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Traditional Afternoon Tea

“Square Meal Top Ten Tea (and cake) Rooms in the South East”
The large and historic drawing rooms at Hartwell House, with fine plasterwork and open fires, provide the perfect setting to relax and enjoy a traditional afternoon tea.

What could be more indulgent than enjoying a full Afternoon Tea served in the elegant surroundings of the Morning Room, Drawing Room, Great Hall or Library.

Afternoon Tea in the Great Hall

Opening times:

3.30pm - 5.30pm Monday to Friday

4.00pm - 5.30pm Saturday 

4.30pm - 5.30pm Sunday

Traditional Afternoon Tea Menu

A selection of ham, tomato and mustard mayonnaise, smoked salmon, cucumber with cream cheese, egg and cress sandwiches, mature cheddar and balsamic shallot chutney

 Warm home-made plain and fruit scones with strawberry preserve and Cornish clotted cream

A selection of home-made pastries


Indian Leaf Tea
English Breakfast


China Leaf Tea
Lapsang Souchong
Earl Grey
Green Tea

 Full afternoon tea costs £27.00 per person 

Cream tea available at £14.00 per person

A supplementary charge for addtional food items will be made. Additional beverages are complimentary

Our tariffs are fully inclusive of service and VAT. If they wish guests may leave gratuities at their discretion

Our afternoon teas is freshly prepared to be enjoyed in our drawing rooms. For your good health and well being we do not recommend for food to be taken away and consumed later in your own home.



If a guest has a food allergy or intolerance, we request that they consult a member of staff before deciding what to eat and placing an order, on every occasion, whilst in the hotel.  Whilst we are committed to informing our guess accurately of any allergenic contents in the dishes served here, and also to complying with specific dietary requests, there remains a risk, albeit small, that traces from other dishes may be present in food served here, or on surfaces