7 Options for Afternoon Tea in Guildford Surrey 2024

Afternoon tea is something we have always really enjoyed and I’m really enjoying discovering more places locally to enjoy this wonderful pastime. I thought I’d put together all the afternoon tea options in Guildford Surrey for you to enjoy during your next shopping trip, day out or special occasion.

Afternoon Tea in Guildford

There are quite a few afternoon tea options across Surrey and many are surprisingly dog friendly although there is often a discretionary service charge included – definitely check at the time of booking. You can see more Surrey afternoon tea inspiration here – and home delivery options too.

I’ve included the costs for the standard afternoon tea at each venue listed but many have other things like upgraded afternoon tea options, seasonal afternoon tea menus for Christmas and Easter or special offers and events so definitely click through to the provider to see what current menus they have on offer. 

Afternoon Tea Guildford

The Tea Terrace Guildford – 5th Floor, House of Fraser, 105 High Street, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3DU

Afternoon Tea – A selection of afternoon tea sandwiches with two freshly baked scones served warm with strawberry jam and Cornish clotted cream. Plus a choice of freshly brewed tea or coffee and five mini desserts served with fresh strawberries on the side – chocolate brownie, coffee eclair, vanilla panna cotta on a sable biscuit, lemon tart and a chocolate truffle and salted caramel pyramid.

A range of scone flavours are available – Plain Scones, Fruit Scones, Ginger Scones, Cranberry & White Chocolate Scones, Cheese & Herb Scones, or Apple and Cinnamon Scones. Vegan and Gluten Free scones are also available.

When: Served from 11:00am Daily

Cost: £25.45 for one or £50.45 for two. You can also upgrade to the Celebration Afternoon Tea or Indulgence Afternoon Tea at an additional cost or reduce the cost by going for a Cream Tea instead.

Full details here

Guildford Harbour Hotel & Spa – 3 Alexandra Terrace High Street, Guildford, GU1 3DA

Afternoon Tea – Savoury and sweet treats, warm scones, clotted cream and strawberry preserve.

When: Served 12.30pm to 4.30pm

Cost: £25.00 per person

Full details here

The Dabbling Duck – Middle Street, Shere, Guildford, Surrey GU5 9HF

Afternoon Tea – The Dabbling Duck afternoon tea in Guildford includes a selection of delicate finger sandwiches served with a warm savoury tart, a scone with clotted cream and jam plus a selection of dainty cakes. Accompanied by an extensive choice of tea and coffee. All served on fine vintage china and French table linen.

Children’s afternoon tea is also available.

When: Served from 3pm

Cost: From £30 per person.

Full details here

Afternoon Tea in Guildford

The Ivy Castle View Guildford – Tunsgate Quarter, 98-110 High Street, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3QY

Wonderland Afternoon Tea – Smoked salmon and cream cheese finger sandwich, grilled chicken and truffle mayonnaise brioche roll and a pickled cucumber, courgette and basil double decker served with warm fruited scones with clotted cream, fresh strawberries and strawberry preserve alongside a red velvet raspberry queen cake, an almond macaron and a two of hearts chocolate shortbread slice. Includes a Wonderland juice bottle plus a choice of teas, infusions or coffees.

When: 3pm – 5pm daily

Cost: £26.95 per person with a champagne upgrade available or just £8.50 for a cream tea.

Full details here

Barnett Hill – Blackheath Lane, Guildford, Surrey GU5 0RF

Afternoon Tea – A selection of seasonal sandwiches and homemade mini sausage rolls and quiche served with plain and chocolate chip scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve plus a selection of sweet treats – matcha and chocolate opera, salted caramel mousse, red velvet and almond and pear tart.

Gluten free and vegetarian afternoon teas are also available. A real taste of the beautiful Surrey Hills.

When: Served 12noon – 4.45pm daily

Cost: From £24.50 per person with various alcohol upgrades available.

Full details here

Afternoon Tea in Guildford

The Mandolay Hotel – 36 – 40 London Road, Guildford, Surrey GU1 2AE

Traditional Afternoon Tea – A selection of traditional sandwiches with warm raisin and plain scones with homemade strawberry jam and Cornish clotted cream and a selection of delicate Afternoon Tea pastries all served with unlimited Newby of London loose leaf tea.

Cost: £18.95 per person. There’s also a champagne afternoon tea upgrade available or the option of a Free Flowing Prosecco Afternoon Tea too.

Full details here

Guildford Manor Hotel – Newlands Corner, Guildford, Surrey GU4 8SE

Afternoon Tea – Enjoy a luxurious selection of sandwiches, scones and pastries accompanied by a delicious range of teas from world-renowned boutique tea house, T2.

When: Monday – Sunday, 3 – 5pm

Cost: £25 per person with Prosecco or Silent Pool G&T upgrades available.

Full details here

Afternoon Tea in Guildford

I hope that’s given you inspiration for your next afternoon trip – whether it’s for a special occasion, a team building afternoon or just because you fancy it. If you’re looking to give afternoon tea as a gift, many of the places listed also offer gift vouchers so the recipient can book afternoon tea at a time that works for them.

If you’re looking for more local inspiration, these posts may be of interest:

Afternoon Tea in Guildford


  • 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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