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Afternoon Tea in Swindon

Fancy tucking into a delicious Afternoon Tea in Swindon? We've searched through the best finger sandwiches, delicate cakes, and handmade scones to find Swindon's best Afternoon Tea locations that are a must-visit. Take a look below and plan your next Afternoon Tea outing in Swindon.

Swindon is an afternoon tea lover's dream with plenty of brilliant venues across the town and Wilshire serving stunning afternoon tea in an abundance of beautiful settings. Whether you're planning an afternoon tea for a special occasion or want to catch up with friends over scones, cake, and champagne, we've got lots of helpful information on the best afternoon tea spots in Swindon.

Chiseldon House

Chiseldon House

About: Tea at Chiseldon House is everything that you'd expect it to be and more. The menu covers all of the classics including freshly made sandwiches, plain and fruit scones filled with clotted cream and jam, delicate cakes and a tea sorbet. However, to shake things up a bit you can choose between four further options; Afternoon Tea, High Tea, Champagne Tea and Hendricks Gin Tea, so there are plenty of accompaniments to go with your tea, coffee, or hot chocolate from just £17 per person.

Booking: Essential. 

Serving Times: Daily from 2.00pm to 5.30pm. 

TGtS Recommends: Hendricks Afternoon Tea £26.50 per person

Menu: Click here

Address: New Road, Chiseldon, SN4 0NE 

Telephone: 01793 741010

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Kelmscott Manor

Kelmscott Manor

About: The Tearoom within the enchanting Kelmscott Manor serves delicious afternoon teas in an idyllic setting. With al fresco dining available if the weathers on your side why not enjoy your afternoon tea in the  tranquil tea lawn area with lots of seating located alongside a picturesque stream that runs throughout the grounds. 

Booking: Essential to book - Call to book only!

Serving Times: Wednesdays & Saturdays from 2.30pm - 5.00pm

TGtS Recommends: Afternoon Tea £11.25

Address: Kelmscott, Lechlade, GL7 3HJ

Telephone: 01367 252486

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De Vere Cotswold Water Park

De Vere Cotswold Water Park

About: With all the classics included, afternoon tea at De Vere Cotswold Water Park is exactly what you’d expect. In the breath-taking surroundings of the hotel's lounge bar, you can enjoy finger sandwiches, fresh scones with jam and clotted cream, a selection of cakes and specialist teas. Not to mention, there’s also Champagne!

Booking: Essential.

Serving Times: Daily between 7.00am and 5.00pm

TGtS Recommends: Champagne Afternoon Tea £21.95 per person

Menu: Click here

Address: Lake 6, Spine Road East, South Cerney, GL7 5FP

Telephone: 01285 864000

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The Grey Herron

The Grey Herron

About: They offer 3 different fabulous Afternoon Tea packages that offer deliciously traditional assorted sandwich triangles and plain scones with strawberry jam and Cornish clotted cream. Depending on which package you choose you can then try their fantastic selection of cakes such as; Mini Éclairs, Fondant Fancies, French Macaroons, and Mini Chocolate Brownies. Enjoy all of this with a beautiful cup of tea or coffee.

Prices: 

  • Option 1 - £12.95pp
  • Option 2 - £14.95pp
  • Option 3 - £24.95pp

Booking: Reservation only, therefore booking is key!

Serving Time: Monday - Friday at 2.30pm - 5.30pm

Menu: Click here to view their menu

Address: Vastern Wharf, Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, SN4 7PB

Telephone: 01793 849999

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The Rosemary Restaurant

The Rosemary Restaurant

About: Enjoy an afternoon of delicious cakes, sandwiches and of course traditional scones. Afternoon tea can be enjoyed in the conservatory, the Rosemary Restaurant or the outdoor terrace. 

Booking: Essential

Serving Time: 10.30am - 5.00pm

Menu: Click here to view their menu.

Address: The Avenue, Stanton Fitzwarren, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 7SD

Telephone: 01793 861 779

 

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Lydiard Park

Lydiard Park

About: Why not treat a friend or family member to afternoon tea at Lydiard Park in the atmospheric setting of the restored coach house stables. Enjoy a selection of hand-cut sandwiches, warm home baked scone with clotted cream, a slice of cake and French macaroon, served with unlimited tea.

Entry to the Georgian Walled Garden is also included.  Prosecco upgrade available for an additional charge. A gluten free sandwich and cake option is available. Maximum 20 people per sitting. 

Booking: Essential

Serving Times: Monday to Friday from 11.00am to 4.00pm. 

TGtS Recommends: Cream Tea £4.05 per person

Menu: Click here

Address: Lydiard Tregoze, Swindon, SN5 3PA

Telephone: 01793 465280

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Jennie's Kitchen

Jennie's Kitchen

About: Jennie's Kitchen offers a fantastic traditional Afternoon Tea which consists of a selection of delicious Finger Sandwiches, Large Fruit Scone, Rodders Clotted Cream and Strawberry or Raspberry Jam, Two Cake selections and of course a pot of tea or coffee!

Booking: Traditional Afternoon tea for only £17.50pp for groups. (Minimum of 2 people)

Serving Times: 9.00am - 4.00pm (Excluding Tuesdays)

Address: Wheatleys Barn Farm, Fridays Ham Lane, Ashton Keynes  SN6 6QP

Telephone: 01285 860048

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The Polly Tea Rooms

The Polly Tea Rooms

About: Polly's is a quintessentially English tea room, famed for it's authentic afternoon tea experience. Select your sandwich accompanied by a fresh scone, mini cake selection and a pot of tea from their endless selection.

Booking: Is advised. 

Serving Times: Daily from 12.00pm to 4.00pm

TGtS Recommends: High Tea £29.90 for two

Menu: Click here

Address: 27 High Street, Marlborough, SN8 1LW

Telephone: 01672 512146

FAQs

What is included in afternoon tea? Classic afternoon tea contains an array of petite sandwiches with traditional fillings, like Salmon, ham and egg, scones served with clotted cream and jam and a selection of cakes and pastries which are all paired with a cup of tea.

Where is the best afternoon tea in Swindon? Find out for yourself with our Afternoon Tea in Swindon guide but we would highly recommend the beautiful Blunsdon House Hotel, The Grey Herron and De Vere Cotswold Water Park.

Where can I go for afternoon tea in Swindon? Check out our afternoon tea in Swindon guide to find out the best places to go for a delicious afternoon tea in Swindon.

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