread, fruit scones with Tiptree strawberry jam and clotted cream and slices of homemade cake.
The set price of £12.50 per person includes a pot of tea or regular coffee. Why not add a glass of wine or Prosecco for that special occasion? Allergens catered for and gluten free options available when booked in advance.
They have a small, secluded courtyard perfect for all the family and they are happy to serve afternoon outside too. For more information please visit the website or give them a call on the number above.
Essex Life readers will receive a 10% discount for bookings of four people or more
1st James Street, Castle Hedingham CO9 3EJ
The Old Moot House welcomes you to their charming 15th century building, with parts that date back to 13th century and which has recently been refurbished to a high standard. They are situated in in the medieval village of Castle Hedingham, with its impressive Castle & buildings.
Enjoy the high class afternoon tea and opt for prosecco or champagne to compliment your experience. You will not be disappointed with a trip to Castle Hedingham and an afternoon tea to remember.
Offer - £14.95 per person with tea/coffee or £19.95 with a glass of prosecco.
Complimentary glass of Prosecco when you book Afternoon Tea. Bookers to quote “Essex Life Prosecco” when making the reservation
West Hanningfield Road, Great Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8HR
Pontlands Park in Great Baddow serves up a fabulous Afternoon Tea in its relaxed, comfortable, luxurious lounge or in one of their private rooms. The beautifully presented and delicious tea is very popular and at just £8 for cream tea and £18 for a full Afternoon Tea, it is great value. They also serve a children’s Afternoon Tea for £9.50. Perfect for a quick treat with friends, a baby shower or even a birthday celebration.
They are also offering a free glass of prosecco or elderflower fizz when booking a full afternoon tea at £18 per person*
*Available Monday – Thursday, 11am – 6pm. Reservation must be pre-booked by calling 01245 476444 quoting ‘Essex Life Afternoon Tea’ to receive the complimentary drink, offer expires on 31st July 2018, maximum table of 8 and 10% discretionary service charge will be added to the final food and drinks bill.
Writtle Road, Margaretting, Essex, CM4 0EH | 01277 353040
Ivy Hill is a beautiful hotel set in mature gardens, perfectly located in the Essex countryside moments from the A12 between Brentwood and Chelmsford. The Afternoon Teas are served in the relaxed, comfortable lounge and bar. We serve cream teas for £7.50, full Afternoon Tea for £13.50 and children’s afternoon tea for £9.50.
Perfect for catching up with colleagues, friends, family, a baby shower or even a birthday celebration. Call 01277 353040 to book.
They are also offering a free glass of prosecco or elderflower fizz when booking a full afternoon tea at £13.50 per person*
*Available Monday – Sunday, 12 noon – 5:30pm (excluding 17th June). Reservations to be pre-booked by calling 01277 353040 quoting ‘Essex Life Afternoon Tea’ to receive the complimentary drink, offer expires on 31st July 2018, maximum table of 8 and 10% discretionary service charge will be added to the final food and drinks bill.
Thorpe Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 3BG
Indulge in a slice of this quintessentially British pastime and take Afternoon Tea at The Roslin Beach Hotel. With panoramic views of the Estuary, the Roslin has become synonymous with this finest of British traditions.
Take time out with mouth-watering finger sandwiches, beautifully presented on aptly named ‘Duchess’ fine bone china, freshly baked scones complete with Devonshire clotted cream and Tiptree preserves, seasonal sumptuous teacakes and exquisitely presented pastries, all served with a selection of the finest teas.
Or add some sparkle to your day, giving a sense of celebration to any gathering. Throughout summer take advantage of the ‘Summer Breeze’ offer - a complimentary glass of Prosecco Monday through to Thursday if booked between 12 & 2pm. You can book through this link.
Too much for one sitting? - Take some home in one of the elegantly designed cake boxes, a treat in itself. After all - Everything stops for tea.
Factory Hill, Tiptree CO5 0RF
As well as making ‘Tiptree’ preserves, Wilkin & Sons also has a flourishing collection of traditional tea rooms across Essex, each with a unique character of its own. There is a common thread that runs through all of them and that’s described as good old-fashioned service, with care and respect.
If they can make you comfortable with good quality service, food and drink, then say ‘goodbye’ in the knowledge that you’ll be back soon, they’ll have done their job. At their home in Tiptree, they also have a Museum of Jam-Making, a Gift Shop, and countryside walks around the fruit farm.