Across Sussex there are a whole host of places where you can indulge in the ultimate English ritual of Afternoon Tea, and we’ve put together a list of our favourites.

From afternoon tea at the famous Goodwood House and Chichester Cathedral, to restaurants in Chichester and dog-friendly cafes in Midhurst, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Best to impress: afternoon tea at Goodwood

There’s no setting quite like this: Afternoon tea in the splendour of the ballroom at Goodwood House. For a terrific treat, book this, complete with a tour of the state apartments.

Best historical setting: adjacent to Chichester Cathedral 

An image of Chichester Cathedral

Chichester Cathedral

The Buttery at the Crypt is a café located in an incredibly historic building dating back to the 12th. Century, just a stone’s throw from Chichester Cathedral. The Buttery Luxury Cream tea comes with homemade scones, clotted cream and strawberry jam (delicious, whichever order you choose to add them!).

Somewhere different: tea and art at Pallant 

Pallant House Gallery in Chichester

Refuel after exploring the extensive collection of modern British art at Pallant Café at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester.  For an extra treat, enjoy your afternoon tea with a glass of Tinwood Sparkling Wine - the grapes are grown just outside Chichester.

Close to the glorious Sussex coastline: Lucy Armstrong Chocolates 


Indulge a sweet tooth with a specially created chocolate afternoon tea at Lucy Armstrong Chocolates, East Wittering, where you'll be served incredible miniature chocolate delicacies and a heavenly cup of hot chocolate.

Most dog-friendly: Fitzcanes, Midhurst 

An image of Fitzcanes cafe, Midhurst

Fitzcanes cafe, Midhurst

At Fitzcane’s Cafe in Midhurst, treats aren’t just for the humans.  Dogs are made very welcome with treats and their very own dog ice cream.

Great Countryside location: Compton Tea Rooms 

Surrounded by glorious Sussex countryside, Compton Village Shop & Tea Rooms is a quintessentially English location for your afternoon treat.

Close to Chichester Harbour: The Millstream Hotel 

An image of The Millstream Hotel in Bosham, West Sussex

The Millstream Hotel in Bosham, West Sussex

Follow your delectable afternoon tea at The Millstream Hotel with a stroll around picturesque Bosham, enjoying views of the harbour.

For sunny summer days: Cowdray Estate 

An image of afternoon tea at the walled garden in Midhurst

Afternoon Tea at The Walled Garden, Cowdray Estate, Midhurst

Enjoy afternoon tea in the delightful Walled Garden at Cowdray Estate in Midhurst (summer months) where you’ll be treated to exquisitely made sweet treats surrounded by the heavenly scents of the garden.

A perfect pitstop: Picturesque Petworth 

an image showing the interior of Tiffins Tearoom in Petworth

Tiffins Tearoom

After hitting the antique trail or after a visit to Petworth HouseTiffins of Petworth is on hand with a locally sourced cup of freshly brewed loose-leaf tea to accompany your savoury and sweet treats.

Step back in time: The Old Railway Station, Petworth 

An image showing the exterior of The Old Railway Station B&B near Petworth

The Old Railway Station, Petworth

Step back in time as you enjoy afternoon tea in the Waiting Room at The Old Railway Station, immersed in the romantic and glamorous period of Pullman rail travel.