Best Afternoon Tea in Sussex

Considering an Afternoon Tea in Sussex 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 Sussex 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 Sussex Has To Offer

The Grand Hotel

King Edward’s Parade, Eastbourne BN21 4EQ

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Stylish and elegant, you’ll find two of the finest restaurants in Eastbourne under one roof at the Grand.

Where could be more appropriate for enjoying afternoon tea in Eastbourne than in the Great Hall, with the sound of strings playing gently in the background.

Relax in style and sample Afternoon Tea in elegant lounges. They offer a range of high tea menu options, which include a Champagne high tea, and special children’s high tea menus.

Served daily in the Great Hall and lounges from 2.45pm to 5.30pm. Please visit the website for further details

Hydro Hotel

Mount Rd, Eastbourne BN20 7HZ

Afternoon tea at the Hydro Hotel is enough of a reason to visit Eastbourne they offer a selection of options and are able to provide gluten free and vegan items.

Afternoon tea is served in the Lounge, Drawing Room or Conservatory.

You’ll enjoy traditional tea sandwiches, homemade scone with fresh clotted cream and jam, plus a selection of cakes and pastries.

Served daily from 3.00pm – 5.30pm

Please visit the website for further details

Langham Hotel

43-49 Royal Parade, Eastbourne BN22 7AH

A grand afternoon tea by the sea. Enjoy a selection of freshly prepared finger sandwiches,homemade scones with preserves and clotted cream, a selection of cakes, pastries and fancies and your choice of loose leaf teas or Royal Colombian blend coffee

Available in the Conservatory or Langham Restaurant Monday to Sunday 2,00pm – 5.00pm subject to availability

Please visit the website for further details

The View Hotel

Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 4DN

Whether you’re eating out or enjoying a private dinner on your seaview balcony, The View Hotel offers dining experiences to match the best restaurants in Eastbourne.

Every dish served and drink poured is served with a complimentary side of breathtaking sea views.

Enjoy a classic afternoon tea and views out across the English Channel in our beautiful Horizon Suite.

Please visit the website for further details

Lansdowne Hotel

King Edward’s Parade, Eastbourne BN21 4EE

Savour the grand views of the sea and East Sussex in these large comfy lounges while experiencing a traditional afternoon tea.

Enjoy a selection of dainty sandwiches, cakes and scones served on a three-tier cake stand.

Choose from a selection of teas or coffee served on fine china. For added indulgence add a glass of Prosecco.

Served daily between 2.00pm and 4.30pm.

Please visit the website for further details

Deliciously Gorgeous

12 Cornfield Rd, Eastbourne BN21 4QE

Deliciously Gorgeous, possibly the best Afternoon Teas in Eastbourne.

The afternoon tea includes sandwiches for all dietary requirements, cake slices, fresh scones, jam and clotted cream as well as salad.

Please visit the website for further details

York House Hotel

14-22 Royal Parade, Eastbourne BN22 7AP

The Best Western York House Hotel enjoys a relaxed, laid-back seafront location.

The Verandah Bar offers stylish surroundings and is also a great place to eat in Eastbourne, where you can enjoy a range of refreshments any time of the day.

With a menu of light bites, it’s ideal if you fancy a light snack or a drink after a long day exploring East Sussex. You can also enjoy a traditional afternoon tea.

Please visit the website for further details

Ashdown Park Hotel

Wych Cross, Forest Row, East Grinstead RH18 5JR

Afternoon Tea at the Ashdown Park Hotel consists of homemade sandwiches, cakes, and scones piled high on bone china plates with accompanying pots of strawberry jam and thick clotted cream.

The period lounges are the perfect place to enjoy Afternoon Tea, or if the weather is nice and warm, the terrace overlooking the lawns.

Served daily from 2.00pm – 6.00pm

Please visit the website for further details

Amberley Castle

Church St, Amberley, Arundel BN18 9LT

Enjoy a home-made afternoon tea of finger sandwiches, fruit and plain scones with clotted cream and seasonal preserve, and a selection of cakes, quiche and sausage rolls.

Served with your choice of tea or coffee. This will be served in the lounges, the Great Room and the terrace.

Served Wednesday to Sunday from 12.30pm – 4.30pm

Please visit the website for further details

Christina’s Afternoon Tea Room

High St, Henfield BN5 9HN

Enjoy the delicious afternoon teas served in this period High Street building in the heart of the West Sussex village of Henfield.

The tearoom menu – offers a mouth-watering combination of sandwiches, scones and cakes, with a variety of teas – all locally sourced.

Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10.00am – 4.00pm

Please visit the website for further details

Cockburn’s Tea Room

43 High St, Arundel BN18 9AG

Established in 2013, Cockburn’s is an independent tea room located in Arundel.

They are committed to locally sourced produce, homemade food, friendly service and a relaxed, timeless atmosphere.

Visit them for morning coffee, a delicious lunch, or an indulgent afternoon tea.

Open daily from 10.00am – 4.30pm

Please visit the website for further details

Joanna’s Boutique Tea Rooms

River House, 34 High St, Storrington, Pulborough RH20 4DU

Joanna’s is a beautifully appointed tearoom with glistening chandeliers and white linen table cloths, within their courtyard garden.

Sample delicious menus including special Afternoon Teas, homemade cakes and their famous Welsh Rarebit.

Please visit the website for further details

Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens

Brighton Road, Horsham RH13 6PP

Afternoon tea is without a doubt the most delicious English tradition. Set within the drawing room of Leonardslee House, which dates back to 1801, and sits on a natural terrace above the steep west side of a valley.

Guests are able to view the kaleidoscope of colour with impressive views over the gardens and South Downs.

Served Thursday to Sunday from 1.00pm – 5.00pm

Please visit the website for further details

The Milk Churn

The Brickworks, Kiln House, 4 Lynwick St, Rudgwick, Horsham RH12 3DH

The Milk Churn is located in Rudgwick on the Surrey and Sussex border, on the site of a former brickworks.

The Milk Churn has grown considerably over the years and they deliver a first-class service with a smile, in a warm and friendly environment.

They offer a simple menu, which features their own products along with quality, local ingredients.

Please visit the website for further details

Motte and Bailey Cafe

49 High St, Arundel BN18 9AG

At Motte and Bailey Cafe you can enjoy a traditional cream tea with a fruit or plain scone, clotted cream and jam served with a pot of tea or filter coffee.

There is also a savoury option with a wholemeal cheese scone, cream cheese and chutney.

Please visit the website for further details

Wickwoods – The Glass House Restaurant

Shaves Wood Ln, Albourne, Hassocks BN6 9DY

Set in beautiful grounds and gardens, surrounded by woodland in the West Sussex countryside, enjoy an afternoon at The Glass House, Wickwoods.

Dine in the orangery with stunning views. In the warmer months enjoy our adjoining terrace in the garden.

Enjoy sweet and savoury treats, finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and patisserie.

Choose from artisan teas and coffees or, why not add a glass of sparkling wine?

Please visit the website for further details

Tottington Manor

Edburton Rd, Henfield BN5 9LJ

Enjoy an Afternoon Tea at Tottington Manor with a selection of freshly made finger sandwiches, cakes, treats and your choice of Hoogly Tea or Coffee.

Why not make an afternoon of it with a beautiful bottle of Sussex Sparkling wine of Prosecco?

Please visit the website for further details

South Lodge Hotel

Brighton Rd, Lower Beeding, Crabtree, Horsham RH13 6PS

Afternoon tea at South Lodge is available in The Camellia restaurant, sitting in one of the lounges in the spring sunshine, relaxing outside on the terrace on a summer’s day.

Overlooking the display of autumn colours or snuggled deep in a sofa in The Drawing Room during the winter months.

Served daily from 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Please visit the website for further details

Bolney Wine Estate

Foxhole Ln, Bolney, Haywards Heath RH17 5NB

Bolney Wine Estate offers afternoon tea events throughout the year.

For example the vineyard of this beautiful Sussex Estate offers an English Afternoon Tea in the vines.

Please visit the website for further details

Brighton Regency Routemaster

Pool Valley Bus Station, Brighton, BN1 1NJ

Book an upper-deck table on a bus in Brighton and enjoy an afternoon tea whilst seeing the sights of this Sussex seaside town.

These seats are located right at the front of the bus for a great view.

Please visit the website for further details

Cobblestone Tea House

Cobblestone Walk, 74 High St, Steyning BN44 3RD

Perfectly hidden away from the main high street through a Cobbled walk where you will emerge by the magical mid-century building which is now a Tea House.

It’s a tranquil getaway to unwind and indulge in a selection of food and drinks.

All of their scones are baked fresh every morning, with the bread being baked by Model Bakery each morning.

Please visit the website for further details

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