Best Places for Afternoon Tea in Cambridgeshire with Accommodation


A traditional afternoon tea embodies the best of Britain, and is a much loved pastime to enjoy an afternoon in luxury. Packed with history, Cambridgeshire is a popular location for a quality afternoon tea; complete with scones, finger sandwiches, cake and – of course – English tea. To ensure you experience the best this county has to offer, we have summarised the best places for afternoon tea in Cambridgeshire below.

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Carriages of Cambridge

Distance from Pringle Farm: 12 miles

Carriages of Cambridge is a truly unique dining experience based at Fen Drayton, afternoon tea on a former train carriage! The original founder was inspired by a visit to a restaurant located in a colonial railway station in India. After buying the station platform from Oakham, a 1920’s station house was built and the luxury destination for afternoon tea was born.

Nestled amongst the display gardens at Bannold in Fen Drayton, a full range of afternoon tea options are available using locally sourced produce. From traditional scones and finger sandwiches to a decadent ‘Carriages High Tea’ this historical location has it all.

Six Brasserie

Distance from Pringle Farm: 23 miles

Located on the 6th floor of The Varsity Hotel with spectacular views, afternoon tea is served with freshly made finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream, jam and a selection of cakes and teas created by their master blenders.

At the heart of Cambridge centre, this afternoon of luxury can be tied in with exploring what the city has to offer. Also catering for vegetarian and gluten-free options, food is made fresh daily and requires pre-booking before arrival. 

Peacocks Tearoom

Distance from Pringle Farm: 26 miles

As a family business which overlooks the River Great Ouse in Ely, this destination for afternoon tea achieves the homely feel that many look for when eating out. As well as the quirky food menu, a vast range of teas are served from every continent.

The Times newspaper has listed Peacocks in their top 5 places to have tea, and Country Living magazine named them their favourite tearoom, so this location is not short of fantastic reviews for their offering.


Parker’s Tavern Cambridge

Distance from Pringle Farm: 26 miles

Established in 1834, the Parker’s Tavern with Cambridge University Arms is a luxurious location for all fine dining, and their afternoon tea is no exception. Chef Tristan Welch’s menu has been inspired by Cambridge and every dish holds a story from the city.

Their tea options offer eclectic options from the classic freshly made finger sandwiches to homemade plain and plum scones, crayfish boats, truffle and mushroom sausage roll alongside a variety of sweet treats, from rhubarb fool to a choux bun apple crumble. Also in a fantastic central location, Parker’s Tavern overlooks the greenery of Parker’s Piece and is within a stone’s throw of Cambridge’s renowned shopping destinations.