Afternoon Tea in The Cotswolds at Stratton House Hotel and Spa.

Blue lounge with 2 leather sofas in front of the fireplace with afternoon tea set out on the table

Afternoon Tea in Cirencester at Stratton House Hotel

When it comes to British traditions, few are as heartwarming as afternoon tea.

Right here in Cirencester, Stratton House Hotel and Spa invites you to experience this cherished tradition.

Have you ever wondered where this delightful custom comes from? As afternoon tea enthusiasts ourselves, let’s take a relaxed look at the history of Britain’s favourite afternoon pick-me-up.

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, afternoon tea is simply “a light meal eaten in the afternoon, usually with tea, sandwiches, scones, and cakes.” While some places stick to the classics, our Afternoon Teas are elegantly served on tiers, and jazzed up with homemade savoury offerings and even a glass of fizz for those feeling fancy!

Here’s a quick rundown of what you can expect from a Stratton House Afternoon Tea:

Afternoon teas stand with a selection of home made cakes and sandwiches set out on a table

The Tea

We offer the following loose-leaf teas.

  • Bold Breakfast Tea, for those who love a strong brew!

  • Earl Grey, a delicate but fragrant tea

  • Masala Chai, a warming traditional blend

  • Jasmine Blossom, light and refreshing with beautiful aromas

  • Orange Spice Rooibos, is organic and comforting for Chai lovers.

  • Lemon & Ginger Zing Infusion, for an uplifting and invigorating kick.

  • Raspberry Lemonade, is an unusual but tasty mix of fruits.

  • Do Not Disturb Infusion, an ayurvedic blend designed to promote holistic well-being and relaxation an ideal choice following your spa treatments.

The Scones: Our fruit and plain scones are always fresh and expertly baked in-house here at the hotel and of course, include fresh fruit jam and indulgent clotted cream.

The Sandwiches: Beautifully presented finger sandwiches with the crusts neatly trimmed, filled with our chef’s delicious fillings.

The Cakes: These are always varied, from mini desserts and yummy seasonal cakes to handmade sweet pastries.

The Savouries: Expect offerings such as finger-sized handmade sausage rolls, and mini traditional quiches.

Scones and other sweet treats on an afternoon tea stand

When's the Best Time for Afternoon Tea?

Well, the Duchess of Bedford had her tea around 4 pm to stave off hunger until her late dinner at 8pm. But you can enjoy afternoon tea at Stratton House Monday to Saturday from 2pm to 6pm, Sundays 3pm – 6pm priced at £22 per person.

If you’re celebrating something special or would just like to elevate your experience with a glass of Prosecco you can add a little sparkle for an extra £5 per person.

Afternoon Tea in the Cotswold

If you’re wondering where to enjoy afternoon tea in the Cotswolds, Stratton House is a beautifully refurbished Georgian mansion where you can indulge in afternoon tea in an elegant lounge.

Celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, or baby showers with our afternoon tea packages. Our friendly staff are here to make your afternoon tea experience unforgettable without breaking the bank, providing a luxurious treat for the cost of a regular restaurant meal.
Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply catching up with a friend over tea and scones, give us a call at 01285 651761 or email with at least 24 hours’ notice to secure your spot.

Cotswold Afternoon Tea Gift Vouchers

Looking for a delightful way to show your appreciation or celebrate a special occasion? Our Cotswold Afternoon Tea Gift Vouchers offer the perfect solution.

Purchasing and redeeming the voucher is a breeze. To buy simply click the link below. All the recipient needs to do is contact us at least 24 hours in advance, allowing us to prepare for their visit and ensure every detail is perfect. It’s a hassle-free experience, tailored to make them feel truly special.

Go ahead and surprise your loved ones with a Cotswold Afternoon Tea Voucher. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or just a gesture to show you care.

Aerial view of afternoon tea cake stand and cups of teas

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