Places to have afternoon tea in Norfolk

Afternoon tea is a quintessentially British tradition. Usually taken at lunchtime or early
afternoon, afternoon tea usually consists of delicate sandwiches cut neatly into
fingers, scones with jam and clotted cream, a selection of cakes and pastries and a
pot of tea or coffee if you’d prefer. Here is a list of some of the places where you can
enjoy afternoon tea in Norfolk.

The Assembly House

afternoon tea in Norfolk

Theatre St, Norwich NR2 1RQ

It’s a multi-award winning service; the Assembly House in Norwich are famous for:
Four gorgeous tiers are served to you under glittering chandeliers.

The Assembly House’s dining room is home to an indulgent afternoon of dainty
sandwiches, scones, pastries and delicious themed cakes, and enjoy a slice of luxury
in the city’s most beautiful building.

Afternoon tea is served from 12 pm – 3.30 pm

Biddy’s Tea Room

15 Lower Goat Ln, Norwich NR2 1EL

Biddy’s Afternoon Teas are made using their cakes and scones atop a layer of
freshly made sandwiches and served with one of 50 blends of tea. All of their cakes
and bakes are made in their bakery. They offer up to 20 baked items per day, with
many options being gluten-free, dairy-free or vegan. The delicious sandwiches are
served with baked morning scones (with clotted cream and jam) and a large portion
of homemade cake.

Please see the website for serving times

The Orangery Tea Room

Orangery Tea Room

Ketteringham Hall, Church Rd, Wymondham NR18 9RS

The Orangery Tea Room is located in the heart of the Norfolk countryside, not too far
from Norwich. Set in the stunning grounds of the historic Ketteringham Hall, you’ll
enjoy views over the lake.The Orangery Tea Room offers one of the most exquisite
afternoon teas in Norfolk! The traditional afternoon tea comprises a beautifully
presented three-tier stand with a delicious selection of finger sandwiches, sweet
treats, and freshly-baked mini scones. Their sweet treats also evolve accordingly
through the seasons, so no matter the time of year, you can always expect
something new. It is served with your choice of tea, coffee, or cold drinks.

Afternoon tea is served from 12 pm.

Congham Hall Hotel

Lynn Rd, Congham, King’s Lynn PE32 1AH

A perfect place to indulge in afternoon tea in one of the many lounges or in the
summer on the terrace or The Samphire Kitchen. Take a walk around the herb
garden and orchard before or after tea. Full Afternoon Tea requires 24 hours’ notice, and you’ll enjoy treats such as Eton Mess, lemon drizzle cake, dark chocolate
brownie, cranberry and Earl Grey shortbread. There is a selection of finger
sandwiches and pork and apple sausage rolls. And not forgetting fruit and plain
scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam served with tea and coffee.

Visit the website for serving times


Byfords Afternoon Tea

1-3 Shirehall Plain, Holt NR25 6BG

You can enjoy a classic Byfords afternoon tea at Byfords in Holt. The afternoon tea
includes sandwiches with a variety of fillings, tasty scones with clotted cream and
jam, delicious cakes and a freshly brewed pot of tea or coffee. They also serve High
Tea for those special occasions like Mother’s Day, a birthday or an anniversary,
which is the same as our classic afternoon tea but with added savoury treats – scotch
egg, deep-filled quiche and a warm sausage roll.

Served daily between 2.30 pm and 5 pm (booking essential with 24-hour notice)

The Norfolk Mead

Church Loke, Coltishall, Norwich NR12 7DN

The Norfolk Mead is situated on eight acres of private grounds in the heart of the
unspoilt Norfolk Broads on the banks of the River Bure. Enjoy a selection of
sandwiches, fruit and plain scones with clotted cream and local strawberry jam,
topped with their selection of homemade cakes of the day. All dietary requirements
can be catered for. Take a stroll on the grounds or watch the longboats on the River
Bure before settling into comfortable sofas to enjoy Afternoon Tea. A roaring fire and
log burners ensure any autumnal or winter chills are kept at bay.

Visit the website for serving times

The Cliff Hotel

The Cliff Hotel

Cliff Hill, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth NR31 6DH

At The Cliff Hotel, you can also enjoy The Cliff Afternoon Tea on their terrace and
garden while enjoying fantastic views of Gorleston Beach. Indulge in a selection of
sweet and savoury items, including sandwiches, homemade scones and a delicious
selection of desserts accompanied by tea and coffee. Or why not add extra sparkle
to the occasion and complement your Afternoon Tea with a glass of their house

Visit the website for serving times

Bank House Hotel

King’s Staithe Square, King’s Lynn PE30 1RD

The famous afternoon teas at Bank House Hotel are served every day and are also
available to take away on Saturday and Sunday. You will enjoy sandwiches such as
smoked salmon and dill cream, a smoked apple sausage roll, cheese scone, scone
with jam and clotted cream, Bakewell tart, chocolate sponge, hazelnut cream, fruit
and nut flapjack and Victoria Sponge.

Visit the website for serving times

Hatters Tea Shop

Hatters Tea Shop

Woolwich House, 34 Prince of Wales Road, Cromer NR27 9HS

Hatters Tea Shop has been a lifelong dream to open a unique tea shop in the North
Norfolk Coast. They offer traditional afternoon teas available with a choice of fruit or
cheese scones. They can also serve a gluten-free or vegan option. For all afternoon
teas, booking is essential with 24 hours’ notice.

Visit the website for serving times

Barnham Broom

Honingham Rd, Barnham Broom, Norwich NR9 4DD

Enjoy a sumptuous meal in the stylish surroundings of the Brasserie restaurant at
Barnham Broom. Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea with a selection of fine
loose-leaf teas. Or why not upgrade with Champagne, a cocktail or another favourite
tipple? There is also a delicious chocolate lovers’ afternoon tea, including some
marvellous sweet twists!

Available daily between 1 pm and 4 pm.

Folly Tea Room

Folly Tea Room

Unit 4 Hoppers Yard, Bull St, Holt NR25 6LN

The Folly Tearoom are renowned in Holt for its selection of spectacular afternoon
teas, homemade cakes and treats. They also serve breakfast and other lunchtime
dishes using local and seasonal produce. They have a wide selection of loose-leaf
teas, Lavazza barista coffee, and if you fancy something a little stronger, they also
provide a range of Adnams alcohol and Bullards Gin.

Visit the website for serving times

If you have any favourite spots for afternoon tea in Norfolk – please feel free to let us
know in the comments section.

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