Enjoy a Festive Afternoon Tea!

Celebrate the Christmas season with a festive afternoon tea in Bury St Edmunds & Beyond...

Christmas time is perfect excuse for a little indulgence, and nothing quite says British indulgence like a delectable afternoon tea.

Taken with friends, family or even as a couple, afternoon tea can be celebratory, rejuvenating or ‘just because’. Many venues have adapted their usual afternoon tea offering with a sprinkle of Christmas magic, so take a look at these most festive of spreads and pay a visit, or take away a delicious hamper of goodies to enjoy.

Ravenwood Hall

Ravenwood Hall
is a grand, historic hotel set in the depths of the Suffolk countryside. Its regal interiors are warm and welcoming with details aplenty to catch the eye.
Their yuletide afternoon tea is decadent and satisfying, comprising a range of delightful treats. Be tempted by delicious finger sandwiches with fillings such as Suffolk smoked ham & wholegrain mustard, Scottish smoked salmon & dill mayonnaise and the all-important Roast Norfolk turkey breast, sage & onion stuffing, cranberry sauce.

Follow this up with Sherry-drenched fruit and all spice scones, jam and clotted cream plus a range of gorgeous sweet treats. The open-faced mince pie topped with Italian meringue, traditional panettone, and dark chocolate and Kirsch mini trifle are sure to be favourites. Take your pick from a range of artisanal teas and coffee or upgrade to bubbles with Prosecco or Champagne.

Priced at £18.95 per person, to book visit

The Angel

The Angel Hotel
 at the heart of the Bury St Edmunds foodie scene. As we move towards Christmas, they have put a festive twist on their traditional afternoon tea with evocative Christmas flavours making an appearance.

Enjoy savoury delights such as cranberry and cheddar pinwheels, sausage rolls and Roasted Norfolk turkey, stuffing and cranberry sandwiches, followed by a spiced fruit scone with strawberry and champagne jam and clotted cream. The eggnog tart and mulled wine macarons are sure to be a talking point and the Viennese-topped mince pies will leave you spoilt for choice! Select from a range of teas from around the world, served with a cheeky piece of stollen!

Priced at £25 per person, to book visit

The Dragonfly

The Dragonfly is a friendly hotel in Bury St Edmunds where you can go to relax and enjoy an indulgent pre-Christmas treat in the homely surroundings. 

The hotel promises a ‘splash of panache’ in its remodelled restaurant and bar ‘Barley and Graze’ where you can sample the magical Christmas delights of their festive themed afternoon tea with scones and seasonal sandwiches and a selection of sweet treats to tempt you. So gather together friends and family and take a break from the hustle bustle of Christmas preparations. 

Priced at £19.95 per person, to book visit https://www.dragonflyburystedm...

The Priory Hotel

The Priory Hotel boasts stunning panoramic views across the Suffolk Countryside and cosy interiors. Their delicious afternoon tea offer is packed full of festive flavours and delectable surprises.

The sandwich choices mean there’s something for everyone; turkey and cranberry, egg and cress, smoked salmon and cucumber, as well as succulent ham and chutney. The festive sausage roll is sure to satisfy your appetite and there’s even a bonus bowl of pigs in blankets on the side! Festive scones with clotted cream and jam sit alongside a grand yule log, as well as a selection of dainty sweet treats including mince pies with brandy cream and a mini winter berry trifle. Choose from tea and coffee or upgrade to a sparkling cream tea for that extra touch of sparkle.

Priced at £12.95 per person for afternoon tea and £16.95 per person for sparkling afternoon tea. To book visit https://cameronventuresgroup.c...

The Swan at Lavenham

Lavenham is a gorgeously festive location with grand, historic houses and ancient cobbled streets. The Swan is the embodiment of sophisticated charm with its heritage features and roaring open fires. 

The festive afternoon tea is an utter joy to behold; with delicate flavours, exciting textures and expert patisserie. Choose from a tempting range of finger sandwiches including: cucumber, dill and black pepper, smoked salmon and lemon crème fraiche, Suffolk roast turkey and cranberry and Manor Farm hen’s egg with light mustard mayonnaise. Take your pick of festive fruit or plain scones served with clotted cream, jam and preserves, and end with a finale of afternoon tea cakes including almond sponge cake with amaretto icing, white chocolate and orange choux and Irish cream macaroon. All of this topped off with a delightful mincemeat and butter paste star and a range of refreshing teas or coffee. What more could you want!

Priced at £22.50 per person, to book visit