Afternoon Tea is a traditional and much-loved way to spend time with family and Hampshire has plenty of high quality tea rooms to show off. Age Space have pulled together a guide to our favourites across the county, taking into account their accessibility and prices so you can choose a venue best suited to your own family.
The Parlour Tea Room, Basingstoke
Located in a beautiful old milking parlour, the Parlour tearoom is quintessentially English with its quirky interior and warm feel. The tearoom is family-run, by a mother and daughter duo alongside their welcoming tea.
The Parlour Tea Rooms specialise in homemade bakes and pride themselves on providing a personal service. A large choice of teas are available, served in vintage and dainty cups. Founded in 2010, the tea room has gone on to reach a multi-award winning status! Let the reviews speak for themselves, or take a look at the Trip Advisor page where the Parlour Tea Rooms are rated 4.5 stars.
Afternoon Tea is very reasonably priced and served all day, with a variety of packages to choose from. The most popular and extensive deal, the Farmer’s Tea, includes a choice of sandwich, cake, strawberries and a scone with a pot of tea for £22.00.
Take a look at the Parlour Tea Room menu for more options.
- The Parlour have free parking on site
- Dogs are welcome to sit in the outside seating area
- They are wheelchair friendly, please mention this when you make a booking so that they can accommodate accordingly
- Bookings are strongly advised
- Address: Unit 14 B & C, Viables Craft Centre, Basingstoke, RG22 4BJ
- Telephone: 01256 325795
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Afternoon Tea at the Winchester Royal Hotel
Afternoon tea at the Winchester Royal Hotel has been cited as the ‘ideal way to spend an afternoon in Hampshire’. The tea is a truly indulgent experience set in the hotel’s garden restaurant and secret garden.
On the menu are freshly made sandwiches, homemade scones and delicious cakes, with gluten free and vegan alternatives available for all items. Teas are served in the classic style with the grace of a bygone era. Take a look at their full menu for more details. You can also add Prosecco to make it a special occasion.
- Afternoon Tea is charged at a set price of £19 per person.
- Cream Tea is £4.95 per person.
- An additional glass of Prosecco is £4.50.
- The hotel and afternoon tea area is wheelchair friendly.
- Assistance dogs are welcome on leads in the garden area.
Afternoon Tea at The Grand, Southampton
A moment away from Oxford Street in Southampton, the Grand is a quirky and hip Bar, Bistro and Restaurant. The building is listed and has a contemporary design flair and feel.
Afternoon Tea is freshly prepared every morning. The menu‘s array of sandwiches includes all the classics: smoked salmon, egg & cress and ham & mustard. In terms of sweets, there are Chef’s Petits Fours of the day, and of course fresh scones and clotted cream.
- Standard Afternoon Tea: £28.00
- Afternoon Tea with Prosecco: £34.00
- Afternoon Tea with Champagne: £40.00
The Grand Cafe is wheelchair accessible, with disabled bathrooms. Please mention when you book if you have a wheelchair user in your party.
Lady Scarlett's Afternoon Tea Room, Isle of Wight
Lady Scarlett’s Tea Room in Ventnor, on the Isle Of Wight, have faithfully recreated a vintage, 1940s ambiance. There is a feeling of what life would have been like during the Second World War, making this venue particularly popular for families with a loved one living with Dementia – they can remember the old days! The Tea Room is situated above Ventnor beach, meaning you get a wonderful view of the beach whilst dining.
The menu at Lady Scarlett’s is all homemade and gluten free, with a focus around locally sourced produce and seasonal ingredients. The Tea Room is fully licensed so you can treat yourself to a glass of bubbly alongside your cake.
The team rooms are wheelchair and dog friendly inside and out. Staff are experienced in welcoming customers living with Dementia.
- No booking required, but you are free to get in touch and do so
- Address: Lady Scarlett's Tea Parlour Esplanade, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1JT
- Telephone: 01983 855 872
- Email: [email protected]
Furzey Gardens Afternoon Tea Rooms, New Forest
The Tea Rooms are part of the wider Furzey Gardens – a green space of peace and nature. The Gardens are run as a social enterprise, supporting the Minstead Trust‘s continuing charitable work for adults with learning disabilities. Although part of the wider site, you do not have to be visiting the gardens to enjoy scenic views form the Tea Room terrace – they are free to enter.
They offer a wide variety of barista coffees, teas, other hot and cold drinks, with a tempting selection of locally-made cakes.
As the site at Furzey is set up by a charity supporting disabled adults, accessibility measures are extensive. All areas are wheelchair accessible, there is free parking and guide dogs are welcome.
- Address: Furzey Gardens Tea Rooms, School Ln, Minstead, Lyndhurst, SO43 7GL
- Telephone: 023 8081 2464
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