Best Afternoon Teas in Oxfordshire

Afternoon Tea is an institution in Oxfordshire, and you are certainly never far from a restaurant, hotel or tearoom that offers warm scones, home-baked cakes and delicious finger sandwiches for a Cream Tea or Afternoon Tea experience - here's a list of some of the best around Oxfordshire!

Blenheim Palace Traditional Afternoon Tea

Discover a quintessentially British treat with an elegant, traditional Afternoon Tea in the brand new Orangery Restaurant, with stunning views out over the Duke’s private Italian Garden. Enjoy freshly made traditional sandwiches with seasonal inclusions, unlimited loose leaf tea or coffee and a selection of fresh cakes, scones and delicacies.

£19.95 per person
Served daily from 12:00 – 17:00


Experience Oxfordshire Afternoon Tea

Full Afternoon Tea at the Macdonald Randolph Hotel

The Drawing Room at the famous Macdonald Randolph Hotel is home to the finest afternoon tea selection Oxford has to offer. Relax in grand surroundings while sampling the wonderful selection of homemade delicacies which highly skilled chefs have created using only the finest ingredients, sourced locally where possible. Smart informal, children welcome. Includes Scones with strawberry jam and Devon clotted cream, selection of sandwiches on farmhouse bread, afternoon pastries and fruit cake.

Daily between 12:00 to 18:00


Pick-and-choose at Batsford Arboretum

Construct Afternoon Tea after your taste from a selection of delicious home-baked cakes, scones, cookies, teas, coffees and hot chocolate. Enjoy views across the Evenlode Valley from the large decked area and treat yourself to a stroll around the arboretum while you’re there! The café offers a lovely, relaxed and friendly atmosphere where children (and dogs on short leads!) are welcome!

Hot drinks and cakes start from £2 each
Daily until 5pm


Afternoon Tea at Cherwell Boathouse

An idyllic riverside location just outside the centre of Oxford provides a tranquil backdrop for this afternoon tea, which is best enjoyed after a round of punting on the river. Children welcome. Includes tea, scones & jam, cakes, tartlets and sanwiches.

Daily 3pm- 5pm, but needs to be booked


Afternoon Tea at Eynsham Hall

Nestled deep in the Oxfordshire countryside and surrounded by over 3,000 acres of rolling parklands and manicured gardens, Eynsham Hall provides a breathtaking blend of elegant period features with a twist of modern design. Afternoon Tea includes scrumptious homemade cakes, scones and finger sandwiches. Children welcome.

Daily from 2pm


Afternoon Tea for Two at Bicester Hotel Golf and Spa

Treat yourself to afternoon tea at Bicester Hotel Golf and Spa in a Cotswold-style stone building. 

Afternoon Tea £18.00 (per person)

Cream Tea £7.95 (per person)

Additional extras:

Di Maria Prosecco £26.00 per bottle £5.00 per glass

Di Maria Rose Prosecco £26.00 per bottle £5.00 per glass

Chimere Champagne £42.00 per bottle £7.00 per glass

Daily from 1pm-5pm, booking recommended.


Afternoon Tea at the Manor Country House Hotel

Enjoy Afternoon Tea in the wonderful surroundings of this medieval mansion house. In fair weather, it can be enjoyed on the Laurent Perrier Champagne Terrace, overlooking the beautiful manicured gardens and croquet lawn. Dress smart casual.

Available daily.