The Best Places to Have Afternoon Tea in Berkshire 2024

Afternoon tea is the ultimate quintessentially British experience and tradition, something that everyone always really enjoys. There really is no better dining experience or food.

Whether it’s to celebrate a birthday, Mothers Day or just an excuse to catch up with friends, afternoon teas, or even just cream teas, are always such an occasion and something indulgent to look forward to. It’s a real treat.

Afternoon Tea in Berkshire

I’ve put together places where you can enjoy afternoon tea or high tea in Berkshire. From hotels and restaurants to cafes, tea shops and afternoon tea options to enjoy as part of a bigger day out. I hope it inspires you to book your next afternoon tea experience – and find the best Berkshire afternoon tea!

Afternoon tea experiences as gifts

Most places offer afternoon tea gift vouchers for all their different afternoon tea experiences available. So if you have a gift to buy, consider a voucher for a sparkling afternoon tea for two!

If you’re looking for other places to have afternoon tea across the South East, this post may help:

Where to have the best Afternoon Tea Berkshire:

Cafes and Tearooms in Berkshire

Robyn’s Nest – Moss End Garden Village, Maidenhead Road, Moss End RG42 6EJ

Afternoon Tea: Includes a selection of sandwiches – Coronation Chicken, Tuna Mayo & Egg Mayo along with a fruit scone with cream & jam and a selection of three sweet treats. Seasonal themed afternoon teas also available.

When: Served daily.

Cost: £15 per person for adults and £8.50 for children

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Louie’s Coffee and Tea House – 241 High St, Crowthorne RG45 7AH

Louie’s Cream Tea: This fabulous cream tea consists of a sandwich of your choice, two delicious home made scones served with jam and cream, a slice of cake and as much tea as you can manage, all served on an elegant tiered stand.

When: 11am to 2:30pm from Monday to Saturday.

Cost: £17 per person.

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The Pantry – The Square, Yattendon, Thatcham RG18 0UF

Afternoon Tea: Selection of finger sandwiches, freshly baked sultana and plain scones served with devon Clotted cream and strawberry preserves plus an assortment of handmade mini cakes and pastries all served with your choice of tea.

When: Served daily.

Cost:

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Tea Rooms Aldermaston Wharf – 5 Wharfside, Padworth, Reading RG7 4JS

Afternoon Tea: Selection of sandwiches, scones, jam, clotted cream and cakes all served with a pot of tea.

When: Served daily.

Cost: £14.50 per person.

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Two Sisters Cafe – 165 High St, Crowthorne RG45 7AF

Afternoon Tea: Luxury finger sandwiches, scone, clotted cream and jam, cakes and pastries all served with your choice of tea or coffee.

When: Served daily.

Cost: From £17.50 per person

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Cobbs at Englefield – Wickcraft Farm, Theale, Reading RG7 5EA

Afternoon Tea: You and a friend will be spoilt for choice with a selection of finger sandwiches, Cobbs homemade sausage roll and quiche, scones with jam and clotted cream, and a range of sweet treats. All accompanied by a refillable pot of tea and an optional glass of bubbles.

When: Served from 1:30pm daily.

Cost: From £40 for two people.

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The Tutti Pole – 3 High St, Hungerford RG17 0DN

Tutti Pole Luxury Afternoon Tea: A selection of sandwiches with ane homemade plain scone served with clotted cream and homemade mixed fruit jam plus a mini meringue and two mini cakes along with a pot of Twinings Everyday Tea.

When: Served daily.

Cost: £16 per person

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Englefield Stores and Tea Room – The Street, Englefield, Reading, Berkshire RG7 5ES

Afternoon Tea: A selection of finger sandwiches, mini savoury quiche, scone with cream and jam and cake treats served with tea.

When: Served daily.

Cost: £17.50 per person

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M&S Cafe – The Meadows, Marshall Road, Sandhurst GU47 0FD

Afternoon Tea: Treat someone to our afternoon tea in the M&S Café, whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply catching up. Enjoy a selection of sandwiches, a fruit scone with clotted cream and jam, fresh strawberries, a selection of cakes and a pot of tea.

When: Available daily.

Cost: £10 per person. Add a glass of Prosecco or alcohol-free fizz for just £5.

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Clarence Tea Room – 8-9 Church St, Windsor SL4 1PE

Duchess of Bedford Afternoon Tea: Cucumber sandwich, egg mayo sandwich and a fruit scone with jam and clotted cream all served with tea or coffee.

When: Served daily.

Cost: £13.95 per person.

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Riseley Village Tea Room – Riseley Memorial Hall, Odiham Rd, Riseley, Berkshire RG7 1SD

Afternoon Tea: A full traditional afternoon tea comprising of a selection of homemade finger sandwiches, cakes, scones, preserves, clotted cream, and served with tea or coffee.

When: Served daily.

Cost: £18 per person.

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Whittington’s Tea Barge is also an option however, they don’t do a full afternoon tea but have a selection of cream teas available at the weekend. For a chain option, Patisserie Valerie offers afternoon tea daily.


Hotels with Afternoon Tea in Berkshire

The Reading Room ar Roseate Reading – 26 The Forbury, Reading RG1 3EJ

Afternoon Tea: Freshly made sandwiches, plain and cranberry scones, a selection of desserts and your choice of tea or coffee.

When: Monday to Sunday 12.30-16.30

Cost: £33.50 per person

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The Tea Room at Burnham Beeches Hotel – Grove Rd, Burnham, Slough SL1 8DP

Afternoon Tea: A selection of finger sandwiches, plain and raisin scones along with a selection of afternoon tea pastries. All served with tea or coffee.

When: 12pm to 4pm daily.

Cost: £29.50 per adult and £14 per child.

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The Fork Restaurant at the Royal Berkshire Hotel – London Rd, Sunninghill, Ascot SL5 0PP

Royal Berkshire Hotel Afternoon Tea: Freshly cut finger sandwiches, a selection of plain and fruit scones served with clotted cream and strawberry preserve and a variety of sweet treats – dark chocolate and hazelnut slice, vanilla panna cotta with cinnamon compote, chestnut tart with chestnut cream and mascarpone, festive fruit cake. All served with tea or coffee.

When: Served daily, 12pm to 5pm

Cost: From £42 per person. Children’s afternoon tea also available.

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Cantley House Hotel – Milton Rd, Wokingham RG40 1JY

Afternoon Tea: Indulge in a delicious Afternoon Tea in the heart of Berkshire at Cantley House Hotel; an impressive Victorian Manor House with converted Stable Barns located in Wokingham. The Head Pastry Chef freshly prepares an exquisite selection of finger sandwiches, scones and cakes on a daily basis, everything is homemade and utterly delicious. 

When: 12pm to 5pm daily.

Cost: £28 per person.

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Coworth Park – Blacknest Rd, Sunningdale, Ascot SL5 7SE

Coworth Park Afternoon Tea: Finger sandwiches, scones and sweet treats, all served in the beautiful surroundings of Coworth Park.

When: Served 12.30 – 4.30pm daily.

Cost: £55 per person.

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Easthampstead Park – Off Peacock Ln, Bracknell, Wokingham RG40 3DF

Traditional Afternoon Tea: Freshly made sandwiches, home baked scones served with Cornish clotted cream
and strawberry compote and a selection of four homemade sweet pastries and cakes of the day.

When: Served 12.00pm to 5.00pm daily.

Cost: £35 per person.

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Hurley House Hotel – Henley Road, Hurley SL6 5LH

Afternoon Tea: The perfect excuse to meet up with friends, treat the family or celebrate a special occasion. Indulge in a selection of sandwiches, freshly baked scones with clotted Cornish cream, delectable cakes, all served with your choice of tea.

When: Thursday to Saturday, 15:30 to 17:30

Cost: £35 per person.

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Cliveden House – Taplow, Berkshire SL6 0JF

Afternoon Tea: To honour the estate’s legacy, the Cliveden team have created a comprehensive Cliveden history inspired Afternoon Tea. It includes French Chocolate Cake symbolizing the elegant French Dining Room, the 24-carat Gold Pickled Egg representing the Octagon Chapel where William Waldorf rests, and the artistic Cliveden Four Seasons Fruit Cake showcasing the ceiling mural portraying the Duchess of Sutherland’s four children as the seasons of the year. It’s an incredible afternoon tea in the heart of the Berkshire countryside. 

When: Served daily.

Cost: From £55 per person.

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Kempton’s at Sunningdale Park Hotel – Silwood Road, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 0QD

Afternoon Tea: A selection of seasonal sandwiches, homemade scones with jam and clotted cream plus homemade cakes and biscuits.

When: Monday to Thursday 2pm to 4pm, Friday & Saturday 2pm to 5pm

Cost: From £38 per person.

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The Elephant Hotel – Church Rd, Pangbourne, Reading RG8 7AR

Afternoon Tea: Finger sandwiches, fruit and plain scones served with cream and jam along with a selection of sweet treats and your choice of tea.

When: Served 12:00 – 15:30, Sunday to Friday.

Cost: £23.95 per person.

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Crowne Plaza Reading East – Wharfedale Rd, Winnersh, Triangle, Reading RG41 5TS

Afternoon Tea: Indulge yourself with mouth-watering scones, elegant finger sandwiches, delicious homemade cakes and freshly brewed tea.

When: Served daily.

Cost: £28 per person.

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Crowne Plaza Reading – Caversham Bridge, Richfield Ave, Reading RG1 8BD

Afternoon Tea: Spoil yourself with this beautifully presented and delicious Afternoon Tea in the Riverside Restaurant. Indulge in a selection of yummy treats including sandwiches, cakes and scones with clotted cream and jam whilst admiring the Riverside scenery. Tables are also available on the river-facing terrace weather permitting.  

When: Served daily.

Cost: £25 per person.

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Read our review of afternoon tea at Crowne Plaza Reading here


Taplow House Hotel & Spa – Taplow House, Berry Hill, Maidenhead SL6 0DA

Afternoon Tea: Expect a selection of tasty sandwiches, delicious homemade cakes and sweets, and freshly baked scones served with a choice of English teas and ground coffee.

When: Served daily from 12.00pm to 4.00pm.

Cost: £29.95 per person.

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The Vineyard Hotel – Stockcross, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 8JU

Afternoon Tea: Quintessentially British, and oh so scrumptious, this full afternoon tea features delicate finger sandwiches, tempting tarts and patisserie, and a selection of freshly baked scones, clotted cream and jam.

When: Available between 3pm and 4.30pm daily.

Cost: £45 per person

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St Anne’s Manor – London Rd, Wokingham RG40 1ST

Afternoon Tea: Enjoy an afternoon tea with freshly cut sandwiches, home-baked sultana scones with clotted cream and preserves, and a selection of cakes served with tea or coffee.

When: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm daily.

Cost: £25 per person

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The Retreat at Elcot Park –  Newbury, West Berkshire RG20 8NJ

The Highclere Afternoon Tea: Whether you choose to sit in our vintage travel-themed Atlas Room or in the sunny Orangery overlooking the North Wessex Downs, Afternoon Tea is a deliciously perfect escape to simpler times and simple English traditions. Includes traditional sandwiches, scones and sweet treats all accompanied by tea or coffee.

When: Monday to Thursday 12pm to 5pm, Friday to Sunday 12 – 3:45pm

Cost: £32 per person

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Oakley Court – Windsor Rd, Water Oakley, Windsor SL4 5UR

Afternoon Tea: Served in The Parlour, the executive chef has remained faithful to the classic combination of finger sandwiches, scones served warm, and sweet delicacies accompanied by a remarkable selection of wonderful loose leaf tea.

When: Served from 12pm-4pm daily

Cost: £43 per person

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Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa – Old Oxford Rd, Donnington, Newbury RG14 3AG

Afternoon Tea: One of life’s greatest pleasures – a traditional British afternoon tea. Enjoy in the WinePress with the girls, in the bar with the boys, in the lounge with your mum, or in the privacy of your own room!  Delicate sandwiches, a selection of teas, homemade cakes and scrumptious scones, jam and clotted cream.

When: Served daily.

Cost: £25 per person

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You can read our review of Donnington Valley here

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The Sir Christopher Wren Hotel – 52 Thames St, Windsor SL4 1PX

Afternoon Tea: Includes a selection of freshly made finger sandwiches, homemade plain and sultana scones and a selection of seasonal cakes served with free flowing tea and coffee.

When: Weekdays from 12pm to 6pm and weekends and Bank Holidays 12:30 to 6pm.

Cost: £34.50 per person. Children’s afternoon tea also available.

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The Coppid Beech Hotel – John Nike Way, Bracknell RG12 8TF

Afternoon Tea: Enjoy a sumptuous afternoon tea in the impressive surroundings of this alpine themed hotel in Royal Berkshire.  Mouth-watering treats include delicate finger sandwiches, freshly baked warm scones and a selection of dainty cakes.

When: Served daily.

Cost: £25 per person. Children’s afternoon tea also available.

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Stirrups Hotel – Maiden’s Green, Bracknell RG42 6LD

Afternoon Tea: Served at its very best with a selection of Suki Loose Leaf Teas, finger Sandwiches, gorgeous homemade fluffy Scones with Devonshire Clotted Cream, and a beautiful collection of homemade cakes and pastries, Stirrups Hotel is the perfect spot to enjoy this very British custom! 

When: Served Monday to Sunday between 2:30pm and 5:30pm

Cost: £25 per person.

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The Castle Hotel Windsor – 18 High St, Windsor SL4 1ER

Afternoon Tea: This afternoon tea experience begins with all the traditional elements of a quintessentially English afternoon tea but with a twist. Tuck into a selection of sandwiches, followed by fruit and plain scones with Devonshire clotted cream and homemade British berry jam. Then enjoy a stunning array of sweet treats, perfect for those with a sweet tooth.

When: Served daily.

Cost: £40 per person. Children’s afternoon tea also available.

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De Vere Wokefield Estate – Goodboy’s Ln, Reading RG7 3AE

Afternoon Tea: This menu changes with the seasons, but you’ll typically find such treats as sun-blushed tomato tarts, cream cheese, cucumber and watercress sandwiches and scones with clotted cream and jam.

When: Monday to Sunday, 1pm – 3pm

Cost: £25 per person.

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Macdonald Windsor Hotel – 23 High St, Windsor SL4 1LH

Afternoon Tea: Enjoy a classic selection of dainty finger sandwiches, homemade scones fresh from the oven and an irresistible selection of cakes, all served with Twinings loose leaf tea.

When: Served daily, 12pm – 4pm

Cost: £30 per person.

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Malmaison Reading – 18-20 Station Rd, Reading RG1 1JX

Afternoon Tea: With Mal, you can definitely have your cake and eat it! This delicious afternoon tea is anything but the norm. Whilst Malmaison love the tradition of sipping tea, munching on dainty sandwiches and scones, they much prefer theirs with a twist or two. Seasonally themed and on trend, you’ll always find something surprising when you’re with Mal.

When: Served daily

Cost: From £29.50 per person

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Days Out with Afternoon Tea in Berkshire

Wellington Country Park – Odiham Road, Riseley, Berkshire RG7 1SP

Afternoon Tea: An adult serving includes a selection of filled sandwiches, scone with cream and jam, cake slice and hot drink. The child serving includes a jam, cheese and ham finger sandwich, doughnut, jelly pot and fruit carton or milkshake. Crisps, crudites, fruit and added sweet treats included.

No admission ticket is required for an Afternoon Tea booking, but please note that the Outdoor Park facilities are not included.

When: Served every day between 1:30pm – 3:30pm (low season), 4:30pm (high season)

Cost: £14.95 per adult and £6.50 per child.

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Read about our time at Wellington Country Park here

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The Savill Garden – Wick Ln, Englefield Green, Egham TW20 0UJ

Afternoon Tea: Surrounded by the backdrop of the award-winning Savill Garden, enjoy a selection of cakes, sandwiches and scones, served with your choice of tea.

When: Every Friday and Saturday from 16 February at 3pm.

Cost: £29.50 per person. Children’s afternoon tea also available.

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Highclere Castle – Highclere, Newbury RG20 9RN

Castle Tours and Afternoon Tea: Includes a self guided tour of the castle and exhibitions along with champagne afternoon tea. Includes savouries, sandwiches, scones and sweet treats.

When: Various dates through the year.

Cost: From £80 per person. A cheaper picnic afternoon tea is also available.

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You can read our review of Highclere Castle here


Restaurants with Afternoon Tea in Berkshire

Chalk Restaurant Wokingham – 31 Broad St, Wokingham RG40 1AU

Traditional Afternoon Tea: A selection of homemade finger sandwiches, warm raisin and plain scones served with cream and jam plus a selection of cakes.

When: Served Monday to Sunday at 3pm or 3.30pm

Cost: £24.95 per person

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Blandy’s Bar and Bistro at Inglewood House – Templeton Rd, Kintbury, Hungerford RG17 9AA

Afternoon Tea: A selection of sandwiches, scones and sweet treats served with tea.

When: Served 12pm – 5pm daily.

Cost: £24.95 per person

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The Ivy Windsor – 31 High St, Windsor SL4 1PQ

Afternoon Tea: Finger sandwiches, fruit and plain scones and a selection of sweet treats all served with your choice of tea or coffee.

When: Served 3-5pm daily.

Cost: £29.95 per person.

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Browns Reading – Unit 5A, The Oracle, Riverside, Reading RG1 2AG

Afternoon Tea: Savour the delicious raspberry marble cake, delectable savouries, warm scones with seasonal jams, and irresistible mini cakes and puddings. Enjoy with a selection of Good Earth teas, a chilled glass of Champagne, or a fabulously decadent seasonal cocktails.

When: Served 3pm to 5pm daily

Cost: £23 per person.

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Hare and Hounds – Bath Rd, Speen, Newbury RG14 1QY

Afternoon Tea: Delight in a delectable selection of sweet treats, including chocolate eclairs, red velvet, lemon drizzle, and carrot and ginger cakes. Plus, relish the flavours of finger sandwiches filled with heritage tomato, avocado and basil, smoked Scottish salmon, and roast British beef with grain mustard. And no afternoon tea is complete without freshly baked scones served with clotted cream and preserves.

When: Served daily.

Cost: £24.95 per person

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The Chequers Hotel – 6-8 Oxford St, Newbury RG14 1JB

Afternoon Tea: A selection of teas or coffee, homemade scones, clotted cream & preserves and a variety of delicate cakes and finger sandwiches.

When: Served 2.00pm – 5.00pm daily.

Cost: £19.95 per person.

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The Olde Bell Coaching Inn – High St, Maidenhead SL6 5LX

Afternoon Tea: Choose from a variety of temptations such as freshly made scones and divine finger sandwiches or perhaps a selection of home made cakes.  The choice is yours as to where you recline – be it in the historic dining room of any one of the uniquely styled function rooms.

When: Served between 13:30 – 17:00 daily.

Cost: From £24.95 per person

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Garden Centres with Afternoon Tea in Berkshire

Squire’s Garden Centre – Heathlands Road, Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 3AS

Afternoon Tea: Choose from a delicious selection of plain, fruit or gluten free scones with a jam of your choice and fresh clotted cream, sandwiches, canapes and sweet treats, including salted caramel tartlets­ and indulgent macarons. Served with your choice of coffee or tea.

When: Served daily.

Cost: Only £19.95 per person

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Oaktree Garden Centre – Brockhill, Bracknell Road, Warfield, Bracknell, Berkshire RG42 6LH

Gardeners Afternoon Tea for Two: A selection of finger sandwiches, slices of cake and fruit scones with cream and jam. All served with a pot of tea.

When: Served 12pm to 3pm daily.

Cost: £28 for two people

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Dobbies Garden Centre – 166 Hyde End Road, Shinfield, Reading RG2 9ER or Floral Mile, Hare Hatch, Twyford, Berkshire RG10 9SW

Afternoon Tea: Three tiers of delicious savoury and sweet treats including a selection of freshly made finger sandwiches, Dobbies scones served with Cornish clotted cream and a mini pot of jam and a scrumptious selection of delicious, sweet treats including our blackberry delice, fruit cream tart, carrot cake and a mini macaron.

When: Served daily.

Cost: £13.50 per person, children’s afternoon tea also available.

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You can read our Dobbies afternoon tea review here

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Somewhere different to have Afternoon Tea

Nirvana Spa: Mole Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG41 5DJ  

Enjoy afternoon tea during a spa break at Nirvana Spa. Relax, unwind and indulge.

When: Served daily.

Cost: From £24.95 per person.

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You can read our review of Nirvana Spa here.

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Mrs. Farquhar’s Afternoon Tea – Shaw House, Church Road, Shaw, Newbury, West Berkshire RG14 2DR

Afternoon Tea: Includes a selection of fair trade tea, finger sandwiches with fillings of smoked
salmon, grated cheese, Wiltshire gammon, egg mayonnaise & cress along with a scone with clotted cream and locally produced jam and a generous slice of homemade Victoria sponge cake.

When: Afternoon tea is served on select Thursdays throughout the year at 12:00 or 2:30pm

Cost: £14.95 per person

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Afternoon Tea Home Delivery in Berkshire

Another great option is having afternoon tea in the comfort of your own home. We often buy Afternoon Tea for Two platters from Morrisons supermarkets but for something a little more fancy you can get someone to make you the perfect afternoon tea, delivered to your door.

Here are a few options that offer delivery or pickup in Berkshire:

There’s also a lot of options for nationwide afternoon tea delivery here.

Afternoon Tea in Berkshire

So there you have so many options when it comes to afternoon tea in Berkshire, whether you want it at home, somewhere low key or somewhere a little more glitzy for a special occasion. I’ve tried to include places across Berkshire to limit travelling time and have added options at all price points too. I hope I’ve included the perfect place for you – so why not treat yourself and book afternoon tea somewhere lovely? I’m sure the best afternoon tea in Berkshire is on this list somewhere!

If you’re looking for more things to do in Berkshire these posts might help:

Afternoon Tea in Berkshire

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  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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