Top 5 Afternoon Tea Locations in Kent

Is there anything more traditionally English than an afternoon tea? Indulging in scones with clotted cream and jam and sipping on tea in the afternoon sun is a great way to unwind with family and friends. What’s more, Kent is home to some beautiful afternoon tea spots offering fantastic views of the Kentish countryside and stunning decor to make your afternoon tea a real treat! 

Here are our top 5 afternoon tea locations Kent:

1) Hythe Imperial

With a selection of over 10 varieties of tea, delicious sandwiches, pastries and freshly baked scones with clotted cream, the Hythe Imperial has all the ingredients for the perfect afternoon tea! Why not combine your visit with a walk along the coast to really take in the atmosphere of this classic seaside town? 

Price: From £19.95 per person. Book online here

2) Chiddingstone Castle

Enjoy an afternoon tea with a twist this summer at Chiddingstone Castle! The Tea Room Take-away service offers the unique experience of picking a spot under the trees or in the sun on the beautiful castle lawn whilst sampling delicious cream teas, cakes and beverages. 

Price: Cream Tea £6.50. Open from 11am – 4.15pm Sundays and Mondays until 27th October.

3) Secret Garden, Ashford

Enjoy the full afternoon tea works at the Secret Garden in Ashford! With a range of sandwiches, fruit and plain scones, unlimited tea and coffee and more (plus the option to add bubbly if you wish!), you can choose from a Traditional Afternoon Tea, a Chocolate Afternoon Tea or Gentlemen’s Relish (savoury menu) from the Secret Garden. Take a look at the full menu here.

Price: £25.95pp or add Bubbles £31.95pp Saturday and Sunday, £23.95pp or add Bubbles £29.95pp Monday to Friday. Book at least 24 hours in advance.

4) Eastwell Manor, Ashford

Experience an afternoon tea surrounded by beautiful scenery at Eastwell Manor. With a choice of loose-leaf teas, delicious sandwiches, homemade scones and hand-crafted petit fours, enjoy a tantalising feast while overlooking the elegant garden. 

Afternoon tea is served between 1pm and 5pm in the grand oak-panelled lounge Browse the menu here.

Price: Weekday £26 per person, weekend £29 per person. Book online in advance.

5) Alice and the Hatter, Herne Bay

Looking for an afternoon tea experience with a difference? Take a trip to wonderland at Alice and the Hatter in Herne Bay! With a ‘curious’ atmosphere and intriguing Alice in Wonderland themed décor, this is bound to be an afternoon tea you won’t forget!

With a selection of sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, petit fours and a ‘drink me’ potion, there’s plenty of treats for your taste buds! Browse the menu online

Price: £22.95 per person, add a glass of prosecco for £30.95.  Book on the website.

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