Afternoon Tea in Berkshire near London

Relais & Chateaux - Cliveden is a new member in 2013

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea at Cliveden is perfectly combined with a stroll around the National Trust gardens. Due to popular demand, we recommend booking 3 weeks in advance for weekends and special occasions.


Our fine three tiered selection includes a variety of finger sandwiches, warm scones with home-made jams and clotted cream, a selection of miniature cakes, pastries and delicacies and even our renowned Cliveden fruit cake.

There is also a wide selection of teas, including our very own Cliveden blend.

£37.00 per person



For true decadence enjoy a glass of our house Champagne with your full Afternoon Tea experience.

£50.00 per person

** NB. A National Trust admission fee of £7.00 per person will be added to your bill (excluding National Trust members, with valid membership cards) **


Due to the popularity of this quintessentially English experience, we recommend booking well in advance, especially for weekends.

Our Afternoon Tea sittings are for one and a half hours from 2.45pm, 3pm, 4.30pm, 4.45pm and 5pm. Please note that Afternoon Tea is served in our Great Hall, and surrounding rooms if they are available on the day.

For parties of 8 guests or more please speak to our Special Events department to enquire about hiring a private dining room.




What could be more idyllic than floating down the most beautiful stretch of the River Thames, aboard a beautifully restored 100 year old wooden River boat, enjoying the delights of Cliveden's famous Afternoon Tea?

Our boats are available to hire on an hourly basis or for the day from April until October.

We can accommodate up to 10 guests, so ideal for a couple or group of friends and family.

When reserving one of our boats privately we can serve afternoon tea on board in a beautifully presented hamper, with all your favourites, and of course champagne is available if you wish to add a bit of fizz to the occasion.

Should you prefer to join our shared evening champagne cruise, afternoon tea can be taken at the house prior to your cruise.

Find out more about the boats >>


If you are looking to reserve a table for Afternoon Tea, you'll find details of how to do so below:


Afternoon Tea experiences at Cliveden House can also be purchased as gift vouchers, available to buy online through our gift voucher portal.

We have a range of vouchers available to purchase online, including: