Afternoon Tea in Dorset

Looking for something a bit special for an afternoon treat?  Then sit down, relax and enjoy a quintessentially English afternoon tea at one of Dorset’s superb restaurants or tea rooms.

Indulge in finely cut sandwiches with delectable fillings and a selection of beautiful cakes which look too good to eat…well almost!

Which comes first…jam or cream?

An afternoon tea wouldn’t be complete without a freshly baked, fluffy scone with a good dollop of clotted cream and a spoonful of jam…or should it be the other way round?  Here in Dorset, we don’t mind which you prefer, both ways sound delicious to us!

Celebrate in Style

What better way to celebrate a special occasion than with an afternoon tea in Dorset? Whether its tea for 2 or gatherings for 22, a surprise birthday treat or a secret baby shower, an afternoon tea is an occasion to be treasured.

Why not add a bit of sparkle and enjoy a glass of bubbly with your high tea as an extra special treat?

Sit back and relax

Whether you fancy a modern setting, a slice of history, a seaside view or a country retreat, Dorset ticks all the boxes!  There are tea rooms and restaurants dotted all over the county; you just need to pick one to visit!

Whatever the reason..

Whether for a special occasion, an indulgent treat or simply the pleasure of a traditional English ritual, afternoon tea is an excellent way to relax, unwind and enjoy some of the finer things in life!  So what are you waiting for…..?

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Pubs & Bars

Dorset has many traditional inns and family friendly pubs serving delicious dishes to try.

Food & Drink Experiences

Visit a vineyard, book a brewery tour, fish for your dinner or learn new skills at a cookery school.