The finest afternoon tea in Cheltenham

Please note, we have made the decision to temporarily suspend afternoon tea at Ellenborough Park. This is due to relaunch in June. During this period, we welcome you to join us in The Horse Box.

Afternoon Tea is a much loved British institution. That said, such a tradition deserves reverence, passion and a keen eye for detail that we most certainly provide at Ellenborough Park.

Dating back to the 1830s, the origins of Afternoon Tea are found when the Duchess of Bedford was unable to stand the time between luncheon and dinner. As it was fashionable to take such meals later and later, she invited her friends to join her for a cup of tea and some light refreshments. Almost 200 years later, this tradition remains as loved and revered as when it was first created. Here at Ellenborough Park, we know what goes into creating such a beloved experience, especially one you experience with close friends and loved ones.

Served in our truly unique and spectacular Great Hall, the backdrop to your afternoon tea in the Cotswolds could not get more fitting.


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Treat a loved one to experience an unforgettable afternoon tea in the Cotswolds

For your thirst, choose from our range of hand picked teas from classic Earl Grey to Strawberry & Mango or even Tiramisu, sip on our homemade infusions of hot ginger or fresh mint or pick from our coffee selection of Espresso, Macchiato or Hot Chocolate. For those looking to make it a truly special occasion, upgrade your Cotswolds afternoon tea with a cold glass of our sparkling wine or champagne.

For your hunger, enjoy our selection of classic sandwiches including smoked salmon and crème fraiche, ham and red onion marmalade, free range egg and cress and cucumber with cream cheese. Chow down on freshly baked scones with Devonshire clotted cream and strawberry preserve as well as a selection of delicately handcrafted cakes and pastries.

Join us and you will see for yourself that our cakes are not only delicious, they are nothing short of iconic thanks to the incredible talents of our Pastry Chefs. You are invited to take tea with us 7 days a week between 2.30pm and 5pm. Please book in advance as demand is high.

To book Cheltenham’s finest afternoon tea, call 01242 545454.