Afternoon Tea With a Difference

An afternoon tea out is definitely a bit of a treat, particularly if you’re celebrating a birthday or anniversary. There’s nothing better than a proper cup of tea, (or a glass of fizz!) with your favourite cake or sweet treat. But to put a bit of a spin on things, there are a few locations where you can have your afternoon tea in a more unusual setting! 🍰 🥂

Spinnaker Tower – Enjoy a delicious treat with panoramic views of Portsmouth Harbour and the Solent towards the Isle of Wight, 105 metres above the ground! Spinnaker Tower’s High Tea Experience includes a traditional afternoon tea selection of sandwiches, sweet treats and tea or coffee (or a bottle of fizz as an optional extra). A fab way to treat yourself and a loved one while enjoying the waterfront location! Find out more.

19fourteas tea rooms, located in Havant, is a nostalgic step back in time.This quirky tea room with an inviting atmosphere and authentic 1940’s decor, is a great place to chat and share past memories! The menu includes a high tea of sandwiches and cakes, or a traditional afternoon cream tea. They also serve lunch. Find out more.

Cream tea
Treat yourself to a cream tea!

Pie & Vinyl is a record café in Southsea. Not strictly for afternoon tea, but you can eat while you browse their extensive selection of vinyl. Their speciality is of course, pie, with many different pies on offer and a range of drinks to go with them. The owners have successfully combined their passion for music with one of England’s favourite old fashioned comfort foods in a stylish cosy location. Find out more. 

Frieda’s Teabus – A little further afield, but for something a bit different, why not head over to Bournemouth for a bus tour and afternoon tea? Frieda’s Teabus will drive you along the Bournemouth sea front where you can enjoy fabulous views whilst you indulge in Frieda’s Luxury Afternoon Tea. A great way to spend a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, taking in the sea views. Booking essential. Find out more.

Miss Moody’s Tudor Tea Room has a fabulous mix of mismatched vintage china in a quaint setting with a courtyard garden for sunnier days. Tucked away in King John’s House and Heritage Centre in Romsey, this traditional tea room serves up a fabulous selection of homemade cakes for a rather nice afternoon treat. Find out more. 

If you’re after something a bit more luxurious, Lainston House, just outside Winchester is the place to go. Dress up in your best frock and head off to a very special afternoon tea. Lainston House offers a truly indulgent tea served on a tiered cake stand with a glamorous sense of tradition and occasion while you enjoy the magnificent setting in this 17th Century country house. Find out more. 

A luxurious afternoon tea
A luxurious afternoon tea


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