The quintessential English ritual of Afternoon Tea dates back to the Victorian era, when English ladies of the 1840s would enjoy a private social meal to quell hunger until their evening meal.
We have put together a selection of the most splendid Afternoon Teas available in Lincoln and Lincolnshire for you to try.
A wonderful Grade II listed building in the Cathedral Quarter that provides a welcome respite at the top of Steep Hill.
Bells’ delicious Afternoon Tea provides unlimited Yorkshire Tea or Americano Coffee and is served on Cath Kidston crockery. Gluten-free and vegetarian options available.
Price: £12.50 per person. To book please call (01522) 262272 or visit their website.
A traditional café serving locally roasted coffee located on Lincoln’s High Bridge, the country’s oldest bridge that still has buildings in use on it. High Bridge Café‘s traditional afternoon tea is regarded as the best in town and is served daily from 2pm.
Stokes Traditional Afternoon Tea consists of an assortment of delicate sandwiches, scones with cream and strawberry preserve & a selection of delicate afternoon cakes accompanied by a pot of Gold Medal Tea for two.
For an added touch of glam, you can have a Champagne Afternoon Tea which is all of the above but with a demi-bottle of Pierre Mignon Grande Reserve champagne!
Price: £12.45 per person. To book please call 01522 523548.
Established in 1902, Stokes Tea and Coffee is a fourth generation, family-run business specialising in freshly roasted coffees and fine teas.
The newest Stokes café and roastery is located in uphill Lincoln and housed within a former mental health hospital built in 1819 known as The Lawn.
The Afternoon Tea at The Lawn offers a selection of savoury goods, fruit scones, preserve, clotted cream and dainty cakes served with tea or filter coffee of your choice with unlimited refills.
Price: £14.50 per person. To book please call 01522 523548.
Enjoy Afternoon Tea Wednesday - Sunday, 12’noon - 4pm
Delight in a delicious selection of sandwiches, freshly baked scones with clotted cream and Bracken Hill jam and a selection of famous Doddington cakes and dainty sweet treats, all served on vintage china.
Price: From £20 per person. To book please visit their website.
Heart-warming and elegant in all the right measures, Washingborough Hall Country House Hotel is the perfect spot to enjoy afternoon tea in Lincoln. Just under 3 miles from the bright lights and winding streets of Lincoln, the hotel enjoys a quiet, green location with plenty of parking and pretty gardens.
On warmer days, afternoon tea can be served alfresco on the terrace. But when the weather’s a little more inclement, you can snuggle up by the log fire, hunker down in the country-check snug, enjoy the elegance of the Dining Room Restaurant, or pull up a pew in the charming lounge-bar.
Price: £19.95 per person. To book please call 01522 790 340.
A stunning Edwardian-themed Tea Room located in the historic City of Lincoln, they serve homemade cakes, delicious teas, light lunches and glorious hot chocolate, all crafted by the esteemed Mr and Mrs Gearing, Butler and Maid to Lady Rose, adventurer, tea connoisseur and lover of beautiful things.
Join them for a truly beautiful tea experience.
Prices start from £12.95 per person. To book please call 01522 524803.
Afternoon tea is a customer favourite at Uncle Henry’s with their delicious selection of cakes and scones baked on site daily.
Uncle Henry’s full high tea is served on a traditional tea stand and includes sandwiches, cakes and scones with jam and clotted cream. Served from 2.30pm every day!
Price: £14.95 per person. To book please call 01652 640308.
With quality teas and homemade treats galore, the Petwood provides classic English afternoon tea with wonderful views and great service. Whether you choose a sunny spot on the terrace or the warmth of the real fireplace in the drawing room, it is an experience to savour.
Price: £17.00 per person. To book please call 01526 352411.
Afternoon tea in a wonderful traditional setting— made even more special by the warm, friendly service from the Belton Woods staff.
A three-tier afternoon tea selection comprising of: Freshly made sandwiches, freshly baked fruit scones, served with west country clotted cream and jam, and homemade cakes.
Price: £19.95 per person. To book please call 01476 593 200.
Delicious afternoon tea served in the fifth-floor Electric restaurant.
Enjoy a delicious selection of homemade scones, cakes and sandwiches with unlimited tea or, for a sophisticated soiree, try out the G & Tea Party - sip on Gin Cocktails served in teacups along with sandwiches, mini French cakes and macarons, warm fruit scones for £32 per person.
Price: £16 per person. To book please call 01522 565194.
Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea overlooking the Cathedral in the comfort of the Lounge, The Lincoln Hotel. Whether you have some time to yourself or meeting a friend, having afternoon tea is the perfect way to spend an hour or two and this is the perfect setting. The afternoon tea menu is served daily from 12noon to 5pm.
Price: £16 per person. To book please call 01522 520 348.