Best Afternoon Tea in Ipswich

POSTED ON: 01/08/2022

Who doesn't love a classic afternoon tea?  The combination of sandwiches, baked treats, cakes, and a hot cuppa is deliciously simple and quintessentially British.

There are some wonderful choices for afternoon tea in Ipswich. Whether you're looking for a traditional afternoon tea experience, a creative plant-based alternative, or something a little more luxurious, there's somewhere in Ipswich that has just what you're looking for.

Applaud

Applaud


One of the Ipswich's most popular coffee shops, Applaud Coffee was established in the heart of St Peter's Street, aka The Saint, by sisters Hannah and Beth in 2013; beloved for the relaxed atmosphere and beautiful courtyard garden. Plus for their delicious, traditional afternoon tea.

With mini sandwiches, fresh cakes, and cream scones - all homemade in their little kitchen; Applaud's afternoon tea is one of the best in town.

Monday to Saturday, from 2pm | £18 per person

Visit their website to book online or to purchase Afternoon Tea gift vouchers.


Salthouse Harbour Hotel

Salthouse Harbour Hotel


The Salthouse Harbour Hotel is Ipswich's most luxurious hotel; with beautiful rooms, an award-winning eatery, and stunning views over the yacht-filled marinas. The 4-star hotel also boasts an excellent afternoon tea.

With a range of afternoon tea packages to choose from including a classic afternoon tea, a children's afternoon tea, and luxury upgrade with champagne, afternoon tea at the Salthouse always makes for a special occasion.

Everyday from midday to 4pm | From £10 to £30 per person

Visit their website to book.


Cook House, Suffolk Food Hall

Cook House, Suffolk Food Hall


A short journey out of Ipswich, just under the Orwell Bridge, is independent farm shop Suffolk Food Hall and their very own restaurant: Cook House.

Enjoy traditional sandwiches, pastries, and sweet treats all made with the best local ingredients from surrounding farms and Suffolk-based producers; all to be enjoyed with panoramic views over the River Orwell. Plus they have vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and children's options available so everyone can join in.

Wednesday to Sunday, 2:30pm to 3:30pm | £17.95 per person

Visit their website to book.


Milsoms Kesgrave Hall

Milsoms Kesgrave Hall


Milsoms Kesgrave Hall
is located in the leafy eastern outskirts of Ipswich, a boutique hotel, spa and restaurant with beautiful outdoor spaces that create the feeling of being deep in the countryside. You can enjoy their luxurious afternoon tea in their indoor fine-dining restaurant or outside along their extensive terrace.

Their full tea includes a selection of sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, as well as a tempting array of cakes; and you can upgrade to enjoy a Champagne Afternoon Tea. Milsoms also have seasonal afternoon teas for Easter and Christmas.

Everyday from from 3pm to 5pm | £23 / £37 per person

No need to book, just arrive and enjoy!


Pickwicks

Pickwicks


Ipswich's oldest coffee house, Pickwicks is a well-established favourite on Dial Lane with a traditional tea house ambience, secluded churchyard courtyard, a huge collection of teas and coffees, and a classic afternoon tea.

Experience classic British afternoon tea at Pickwicks with all the traditional food, treats, and tea served in beautiful vintage crockery and tea cups.

Everyday from from midday to 4:30pm | From £15 per person

Email to book: contactpickwicks@gmail.com


The Grazing Sheep


A community of independent coffee shops, bars, and restaurants line the edge of the Ipswich Waterfront; one of the most popular is The Grazing Sheep. Owned by father-son duo Bart and Julian Bisbal, The Grazing Sheep have an eclectic menu of delicious food inspired by their Spanish heritage - including afternoon tea with a twist.

Enjoy all the classic elements of a British afternoon tea with a wholesome, Mediterranean twist; all as your soak in the beautiful marina surroundings. They also offer an all-day classic cream tea.

Everyday from 2pm to 6pm | From £21.50 per person

Visit their website to book via their contact form.



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