Afternoon Tea

 
There's nothing like an Afternoon Tea!  It really does give you the chance to relax, chill, and really indulge!  You can just sit down, tuck in, chat away, put the world to rights, catch up with news, people watch, and tuck into a tea without having to even think about who's doing the washing up.  (It won't be you!)

There are some wonderful places to enjoy such an English tradition which perhaps you and I wouldn't ordinarily head out to - but the surroundings which accompany Afternoon Tea can add as much enjoyment to the occasion as the tea itself!  And you can combine some Afternoon Teas with an activity, such as a spa treatment or a visit to stunning gardens or look round a country house.  And some include a glass of bubbly, whilst others don't.

So here are some gift experience ideas for Afternoon Tea.  Please check location, T&Cs before you buy.   Don't forget to watch voucher expiry dates and book early.

 
Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two at Alexander House Hotel

Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two at Alexander House Hotel, Turners Hill
£77.00
Set in 120 acres of secluded parkland, Alexander House Hotel dates back to the 17th century with fabulous original features.  With warming open fires and expertly manicures gardens, it makes the perfect situation for afternoon tea treat. Sip chilled Champagne and indulge in Afternoon Tea!  Go to Buy a Gift for more information

Luxury Afternoon Tea for Two Luxury Afternoon Tea for Two
Tuck into the power of choice! This gift experience gives a range of locations in which to enjoy a Luxury Afternoon Tea for Two.  The Afternoon Tea venue varies according to the location, but in any event, this is a lovely way to while away a couple of hours and indulge!   It is one of Red Letter Days most popular experiences - go to Red Letter Days for more information.
Sparkling Sussex Afternoon Tea for Two at Ashdown Park Hotel

 

Sparkling Sussex Afternoon Tea for Two at Ashdown Park Hotel
£64.00
This hotel sits in among 186 acres of stunning grounds - you can explore the gardens, lawns and woodland paths as part of this treat!  There's a selection of sandwiches, sweet treats and a dessert, so you should head for home feeling well fed!   Go to Buy a Gift for more information.

 

Deluxe Afternoon Tea for Two at The Hickstead Hotel

Deluxe Afternoon Tea for Two at The Hickstead Hotel 
£35.00
The Hickstead Hotel is located with seven acres of the glorious Sussex countryside and it's a great place to chill out. Take a seat in the lounge, and tuck into afternoon delights - finger sandwiches, scones and cakes fresh from the kitchen. Tea or coffee are also available.  Go to Virgin Experience Days for more information.

 Spa and Afternoon Tea for Two at The Felbridge Hotel and Spa

Spa and Afternoon Tea for Two at The Felbridge Hotel and Spa

£70.00
Sit back, unwind and relax as you use the spa facilities at the Felbridge Hotel and Spa.  And tuck into a delicious afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and home-made jam, cakes, tea and coffee and a glass of Champagne as well!  Go to Buy a Gift for more information

Afternoon Tea at Bailiffscourt Hotel and Spa for Two

Afternoon Tea at Bailiffscourt Hotel and Spa for Two
£60.00
Situated near Littlehampton, Bailiffscourt Hotel and Spa has a charming medieval themed restaurant. Tuck into finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with clotted cream and preserves, homemade pastries and cakes. There's a wonderful selection of teas and coffees, too!  Indulge in more information from Buy a Gift

Tea for Two at Amberley Castle Tea for Two at Amberley Castle
Head to Amberley Castle for Afternoon Tea in the gorgeous South Downs village of Amberley.  Amberley Castle is a 12th-century manor house, fortified in 1377. Its 12 acres of beautiful formal gardenswithin the medieval castle walls are occupied by alpacas and peacocks.  Explore the castle before or after your tea, which includes scones with local cream and jam, delicate sweet cakes, finger sandwiches, and your choice of fine tea to accompany the treats. You’ll certain feel fortified after this feast!  Go to Buy a Gift for more information

Spa Day with Treatment and Afternoon Tea for Two at Ockenden Manor

Spa Day with Treatment and Afternoon Tea for Two at Ockenden Manor  
Nestled in the Sussex countryside, the Manor is the perfect retreat for anyone looking to escape the every day rush and routine of life.  Indulge yourselves with a spa treatment (a choice of Elemental Booster Facial or Elemental Muscle Melt Massage) and an Afternoon Tea with a glass of sparkling wine each!  
£218.00  
Go to Red Letter Days for more information.  

Vintage Sussex Afternoon Tea with Fizz for Two at The Spread Eagle Hotel and Spa

Vintage Sussex Afternoon Tea with Fizz for Two at The Spread Eagle Hotel and Spa
£75.00
Head to Midhurst for a treat in the 15th century hotel The Spread Eagle!  There are finger sandwiches, fresh cakes and home baked scones with seasonal preserves and clotted cream.  Relax either by the warmth of an open fire or sit down in the conservatory to enjoy this treat.  Drink in more information from Buy a Gift

Tour of The Royal Pavilion Brighton and Cream Tea for Two

Tour of The Royal Pavilion Brighton and Cream Tea for Two
£49.00
In the centre of Brighton, this former royal residence has a fascinating history.  You can wonder through rooms such as The Music Room and the Great Kitchen, while listening to the audio tour.   Afterwards, tuck into a cream tea in the Royal Pavilion Tearoom with scones, jam, fresh cream and of course, a steaming pot of tea.  Go to Red Letter Days for more information. 

Steam Train Trip on the Spa Valley Railway and Afternoon Tea for Two  

Steam Train Trip on the Spa Valley Railway and Afternoon Tea for Two
£65.00
We've crept into Kent for this but the train travels through 5 miles of the Kent and Sussex countryside.  Travel back to the era of steam travel as you chug through the High Weald countryside, and enjoy a classic afternoon tea as well.   The tea will be served in the Mercure Hotel, with sandwiches, scones with cream and jam, little cakes or pastries and your choice of a pot of tea or coffee.  Go to Virgin Experience Days for more information. 

 British Airways i360 Flight and Visit to Brighton Pavilion with Cream Tea for Two                  

British Airways i360 Flight and Visit to Brighton Pavilion with Cream Tea for Two
£84.00

How about this for a few hours of exploring?   Take a turn on the British Airways i360 in Brighton, enjoying the views of Sussex and the Channel from 450 feet up, and then on the ground explore the Royal Brighton Pavillion and enjoy a cream tea for two there!  Go to Virgin Experience Days for more information

                                      

Visit to Kew Gardens and Palace with Cream Tea for Two

Visit to Kew Gardens and Palace with Cream Tea for Two
£39.00
Go into Surrey and have a day exploring the amazing world famous Kew Gardens.  This is a 326 acre UNESCO World Heritage Site with diverse plant life from around the world.  You'll discover 250 years of history here, and enjoy access to the Royal Kitchens, Palm House, Rose Garden and the Princess of Wales Conservatory.  Don't miss the exhibit in 2016, The Hive.  A cream tea awaits you in the Orangery (self-service) and you also have access to Kew Palace.  Go to Virgin Experience Days to find out more.