Afternoon Tea in Cambridge

Treat yourself to the delectable tradition of Afternoon Tea in Cambridge and indulge in a selection of scones, sandwiches and cakes.

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Cambridge Afternoon Tea

Cambridge is full of traditional English architecture, a prestigious university and it’s located on the gorgeous River Cam. If you’re looking for a quintessentially English city then Cambridge is the place! Full of museums, university gardens and historic buildings, Cambridge has a tranquil feel, perfect for a relaxing day out. Aside to the traditional university gardens, Cambridge also has a great selection of bars, cafes and restaurants for you to treat yourselves in so why not kick start your celebrations with Afternoon Tea with Free-Flowing Fizz at Café Rouge in Cambridge?

No matter what the occasion, Afternoon Tea in Cambridge is a brilliant way to indulge in delicious food and drink. Gather your closest friends for a gossip over cakes and scones oozing with jam and clotted cream. Enjoy the traditional meal of Afternoon Tea in this quaint city for a special occasion or just a break from all the exploring to fill your bellies.

Birthday or hen party Afternoon Tea in Cambridge

Afternoon Tea in Cambridge

Afternoon Tea is the perfect opportunity to gather your friends for a gossip over great food, especially for a birthday or hen party in Cambridge or simply a fun day out. Afternoon Tea is a traditionally British affair that has been enjoyed since the 1800s. This indulgent afternoon treat is served with scones, cakes and sandwiches, all to be washed down with lots of tea and coffee and sometimes something more alcoholic. Bubbles, anyone?

Afternoon Tea doesn’t give you a bland selection of soggy cucumber sandwiches on boring old white bread. No way! You’re going to munch on the most delicate finger sandwiches with a range of tempting fillings. Of course, you’ll also get some sweet treats for dessert. From scones and Victoria sandwich cakes to cheesy savoury sandwiches, tea and coffee and even fizz, there’s something for everyone, making this activity a great meal for a celebration. Even if you just fancy Afternoon Tea for two in Cambridge to treat a loved one, family member or best friend, you’ll love every minute.

A brief history of Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea is one of seven meals the British invented to keep up with their appetites, but it’s almost impossible to fit them all in to one day, so Afternoon Tea is now saved for a treat! Originally, Afternoon Tea was predominantly eaten by the upper classes and drinking tea was an opportunity to socialise. Now everyone can indulge in some delicious Afternoon Tea. Whatever the occasion, trust us ladies, you deserve a treat. The common argument associated with Afternoon Tea is how to pronounce the word scone. Is it pronounced so it rhymes with stone or gone? What do you reckon? Then there’s the heated debate over whether clotted cream or jam goes on the scones first? Whichever way you like to pronounce it or like to eat them, there’s no debate over the fact that the scones you’ll tuck into during Afternoon Tea in Cambridge are delicious and go perfectly with tea…and sandwiches…and cake!

Fancy a Cuban twist?

You could be tucking into a delicious selection of Cuban-inspired treats at Las Iguanas in Cambridge. This twist on the classic English tradition will spice up your celebrations and get you in the mood to part. You’ll enjoy some delicious Rum Tea alongside a selection of Tacos, Tapas and Dulce de Leche cookies. And, if that wasn’t enough, your Cuban sandwiches will be presented in a cigar box!

What should we wear to Afternoon Tea?

The dress code varies from venue to venue so it’s best to ask the activity provider when you place your enquiry, especially if you’d like to wear fancy dress.

What's next?

If all this talk of cakes and prosecco has your mouth watering and you simply can’t wait to tuck into this traditional British feast, what are you waiting for? Check out our listings for Afternoon Tea in Cambridge and make an enquiry now.


  • Do you cater for special dietary requirements?

    Many of our venues do, including gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options, but this varies depending on the activity provider. Just let us know what your requirements are when you send your enquiry and the venue will let you know what they can offer.

  • Can we bring our own alcohol?

    Unfortunately not but some of our afternoon tea activities include a glass of bubbly and there will also often be alcohol available to purchase.

  • Can we wear fancy dress?

    Smart casual is always a safe bet with afternoon tea but if you’re celebrating a special occasion like a birthday or hen party, it’s understandable that you might want to dress up. Just ask the activity provider when you make an enquiry and they’ll let you know their rules.

  • Won't we spill our drinks on an afternoon tea bus?

    No, don’t worry! The tables are designed to hold your food and drinks so you can sit back comfortably and enjoy the ride.

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