The best places to indulge in Afternoon Tea in Tunbridge Wells

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The Spa Hotel: Classic – if you want to really push the boat out then this is the place to come. Starched white linen table cloths are laid out before a luxury assortment of homemade scones, indulgent cakes and delicate finger sandwiches are offered up with a selection of aromatic teas – or, if you prefer, a glass of champagne – in the elegant lounge area. Prices start from £21.50 per person. Served daily from midday to 6pm.

One Warwick Park: Contemporary – Tunbridge Wells’ newest hotel is the place to be seen, and its afternoon tea selection reflects its chic clientele by also offering both a Prosecco (£22) and Champagne (£28) afternoon tea menu which boast a variety of mouthwatering savoury bites and an array of sweet treats created by the hotel’s talented pastry chefs. Prices start from £16 per person. Served daily 2.30-5pm.

Juliet’s: Vintage chic – This cool little café on the High Street focuses on providing its customers with an impressive selection of fantastic homemade cakes and specialist teas, so it will come as no surprise to learn it’s a hot spot for afternoon tea. Sandwiches are served on artisanal bread and scones brim with French butter, Devonshire clotted cream and Bonne Maman jam. You can swap your tea for coffee if you like or upgrade your feast with a glass of raspberry Bellini for £5.50 more. Prices start from £15.50 per person. Served from 2.30-3.30pm. Booking in advance is required.

Shrager’s Patisserie: Traditional – Guests can choose from a trio of afternoon teas at Rosemary Shrager’s delightful café. If you want something simple go for her Cream Tea, which is priced at £6.50, and comprises freshly baked scones and a tea or coffee. Or you could choose the Royal Afternoon Tea, which includes three finger sandwiches, scones, mini cakes and tea or coffee for £15. If you’re feeling luxurious then splash out £5 more to enjoy a glass of champagne with it.

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