Afternoon tea

Indulge in a luxurious afternoon tea during your visit to Salisbury in south Wiltshire; the perfect accompaniment to a long weekend discovering the delights of this traditional and original city. Break up a busy day of sightseeing with a sumptuous (and oh-so English) afternoon tea featuring dainty sandwiches, homemade cakes and delicious warm scones - all topped off with a teapot full to the brim. But where can you find these delights during your visit to Salisbury? There are lots of lovely cafes and tea rooms to choose from, and below are some more ideas of where to have afternoon tea in or around the cathedral city... 

Where to Have Afternoon Tea in Salisbury

Afternoon Tea at the Red Lion Hotel
Located just a 5 minute walk from Salisbury Cathedral in the heart of the city is the historic Red Lion Hotel. Here you can enjoy a traditional afternoon tea throughout the year - in the summer, you can choose to sit outside in the pretty courtyard and in the winter, warm up near the open fire in the beautiful and characterful 800-year-old lounge. Sit back and enjoy yourself as you sample delights from a 3-tier china cake stand, including sandwiches, cakes, miniature desserts, and clotted cream scones all accompanied by tea or coffee. If its a special occasion, add a sparkle and opt for a glass of Prosecco with your Afternoon Tea. You can also book in advance to enjoy vegetarian afternoon tea, gluten-free afternoon tea or vegan afternoon tea. 

Afternoon Tea at the Bell Tower Tea Rooms
For wonderful views of the spire of Salisbury Cathedral, head to The Refectory Restaurant & Bell Tower Tea Rooms at the Cathedral. Open during the summer months, the Bell Tower Tea Rooms serve up big helpings of quaint English charm alongside your choice of cream tea, afternoon tea or prosecco tea. Their refined afternoon tea features finger sandwiches, scones with jam and clotted cream, a selection of heavenly fancies and a pot of fresh leaf tea. Delicious!

Cream Tea at the Legacy Rose and Crown Hotel
The four-star Legacy Rose & Crown Hotel is an original 13th century coaching inn with stunning views across the River Avon. This is an ideal place to stay for a holiday in Salisbury, and what's more they offer you the chance to book a cream tea during your stay. Relax in one of the lounges or enjoy the picturesque setting of the terrace whilst tucking in to a tasty cream tea. 

Afternoon tea at Howard's House hotel

Where to Have Afternoon Tea Near to Salisbury

Step out of the city itself to explore the gorgeous Wiltshire countryside. Don't worry, there are plenty more options for afternoon tea in the surrounding areas...

Afternoon Tea at Howard's House Hotel near Salisbury
Howard’s House Hotel is a lovely country house hotel nestled in the heart of an idyllic Wiltshire village just a half hour drive from Salisbury city. With their pretty gardens and lovely location, this is a quintessentially English location to enjoy the traditional delights of an afternoon tea. Select your choice of fine loose-leaf tea, and tuck in to all the classic afternoon tea trimmings as well as a few unexpected treats. Make sure you book your afternoon tea in advance.

Afternoon Tea at Beatons Tea Rooms in Tisbury
Head to the beautiful Wiltshire village of Tisbury to enjoy a tasty afternoon tea at Beatons Tea Rooms. Expect homemade cakes, a range of over 25 loose leaf teas and elegant service. There's also a bookshop at the tea rooms, so you can have a leisurely browse after you've enjoyed your afternoon tea. 

Afternoon Tea at The Stones Hotel Bar & Restaurant
Conveniently located near both Salisbury and Stonehenge, The Stones Hotel Bar & Restaurant serves up indulgent treats in the form of Afternoon Tea from midday to 4pm each day. Expect delicate finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and chef's cake selection of the day. If you're celebrating, why not consider their 'tipsy tea' with a cocktail of your choice to enjoy alongside your afternoon tea? 

We hope we've inspired you with the idea of a sumptuous afternoon tea and an adventure to explore the wonderful city of Salisbury! Plan the rest of your visit to Salisbury now:
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