The east of England covers a wide area of the country, spanning from the home counties of Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire through to Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Essex. With such expanse there is naturally plenty to see and do in the east of England, from the world famous historical city of Cambridge to the beautiful British coastal areas of Suffolk. There are delightful little villages dotted throughout each county, whilst the seaside towns play host to countless visitors during the summertime. Historical cities, sleepy villages, seaside resorts and interesting towns, the east of England has plenty to offer including some rather delightful afternoon tea venues. Enjoy afternoon tea in luxury hotels, afternoon tea by the sea and afternoon tea in a pretty rural tea room. Whatever kind of afternoon tea you are after; you are certain to find it in the east of England.
35 New London Road, Chelmsford from £14.95 per person
Now in its 17th year, Acanteen is a true family-run restaurant. Taking pride in their ethically sourced food, the mother and daughter team at Acanteen provide a charming environment for afternoon tea.
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Angel Hotel Bury St Edmunds
3 Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds from £19.50 per person
The Angel Hotel is bursting with iconic images and wonderful design features. The AA Rosette Eaterie restaurant complements the interior and offers great cuisine in this Suffolk haven.
Hanbury Manor, Ware from £30.00 per person
The wood panelled, baronial Oak Hall provides a majestic setting. Relax in front of the fire and indulge in the delights of afternoon tea or a light snack.
Tudors Restaurant at Marygreen Manor
London Road, Brentwood from £16.50 per person
Marygreen Manor is a classic and beautiful 16th century building in Brentwood offering a lovely afternoon tea in Tudors Restaurant.
Needham House Hotel
Little Wymondley, Hitchin from £19.95 per person
The Needham House Hotel is a charming hotel in Hitchin offering Traditional Afternoon Tea and Champagne Afternoon Tea with petit fours.
The Bedford Swan
The Embankment, Bedford from £19.95 per person
The Bedford Swan is a charming 18th century hotel, recently refurbished, offering super views of the river and embankments.
Rainsford Road, Chelmsford from £14.95 per person
The new Best of British afternoon tea is much more savoury affair. You'll be able to savour Puffed Pork Scratching Sticks, Free range Pork and Apple Scotch Egg and a Chunky Sausage Roll.
Whitehouse Lane, Cambridge from £18.50 per person
The beautiful Hotel Felix in Cambridge is a stunning example of Victorian architecture boasting a contemporary feel.
Browns Brasserie & Bar
23 Trumpington Street, Cambridge from £15.50 per person
On the fabulously named Trumpington Street, right in the heart of Cambridge, is Browns Bar & Brasserie.
Granta Place, Cambridge from £19.95 per person
Perched right next to the river is the DoubleTree by Hilton Cambridge hotel.
Quy Mill Hotel
Church Road, Cambridge from £18.95 per person
Enjoy afternoon tea in Cambridge overlooking the beautiful gardens at the wonderful Quy Mill Hotel.
Horringer, Bury St Edmunds from £21.50 per person
The Ickworth is a truly stunning hotel close to Bury St Edmunds. A visit for afternoon tea is made even better when you see the amazing Rotunda. A jewel in the Suffolk countryside, we recommend you take time to visit the grounds of Ickworth.
Hilton Cambridge City Centre
Downing Street, Cambridge from £16.95 per person
Afternoon tea at the Hilton Cambridge takes place in the hotel's Lounge & Bar. Available every day, the menu is pleasantly affordable and worth a visit.
Seckford Hall Hotel
Seckford Hall Road, Woodbridge from £18.00 per person
Seckford Hall is a hidden gem of a hotel, nestled in the beautiful Suffolk countryside near Woodbridge. This grand Tudor building has a rich heritage, with a reference in the Domesday Book dating to 1185.
Salthouse Harbour Hotel
1 Neptune Quay, Ipswich from £19.50 per person
This chic boutique hotel offers great views of the waterfront on Neptune Marina. A super afternoon tea is available for a very reasonable price.
Bannatyne Spa Kingsford Park
Kingsford Park, Colchester from £18.00 per person
Enjoy afternoon tea in Maxine's Restaurant at Bannatyne Spa. A great selection of menus including a children's tea menu.
Great Hallingbury Manor
Great Hallingbury, Bishops Stortford from £16.95 per person
Great Hallingbury Manor is on the border of Hertfordshire and Essex. A Tudor-style manor house, popular for weddings, serves an affordable afternoon tea daily.
Brocket Hall, Welwyn from £39.50 per person
Enjoy the Heritage Afternoon Tea in the beautiful idyllic Brocket Hall grounds, set far away from the pressures of daily life. Perfect for a birthday, anniversary or just a Sunday afternoon treat.
Places to take Afternoon Tea in East of England
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