If you're in the mood for a sweet treat to share with your loved ones, afternoon tea is the perfect in-between meal to delight your tastebuds. Enjoy the delicious delicacies in idyllic locations to suit your tastes, whether for a special occasion or just to make the most of your time with your friends. Whichever location you choose, you're sure to have a fabulous experience.

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel and Restaurant

Dorset Echo:

There is nowhere better to savour a delicious traditional afternoon tea than Summer Lodge Country House Hotel and Restaurant, with a backdrop of the idyllic English countryside and surrounded by Dorset's rolling hills.

For many years the hotel has welcomed guests for its famous afternoon tea, which can be enjoyed indoors, or during finer weather, al fresco on the terrace overlooking the beautiful gardens. Enjoy delicate finger sandwiches, freshly made scones, and a glorious array of cakes and delicacies.

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel & Restaurant

9 Fore Street, Evershot, Dorset DT2 0JR

T: 01935 482000

E: booksl@rchmail.com   

W: www.summerlodgehotel.co.uk    

The Coffee Loft

Dorset Echo:

Located on the spacious first floor above the garden department at Harts of Stur, the Coffee Loft is the perfect place to enjoy a decadent afternoon tea or traditional cream tea.

The light and airy Coffee Loft seats up to 60 people, and is a great place to take a break from shopping or to meet up with family and friends.

Gift vouchers for afternoon tea for two and cream tea for two are also available - ideal for those 'difficult to buy for' people!

Harts of Stur, Station Rd, Sturminster Newton, DT10 1BD

T: 01258 472420

W: www.hartsofstur.com/harts-coffee-loft

Knoll House

Dorset Echo:

Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or you just want to be indulgent, Afternoon Tea at Knoll House is a culinary delight! Offering homemade sandwiches, freshly baked scones and a variety of sweet treats, you can dine whilst soaking up the spectacular sea views. 

Serving Friday-Sunday from 2.30pm-4pm, for £24 per person.

If you're feeling really decadent, add a glass of bubbly for £30.50 per person and we also offer a children's special Teddy's Tea for £9.50. Pre-booking only.

Ferry Road, Studland, Dorset BH19 3AH

T: 01929 450450

E: info@knollhouse.co.uk

W: www.knollhouse.co.uk

Sculpture by the Lakes

Dorset Echo:

Afternoon Tea at Sculpture by the Lakes is served on a bespoke stand designed and made by sculptor Simon Gudgeon. Enjoy generously filled finger sandwiches, freshly baked sausage rolls, and a collection of cakes and pastries. Pair with a hot drink of your choice from Sculpture by the Lakes’ extensive selection of artisan teas and coffees or indulge with a glass of bubbly (additional cost!).

Please pre-book at least 48 hours in advance.

Entry to the Makers Yard Kitchen, Store, Pantry, and Gallery is free.

Sculpture by the Lakes, Pallington Lakes, Dorchester DT2 8QU

E: kitchen@sculpturebythelakes.co.uk

T: 07899 802483

W: www.sculpturebythelakes.co.uk