10 of the best afternoon teas in Hampshire

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Treat yourself to lunch and tea with a visit to one of these fantastic Hampshire tea rooms

Rosie Lea Tea House and Bakery

76 Brookley Rd, Brockenhurst SO42 7RA

The Rosie Lea Tea House and Bakery was a winner in the Tea/Coffee Shop of the Year category at the 2016 Hampshire Life Food & Drink Awards. All produce is locally sourced and they also serve fully gluten-free afternoon teas. The Royal Tea includes a scone with all the trimmings, sandwiches, cakes and bakes.


The Parlour Tea Room

Unit 14b Viables Craft Centre, The Harrow Way, Basingstoke RG22 4BJ

A traditional English tearoom with free parking serving homemade cakes and lunches. Open from 10 am - 5 pm (Tuesday to Saturday).


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Careys Manor & SenSpa

 Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst SO42 7RH

A cosy afternoon tea at Careys Manor

A cosy afternoon tea at Careys Manor - Credit: Careys Manor & SenSpa

Indulge in a delicious afternoon tea with freshly baked scones, locally produced New Forest jam and thick clotted cream alongside a range of artisanal teas. The cosy interior also offers a luxury dimension to your visit. The standard afternoon tea starts at £24 per person or for an additional £15 per person enjoy a slightly more extravagant Champagne version.


The Tea Cosy

 The Dene, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Andover SP11 0AS

This family-run business joined The Parlour Tea Room and Rosie Lea as a finalist in our 2014 Food & Drink Awards! They offer a range of loose tea, coffee, light lunches and homemade cakes. They also have Themed Afternoon Teas in the settings of your favourite characters.


Long Barn Lavender Café

The Old Sheep Fair, Bishops Sutton Rd, Alresford SO24 9EJ

Tasty local, fresh and seasonal produce is on the menu and makes the Long Barn Cafe a great destination for breakfast, morning coffee or lunch. Enjoy afternoon tea in an informal, relaxed environment.


The Montagu Arms Hotel

Palace Ln, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst SO42 7ZL

A luxurious afternoon tea

A luxurious afternoon tea - Credit: Roche Communications

Be sure to choose The Montagu Arms Hotel for a truly epicurean experience. Savour finely sliced finger sandwiches such as the organic whiskey smoked salmon with lemon and dill and indulge in sumptuous scones filled with sweet jam and clotted cream. Prices start at £27.50 for adults and £13.75 for children. 


Lyndhurst Tea House

26 High St, Lyndhurst SO43 7BG

A range of fresh food, light lunches, cream teas and freshly baked scones and pastries are available at this family-owned, independent New Forest tea house. They source products from local suppliers (often family-owned) as much as possible.


The Royal Hotel

Belgrave Rd, Ventnor, Isle of Wight PO38 1JJ

Beautiful afternoon teas served on the conservatory, terrace or Hambrough Bar. Enjoy an assortment of sandwiches, cakes, patisseries and of course, scones and cream.


Oakley Hall Hotel

Rectory Rd, Oakley, Basingstoke RG23 7EL

Enjoy afternoon tea in Oakley Hall Hotel’s Glasshouse Restaurant or in better weather, on the garden terrace. Served seven days a week between 12 pm-5 pm, it includes, artisan sandwiches, scones, cakes and of course tea/coffee.


Balmer Lawn Hotel

Lyndhurst Rd, Brockenhurst SO42 7ZB

Go all out at this Brockenhurst hotel with a champagne afternoon tea (£32.50) includes a pot of Birchall Tea, sandwiches, scones, home-baked cakes and biscuits.



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