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.

Procopio Pantry's Festive Tea

Enjoy a Christmas Afternoon Tea at Procopio's Pantry in Langton Place!

Enjoy turkey, stuffing and cranberry sandwiches with festive sausage roll, mini yorkshire with roast beef and horseradish, and cauliflower cheese soup! There's more with a cheese and chilli scone, and festive fruit scone. Plus Christmas pudding eton mess, mince pies, Victorian sponge and gingerbread man!

£19.99 per person, deposit required. Just message Procopio's Pantry at their Facebook page to book!

Queens Bar & Grill

Enjoy a special elfternoon tea at Queens Bar & Grill on selected dates this festive season! 

Featuring a range of festive sweets and savouries this festive afternoon tea looks truly magical!

Sittings are at 12pm or 2.30pm (2 hour time slots on tables, but you can move to the bar after). £29.50 per person - £10 deposit payable upon booking.

Dates: December 4, December 11, December 18 and December 24.

To book use their online form at and mention Xmas A/T, email at or phone 01284 488181. 

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 festive 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.

£20 per person. Add a glass of Prosecco Stelle £7. Ravenwood's house champagne £11. 

Festive Tea is available Monday to Friday 3pm-5pm throughout December. Full non-refundable payment is required on booking.

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 The Angel's Festive Afternoon Tea every day in December from 12pm-4pm. A choice of teas from around the world, a selection of savoury delights, scones with jam and Jersey cream and a selection  of sumptuous  homemade cakes and a glass of fizz

Their Festive Afternoon Tea Menu features White chocolate and cranberry blondie, Pistachio and rose choux bun, Mulled wine macaron, Raspberry cranachan tart and Cranberry paté de Fruit. For those that like their savouries choose from Sausage roll, Slow cooked Roasted Norfolk turkey sandwich S mo ked salmon and cream cheese sandwich Crushed egg and watercress sandwich, Goat’s cheese and roasted pimento tart. There's also the traditional Fruit and plain scones served with Champagne strawberry jam, clotted cream.

Priced at £26.50 per person, to book visit

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.

Afternoon Tea £12.95 per person, Sparkling Afternoon Tea £16.95 per person. Book a table of ten or more and receive sparkling afternoon tea for £13.95 per person! More details at

The Ickworth Hotel

Join The Ickworth Hotel for their festive inspired Afternoon Tea at The Ickworth. This special tea will be served throughout the season!

The Ickworth's Afternoon Tea theme has been inspired by the season, and features an array of classic and inventive flavours that are sure to tantalise your taste buds in the run up to Christmas. 

Afternoon Tea for Adults - Their adult afternoon tea menu includes a selection of finger sandwiches as well as seasonal delights that are sure to provide a dose of festive indulgence. Tuck into clementine and white chocolate choux buns, ginger and passionfruit cake, and chocolate, pear and hazelnut domes whilst you bask in the atmosphere of our family retreat.

£27 per person, Afternoon 'G' & Tea £32 per person, Afternoon Tea with Fizz £35 per person

Afternoon Tea for Children - At The Ickworth, afternoon tea isn't just for the adults. Our children’s take on afternoon tea includes a selection of sandwiches and crudités, served alongside a chocolate and clementine cupcake, jam tartlet and a homemade plain scone. That's not forgetting our VIP gingerbread man which is sure to be a crowd pleaser. £15 per child.

More details at

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. 

Enjoy a Selection of Finger Sandwiches including Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese on Granary Bread, Turkey and Cranberry Wrap,Tomato, basil and mozzarella on Herb Bread and Egg Mayonnaise Mini White Roll. Savour a Festive Cranberry Scone and Plain Scone, served with clotted cream and strawberry jam and a selection of  Afternoon Tea Cakes including Christmas Fruit Slice, Chocolate Orange Cake, Macaroon Snowman, Raspberry Fool, Chocolate Mint Tort

All served with your choice of Newby’s of London teas or infusions.

Priced at £25 per person, to book visit

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