Visitors to The Suffolk Coast are spoilt for choice when it comes to a little indulgence and that very English pastime of taking afternoon tea.
The open skies and vast panoramas of The Suffolk Coast provide the perfect backdrop for so many hidden gems of cafés, tea rooms and restaurants - many nestling in close proximity to the sea.
Once the preserve of the rich and landed gentry, afternoon tea is still a bit of a luxury but its popularity is such that it can be found in all sorts of venues and needn't break the bank! Forget those little squares of cucumber sandwiches, afternoon tea is so much more than that as a quick tour of The Suffolk Coast will show.
Our local hotels are a good place to start… With stunning panoramic views of the sea and Aldeburgh’s shingle beach is The Brudenell Hotel. Treat yourself to their Tea by the Sea with a mouth-watering sweet and savoury selection.
Head a few miles inland to find The Westleton Crown, a traditional Suffolk coaching inn that retains its character and rustic charm. A delightful place to enjoy afternoon tea before exploring this quintessential Suffolk village.
With panoramic views of the River Orwell, The Cookhouse Restaurant at The Suffolk Foodhall serves homemade sandwiches, freshly made fruit scones with Marybelle clotted cream and jam and indulgent mini cakes on a beautiful vintage cake stand.
And if taking yourself off on wander along the Suffolk Coast is your thing, you could always end up at The Ship at Dunwich. Set in this quiet, idyllic village with a wealth of history (including smugglers!), you’ll be sure of a warm welcome and a delicious afternoon tea.
Full listings of where you can eat Afternoon Tea on The Suffolk Coast, can be found below: