• Afternoon Tea
  • Afternoon Tea on the Terrace
  • Drawing Room lounge
  • Drawing Room


The English Afternoon Tea is attributed to Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford, who was said to have complained of "having that sinking feeling" during the late afternoon and took tea with sandwiches and cakes to stave off the hunger in her boudoir. She later invited her friends to join her for tea in the afternoon and as other social hostesses picked up on the idea, soon, all of fashionable society in London would dress in long gowns, gloves and hats would meet for afternoon tea or “low” tea, so-called as it was usually served in the drawing room on low tables just before the fashionable promenade in Hyde Park.

Today at Stapleford Park, this quintessential English tradition of socialising and relaxing with the warmth of tea and friendship is kept very much alive.

English Afternoon Tea is served daily between 2.30 p.m. and 5.00 p.m.


Afternoon Teas at Stapleford Park

Traditional Afternoon Tea £25.00 – Traditional finger sandwiches, followed by a selection of warm scones served with clotted cream & homemade strawberry preserve, accompanied with a selection of cakes & sweet pastries.


Champagne Afternoon Tea £36.50 – Includes the Traditional Afternoon Tea with a glass of our House champagne.


Afternoon tea is served with a pot of tea or you can choose from a selection of traditional teas, fruit and herbal infusions, or filtered coffee.


Afternoon Tea

Download a full Afternoon Tea & snacks menu (PDF)


Advanced booking is recommended.


Stapleford Park members will receive a 10% discount on production of a current Membership Card.

Contact Us

For more information please complete our Dining enquiry form and we will respond as soon as possible.


Alternatively call 01572 787000 or email reception@stapleford.co.uk.