Going for afternoon tea is a great idea for an afternoon out with your elderly relatives, treating yourselves to sandwiches, scones, pastries and hot drinks.
Here Age Space has put together a guide to some of the best places to take afternoon tea with elderly relatives in Kent, all of which are accessible.
- Broadview Tea Room, Tonbridge
- Secret Garden, Ashford
- Fleur de Thé, Bexleyheath and Rochester
- Hythe Imperial, Hythe
- Proper Coffee House, Margate
- Rowhill Grange, Dartford
Broadview Tea Room, Tonbridge
The Broadview Tea Room, which was recently refurbished, overlooks the beautiful Broadview Gardens in Hadlow. You can choose to have your afternoon tea indoors or take it out to the garden on a sunny afternoon.
In addition to the ever-present sandwiches, scones and tea you have the choice of a sweet afternoon tea with cakes, or a savoury afternoon tea with their home-made sausage rolls. You can also choose to add Prosecco or local beers to your afternoon tea for a small price. Tea is served from 2pm to 4pm Monday to Saturday, and from 2pm to 3pm on Sundays.
The Broadview afternoon tea is reasonably priced at £18.50 for their sweet or savoury afternoon teas for two. The price increases to £25 with Prosecco or £23 with beers. If you fancy something smaller they also offer Cream Tea for one, for under £4!
There is parking available, and the tea rooms are wheelchair-accessible.
Telephone: 01732 853211
Address: Hadlow College, Tonbridge Road, Hadlow, TN11 0AL
Secret Garden, Ashford
At the Secret Garden in Ashford you can choose from either traditional afternoon tea or savoury afternoon tea (Gentleman’s Relish). If you’re in the mood for something a bit different then you could try their Chocolate Afternoon Tea, which includes chocolate scones, chocolate cakes and mini chocolate pastries.
Tea is served in their their stunning converted coach house and gardens in Mersham Le-Hatch. A very luxurious experience for you and your elderly relatives to enjoy.
Their full afternoon teas cost between £23.95 and £33.95 per person, depending on your menu choice and whether or not you want alcoholic drinks. If you fancy something smaller, they offer Mini Teas for just £15 per person.
There is a car park available on site, and the whole grounds are fully wheelchair-accessible.
Telephone: 01233 501586
Address: Restaurant & Gardens The Court Yard, Mersham-le-Hatch Business Village, Hythe Road, Ashford, TN25 6NH.
Fleur de Thé, Bexleyheath and Rochester
Fleur de Thé have two tea rooms in Kent with a lovely, relaxed atmosphere. Their chic tea rooms offer homemade cakes and pastries, traditional teas and coffees. You can choose from their traditional, luxury, sparkling and chocolate afternoon tea, depending on what you are looking for!
48 hours notice is required for their afternoon teas, and they can accommodate for groups of up to 8, thought you will all have to do choose the same afternoon tea menu.
The Fleur de thé Traditional Afternoon Tea, their most affordable option, costs £13.95 a head. The largest price you could pay is for their Sparkling Afternoon Tea which costs £23.95 a head.
The tea room at Danson House, Bexleyheath is fully accessible as it is on the ground floor with an accessible toilet.
The tea room in Rochester has a ramp for wheelchair access, but its toilets are not wheelchair accessible as they aredownstairs.
Danson House, Bexleyheath
Telephone: 020 8304 6486
Fleur De Thé Ltd.
Telephone: 01634 402950
Fleur De Thé Ltd.
134 High Street
Hythe Imperial, Hythe
The Hythe Imperial hotel offer over 10 selections of tea, finely cut sandwiches, delicate pastries and freshly baked scones as part of their afternoon tea offering. You can enjoy your tea in their traditionally decorated salon with Victorian-styled China and Champagne Flutes. An authentic afternoon tea experience. Teas are served at 12 noon, 2pm and 4pm.
Afternoon Teas from £19.95 per head, increasing dependent on whether or not you want Prosecco.
Hythe Imperial is fully accessible for people with all mobility needs.
Telephone: 01303 267441
Proper Coffee House, Margate
Proper coffee house in Margate’s afternoon tea includes unlimited tea, scones, jam, cupcakes, lemon posset, macrons and a selection of sandwiches served on a slate server. It has been voted on TripAdvisor as the best place to get a quick bite in Margate!
Afternoon tea at proper coffee house is reasonably priced, usually costing £12.50 per head, or £15 on bank holidays.
The entrance to the coffeehouse is wheelchair accessible, and service dogs are welcome. There is parking available on the street.
Telephone: 44 7539 154928
Rowhill Grange, Dartford
Rowhill Grange’s luxurious afternoon tea offers finger food with a touch of elegance. From sandwiches with their freshly baked bread to desserts from their pastry chefs, Rowhill Grange is a great place to take your elderly relatives for a decadent afternoon tea experience.
You can enjoy your afternoon tea in the dining area, lounge, or the gardens if it is sunny. Afternoon tea is served daily from 12pm until 5.30pm.
Prices range from £25 to £37, costing more with Prosecco and at weekends.
There is disabled parking available at Rowhill Grange, and wheelchair access to the dining room and gardens.
Telephone: 01322 615136
Address: Rowhill Grange, Top Dartford Road, Wilmington, Kent, DA2 7QH