Afternoon Tea is a traditional and much-loved way to spend time with family. Hampshire has some quality tea rooms to show off.
Here Age Space have compiled our favourite, each with their own take on tea, decor and setting. We have included accessibility and a price guide so that you can choose a venue to suit your family.
- Basingstoke: The Parlour Tea Room
- Winchester: Royal Hotel
- Southampton: Grand Cafe
- Portsmouth: Cream Tea Rooms
- Isle of Wight: Lady Scarlett’s Tea Room
- New Forest: Furzey Gardens Tea Room
Be sure to also check out our top 5 Accessible Days Out across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
The Parlour Tea Room, Basingstoke
Located in a beautiful old milking parlour, with a quirky interior and warm feel. The Parlour tearoom is quintessentially English; it is family-run by a mother and daughter duo, and their welcoming team.
The Parlour Tea Rooms specialise in homemade bakes, and pride themselves on personal service. A large choice of tea is served in vintage and dainty cups. Founded in 2010, the tea room has gone on to win 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 and there are a number 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 £15.25.
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.
Advance bookings are strongly advised.
Address: Unit 14 B & C, Viables Craft Centre, Basingstoke, RG22 4BJ
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm
Telephone: 01256 325795
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. There is a gluten free and vegan alternative available for all items. Teas are served in the classic style with the grace of a bygone era. Take a look at the 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.
The hotel and afternoon tea area is wheelchair friendly. Assistance dogs are welcome on leads in the garden area.
Reservations are mandatory.
Address: St Peter Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8BS
Opening hours: Everyday 12pm – 5pm
Telephone: 01962 840840
Afternoon Tea at the Grand Cafe, Southampton
A moment away from Oxford Street Southampton, the Grand Cafe 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, ham & mustard. In terms of sweets, there are Chef’s Petits Fours of the day, and of course fresh scones and clotted and cream.
The Grand Cafe has a set price of £19.50 per person. Tea and coffee is unlimited. Champagne can be added for £27.95 per person or Prosecco for £23.95 per person. There is a discretionary service charge of 10% for tables of 6 and over.
Please Note: All teas require a £5 deposit pp and a minimum of 24 hours’ notice. Deposits for Afternoon Teas are non-refundable.
The Grand Cafe is wheelchair accessible, with disabled bathrooms. Please mention when you book if you have a wheelchair user in your party.
Booking is mandatory.
Address: South Western House, Southampton, SO14 3AS
Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 12.30pm – 5pm
Online Booking Form
Telephone: 023 8033 9303
The Cream Tea Rooms, Portsmouth
The Cream Tea Rooms, established in 2017, are located down a quirky side street in the heart of Southsea. They have a welcoming and eccentric feel, with unique Alice in Wonderland based decor.
The speciality and much loved favourite at the Cream Tea Rooms is their large scones! Served with clotted cream and locally sourced jam, they have been described by many as a ‘showstopper’. There are also a selection of freshly-made finger sandwiches, miniature cakes and loose-leaf tea. See menu for more details.
Afternoon tea is charge at a set price of £12.95 per person (includes one hot drink) or £14.95 per person (includes unlimited hot drinks).
Unlike other venues, there is also a kids menu available – finger sandwiches served with fruit, crisps, cake and squash – £5.99 per person.
The Cream Tea Rooms are wheelchair friendly. A special effort is also made to accommodate young children.
Booking for larger parties is required.
Address: 229 Albert Road, Southsea, Portsmouth,Hampshire, PO4 0JP
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am – 4pm.
Telephone: 02392 832848
Lady Scarlett’s Afternoon Tea Room, Isle of Wight
At Lady Scarlett’s Tea Room in Ventnor, on the Isle Of Wight, there is a recreated atmosphere through the vintage 1940s themed ambiance. There is a feeling of what life would have been like during the Second World War. This makes the venue particular 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. Take a look at their online gallery to get your mouth watering! The Tea Room is fully licensed so you can treat yourself to a glass of bubbly along side your cake.
Items are individually and very reasonably priced. There is no need to book.
The team rooms are wheelchair and dog friendly inside and out. Staff are experienced in welcoming customers living with Dementia.
No booking required.
Address: Lady Scarlett’s Tea Parlour Esplanade, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1JT
Opening Hours: Everday, 10am – 5pm.
Telephone: 01983 855 872
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 with 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.
In terms of tea, there is a wide variety of barista coffees, teas, other hot and cold drinks, with a tempting selection of locally-made cakes.
A cream tea includes two scones with clotted cream and jam, and a pot of tea, for £7.95. The menu of hot and cold snacks are priced individually and reasonably.
For smaller groups there is no need to book. For larger groups, the Team Rooms ask that you ring in advance and make a booking so that they can accommodate you.
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
Opening Hours: Opening times vary seasonally. From April – October, open everyday 10am – 4.30pm.
Telephone: 023 8081 2464