Across Sussex there are a whole host of places where you can indulge in this traditional ritual, 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 taking Afternoon tea in the splendour of the ballroom at Goodwood House, so if you really want to treat or be treated, book this, complete with a tour of the state apartments.
Best historical setting: 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.
Somewhere different: tea and art at Pallant
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.
Most dog-friendly: Fitzcanes, Midhurst
At Fitzcane’s in Midhurst, treats aren’t just for the humans as dogs are made very welcome and there’s even doggy 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
Follow your tea at The Millstream Hotel with a stroll around picturesque Bosham, enjoying views of the harbour.
For sunny summer days: Cowdray Estate
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: Petworth House
After hitting the antique trail or after a visit to Petworth House, Tiffins of Petworth is on hand with locally sourced cuppa and it’s much loved afternoon tea.
Step back in time: Petworth Old Railway Station
To an afternoon tea surrounded by the romantic and glamorous period of Pullman rail travel at The Old Railway Station, Petworth