The five best afternoon teas in town

2 min. read
Published 31 Oct. 2018

As we wave goodbye to this year’s Bake Off and the days get colder, darker, and – frankly – just a little more miserable, there’s one thing that’s still keeping us going: the Great British Afternoon Tea. November is the perfect month to indulge in this sweet treat, so this week we’re sharing our top afternoon tea destinations across Suffolk. Which one’s your favourite?

The Cragg Sisters Tea Room, Aldeburgh

You’ll be completely charmed by its cosy interiors, mismatched china and amazing selection of cakes. It’s been situated in pride of place on Aldeburgh’s high street since 1949.

Looking for somewhere to stay afterwards? Check out our properties in and around Aldeburgh.

Salthouse Harbour Hotel, Ipswich

Every day between 2:30pm and 5pm, people from near and afar flock to Ipswich's waterfront for the Salthouse's infamous afternoon tea. There's everything you could possibly imagine – cheese scones, a selection of tasty sarnies, lots of cakes – and even a couple of glasses of champagne for when you're feeling fancy.

Want to make a night of it? Book a room at the Salthouse now.

Harriets Cafe Tearooms, Bury St Edmunds

Now this is a place that takes afternoon tea seriously. Prepare to be transported back in time, as waitresses in period uniforms swan around the Georgian building, pouring the tea and cutting the cakes.

If one afternoon tea isn't quite enough, stay the night in Bury and head back the next day!

The Swan at Lavenham

Choose from three different types of afternoon tea: the Traditional, the Gentleman's and the High Tea. (Again, there's the option to add bubbles if you're looking to celebrate). Yes, it's a difficult choice to make. But if you go with two friends, you could pick one each – right?

Tiffins Tea Emporium

There's something for everyone – afternoon teas, light lunches, great cakes – even gluten free options. Tiffins is the ideal place to refuel after an afternoon spent dragging the kids around Kentwell Hall.

Looking for somewhere to stay? Check out these beautiful properties in and around Long Melford.

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