Best Afternoon Tea in Bury St Edmunds

Considering an Afternoon Tea in Bury St Edmunds but unsure which establishments offer afternoon tea and which are the best places to go.

We have compiled a list of the best afternoon tea Bury St Edmunds can provide, so if you are looking for the perfect afternoon tea with friends, a romantic valentines afternoon tea, a mothers day afternoon tea treat for your mum, a fathers day treat for your dad or just a special treat for yourself, check out:

Best Afternoon Tea Bury St Edmunds Has To Offer

The Angel Hotel

3 Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1LT

The Angel Hotel is a historic landmark in the heart of Bury St Edmunds There are three packages for afternoon tea to suit every need plus an option for children.

With freshly made delicacies such as homemade scones, savoury treats or sumptuous cakes. Advanced booking is advised.

Traditional afternoon tea £21 per person; children (under 12) £10 per child.

Served daily from 1.00 – 4.00pm

The Ickworth

Horringer, Bury St Edmunds IP29 5QE

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The Ickworth have a Matilda themed Afternoon Tea

Join us for our Matilda themed Afternoon Tea Experience – will you battle the enormous slice of chocolate cake like Bruce Bogtrotter? Or will you opt for the newt flavour smoothie? The choice is yours… 🦎

From £27 per person

Visit the website for opening times

Harriets Cafe

57 Cornhill Buildings, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1BT

Enjoy breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea at Harriets Cafe Tearooms.

Enjoy speciality teas, fresh sandwiches and cakes and miniature patisseries including a macaroon, lemon tart and fudge brownie piece.

Classic afternoon tea £17.95

Visit the website for further details

Ravenwood Hall

Rougham, Blackthorpe, Bury St Edmunds IP30 9JA

Afternoon tea at Ravenswood Hall includes a choice of freshly brewed tea or coffee with a traditional baked fruit scone, strawberry jam and Cornish clotted cream with a selection of freshly made finger sandwiches and homemade cakes.

From £18.95 per person

Served Friday and Saturday from 3.00 – 5.00pm


3 Whiting St, Bury Saint Edmunds IP33 1NX

In the heart of the medieval grid is Baskerville’s, the town centre’s first vegan coffee shop with a secret, hidden cocktail bar. 

They serve a Tipsy Afternoon Tea with cocktails served in a teapot, sweet and savoury goodies including cakes, wraps and rolls. There is also a Topsy Tea with fauxtails (non-alcoholic).

Tipsy tea for two £35 per person; Topsy Tea for two £30 per person

Visit the website for serving times

Really Rather Good

31 Abbeygate Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1LW

Afternoon Tea in served in the shop overlooking the medieval abbey. Enjoy freshly baked fruit scones served with Rodda’s Cornish Clotted Cream and Wilkins & Son Raspberry Jam, finger sandwiches, a choice of over 25 teas and a cake of your choice.

Priced at £15.50 per person

Visit the website for further details

The Athenaeum

The Athenaeum, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1LU

The Athenaeum Bury St Edmunds is a Grade I listed building, they are well known for holding wedding receptions but they also serve a delicious afternoon tea. You can choose two scones, two savoury items and three sweet items from the selection.

Priced at £18.00 per person + VAT

Visit the website for further details

Baileys 2

5 Whiting St, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1NX

Baileys 2 is a contemporary coffee bistro, with a traditional image, situated within the Medieval Grid on Whiting Street.

Their afternoon tea offers a selection of homemade sandwiches and cakes served with a choice of a warm fruit scone with raspberry jam and clotted cream, a pot of English breakfast loose tea or Baileys 2 own blend cafetiere coffee.

Priced at £14.95 per person

Served from 2.00 – 4.00pm

The Place to Eat at Glasswells

Newmarket Rd, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3TU

The Place to Eat offer a wide assortment of dishes utilising locally sourced and seasonal produce, and provide vegetarian and gluten free options.

Their menu changes regulalry and the pièce de résistance is their selection of freshly made scones and cakes.

Visit the website for further details

Lotties Artisan Waffles

Crescent House, 28 Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1UZ

Afternoon tea at Lotties Artisan Waffles includes delicious savoury bagels, churros with a dipping sauce, gelato and tasty macarons, all served up in welcoming surroundings.

Priced at £17.50. Available Tuesday – Sunday on a pre-booked basis, and currently offering a bottomless afternoon tea for £35


Horringer Rd, Bury St Edmunds, Bury St Edmunds IP29 5PH

Bannatyne Spa offer a package for two that includes two treatments, use of their spa facilities and afternoon tea for two. High tea includes an exquisite arrangement of finger sandwiches, beautiful scones with jams and fresh creams and tea (coffee can also be served).

Served 1.30 – 4.00pm. Visit the website for further details


Symonds Rd, Bury St Edmunds, IP32 7DZ

The Dragonfly hotel’s easy-going onsite restaurant Barley & Graze is the perfect venue to dine with family, friends or colleagues.

Afternoon tea includes a freshly baked scone with clotted cream and strawberry jam, cakes, finger sandwiches and a pot of infusion tea or cafeteria of freshly ground coffee.

Visit the website for further details

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