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Afternoon Tea in Preston

Posted: 24 September 2021 - Reviewed: 9 October 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.

Please note: Booking is advised for all afternoon teas.

Bistrot Pierre

Afternoon tea arranged on table with glasses of sparkling wine inside Bistrot Pierre.

  • 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.

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.

To see more visit Marriott - Afternoon Tea at Preston.

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

Cream cakes and savoury nibbles on a afternoon tea stand inside 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

Array of cakes on a plate with afternoon tea stand and bottle of Prosecco in the background.

  • 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.

Bartle Hall

Afternoon tea at Bartle Hall displayed on a table outdoors on a sunny day.

  • 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.

Happy Bunnies

Colourful afternoon tea arranged on tiered display at Happy Bunnies.

  • 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.

Samlesbury Hall

Desserts and savoury snacks arranged on two tier afternoon tea plate inside Samlesbury Hall restaurant.

  • 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

Three tier afternoon tea next to teapot on table inside 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

Two afternoon tea stands, one savoury and one sweet, on a table inside The Village Teapot café.

  • 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.

Hoghton Tower

Close up of Hoghton Tower afternoon tea cakes and desserts.

  • 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.

Farrington Lodge

  • Location - Farrington

Surrounded by lawns and gardens, the beautiful historic Georgian hotel makes a luxurious setting to enjoy a spot of afternoon tea. The hotel's Garden restaurant and lounge serves a delicious range of classic tea-time treats, including sandwiches and a selection of their team's favourite home-made sweet treats to both visitors and residents alike. Alternatively, enjoy their tranquil terrace with great views of the grounds.

To view the current menu and to book your afternoon tea visit Farrington Lodge - afternoon tea.

Shaw Hill

  • Location - Whittle Le Woods

Dine in beautiful surrounds with stunning views over the gold course, as you indulge in some fine afternoon tea. Catering for an array of guests as well as their own individual dietary needs, you can be sure to enjoy your visit at Shaw Hill.

To view the current menu and to book your afternoon tea visit Shaw Hill - afternoon tea.

An afternoon tea with a difference at Ribble Steam

Ribble Steam Railway afternoon tea on table inside train cart.

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 - Afternoon Tea.

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.

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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.
  • 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.