Indulge in a dainty sandwich, sweet treat and a brew at one of these fine establishments – home of some of the best afternoon teas in Staffordshire.

Ramblers Retreat

A tasty afternoon tea to savour at the Ramblers Retreat, StaffordshireWe start our round-up at Staffordshire's Tea Room/Coffee Shop of the Year, the Ramblers Retreat Country Tea Room in Alton, Staffordshire Moorlands.

Crowned at the 2022 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism & Good Food Awards in March, this well-loved tea room is renowned for its quintessentially English surroundings, which have been welcoming visitors since 1981.

Their Lords & Ladies Afternoon Tea includes finger sandwiches, quiche of the day, sausage roll, and a selection of homemade cakes and scones to die for!

Competition News: We have a Lords & Ladies Afternoon Tea for Two up for grabs in our Afternoon Tea Week competition! To enter, head to our Facebook page and share the competition post before 5pm on Sunday 14th August.

Looking for more like this? What could be more British than a cream tea on a steam train? Indulge with Churnet Valley Railway's Staffordshire Cream Tea experience, dining in style in a heritage train carriage as you wind your way through the captivating Churnet Valley.

And the Afternoon Cream Tea Trains at Foxfield Railway offers a great day out for the family, with its Children's Afternoon Cream Tea boxes.

World of Wedgwood Tea Room

The Wedgwood Tea Room, at World of Wedgwood, Stoke-on-Trent, offers one of the most elegant and exquisite afternoon teas in Staffordshire.

Savour a traditional afternoon tea in sumptuous surroundings, served on the finest Wedgwood china, for a truly memorable experience.

The Little Gardeners Afternoon Tea provides a child-friendly spin on the traditional menu, with sandwich triangles, fresh fruit watering can, chocolate brownie soil, and milk, milkshake or Fruit Shoot to wash it all down.

And a Vegan Afternoon Tea is also available, with sandwiches including chilli and sundried tomato hummus, and a selection of desserts like chickpea and coconut meringue.

It's the perfect end to a day exploring the incredible history of Wedgwood, witnessing amazing craftsmanship, and creating your own masterpiece to take home in the decorating studio or at the potter's wheel.

Looking for more like this? For more afternoon teas with beautiful backdrops, head for the heavenly Hoar Cross Hall, or the tea room over-looking the peaceful, picturesque Dorothy Clive Garden.

The Red Lion

Enjoy a delightful afternoon tea in an idyllic rural retreat at The Red Lion in Bradley, near Stafford.

It's a beautifully-presented treat, with homemade scones, Brew Tea Company teas, quaint finger sandwiches, and inviting desserts like ginger & lemon sponge, and chocloate & hazelnut cheesecake.

There is a more savoury Alternative Afternoon Tea option too, offering Scotch eggs, crusty rolls and three 1/3 pints of real ale.

The surroundings are equally beautiful. The building dates back to the 17th Century and retains many of the original features, including the timber frame, and the huge standing stones, which, some say, can help young women predict their future!

Looking for more like this? Tuck into afternoon tea in Staffordshire at stunning locations like the Three Horseshoes Country Inn & Spa, with its breath-taking views of The Roaches, and Hilton St George's Park, gazing all-around at the lush greenery and woodland of East Staffordshire.

The Country Kitchen at Essington Farm

Afternoon tea at The Country Kitchen at Essington Farm in South Staffordshire, is a real treat for all the family.

Everything is made fresh on the premises, using the highest quality ingredients - many of which have been grown or reared on the farm next door – and the homemade strawberry jam, scones and cakes are to die for!

Younger diners can choose from the Child’s Afternoon Tea, with a selection of simple sandwiches, mini sausage roll, cupcake, and half a scone, served with fruit juice or milk, while the Toddler's Afternoon Tea suits those with even smaller appetites.

Various dietary requirements (such as a vegan afternoon tea available on request) are catered for, making sure everyone can indulge.

Looking for more like this? If you like eateries which source their produce locally, try an afternoon tea at Denstone Hall Farm Shop & Cafe, East Staffordshire, which uses 48 different local suppliers, or Betley Tea Room, Newcastle-under-Lyme, where the ingredients come from within 10 miles of the front door, including their own farm.

Pom's Kitchen & Deli

Combine a day of sight-seeing and culture with a decadent afternoon tea at Pom's Kitchen & Deli, in the heart of Lichfield.

Explore our wonderful and historic city, with the magnificent Lichfield Cathedral, the tranquil Beacon Park, and the acclaimed Garrick Theatre, indulging at Pom’s on the way, refuelling with macaroons, fresh scones and a selection of sandwiches.

Make a day of it at Bella's Coffee House, with its mouth-watering menu around the corner from the shopping of McArthur Glen West Midlands and the walking of Cannock Chase Forest.

And if you’re heading to a show at Stafford’s Gatehouse Theatre, why not pop into the Royal-themed Cup A Cha, and tuck into a menu fit for The Queen?

Looking for more like this? The Rabbit Hole Tea Room in Stoke-on-Trent is a quirky Alice in Wonderland inspired treat, close to the China Hall at Spode, home of great events like the British Ceramics Biennial, while The Peel Aldergate offers an enticing afternoon tea, experience close to Tamworth Castle, the Tamworth Assembly Rooms, and the Snowdome.

Have we missed your favourite out?

There are many more delicious afternoon teas in Staffordshire on our Afternoon Tea page, but we'd love to know if your afternoon tea haunt of choice is not on our list!

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World of Wedgwood Tea Room
Tea/Coffee Shop
World of Wedgwood Tea Room
Hoar Cross Hall
Spa Hotel
Wedding in the Meynall Suite

Hoar Cross Hall combines the sumptuous pleasures of staying in an elegant English Stately Home with the facilities of a superb modern Spa Resort.

The Dorothy Clive Garden Tearoom
Tea Room
The Dorothy Clive Garden Tearoom

The Dorothy Clive Garden Tea room is set in the middle of the 12 acre garden is delightfully woven into the magnificent tapestry of the Shropshire, North Staffordshire and Cheshire borders which was initially conceived by Colonel Harry Clive for the love for his wife, has evolved continually since 1940 and hosts a huge variety of trees, shrubs, bulbs, plants, perennials and climbers. The tearoom is open from 10:00 serving a range of light snacks, homemade scones, cakes, hot and cold beverages, alcohol and also Cheshire Farm Ice cream.

The Red Lion
Restaurant - Pub
The Red Lion

We are passionate about pubs and food and understand the importance of creating a great experience… you will receive a warm welcome from the Red Lion.

Restaurant at the Three Horseshoes Country Inn
Restaurant - Casual Dining
Three Horseshoes Country Inn

The Country Inn offers award winning food served in a relaxing atmosphere with Oak Beams, Open Fires and views over the Staffordshire Peak District.

Hilton at St George's Park
Outside the Hilton Hotel

Located in the national home of English Football, the Hilton at St George's Park boasts stylish guest rooms, exceptional cuisine and a luxurious health club and spa - the perfect choice for a special countryside get-away.

The Country Kitchen at Essington Farm
Tea/Coffee Shop
Sample the homemade food from the tea room

Winner: 2018 Taste of Staffordshire Afternoon Tea of the Year. Traditional farmhouse cooking using ingredients grown on the farm and other local farm produce the Head Chef has created menus for every season. Enjoy a proper home cooked meal which are made fresh from raw ingredients using our own farm produce or other local produce when ours is not available. Most of the ingredients can be found in the farm shop.

Denstone Hall Café
Tea/Coffee Shop
Enjoy the atmosphere is this popular tea room

Winner - Gold Award - Enjoy Staffordshire Tea Room & Coffee Shop of the Year 2019. Denstone Hall Farm Shop and Café is beautifully situated on the Staffordshire/ Derbyshire border between the market towns of Uttoxeter and Ashbourne in the village of Denstone.

Betley Tearoom
Tea/Coffee Shop
Betley Tearoom

We are a family run tearoom situated on a 180 acre beef and sheep farm in the lovely village of Betley, near Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. Providing an extensive menu as well as traditional afternoon tea using local suppliers.

Churnet Valley Railway
Steam Railway
Churnet Valley Railway

The Churnet Valley Railway takes you on a journey back to the 1950s and 1960s. Take a break from busy urban life and hop on board a heritage steam train to ride through delightful countryside with riverside views and the Caldon Canal.  Why not join one of our First-Class dining train experiences? Choose from breakfast, lunch or afternoon cream tea.

Drayton Manor Hotel
Outside view of the hotel

For visitors travelling from further afield or simply looking to turn a day trip into an overnight stay, there’s also the luxurious four-star Drayton Manor Hotel. It has 150 bedrooms, including 15 Thomas & Friends themed family rooms, each with a unique hand-painted scene on the wall and ceiling, themed bunk beds, and train track patterned carpets in the corridors leading to each room.

Pom's Kitchen & Deli
Poms Kitchen - a place for friends

We're Pom's Kitchen and Deli based in Lichfield. We aim to give you a truly amazing experience from the moment you walk through our doors.

Bella’s Coffee House and Community Café
Coffee Shop
Afternoon tea in Staffordshire

Bella’s Coffee House is a community hub in the heart of Hednesford’s Market Street. Bella’s has always been the place to be. A hive of social activity while remaining a relaxing place to gather with friends, grab a great cup of coffee and maybe a light meal.

Ramblers Retreat Country Tea Room
Tea/Coffee Shop
Ramblers Retreat tea room nestled in the Churnet Valley at Dimmingsdale

We are a family run country tearoom nestled in Dimmingsdale, in the heart of the beautiful Churnet Valley in Staffordshire. For over 40 years, we have offered a range of high quality, traditional home-made food – from hearty breakfasts, to delicious three course lunches to tasty snacks – not to mention our extensive range of mouth watering home-made desserts!