Afternoon Tea in Ipswich: A Delightful Treat in a Historic Setting

Afternoon tea first grew popular in the early 1800s, but the tradition took hold in Suffolk when wealthy Ipswich families began hosting elaborate garden tea parties in the mid-1800s. For a memorable tea experience steeped in local charm, here are the best spots for afternoon tea in Ipswich and the surrounding countryside.

Hintlesham Hall: Classic Afternoon Tea

Tucked away in Suffolk’s rolling countryside, Hintlesham Hall’s stately manor house, once called “Hintlesham Manor” has been serving refined afternoon tea ever since it became a flagship Suffolk Hotel in 1972. Now you can choose from the Hall’s extensive menu of fresh leaf teas or warm scones served with Strawberry preserve and clotted cream.

To make it that little bit more special, why not indulge in a Champagne Afternoon Tea, with something a little more dazzling to spoil you on an afternoon off!

The Strawberry Teapot, Sudbury, Suffolk

Why not try the lovely town of Sudbury for your afternoon tea with something a little more quirky on offer!
The Strawberry Teapot welcomes you for a good cup of tea and a slice of one of their delicious homemade cakes! They also serve up breakfast or lunch on 6 days of the week.

To celebrate a special occasion you might try one of their mouthwateringly scrumptious Afternoon Tea with freshly made sandwiches, homemade cakes, and scones. With delightful music and atmosphere when you enter, you’ll find lively and interesting decor in the form of pastel-coloured bunting and flowers, all with oversized tea cups and suitcases adorning the tearoom’s many nooks and crannies.

The Suffolk Food Hall

For a little bit of something unique, why not try the Suffolk Food Hall Afternoon Tea.
The Food Hall is based on a family farm situated in the Suffolk Coastal Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Hall prides itself on displaying and selling the best locally farmed produce around, supporting its farmers every step of the way.

Suffolk Food Hall serves their afternoon tea in their Restaurant which boasts unrivalled panoramic views across the Orwell estuary. You’ll be treated to a selection of sandwiches, cakes, savouries and one of our fruit scones with cream and jam. Remember you must pre-book before arriving!

Plan Your Ipswich Afternoon Tea Excursion

Treat yourself to an afternoon of refined flavours and pampering at these Ipswich hotspots offering a delightful mix of afternoon tea options, to delight each and every possible audience. Their blend of history, charm, bespoke local touches and attention to detail deliver both indulgence and relaxation in truly different and unique settings!

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