5 places to enjoy afternoon tea to help you celebrate the Platinum Jubilee

By Charli Tomney | 26/05/2022

Celebrating Her Majesty’s 70 years in service can only be done one way…with afternoon tea. Is there anything more quintessentially British than tucking into a cucumber sandwich, slathering a scone in clotted cream and jam, or sipping on some English tea? We’ve rounded up 5 of the best afternoon teas across the UK to help you make the most of your Royal holiday.

If you’re in Berkshire, why not visit Cliveden House in Maidenhead. This luxurious five-star hotel complete with period features is offering a special Jubilee afternoon tea experience from £45 per person, or you can upgrade to champagne for £62. Tuck into a selection of perfectly prepared traditional treats from across the United Kingdom including Queen Elizabeth’s favourite chocolate biscuit cake.

‘Executive Chef Christopher Hannon has curated an exquisite menu to celebrate the occasion throughout the year with an Afternoon Tea consisting of traditional favourite dishes from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, including mouth-watering pastries and sandwiches’ says their website.

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If you’re a little further north The Cavendish Hotel in Baslow has a delightful afternoon tea offering from just £33 per person. You can also upgrade to a glass of Laurent-Perrier Brut Champagne for just £48.75 or perhaps a glass of Laurent-Perrier Rose Champagne for £54. This classic offering has a Northern twist offering cheese savoury finger sandwiches, it also included sweet delights like tropical opera cake and pavlova.

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The Fife Arms in Braemar, Scotland, has a longstanding connection with the Royal family, stemming from the 1850s when Queen Victoria and Prince Albert built Balmoral Castle as a family home in Royal Deeside. In honour of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee the hotel will be hosting a range of events including an afternoon tea inspired by HM Queen Elizabeth’s favourite flavours. This is only available from Monday 30th May – to Monday 6th June so be sure not to miss out. Book your slot by emailing or calling the reservations desk.

From Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th June, afternoon tea at Whatley Manor in Malmesbury will feature some “regal refinements” to celebrate the Jubilee. All the classic treats will be available with an extra cake in the form of a very delicious, traditional Victoria Sponge. You can enjoy your experience in The Garden Room, Drawing Room, or one of the terraces. Classic afternoon tea costs £34 per person, or £46.50 if you wish to add a glass of Gusbourne English sparkling wine.

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In Ripon, Yorkshire, Grantley Hall offers a decadent afternoon tea using the finest Yorkshire produce. Enjoy the rich surroundings of the Main Hall as you indulge on truffled cucumber & cream cheese sandwiches, peaches & elderflower tea cake, and of course, scones with homemade Yorkshire strawberry & raspberry jam. Their signature offering can be booked from £45 per person with the addition of champagne for £59.50.

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