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The very best Afternoon Teas to taste around Hull & East Yorkshire

Is there any culinary occasion more quintessentially British than afternoon tea? With it’s wealth of crumbly scones, delicately shaped finger sandwiches, and of course, tea, afternoon tea is something of a national institution, and still after all these years remains incredibly popular.

Given the widespread popularity of afternoon tea, both as an occasion fit to try delicious sweet treats and sandwiches as well as gossip, it goes without saying that there are thousands of establishments all staking claim to England’s finest afternoon tea. Hull and East Yorkshire, an area culturally renowned for it’s love of tea, also boasts a number of cafes, tea rooms, and eateries that offer the unique and exciting experience that is afternoon tea. For your guidance, here are the very best afternoon teas on offer in Hull & East Yorkshire.

The Millhouse Restaurant

Beverley Rd, Skidby, Cottingham HU16 5TF

Located in the quaint, pastoral village of Skidby (some six miles from Hull) is The Millhouse Restaurant, a bespoke and varied eatery, offering everything from Sunday lunch and wine to bookings for weddings. This impressive, strikingly modern establishment also provides it’s customers with the opportunity of indulging in a first class afternoon tea, sure to impress any seasoned foodie.

Afternoon tea is served from Monday to Saturday, 12pm-2.30pm, with a 24 hour notice and payment being required upon booking. The restaurant offers everything from a standard ‘Full Afternoon Tea’, comprised of sandwiches, sultana scones, sweets, and a pot of coffee or tea, to alternative packages, offering an additional glass of champagne. Always with the customer in mind, The Millhouse also provides a children’s afternoon tea and a baby shower option, thus providing customers with delicious food and excellent service for any occasion.

The Milhouse’s varied and delicious afternoon tea is complimented by the eateries pastoral residence and comfortable atmosphere. Offering hot refreshments, delicious food, and peaceful surroundings, The Millhouse Restaurant gets everything right.

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Millers Raywell

Raywell Lodge Park, Riplingham Rd HU16 5YL

Rivalling The Millhouse Restaurant for it’s wealth of beautiful surroundings is Millers, a homely and welcoming tea room found in the hamlet of Raywell. Although the establishment provides everything from sandwiches and soft drinks to breakfasts, it is the tea room’s irresistible afternoon tea that has customers returning again and again!

With its delicious chocolate eclairs and wealth of rustic, meticulously made sandwiches, it’s easy to see why Millers retains a near perfect score on TripAdvisor. For fans of homemade scones (served with generous amounts of jam and cream) and extravagant sweet treats, all served amongst beautiful surroundings, Millers is perfect.

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The Blue Whippet Cafe

18 Council Ave, Hull HU4 6RT

Hull and East Yorkshire’s most wholesome eatery also boasts one of the local area’s most rewarding and delicious afternoon teas. Established in 2018, this dog friendly café provides afternoon tea to both customers and their furry companions (the eatery has its own menu specifically for dogs!), making it a unique and friendly place to visit.

A takeaway establishment solely, The Blue Whippet Café provides an extensive and delicious afternoon tea menu, with a regular afternoon tea package being available from just £8 per person. As well as allowing customers to choose their choice of sandwiches, The Blue Whippet also provides gluten free and vegan options, allowing the establishment to accommodate anyone and everyone. The cafe’s birthday afternoon tea and children’s afternoon tea packages also make it the idea choice for families and groups of friends in search of a charming national classic!

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TC Patisserie

10 Lairgate, Beverley HU17 8EE

This independent, family run French eatery is one of Beverley’s most charming and popular cafes, situated in the very heart of the market town’s historic and picturesque centre. Besides offering customers cosy and homely surroundings, TC Patisserie also provides a wealth of delicious homemade meals and treats, of which their afternoon tea is a culinary standout.

The establishments afternoon tea options are varied and subject to change, thus providing customers with an exciting and unique experience. The Patisserie’s afternoon tea for 1 costs the affordable sum of £9.95, and includes everything from sweet and savoury patisseries (some of which bare an exciting French influence) and finger sandwiches, to tea or coffee. The afternoon tea for 2 and 3, consisting of the same delicious options, costs £18.50 and £26.95 respectively.

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Sweet Little Things Tea Room

200 Newland Ave, Hull HU5 2ND

Sweet Little Things, a colourful and atmospheric tea room situated on Hull’s ever bustling Newland Avenue, is one of the finest places to try afternoon tea in the local area. In keeping with Newland’s air of cosmopolitanism and urban trend, Sweet Little Things provides a certain twist with it’s afternoon teas, perfectly complimenting the establishment’s fantastical and attractive décor. Although a classic and true to tradition afternoon tea is provided, served with breakfast tea, a selection of cakes, fresh scones and sandwiches, the lively tea room combines the refined experience of afternoon tea with the option of alcoholic beverages.

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In addition to breakfast tea, afternoon teas served with prosecco, gin, and cocktails are also readily available, making the culinary occasion suitable for large parties of friends seeking to mix decadence with a good time.

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The Old Lamp Room

Station Rd, Station, Cottingham HU16 4LL

Formerly the village’s station office, now a quaint and alluring eatery, The Old Lamp Room is the perfect place to come with a loved one and share an afternoon tea in comfortable and relaxing surroundings. Although their afternoon teas are a little more pricey than those previously mentioned (£18.99 per person), the friendliness with which they are served and the quality of the product itself more than justifies the expense.

Featuring delicious homemade pastries, good quality sandwiches and sweet treats of the most delectable variety, The Old Lamp Room manages to provide the perfect, classic afternoon tea that is so beloved nationwide.

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Liquid Jade

Custom House Buildings, Whitefriargate, Hull HU1 2ER

Using ethically sourced tea and freshly ground coffee, this quaint little eatery in the heart of Hull’s city centre is the ideal establishment to visit with friends or a loved one to indulge in one of Britain’s most famous culinary traditions. Bookings are required in order to secure one of the tea room’s delicious afternoon teas, featuring moreish chocolate eclairs, fruit, and delicious sandwiches!

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Deli 1936

387 James Reckitt Ave, Hull HU8 0JE

Just a small walk from Hull’s scenic and atmospheric East Park, Deli 1936 is a homely and affordable eatery with friendly service and delicious food. Bookings and payment are required for parties interested in obtaining one of the establishments afternoon teas, with packages being available for both adults and children! Serving homemade sausage rolls, delicious macaroons and moreish buns, Deli 1936 provides everything a hungry customer could want in their standout afternoon teas, accommodating all parties and their potential needs. Deli 1936 is the perfect place to socialise with friends and family over a delicious and hearty afternoon tea.

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The Peloton

80-86 Pickering Rd, Hull HU4 6TE

The Peloton is a warm and lively café situated within the Warners Health Club & Physio centre on Pickering Road. With it’s stunning décor and emphasis on stylish modernity, The Peloton promises to offer good quality food and drink with an urban twist. Supplanting the traditional three tiered stands usually associated with afternoon teas, the establishment serve their dishes on minimalist black slates, complimenting the cafe’s atmosphere of ease and style.

Like most of the establishments featured on this list, The Peloton requires booking (48 hours) and a deposit in order to secure their tasty and unique afternoon teas. Providing sleek, delicious sandwiches, quiches, quintessentially English buns and strawberries, The Peloton successfully combine modern and stylish décor with delicious food at a reasonable price (£12.50 per person). Those with a particular love of tea will be happy to know that the café provides unlimited Yorkshire tea, therefore satisfying any thirsty customer parched for tea. For a unique and memorable experience, The Peloton is ideal.

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The Dancing Goat Coffee House

554 Beverley Rd, Newland, Hull HU6 7LG

A firm local favourite, Beverley Road’s The Dancing Goat is one of Hull’s most beloved coffee houses and cafes. Thanks to it’s comical name, hospitality, and delicious food, The Dancing Goat has garnered a loyal band of customers, each of whom also champion the coffee houses Afternoon Tea!

As with most of the establishments featured on this list, The Dancing Goat’s Afternoon Tea’s must be booked 24 hours in advance, and a £5 deposit is also required. On offer is a signature Afternoon Tea, comprised of the following: Finger sandwiches (chicken and cranberry, ham and mustard, mozzarella and pesto, smoked salmon and cream cheese), cheese and onion quiche, home baked scone with clotted cream, and a selection of deserts with unlimited breakfast tea or coffee. Additionally, a savoury Afternoon Tea is also now available, featuring cheese and crackers, pork pie, chutney, crisps, grapes, fruit cake, cheese scone, and unlimited tea or coffee. The former package costs £12, the latter £11. Gluten free, meat free, and children’s options are also available upon requesting. For a delicious and generously priced afternoon tea in relaxing surroundings, The Dancing Goat is perfect!

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Gingers of Willerby

26 Main St, Willerby, Hull HU10 6BU

Gingers of Willerby is a charming family-run, dog-friendly coffee shop located in Willerby. The establishment is locally renowned for it’s amazing afternoon tea’s, now available with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options, meaning everyone can be included! Their takeaway afternoon tea, available at £28, contains the following: Finger sandwiches, quiche, sausage rolls, brownies, scones with clotted cream and jam, lemon drizzle cake, cheese straws, crisps, salad and slaw: the perfect wholesome bundle for any couple seeking to indulge in a national classic!

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