Afternoon tea in Guildford is an English tradition not to be missed.
Delicate sandwiches, delicious cakes, scones with jam and cream, all washed down with a nice cup of tea - or a glass of sparkling wine if you are going for a luxury treat! There are many places in Guildford Town and in the surrounding countryside that offer superb afternoon tea - you can even enjoy afternoon tea on a boat on the river with the Wey and Arun Canal or views across the whole of Guildford from The Tea Terrace.
For luxury head for Guildford Harbour Hotel for a special afternoon tea with Prosecco.
A hearty afternoon tea on a budget can be found in the Gallery Café (behind the Tourist Information Centre on the High Street) but you will find that most cafes and many pubs offer their own special take on the tradition.
In Guildford every week is #AfternoonTeaWeek as we celebrate the best cuppa, best cake, best sandwiches and even the best Prosecco!
Best Afternoon Tea in Guildford
Barnett Hill Hotel
A Traditional Afternoon Tea from £22.50 per person and Champagne Afternoon Tea from £32.50 per person.
The Ivy Castle View, Guildford
The Ivy Castle View Afternoon Tea: Paying homage to the Summer Season and to tantalise the taste buds of guests, The Ivy Castle View has added an additional sweet treat to their already scrumptious afternoon tea. Available from 1 July until 31 August 2018, The Ivy Nursery Pot features an indulgent chocolate 'soil' layer with lavender cream and edible flowers, creating a delight for both the eyes and the taste buds. Set alongside savoury bites such as the truffled chicken brioche roll and the smoked salmon on dark style rye bread with cream cheese and chives, it is the perfect accompaniment to ensure guests are left feeling content. Also available throughout 'Afternoon Tea Week' in August 2018, The Ivy Nursery Pot is an exclusive floral addition to not be missed this Summer season. Afternoon Tea (£19.75), Champagne Afternoon Tea (£27.50). Available: Monday - Sunday, from 3pm- 5pm, from 1 July until 31 August 2018.
A selection of Cakes, Cream Teas and Specialty Teas from £5.00 per person.
Denbies Wine Estate
A selection of Finger Sandwiches, Baked Scones, Cakes, Pastries, Teas, Coffees and of course a Glass of Denbies award winning Wines from £25.95 per person.
Guildford Harbour Hotel
Full Afternoon Tea from £15.95, Champagne Afternoon Tea from £25.00, Gentleman's Afternoon Tea from £19.95, The Full Hendricks Afternoon Tea from £24.95 and Pimm's O'clock Afternoon Tea from £25.95.
Painshill Park Afternoon Tea: Selection of Freshly Prepared Sandwiches - Homemade Scones with Strawberry Jam and Clotted Cream - Mixture of Mini Cakes and Desserts - Glass of Prosecco - Freshly Brewed Tea and Coffee - Served everyday - £12.50 per person.
Birdworld Cream Tea: Fresh Scone, clotted cream, fruit jam and hot tea or coffee. Adults: £15.95 per person and Concessions: £11.95 per person. Cost includes afternoon tea and entry into the Birdworld. Afternoon Tea at Birdworld is a fantastic way to end your group trip to Birdworld. After exploring the 26-acre park and discovering over 180 different bird species from across the world from Flamingos to Penguins and Hornbills. Relax and refresh in the Puddleducks restaurant and watch the different species of exotic and native ducks on the park's waterfowl ponds.
Afternoon Tea at The Mandolay Hotel
Classic Afternoon Tea: A selection of Finger Sandwiches served on freshly baked breads from The Christmas Bakery, Guildford. Homemade Warm Raisin and Plain Scones served with a Homemade Seasonal Jam, Strawberry Jam and Cornish Clotted Cream. A selection of Fine Patisseries, Cakes and Macaroons. A Selection of Newby of London Speciality Teas. Elegant, unhurried and attentive service with options such as unlimited Prosecco...a true Guildford institution, Children's afternoon tea and for Dad, Afternoon T.E.A. Served daily from 14:00 to 17:00.
Free Flowing Afternoon Tea: Chilled Prosecco paired with a selection of Finger Sandwiches served on freshly baked breads from The Christmas Bakery, Guildford. Homemade Warm Raisin and Plain Scones served with a Homemade Seasonal Jam, Strawberry Jam and Cornish Clotted Cream. A selection of Fine Patisseries, Cakes and Macaroons. £24 per person
Riverbank Cafe at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Tea/coffee, homemade cakes and scones, clotted cream, preserves, finger sandwiches. Served 2pm to 4pm - £9.95 per person. Beautiful view of the River Wey. Big open café space that perfect for mothers with buggies. Quiet spot away from the crowds in the town but still close to the shops
Dabbling Duck in Shere
Vintage afternoon Tea: Selection of finger sandwiches, warm savoury tarts, dainty cakes, mini scones with clotted cream & jam. Tea and coffee. £20 Standard: £28 with 200ml bottle of Prosecco: £29.50 with Silent Pool Gin and Tonic . Absolutely essential to book at least 48 hours in advance. More advanced bookings recommended. All beautifully presented on vintage china. Served Afternoons from 3pm
The Speckledy Hen
Vintage Afternoon Tea: Selection of finger sandwiches, warm savoury tarts, dainty cakes, scones clotted cream & jam. Tea and coffee. Booking Essential: £20 per person or £28 including 200ml bottle of Prosecco. Served from 2pm Monday to Saturday All served on beautiful vintage china
Seasons Café and Kitchen, Guildford Cathedral
The Cathedral Afternoon Tea: Generous selection of: Handmade sandwiches, scones and delicious sweet treats - Freshly brewed coffee, infusions and fine teas. £14.50 per person. please pre-book 48 hours in advance A traditional afternoon tea experience with freshly prepared food in a must visit location within the grounds of Guildford Cathedral; stunning panoramic views across Guildford
Denbies Wine Estate
Afternoon Tea on the Lawn: Sparkling Vineyard Tour and Vineyard Afternoon Tea Hamper - Enjoy a glass of Denbies Sparkling Cuvee as you are taken through the vineyard to the highest viewpoint on this informative tour. Followed by afternoon tea hamper on the lawn. The perfect spot to relax and enjoy the height of the English Summer. £29.95 per person. Quintessentially English Afternoon Tea served with Sparkling wine in the heart of Denbies vineyard available every weekend throughout the summer.
Enjoy a homemade scone with clotted cream, jam and a regular hot drink of your choice from £4.95 per person.
Stephan Langton Inn
Cream Teas from £7.50 per person, Afternoon Tea from £16.50 per person and even add some Bubbles from £7.50.
Burford Bridge Hotel, Dorking
Champagne Afternoon Tea - Assortment of savoury delights, hand-made fruit scones, strawberry jam and clotted cream, delicate afternoon tea pastries, 125ml glass of Taittinger Champagne - £27.95
Full Afternoon Tea - Assortment of savoury delights, hand-made fruit scones, strawberry jam and clotted cream, delicate afternoon tea pastries - £19.95
Cream Tea - Our hand-made fruit scones, strawberry jam and clotted cream - £10.95