Our High Tea menus are award-winners and our kitchens are extremely proud of the home-made sandwiches, cakes and scones they serve. To see them piled high on bone china plates with accompanying pots of strawberry jam and thick clotted cream, it’s easy to see how they won over the most critical judge’s eye.

The period lounges are the perfect place to enjoy our High Teas, or if the weather is nice and warm, the terrace overlooking the lawns and lake makes a sunny alternative. Or we’ll carefully pack your High Tea into a picnic hamper for you to enjoy wherever you like. Throughout the year, you can also book special Afternoon Tea events or limited availability themed menus, please see below for more information. 

But it's not just afternoon teas we have available in our lounges, our guests enjoy morning coffee, light bites, main meals and desserts in these opulent surroundings.  Please click on the  Afternoon Tea Menu above for more details. All our Afternoon Teas can also be purchased as a gift certificate, for further details please click here.

Traditional Ashdown Park Afternoon Tea
£26.00 per person or £48.00 per couple

The Sussex Afternoon Tea
£34.50 per person or £64.00 per couple

Champagne Afternoon Tea
£39.50 per person or £74.00 per couple

Picnic Afternoon Tea
Ask to take any of our afternoon teas as a picnic. 
Served in a Hamper, with a blanket. 


Baby Shower Afternoon Tea
£31.00 per person

Winnie the Pooh Afternoon Tea
£10.95 per child

Cream Tea (Scones, Jam and Cream)
£11.25 per person

 

Special Afternoon Tea 

Hanging Basket Workshop & Afternoon Tea
Enjoy this fantastic workshop with our Estate Manager, Kevin Sweet, followed by our delicious Traditional Afternoon Tea!
Wednesday 22nd May & Thursday 23rd May 2019

Jazz Afternoon Tea on the Lawns
A family friendly fantastic afternoon with Live Jazz on the Lawns and Traditional Afternoon Tea.
£34.50 per adult
£17.25 per child (12 years & under) 
Bank Holiday Monday, 27th May 2019

Sussex Harmonisers and Afternoon Tea on the Lawns
We are delighted to welcome for the first time, the Sussex Harmonisers! This will be a fabulous afternoon of live performances of classic songs to the backdrop of the beautiful Ashdown Forest!
£34.50 per adult
£17.25 per child (12 years & under) 
Sunday 21st July 2019

Opening Times

Afternoon Tea is served in the relaxed and elegant surroundings of our Drawing Rooms, between 2pm - 6pm.  

Available daily to hotel residents.
Non-resident guests are welcome to join us for this fine tradition Sunday to Friday.

On Sundays only, we offer a choice of two dining times for afternoon tea, please choose from:

  • 2pm - 4pm 
  • 4pm onwards

 

Dietary Requirements

If you have any dietary requirements please let us know when booking.
For more information please call our Reservation team on 01342 824988.