The Swan at Lavenham Afternoon Tea

High Street, Lavenham, CO10 9QA

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The Swan at Lavenham

High Street, Lavenham, CO10 9QA

Whether a Traditional, Savoury or a decadent High Tea (our personal favourite), you’ll be able to sit down and enjoy a range of classic pastries, finger sandwiches, savouries and cakes, all within the splendour of our Gallery Restaurant. This summer we’re also livening up Wednesdays with a series of Musical Afternoon Teas.

We also cater to coeliac diets, offering gluten- and dairy-free options. If you have special dietary needs, please let us know when booking so we can prepare a special menu for you in advance.

Each of our afternoon teas are traditionally served stage-by-stage with sandwiches or main dishes first, followed by delicious scones and cakes and can be paired with a bottle of Champagne should you wish to celebrate. All are presented on fine Royal Worcester Crockery specifically created for The Swan by Walpole of Stoke-on-Trent, whose prestigious special commissions are found in many of Britain’s Royal palaces – the perfect crockery then upon which to savour our delicious treats.


While Champagne adds an opulent touch, for the traditionalists our range of over 20 specialist Newby teas will ensure there is a brew to suit all tastes. If you’d like some advice, then one of our specialist tea sommeliers will be happy to recommend the ideal blend for you.

Information about your visit

Tea Times
Monday12.00pm - 5.00pm
Tuesday12.00pm - 5.00pm
Wednesday12.00pm - 5.00pm
Thursday12.00pm - 5.00pm
Friday12.00pm - 5.00pm
Saturday12.00pm - 5.00pm
Sunday3.00pm - 5.00pm
Menus & Pricing

Afternoon tea prices start from £25.00 per person.

Traditional Afternoon Tea
Finger Sandwiches

Cucumber, dill and black pepper
Smoked salmon and lemon crème fraiche
Maple roast Suffolk ham
Manor Farm hen’s egg with light mustard mayonnaise


Raisin Scones and Apple & Walnut Scones
Served with clotted cream and jam and preserves;
raspberry & strawberry jam, lemon curd

Afternoon Tea Cakes

A selection of individual cakes and patisseries from our kitchen

Tea selection

Served with your choice of Newby’s of London teas or infusions

£25 per person

Please note that menus are subject to change. All prices and offers are subject to change by the venue unless stated on your booking confirmation.

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