Where can you get the best afternoon tea in Essex? Look no further than Colchester, whose historic buildings provide the ideal atmospheric setting for the best high tea and traditional English experience in some of the finest Tearooms. The home of Tiptree’s Wilkin & Sons Jam, where else were you going to find the perfect topping for your scones & cream?
If you’re looking for a nice afternoon out in Colchester, pamper your taste buds as you indulge in strawberries and cream in beautiful English houses. Book a luxury high tea in an English mansion, or enjoy a sweet and simple traditional English scones & cream tea surrounded by roses and greenery.
Below is our selection of the best quality afternoon tea near Colchester, a must-do if you are visiting:
Places for Afternoon Tea in Colchester
Set in a majestic Tudor building, historic home of William Gilberd, afternoon tea in Tymperleys will transport you through time as you sit in the beautiful gardens in the heart of Colchester’s Town Centre.
Jacqueline’s Tea Room
Tea – brewed to perfection. Have your afternoon tea made just right in this wonderful vintage tea room. Sit back and relax with a selection of sweet and savoury delights to accompany your perfect brew.
Prepare yourself for an afternoon of luxury and indulgence with afternoon tea inGreyfriars. Beautiful naturally-lit rooms host you to enjoy a fine selection of delicious scones and jam, as well as delicate sandwiches and unique fancies. Set within a grand Georgian building very close to the Castle, Greyfriars is the ideal setting for an exquisite high tea.
Tiptree Tea Rooms
Colchester is the home to internationally-renowned Wilkin & Sons Tiptree Jam. Where better to try Tiptree jam spread on an English scone, with a topping of clotted cream? Find Tiptree tearooms located across Essex, including in Colchester town Centre, Tiptree, and Dedham Village.
H. Gunton Tea & Coffee Specialist
If you’re more of a Morning Coffee person, Gunton’s Café located on the first floor of this fine Delicatessen is for you. Unique hand-roasted coffee and a large selection of teas accompany yummy patisseries and award-winning sandwiches.