Afternoon tea is a great way to spend the afternoon with your elderly relative in Berkshire and make them feel special. Finger sandwiches, scones and perhaps even champagne – what is not to like?
Across Berkshire, there are a wealth of afternoon tea options to choose from. In this guide we have outlined our favourite, along with accessibility, price and contact details so that you can plan your afternoon.
- 7 Flowers & Tea, Reading – quirky and vegan friendly
- Beatons Tea Room, Crowthorne – relaxed environment
- Cantley House Hotel, Wokingham – best value
- Coworth Park, Ascot – award-winning
- Oakley Court, Windsor – a royal experience
- Stoke Park, Slough – grand hotel setting and best for kids
- The Tea Shop by the Canal, Newbury – stunning waterside views
- The Vineyard, Newbury – one for the wine connoisseurs
7 Flowers & Tea, Reading
A truly unique experience away from your stereotypical tea and coffee. In the centre of Reading, the leafy and green decoration creates a tranquil atmosphere. Tea is served in quirky crockery which is also available to buy in the adjoining boutique home decor store.
7 Flowers & Tea is vegan friendly with several vegan cakes available. The list of loose teas is particularly extensive.
Classic afternoon tea – £18.99 (works of a voucher system – book here)
7 Flowers & Tea are able to accommodate wheelchairs, please mention when booking.
Address: 7 Flowers & Tea, 4 Cross Street, Reading, RG1 1SN
Telephone: 0118 327 2270
Beatons Tea Room, Crowthorne
A small, elegant and friendly tearoom with a relaxing atmosphere. Taking pride of place is Beaton’s range of over 25 loose leaf teas brewed to perfection. For coffee drinkers, there is a carefully selected range of freshly ground coffee. Home baked cakes, scones and teacakes make the perfect accompaniment. The tea shop is open until 5pm each day (4pm on Sunday).
Afternoon tea is served on a stunning three tier stand. There is also a daily changing menu of lighter lunches. Allergens can be catered for.
Classic afternoon tea – £20
Wheelchair accessible, please mention when booking.
Address: Beatons Tea Room, 241 High St, Crowthorne, RG45 7AH
Telephone: 01747 871819
Cantley House Hotel, Wokingham
Set amongst acres of beautiful Berkshire countryside, Cantley House is a very in-demand popular place to have afternoon tea. The award winning Milton’s restaurant serves a fabulous choice of afternoon teas in a relaxing setting. Tea is served everyday between 1pm – 6pm.
Vegetarian afternoon tea is available. Please let Cantley House know in advance if a member of your party has allergens.
‘Milton’s’ afternoon tea including sandwiches, scones, cake and tea – £22
Champagne afternoon tea – £32
Afternoon tea is wheelchair accessible; please mention when booking so Cantley House can make your visit as comfortable as possible.
Address: Cantley House Hotel, Milton Rd, Wokingham RG40 1JY
Telephone: 01189 895100
Coworth Park, Ascot
Coworth Park is hidden away in the woodlands of Berkshire countryside. Afternoon tea is served in the beautifully designed drawing room which fills with natural light. Aside from the picturesque location, Coworth’s afternoon tea is traditional and delicious. A classic combination of sandwiches, scones and delicate pasties.
Furthermore, in 2018 Coworth Park was voted the best traditional afternoon tea at the Afternoon Tea Awards. Served Monday to Thursday from 12.30pm and Friday to Sunday from 2.30pm. Please note there is a smart casual dress code.
Traditional afternoon tea – £38
Champagne afternoon tea – £55
Children’s afternoon tea – £20
Afternoon tea is wheelchair accessible and assistance dogs are welcome. Coworth Park is a hotel and has disabled purpose built rooms if you would like to stay.
Address: Coworth Park, Blacknest Road, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7SE
Telephone: 01344 876 600
Oakley Court, Windsor
Located in the surroundings of Windsor Castle, at Oakley Court you can take tea like the Queen. The beautiful country house has magnificent rural grounds resting on the banks of the River Thames. Afternoon tea consists of the classic combination of sandwiches, cakes and scones. The gentleman’s afternoon tea is available for those with more of a savoury than sweet taste.
Tea is served from 1pm on weekdays and from 12.30pm on the weekends. Special diets can be catered for but please mention when booking.
Classic afternoon tea – £29.50
Champagne afternoon tea – £41.50
Children’s afternoon tea – £15
The afternoon tea is wheelchair accessible – please mention when booking so that staff can ensure you have an ideal space. Oakley Court also has two accessible bedrooms designed for disabled guests if you wish to stay.
Address: The Oakley Court, Windsor Road, Water Oakley, Windsor, SL4 5UR
Telephone: 01753 609988
Stoke Park, Slough
Afternoon tea at Stoke Park is served in the stunning orangery with breathtaking views around the estate. Aside from afternoon tea you can book to enjoy other facilities on offer including a golf course, swimming pool and spa. Delicately hand-made sandwiches, cakes and scones with clotted cream are all on offer. In terms of beverages, tea can be paired with traditional English tea, coffee or champagne. Reservations must be made in advance; afternoon tea is served between 2.30pm and 5.30pm each day.
Stoke Park offer a ‘little stars’ afternoon tea for children up to 12 years old. Dietary requirements can be catered for but please disclose when booking.
Classic afternoon tea – £38
Children’s afternoon tea – £13.50
Orangery is wheelchair accessible and there is disabled parking at the front of the hotel.
Address: Stoke Park Hotel, Park Rd, Stoke Poges SL2 4PG
Telephone: 01753 717172
The Tea Shop by the Canal, Newbury
Set in a grade II listed building on the edge of the Kennet and Avon waterway lies this unique tearoom. The Tea Shop prides itself on buying fresh quality ingredients and presenting them in a unique way. The comfort and warmth of Italian culture is fused with the traditional rituals of English afternoon tea. Tea is served each afternoon until 5pm.
The Tea Shop by the Canal’s speciality is homemade cakes and tray bakes. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free dietary requirements can all be catered for.
Classic afternoon tea – £18.90
Children’s afternoon tea – £12
Good wheelchair access on the downstairs level. Please mention requirements when booking.
Address: The Stone Building, The Wharf, Newbury, RG14 5AS
Telephone: 01635 522609
The Vineyard, Newbury
Afternoon tea at the Vineyard is a quintessentially British experience. On the menu are delicious and meticulously prepared sweets and savouries. Such treats are paired with exotic teas from around the world.
Savour delicious, meticulously prepared sweets and savouries. Discover exotic teas from around the globe and celebrate the delights of the perfect afternoon tea. As the Vineyard is also a destination for wine lovers, afternoon tea can also be paired with fine wine or champagne. The vineyard’s wine cellar has over 30,000 bottles! Tea is served everday (apart from Mondays) from 3pm.
Classic afternoon tea – £31.50 per person
‘Bubbles Galore’ afternoon tea – £16 extra per person
Afternoon tea is wheelchair accessible. The Vineyard is also a hotel and has disabled accessible rooms if you wish to stay overnight.