Christmas afternoon teas in Kent

PUBLISHED: 13:21 12 December 2017 | UPDATED: 13:21 12 December 2017

Christmas afternoon teas (credit: FlairImages, Thinkstock)

Christmas afternoon teas (credit: FlairImages, Thinkstock)


During December, a festive afternoon tea is a welcome relief from the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping so we picked 9 spots that offer a seasonal afternoon tea in Kent

Where: Hempstead House, Bapchild, Sittingbourne

When: throughout December

Menu: four finger sandwiches with cream cheese and cucumber, ham and mustard, turkey and cranberry and smoked salmon. Homemade fruit and plain scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve. Mince pie and selection of cakes. Unlimited tea and filter coffee available.

Book: Monday to Thursday costs £19.50 per person or £26 with a glass of mulled wine; Saturday and Sunday costs £22.50 per person or £30 with a glass of mulled wine. Enquire online, call 01795 428020 or email

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Where: Whitstable Castle

When: throughout December

Menu: finger sandwiches of cheese and onion, turkey, brie and cranberry, crab and avocado with lemon mayonnaise. Savoury bites include a mini croissant of ham, spinach and emmental and vegetable quiche. Scones with cream and jam, mince pies, raspberry cheesecake, apple pie, pecan nut brownie, carrot cake, banoffee pie and strawberry and cranberry doughnut for sweet treats. Your choice of tea, coffee or hot chocolate. Add mulled wine for £2 or Prosecco for £5.

Book: £19.95 per person (excluding alcohol), call 01227 281726 to book

Where: Broadview Tea Room, Hadlow College

When: 2pm to 4pm

Menu: finger sandwiches with turkey and stuffing, salmon and cream cheese, and brie and cranberry. Cranberry, orange and cinnamon scones with cream and butter. Mince pies, Christmas fruit cake and stollen to follow. Served with a choice of tea, coffee or hot chocolate.

Book: £17.50 for two people. Pre-booking is essential, 48 hours in advance and with a £10 non-returnable deposit

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Where: Rowhill Grange, Dartford

When: throughout December

Menu: sandwiches, home baked scones, cakes and fancies.

Book: £22.95 per person on week days and £24.95 on weekends. Book online

Where: The Secret Garden, Ashford

Menu: sandwiches of smoked salmon and cream cheese, brie and red onion chutney, turkey and cranberry, and egg mayonnaise with baby salad leaves. Scones with jam, strawberries and cream. Mini seasonal cakes include mince pies, desserts and pastries. Unlimited tea or coffee available.

Booking: £22.95 per person, add a glass of Prosecco for £6 or a Kir Royal cocktail for £9.95

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Where: Hythe Imperial Hotel

When: daily throughout December, 12pm to 4pm

Menu: sandwiches of turkey and cranberry, smoked salmon and cream cheese, cucumber, and beef and horseradish. Spiced scone with clotted cream and jam. Christmas cube cake, gingerbread and cinnamon cupcakes, chocolate log, festive fondant fancy and festive caramel mini cake. A selection of teas

Booking: £18.95 per person, add £8 for a glass of fizz. To book call 01303 267441 or email

Where: Brandshatch Place, Fawkham Green

When: Sunday 17th December, 3pm

Booking: £24.50 per adult, £14.50 per child

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Where: The Falstaff, Canterbury

When: from 27th November, 3.30pm to 5.30pm

Menu: a selection of sandwiches and cakes, mince pies, scones with clotted cream and jam, tea or coffee and a glass of fizz on arrival with an extra charge of £5

Booking: available for parties of four or more at £15 per person. Call 01227 462138 or email

Where: The Spa Hotel, Royal Tunbridge Wells

When: daily throughout December excluding Christmas Day, midday to 6pm

Booking: classic £21.50 per person, with Champagne £32 per person. A completed and signed copy of the online form is required for bookings, page seven of this form

Where: Fleur de Thé, Rochester

When: 11.30am to 3.30pm

Menu: festive sandwiches, fruit or plain scone with cream and preserves, mince pie and chocolate truffles, Christmas cracker, complimentary mulled wine or orange juice and tea or coffee

Booking: £19.95 per person. Must be booked 48 hours in advance with £5 deposit per person

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Where: Hotel du Vin & Bistro, Tunbridge Wells

When: 27th November to 24th December

Menu: turkey sandwiches, scones with cream and jam, mini cakes, desserts and mince pies

Booking: £22.50 per person. Book online, call 01892 320749 or email to book

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