Afternoon tea & cream teas are the most quintessential of English customs, perhaps surprisingly, a relatively new tradition.
To experience the best of the afternoon tea tradition, indulge yourself with a trip to one of Herefordshire's finest hotels or quaint tearoom.
No visit to Herefordshire is complete without indulging in the Great British tradition of afternoon tea. With lots of venues to choose from ranging from luxury 5-star hotels to quaint traditional tearooms, we have something to suit every occasion and pocket!
Make mum feel extra special on Mother’s Day with some baked treats – there is everything from scones to slices of cupcakes to cookies. Some venues even offer hampers you can take on a picnic.
Afternoon tea was introduced in England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in the year 1840. The Duchess would become hungry around four o’clock in the afternoon. The evening meal in her household was served fashionably late at eight o’clock, thus leaving a long period of time between lunch and dinner. The Duchess asked that a tray of tea, bread and butter (some time earlier, the Earl of Sandwich had had the idea of putting a filling between two slices of bread) and cake be brought to her room during the late afternoon. This became a habit of hers and she began inviting friends to join her.
Trumpet Corner is a hive of activity, where delicious home made cakes, light lunches and afternoon tea can be enjoyed alongside the art gallery where their guest artists exhibit their work. They have a choice of ground coffees and use only leaf tea. Trumpet Corner Tea Room is light and airy with a variety of seating, including a walled garden when the weather is good.
Now fully licensed – wide range of local beers, ciders and wines available.
Experience the finest afternoon tea in town. Indulge in decadent scones with jam and clotted cream, lemon posset, chocolate brownie, cheesecake, macaron and freshly made sandwiches served with a selection of freshly brewed tea or coffee. Make the occasion extra special and upgrade to bottomless Prosecco?
Enjoy a luxurious cream tea in the beautiful surroundings of Castle House Hotel. Feast your eyes on a selection of classic sandwiches, an array of delicious cakes, along with freshly baked scones with clotted cream and preserves. You also have the option to indulge in a glass of Champagne.
With afternoon tea being very popular, head to The Feathers and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea, royalty style and choose from either their classic cream teas, regal afternoon tea or champagne afternoon tea.
All include a selection of cakes, scones and sandwiches and is perfectly accompanied by our range of teas.
The afternoon teas are a relaxed affair in the sitting room or around the kitchen table. They serve all afternoon teas on vintage china and with a selection Trumper’s loose leaf tea or freshly brewed coffee.
Enjoy the quintessential British tradition and indulge a selection of freshly cut finger sandwiches, mini homemade cakes, pastries, meringues and desserts with shortcake scones, homemade preserve and clotted cream.
For a decadent delight, while away an afternoon with a sumptuous afternoon tea. Indulge in an array of mouth-watering sandwiches on granary bread, sweet scones, Cornish clotted cream and a delicate macaroons selection. Prosecco is also available.
Enjoy afternoon tea in the lap of luxury at Glewstone Court, a building of historical significance listed on the English Heritage Register.
The chef has thoughtfully designed a crowd-pleasing menu including a selection of finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream, alongside sweet treats of lemon posset and raspberry gateaux. Guests can also opt for prosecco or Champagne.
Set within a stunning location close to Hereford and Ledbury. The classic traditional afternoon tea menu includes a selection of sandwiches, delicious cake and scones with jam and clotted cream. A selection of freshly brewed speciality teas.
Why not grab your friends for an afternoon with bubbles, and enjoy a choice of bubbles with either a glass of prosecco or Gordon’s pink gin and tonic.
Are you looking for an excuse to spend an afternoon relaxing and catching up with loved ones? Lemore have all of the ingredients for a great afternoon tea.
Indulge in an assortment of delicate finger sandwiches, plain & fruit scones with clotted cream & seasonal preserves, a carefully hand-picked array of gorgeous cakes and fancies. Served with fresh tea & coffees.
They also offer a luxury gift experience which is afternoon tea with fizz, this one is for me!
Holmer Park’s spa guests can often be found in the Orchard Café, whether that’s enjoying a sumptuous afternoon tea or sunning themselves on the new patio! All visitors are welcome to relax in the café, which is open all year round.