Our Afternoon Tea menus are award-winners and our kitchens are extremely proud of the home-made sandwiches, cakes and scones they serve. Seeing 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 Afternoon Tea, 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. As well as Afternoon Tea, we also serve enjoy morning coffee, light bites, main meals and desserts in our Lounges. 

Why not treat Dad this Father's Day (June 20th) to a delicious Father's Day Afternoon Tea with extra treats from Chef?

Treat loved ones to exquisite dining experiences on special occasions. Click here to purchase a gift voucher. 

Opening Times & Prices

Afternoon Tea is served in the relaxed and elegant surroundings of our Lounges 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

Traditional Ashdown Park Afternoon Tea
£26 per person or £48 per couple

The Sussex Afternoon Tea
£34.50 per person or £64 per couple

Champagne Afternoon Tea
£39.50 per person or £74 per couple

Baby Shower Afternoon Tea
£31.00 per person

Winnie the Pooh Afternoon Tea
£10.95 per child


To book, please use the widget below or contact our reservations team on 01342 824988 or reservations@ashdownparkhotel.co.uk.

If you suffer from a food allergy or intolerance, please inform us and we will be happy to assist you. Please note for groups of 7 or more and for special dining events, our reservations team may ask for a deposit to secure your booking.

Takeaway Afternoon Tea

Enjoy a taste of luxury from the comfort of your own home with our famous Afternoon Tea, now available to takeaway! 

Fluffy white scones covered in clotted cream and strawberry preserve, a range of freshly made sandwiches bursting with flavour and a delightful assortment of cakes direct from our kitchen, all complemented by Birchall Great Rift and Early Grey tea bags for you to brew at home – are available for collection.  

Vegan and gluten free options are available on request. 

£39.00 per couple

Takeaway Afternoon Teas are available for collection Monday to Sunday (between 12pm and 2pm) and must be ordered a minimum of 48 hours in advance. To place your order, please contact us using the calendar below.