Afternoon Tea in Preston
Posted: 24 September 2021 - Reviewed: 13 January 2023
One of life's little luxuries, there's nothing better than meeting up with loved ones and sharing the experience of an afternoon tea together.
Preston has an exciting spread of places to enjoy an afternoon tea; from sinfully sweet treats in a vintage tearoom to indulgent delights in historical buildings. Whatever the occasion and whoever you're taking with you, there's an afternoon tea out there for everyone.
Check out our list of places for afternoon tea in Preston, starting with those closest to the city centre.
Please note: Booking is advised for all afternoon teas.
- Location: Fishergate, Preston City Centre
Changing with the seasons, Bistrot Pierre serve up an afternoon tea for fans of traditional menus. Expect tasty mini sandwiches and classic desserts, with the option to upgrade your afternoon tea to include a glass of Veuve Devienne sparkling wine. All this can be enjoyed in the beautiful and historical renovated church building. Vegetarian and gluten-free diets are catered for on request
To view the current menu and to book your afternoon tea visit Bistrot Pierre - Afternoon Tea.
Slug and Lettuce
- Location: Church Street, Preston City Centre
Perfect for special occasions or catching up with friends and family, their afternoon tea comes in a beautiful bird cage filled with tasty treats.
Indulge in one of their afternoon teas, from Classic Tea to Typsy Tea and Cocktails and Cakes - all you need to do is choose whether you prefer tea, prosecco or cocktails with your delicious savouries and desserts.
Delta Hotels by Marriott Preston
- Location: Garstang Road, Preston
Set in a beautiful converted Victorian manor house and served in the Garden Room, Delta Hotels by Marriott Preston makes a relaxing, picturesque place to enjoy traditional British afternoon tea. Surrounded by picturesque gardens, beautifully manicured lawns and inspiring woodlands, indulge in a traditional afternoon tea menu with a tempting range of sandwiches and sweet things, plus a choice of teas.
Lime Bar Lounge
- Location: Liverpool Road, Penwortham
Lime Bar Lounge offers a relaxed and stylish backdrop. Their versatile afternoon tea can be enjoyed with a gin cocktail or Prosecco as well as the more classic cup of tea. Expect traditional finger sandwiches, scones, and other treats, or opt for Lime Bar Lounge's unique cheese or gin themed afternoon teas. Gluten-free diets are catered for on request.
To book your afternoon tea call Lime Bar Lounge on 01772 462446 or visit Lime Bar Lounge - Contact.
Bread and Butter
- Location: Liverpool Road, Penwortham
With a cosy and friendly atmosphere, Bread and Butter is the ideal place for afternoon tea with family, friends, and for treating someone special. Their sweet and savoury treats are homemade and simply delicious; including all the traditional favourites such as finger sandwiches, soup of the day, cakes, and bottomless tea or coffee. Special diets and food dislikes are catered for on request.
To book your afternoon tea call Bread and Butter on 01772 745457.
The Mill at St Catherine's Park
- Location: Lostock Lane, Lostock Hall
The Mill at St Catherine's Park serve up a delicious afternoon tea menu that changes with the seasons. The café also have a special children's afternoon tea on the menu, so diners of all ages can join in. Profits raised through the Mill go to the specialised care of St Catherine's Hospice, making this an extra special experience. Upgrades are available.
To view the current menu and to book your afternoon tea visit The Mill at St Catherine's Park - Afternoon Tea.
- Location: Lea Lane, Bartle
Bartle Hall and its country house lounge and garden room both deliver beautiful surroundings for a special afternoon tea with loved ones and for intimate occasions. The hotel serves a seasonal menu and offers Prosecco, Champagne, and "Bride to be" afternoon teas as well as special afternoon teas with workshops. Vegetarian and vegan diets are catered for on request.
To book your afternoon tea call Bartle Hall on 01772 690506 or visit Bartle Hall - What's on for special afternoon teas available.
- Location: Liverpool Road, Longton
Happy Bunnies provides a vibrant setting suitable for all kinds of occasions. Their ever-changing menu means you can keep coming back to enjoy different unique themed afternoon teas full of savoury and sweet treats. Past themes have included Disney princesses and Marvel heroes for children as well as grown-up themes. Special diets can be catered for on request.
For the current menu and special events, and to book your afternoon tea, call Happy Bunnies on 01772 875352.
Mad Hatters Tea Shop and Patisserie
- Location: Franklands, Longton
Mad Hatters tea shop caters for both intimate and group afternoon teas for a variety of occasions. The bright and fun tea shop serves a traditional afternoon tea full of your favourite savoury and sweet bites to eat, including scones, freshly prepared sandwiches, and strawberries dipped in chocolate. For more savoury fans, their savoury afternoon tea is guaranteed to hit the spot. Vegetarian, vegan, and intolerances catered for on request.
To book your afternoon tea call Mad Hatters on 01772 379099.
- Location: Preston New Road, Samlesbury
Samlesbury Hall makes an extra-special place to visit for your afternoon tea. Whether you're visiting for an intimate experience or a casual catch-up, you can relax amongst this beautiful and historical venue. Samlesbury Hall's afternoon tea is made with seasonal ingredients, with a weekly changing menu, and can be catered specially for children and special diets.
To book your afternoon tea call Samlesbury Hall on 01254 812010 or visit Samlesbury Hall - Afternoon Tea.
The Walled Garden
- Location: Garstang Road, Barton
The Walled Garden adds an extra sparkle to your afternoon tea, with local produce and as much filter coffee and tea as you'd like. The restaurant is perfect for special occasions and for treating loved ones. You'll also find a special Gentleman's afternoon tea available, featuring a mini burger, mini pork pie, a pint, and more. Special diets are catered for on request.
To book your afternoon tea call the Walled Garden on 01772 866135 or visit Barton Manor - Dining.
The Village Teapot
- Location: Liverpool Old Road, Walmer Bridge
The Village Teapot offers a traditional afternoon tea to enjoy with family, friends, or as a couple. Their menu also includes a variety of afternoon teas unique to the café, with tempting treats for all times of the day, and options for all ages. Brunch, children's, and tapas afternoon teas are available and special diets are catered for on request.
To view the current menu visit The Village Teapot - Menu. For requests, and to book, call The Village Teapot on 01772 617268.
- Location: Hoghton
Hoghton Tower creates a grand setting for a traditional tasty afternoon tea guaranteed to impress. You can boost your trip by opting for an afternoon tea and tour package or, for larger parties, you can hire a private room for an afternoon tea party. Special diets can be catered for on request.
To book your afternoon tea call Hoghton Tower on 01254 852986 or visit Hoghton Tower - Afternoon Tea.
An afternoon tea with a difference at Ribble Steam
Make your afternoon tea extra special by enjoying it inside a restored vintage steam train carriage at Ribble Steam Railway. You will travel inside the restored 1950's steam train and tuck into a traditional afternoon tea of tea, coffee, cakes, and sandwiches.
For available dates and to book visit Ribble Steam - Events.
Things to see and do in Preston
Combine an afternoon tea with one of many fun things to do in Preston to create the ultimate day out. Whoever you plan on taking with you, there's something for everyone, whatever the weather.
To see what exciting things there are to do in the city and its outskirts see Things to see and do.
Map addresses for Afternoon Tea in Preston
- Bistrot Pierre, The Church 83B Fishergate, Preston, PR1 2NJ.
- Lime Bar Lounge, 42 Liverpool Road, Penwortham, Preston, PR1 0DQ.
- Bread and Butter, 16 Liverpool Road, Penwortham, Preston, PR1 0AD.
- The Mill at St Catherine's Park, Lostock Lane, Lostock Hall, Preston, PR5 5XU.
- Bartle Hall, Lea Lane, Bartle, Preston, PR4 0HA.
- Happy Bunnies, 65 Liverpool Road, Longton, Preston, PR4 5HA.
- Mad Hatters Tea Shop and Patisserie, 2B Franklands, Longton, Preston, PR4 5PD.
- Samlesbury Hall, Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Preston, PR5 0UP.
- The Walled Garden, 746-768 Garstang Road, Barton, Preston, PR3 5AA.
- The Village Teapot, 63 Liverpool Road, Walmer Bridge, Preston, PR4 5QA.
- Hoghton Tower, Hoghton, Preston, PR5 0SH.
- Ribble Steam Railway and Museum, Chain Caul Road, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, PR2 2PD.