Some Of The Best Places To Enjoy Afternoon Tea In The North East Of England In 2016

Published: Friday 20th May 2016

Written by: The Grace Darling Holidays Team

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Afternoon Tea is a tea-related ritual that was introduced in Britain in the early 1840’s. It evolved as a ‘mini meal’ to stem the hunger and anticipation of an evening meal that may not be eaten until 8pm. Afternoon Tea is a meal usually composed of sandwiches, usually delicately cut into ‘fingers’, tea or coffee, sweet pastries and cakes.

There are many places in the North East of England that can offer Afternoon Tea and it is an experience that will add that touch of elegance to a self-catering holiday in the region, as well as give you a break from the cooking.


Durham Marriot Hotel Royal County, County Durham

Situated on the banks of the River Wear, the Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County offers magnificent views of England’s famous Durham Castle and Cathedral. The upscale hotel offers modern amenities while preserving its historic charm.

Afternoon Tea is served daily in the relaxing 1815 lounge and, weather permitting, Afternoon Tea can also be served on the beautiful Champagne Terrace.

Booking is essential for Afternoon Tea here and the dress code is smart casual.

£19.95 per person for traditional Afternoon Tea

£29.50 per person including a glass of Pommery Champagne.


The Percy Arms, Northumberland

Set in the heart of Chatton in rural Northumberland, The Percy Arms is the perfect place to enjoy Afternoon Tea in the middle of tranquil countryside.

Enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea starting with a selection of savoury sandwiches, followed by sumptuous sweet treats, all alongside a freshly-brewed pot of tea. You can also indulge a bit further with a glass of Prosecco.

Dress code is smart casual and booking must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

£15.00 for Two for Traditional Afternoon Tea

£19.00 for two including a glass of Prosecco.


Brown’s Brasserie and Bar, Newcastle

Browns have been providing quality food in beautiful surroundings, with fantastic service, since 1973 and they now have 27 venues nationwide.

Located on one of the finest streets in Britain, Grey Street, Browns Newcastle offers a stylish and relaxing place in which to enjoy Afternoon Tea.

Browns serve a traditional Afternoon Tea with finger sandwiches, fruit scones with jam and cream, a selection of mini cakes and a choice of loose leaf teas. There is an option to add a glass of Champagne or a Hendricks Gin and Tonic, if you are in an indulgent mood.

Booking is essential at Browns, there is no dress code and you can enjoy live piano on Thursday’s (6-10pm) and Sundays (1-5pm) at this venue.

£12.50 per person for Traditional afternoon Tea

£16.95 per person for Champagne Afternoon Tea

£15.95 per person for A Most Unusual Afternoon Tea including Hendricks Gin and Tonic.


The Vermont Hotel, Tyne and Wear

Combining old character in the form of 1930s grandeur with contemporary elegance and four star luxuries, The Vermont Hotel offers a luxurious setting in which to enjoy a Traditional Afternoon Tea.

Relax in the Hotel’s spacious and elegant lounge and enjoy excellent views of the Castle Keep while indulging in a spread that is sure to impress.

Booking ahead is essential, there is a smart casual dress code and Afternoon Tea is served every day from 1pm to 5pm.

£33 for Traditional Afternoon Tea for Two at The Vermont Hotel

£50 for Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two at The Vermont Hotel.

The Grace Darling Holidays Team
The Grace Darling Holidays Team


Your team of holiday experts in Northumberland.


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