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Time for Tea

As Henry James once wrote "There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea." A quintessential tradition, South East England boasts some of the best afternoon tea packages England has to offer, many great for groups. Discover what's on offer and treat your group to an afternoon of sweet indulgence.


Take a Break at Bursledon Brickworks

If you are looking for something a little different Bursledon Brickworks, an unusual survivor from our industrial past, is a place you can not only learn but be treated. It is a great place to enjoy a Traditional English Cream Tea and Tour for only £7.50 per person.With great group access and plenty of coach parking this is an ideal location for large groups. As part of the visit you can expect to see some unique machinery, steam driven mechanics and explore historic buildings once used in the process to make up to 33,000 bricks a day. Groups can even have a go at brick making themselves. Uncover more by visiting the website or by calling 01489 576248. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

Dizzy Heights, But Dazzling Afternoon Tea

 Take a tour to the coast and view things differently from the Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth. Enjoy a quintessentially English High Tea in the unique Café in the Clouds 150 meters above Portsmouth harbour. Available for pre-booked groups of 15 to 44* the “Group High Tea” package includes a selection of sandwiches, fruited scones, jam and clotted cream, a patisserie selection and unlimited tea and coffee plus entrance to spinnaker tower, all for £20 per person. Or if you only have a spare half hour on your way past Portsmouth you can just indulge with a Hampshire Cream Tea without a visit to the Spinnaker Tower. Scones, clotted cream and jam available with a hot drink of your choice for just £3.70 per person (minimum group size is 15). Seating is available as a group or vouchers will be issued for your guests to enjoy their Cream Tea at their leisure so to enjoy the view of a vibrant Harbour.            *Subject to availability.

Stars and Scones

If you are looking for a very different visit for your group then an afternoon at Winchester Science Centre will certainly be that. For £9.95 per person, experience stars and scones, fly through space with a 2pm Planetarium showing, access to the Science Centre and an afternoon cream tea.

 De Vere Venues Heythrop Park Afternoon Teas

A traditional bite of elegance in an idyllic setting. Located on the edge of the Cotswolds De Vere Venues Heythrop Park is a perfect venue to stop off  after a day of sightseeing. Surrounded by the Oxfordshire countryside it is host to a tempting array of Afternoon Tea delights. With the option of a Traditional Afternoon Tea including a selection of mini sandwiches, sweet treats, freshly made cake, scones and a pot of tea, only at the cost of only £8.95 per person. All of their Tea’s may be taken in any of the lounges or bars such as the stunning Wedgwood Lounge with breathtaking views over the South Lawns and in to the Cotswold Countryside beyond. Bookable between 11am and 5pm, just call 01608 673333 or email Visit the website to discover menus which will dazzle the taste buds.


Waterperry Gardens Little Slice of Heaven

After a long morning of strolling around the beautiful grounds of Waterperry, no visit is complete without a stop off for a luxury high tea. The mouth watering delights on offer are all homemade with locally sourced ingredients. With a variety of options to choose from it will be hard not to want them all! An afternoon tea with a half round of sandwiches’ and a slice of cake with a tea for one is only £6.75 per person, a high tea including half round of sandwiches, scone with jam and clotted cream, slice of cake and tea for one is just £8.75per person. Pre-booking is essential, but to find out the full array of options available to your groups please call 01844 339254.

Strawberry Hill High Tea

Enjoy afternoon tea in the beautiful surroundings of Strawberry Hill followed by a magical tour of Walpole’s eccentric villa. Strawberry Hill was a tourist destination when first built in the Eighteenth century. Groups of 10 can walk in their predecessor’s footsteps and enjoy their own exclusive tour given by one of our expert guides. Afternoon tea and tour are available Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, February to November inclusive. Teas are at 3.30pm followed by a 4.30pm tour of the house. For details on prices and how to book please contact or telephone 020 87441241

Savill Garden Tea Party

Relish a Royal Garden Tea Party in your own private marquee at one of England’s finest woodland and ornamental gardens. Your group will enjoy tables set with
crisp linen and fresh flowers, the menu includes fresh cucumber, smoked salmon and coronation chicken sandwiches, Lemon drizzle slice, delicious scones, clotted cream and jam and a Traditional all butter flapjack, all served with fresh loose leaf tea. £19.50per person and includes admission to the Savill Garden. Not to be missed are the stunning award winning avant-garde Rose Garden from June to September. Available April to September, Monday to Friday. Min group size 20, max 60. To book please call us on 0845 603 6228.

Afternoon Stop Offs

The Feathers restaurant at the Hawk Conservancy Trust, Andover is the perfect afternoon stop off. Only 15mins from Stonehenge and 30mins from both Salisbury and Winchester and signposted from the main A303, their newly built light and airy restaurant and sunny patio area provides a great setting for an afternoon tea stop off. Groups are greeted with a free welcome talk by falconry staff, free coach parking and free driver admission. With fully accessible buildings and fantastic Hampshire cream teas. Why not follow the afternoon tea with entrance to the grounds and/or watch one of their flying displays - 10% group discount (for groups of 15-39 guests) and a 15% discount (for 40+ groups) off their normal admission charges.


The information contained in this feature is given in good faith on the basis of information provided by TSE members. TSE cannot be held responsible for any errors, omissions, subsequent alterations or misinterpretations. The information within this feature was correct at the time of pulication in August 2013. It is advisable to check directly with the establishment concerned to ensure that information is still accurate and available.

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