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Seven places in Suffolk where you can enjoy festive afternoon tea with locations in Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury and Newmarket





With the festive period in full-swing, a festive afternoon tea could be just what you need to get you into the Christmas spirit.

We have compiled a list of just some of the Suffolk spots you could head to with your family or friends for an indulgent treat this year.

1. The Angel, Bury St Edmunds

Angel Hill Bury St Edmunds Picture by Mark Westley.
Angel Hill Bury St Edmunds Picture by Mark Westley.

Serving festive afternoon tea every day of December, The Angel in Bury St Edmunds could be a great place to dine in style and celebrate the season.

For £28 per person, this treat comes with teas from around the world, a selection of savoury delights including Norfolk Turkey sandwiches and brie and cranberry muffins, and even includes a glass of bubbly.

For more information, visit the website here.

Ravenwood Hall. Picture: Google maps
Ravenwood Hall. Picture: Google maps

2. Ravenwood Hall, Bury St Edmunds

Ravenwood Hall's christmas afternoon tea offering includes festive sandwiches, scones with cream and jam, and tasty sweet treats to follow.

Available weekdays in December, and coming complete with artisanal tea and coffee, this treat costs £20 per head, with add-ons for prosecco or champagne.

To check out the full menu, click here.

Procopio’s Pantry, 17 Langton Place, Bury St. Edmunds. Picture by Mark Westley.
Procopio’s Pantry, 17 Langton Place, Bury St. Edmunds. Picture by Mark Westley.

3. Procopio's pantry, Bury St Edmunds

Another offering in Bury St Edmunds, Procopio's Pantry is hosting a festive afternoon tea menu for £24.99 per person.

The menu includes the typical sandwiches and sweet treats as well as some intriguing extras such as the Xmas Onion Soup and Tucked Up Toad in the Hole.

Visitors must pre-book by calling on 01284 750028 or messaging the eatery on Facebook.

The Swan, Lavenham. Picture: Google
The Swan, Lavenham. Picture: Google

4. The Swan, Lavenham

The Swan in Lavenham near Sudbury is serving a festive afternoon tea that kicked off on November 21.

For £27.50 per person or £44.50 each including a glass of Champagne, this traditional tea includes finger sandwiches, festive scones and cakes and unlimited refills of Newby’s of London teas.

To make a reservation, click here or call 01787 247477.

Nancy's Vintage Tearoom. Picture: Google maps
Nancy's Vintage Tearoom. Picture: Google maps

5. Nancy's Vintage Tearoom, Newmarket

Available from November 29, Nancy's Vintage Tearoom in Newmarket is offering a menu full of festive sweet and savoury treats this year.

The delights being served include smoked salmon sandwiches, quiches, rich christmas cake and sherry trifle.

For more information, visit the website here.

6. Painter's at The Angel, Sudbury

High Tea is available for collection or for dining in from December 1 onwards at Painter's.

For £16.50, you will get bottomless tea or cordial, sandwiches with fillings of your choice, home made scones with jam and cream and four festive sweet treats.

All the details are on the cafe's Facebook page. To book, call 07380 988224.

Applaud Coffee. Picture: Google maps
Applaud Coffee. Picture: Google maps

7. Applaud Coffee, Ipswich

From November 14 to December 22 Applaud Coffee in Ipswich is serving a special festive afternoon tea for £24 per head.

Available for sit in Monday to Saturday from 2pm, each person will receive a four mini sandwiches, a warm sausage roll, mini mince pie, cranberry and orange scone, chocolate tiffin and mini cupcake.

Unlimited drinks will also be available to guests. To book, click here.

Will you visit one of these eateries for festive afternoon tea this year?