Indulge in a quintessentially British pastime with a spot of Afternoon Tea for Two, the perfect gift experience. The 19th century tradition is enjoying something of a modern-day revival with venues all over the UK now serving up scrumptious scones, delicious cakes and savoury delights.
It’s been an institution since 1840 when the seventh Duchess of Bedford asked her footman to fetch a pot of tea with light refreshments one afternoon. The ritual soon caught on and traditional afternoon tea became a cornerstone of high society dining.
Today, it’s best known as an afternoon of sheer indulgence – and it hasn’t lost a crumb of its delectable charm. Find out for yourself with our afternoon tea deal. We’ve carefully hand-picked the best afternoon tea locations across the UK so there’s a venue to suit all occasions.
Spoil someone special to a luxury afternoon tea, round up the girls for high tea at one of the country’s trendiest boutique hotels, or make it a more relaxed affair at a cosy independent tearoom. Whatever the occasion, why not add a glass of fizz to the proceedings?
Afternoon tea may vary slightly depending on your chosen location. In any case, you’ll be treated to freshly made sandwiches, scones with cream and jam, and at most locations, a choice of cakes and pastries. Most importantly, it’ll all be served with a pot of tea or coffee.
This experience is available on selected dates, throughout the year. Restrictions may apply to certain venues.
Generally you will spend an hour at the venue, but there is no set time.
This experience is for two people, there will be other people there on the day.
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Some locations have a minimum age of 18 years old.
If you have any dietary requirements, please notify the venue on booking.
This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.
The Dog and Partridge, Derbyshire
Jacki from Contracting, September 2022
What did you get up to?
We visited The Dog and Partridge, Ashbourne, Derbyshire for Afternoon tea for Two. We had been exploring the area with our dog and was delighted to be able to have our afternoon tea served in the bar which was a dog friendly area of the pub.
The Dog and Partridge Inn is located just set back from the main road, easy to find while traveling from the Peak District National Park.
What did you enjoy the most?
Our favourite part of the experience was the home-made cakes and scones. After a morning of walking the freshly prepared afternoon tea, served in a cozy pub was a delicious treat for all three of us!
1. Bring a camera!
2. Enjoy the garden, weather permitting
3. Skip your pack lunch and go for Afternoon Tea