History & Heritage

Immerse yourself in Staffordshire history with an indulgent afternoon tea in the Orangery at Weston Park.

Treat yourself to tea and a scone in opulent surroundings, before discovering the majestic stately home or strolling in Capability Brown's sprawling parkland.

Or if you love your cuppas, take a trip to the Tea Emporium at World of Wedgwood, where there are over 50 teas to choose from!

Sample wonderful flavours from the Orient and the Middle East, alongside finger sandwiches and classic handmade cakes, tartlets and fancies.

Award-winning Fayre

There are so many beautiful afternoon teas in Staffordshire but few can call themselves award-winners.

The Red Lion in Bradley can justifiably claim their afternoon tea is the best in the county - they won the Afternoon Tea of the Year at the Taste of Staffordshire Good Food Awards in October.

So if you're looking for a rural retreat to enjoy your pastries and sandwiches in, there is nowhere better than The Red Lion.

For something more central, Lichfield's Pom's Kitchen & Deli is also renowned for its afternoon teas - the team triumphed in the Tea Room/Coffee Shop category at the Good Food Awards. 

Great Gardens

The Dorothy Clive Garden combines panoramic views of rolling hills and woodland with locally sourced breads and tempting bakes for their afternoon teas.

And after your decadent delights, you can explore beautiful features all-year round including the explosion of colour from the rhododendrons and the tranquility of the waterfall - not to mention the resplendant Laburnum Arch.

A short drive away from the intimate setting of the Dorothy Clive Garden, you'll be spoilt for choice at the vast Trentham Estate, with a huge selection of eateries including two fabulous tea rooms.

At Capabilitea, named after England's Greatest Gardener Capability Brown, there are gorgeous locally sourced cream teas and handmade cakes, while the Italian Garden Tearoom offers stunning views to accompany their mouth-watering menu.

Georgian Grandeur

If you like your afternoon tea vintage-style, head to Drayton Court Hotel in Tamworth, an 18th Century country house.

Served on the finest English vintage china, on traditional gingham tablecloths, its the perfect afternoon tea experience.

Or watch the world go by in a beautiful Georgian mansion at Swinfen Hall Hotel, with a freshly-baked buttermilk scone washed down with your choice from a wide selection of teas.

Relax on the terrace overlooking the stunning gardens and deer park, or cosy up in front of a roaring log fire during the winter.

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