An Insider’s Guide To The Best Places For Afternoon Tea In Hertfordshire

An Insider’s Guide To The Best Places For Afternoon Tea In Hertfordshire

Going out for afternoon tea is a great activity for spending time with your older relatives, and treating them to something indulgent and decadent – and it doesn’t have to be only for special occasions! There are a number of fantastic venues for afternoon tea in Hertfordshire, including idyllic vintage tea rooms and countryside hotels.

Wherever in Hertfordshire you are looking to go for afternoon tea, you will be able to find one in this guide that will provide a great experience for you and your relatives. You can also find out about prices, and accessibility of all the sites in question. If you’re looking for other activities in Hertfordshire to enjoy with all the family then you should read Age Space’s guide to the top accessible days out in Hertfordshire.


Best Places for Afternoon Tea in North Hertfordshire

Molly’s Tea Room, Hitchin

Afternoon Tea in North Hertfordshire

Molly’s Tea Room in Hitchin is reminiscent of the Lyon’s Tea Shops that older people may remember from the decades leading up to the 1960s. An afternoon tea at Molly’s Tea Room is a relaxed affair, and they will supply you with as much tea as you want, served in hand-knitted tea cosies. A great choice for if you would like to take your relative on a journey back into the past!

Price Guide

Afternoon tea at Molly’s Tea Room costs just £14.75 per person. You need to book in advance with 24 hours notice so that they can prepare everything freshly for you and your family.

Accessibility

They have a portable ramp that so that people in wheelchairs can get through the front door.

Contact

Telephone: 01462 337 470
Email: enquiries@mollystearoom.co.uk
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Sheene Mill Hotel, Royston

You and your relatives can enjoy a lovely afternoon tea on the lawns of or inside the Sheene Mill Hotel in Royston. They serve a range of scones, sandwiches, cakes, teas, coffee, and there is also the option of having a champagne or wine tea. Their afternoon tea is available from 12:00pm – 4:00pm, Wednesday through to Sunday.

Price Guide

Sheene Mill Hotel’s Classic Afternoon Tea costs £20 per head, their Champagne Afternoon tea costs £28 per head, and with White or Rose wine it costs £30 per head.

Accessibility

The Sheene Mill Hotel restaurant is fully accessible.

Contact

Email: Reservations@Sheenemill.com
Telephone: 01763 261393
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Brewery Tea Room, Walkern

The Brewery Tea Room is tucked away in rural Hertfordshire between Stevenage and Hertford. They have a range of lovely teas and coffees to choose from, all of which are served in vintage china teacups. The food in their afternoon tea is all made to order using local produce, and they offer both sweet and savoury options, depending on what you and your relatives want.

Price Guide

£17.50 for the sweet afternoon tea, and £18.50 for the savoury afternoon tea.

Accessibility

There is wheelchair access to the lower area of the Tearooms and they can provide assistance, however there is not a wheelchair accessible toilet.

Contact

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Telephone: 01438 861930

Best Places for Afternoon Tea in East Hertfordshire

The Village Tea Room, Bishops Stortford

Afternoon tea in East Hertfordshire

Situated on Hatfield Heath, the Village Tea Room has options of classic afternoon tea, savoury afternoon tea, or a smaller cream tea. You can expect finger sandwiches, homemade fruit or cheese scones, and a selection of cakes. Gluten-free and Vegan Afternoon Tea options are available for those who want them.

Price Guide

For the classic afternoon tea, there is a cost of £16.50 per person, plus £5 a head for prosecco.

For the smaller Cream Tea, the cost is only £5.50 per person.

Accessibility

There are two steps up at the front door. 

Contact

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Telephone: 01279 739 253
Email: hello@thevillagetearoom.co.uk

Westmill Tea Room, near Buntingford

The Westmill Tea room, near Buntingford offer delightful afternoon teas in the scenic setting of the small village of Westmill. The tea room itself is a listed building that was once the village shop and post office. In Summer, you and your relative can sit outdoor the Tea Room and look over the village green while enjoying your afternoon tea. They bake their scones and teabreads daily, and serve an impressive range of loose-leaf teas.

Price Guide

Afternoon tea at the Westmill Tea Room costs £19.50 per person.

Accessibility

There is parking is around the village green. Due to being a listed building, wheelchair access inside is limited but there is accessible outside seating for when the weather permits.

Contact

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Telephone: 01763 274236
Email: bookings@westmilltearoom.co.uk

Best Afternoon Tea in North West Hertfordshire

Aubrey Park Hotel, Hemel Hempstead

Afternoon tea in north west Hertfordshire

Afternoon tea at the Aubrey Park Hotel in Hemel Hempstead is served on a tiered cake stand, boasting a range of finger sandwiches, and freshly baked scones, cakes and sweet treats. There is also the option to include Pimms or Prosecco to your afternoon tea, if you’re really planning to celebrate! Afternoon tea is available from 12:00pm until 5:00pm daily, from the hotel’s restaurant, bar, or on their patio terrace.

Price Guide

Traditional afternoon tea is £22.00 a person, or you can upgrade to Pimms or Prosecco for around £5. A smaller cream tea is available for £12.00 per person.

Accessibility

The entrance, restaurant, bar and lounge are all fully accessible.

Contact

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Telephone: 01582 792105
Email: F&BOPS@AUBREYPARK.CO.UK

Enchanted Tea Rooms, St Albans

The Enchanted Tea Rooms in St Albans is a family run tea room which opened its door in March 2018, and is set in a beautiful restored building that dates back over 500 years. They offer a choice of 4 afternoon tea options: Traditional, Prosecco, Champagne, and the Enchanted afternoon tea (for kids). With all you can expect finger sandwiches, homemade scones and freshly-made patisserie cakes. There is both an Enchanted room and a Quiet room, so you can adapt your visit to how ‘enchanted’ you want it to be (and if any young family members are coming!).

Price Guide

Traditional afternoon tea costs £19.95 per head on weekdays, and £22.95 per head at weekends. Prosecco afternoon tea is £23.95 midweek, and
£26.95 at weekends, and Champagne is £24.95 midweek and
£27.95 at weekends. Their Enchanted afternoon tea costs £11.95 per person.

Accessibility

The tea room ground floor is wheelchair accessible, but there is not a wheelchair-accessible toilet.

Contact

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Telephone: 01582 792279
Email: info@theenchantedtearooms.com

St Michael’s Manor Hotel, St Albans

St Michael’s Manor Hotel is an idyllic location for afternoon tea, which you can take sat in their Orangery-style restarunt, or out on the patio. Both have views of the hotel’s garden and lake! You can choose between a traditioanl afternoon tea, champagne afternoon tea, or even a bottomless prosecco afternoon tea. Though not the cheapest, the St Michael’s Manor Hotel afternoon tea is a very indulgent experience.

Price Guide

Full Afternoon Tea costs £25 a head, Champagne Afternoon Tea is £29.50 a head and the Bottomless Prosecco Afternoon Tea is £40 a head.

Accessibility

The lounge, bar, restaurant, toilets and function rooms are all fully accessible.

Contact

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Telephone: 01727 864 444
Email: reception@stmichaelsmanor.com

Best Afternoon Tea in South West Hertfordshire

The Grove, Watford

Aftermoon tea in South West Hertfordshire

The Grove is a fantastic location for people looking for a traditional and quintessential afternoon tea in South West Hertfordshire. They serve their afternoon tea in their historic lounges, where you can expect neat finger sandwiches, mouth-watering cakes and scones from their dedicated pastry chefs, and a selection of rare teas. The Grove really is a great choice for afternoon tea with all the family, and they do have a children’s afternoon tea menu – as well as vegetarian and vegan options.

Price Guide

Traditional Afternoon Tea at the Grove costs £45.00, or £55.00 including Champagne.

Accessibility

The lounges are fully accessible.

Contact

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Telephone: 01923 807807 
Email: info@thegrove.co.uk

Kitchen Croxley, Croxley

Afternoon Tea at Kitchen Croxley includes 3 varieties of freshly-prepared sandwiches, scones with jam and clotted cream, exquisite cakes, pastries, and unlimited tea or coffee. This can be enjoyed with all the family in their traditional vintage tea room, and they also serve alcohol if you want to make the occasion a little bit more special!

Price Guide

Their afternoon tea costs £22.95 a head, and you can either add a glass of Prosecco for £6.00, or add a bottle of champagne for £30.00.

Accessibility

There is a portable ramp up the steps, and space for wheelchair users in the tearoom, though there is not an accessible toilet on-site. There is a public toilet at Croxley Metropolitan line station just across the road.

Contact

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Telephone:  01923 805896
Email:  linda@thekitchencroxley.com

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