Available on the Terrace from 12th April.  Please speak with our friendly Reservations Team for more information and to reserve your alfresco sitting: 01342 824988 or email  In the meantime, why not try our Takeaway Afternoon Tea ...see below. 

Takeaway Afternoon Tea 
Enjoy Ashdown Park at Home

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 Friday to Sunday (between 12pm and 2pm) and must be ordered a minimum of 48 hours in advance. From Monday 12th April, takeaway Afternoon Tea will be available Monday to Sunday each week.

To place your order, please contact use the calendar below.  

When we emerge from hibernation.... 

Whilst our doors are temporarily closed, you may choose to use the booking calendar below to plan your next visit, or perhaps purchase an afternoon tea gift voucher which has an 18 month redemption window....

Although we can't open our doors to our Lounges, why not join us from Monday 12th April for alfresco dining on our terrace. Find out more here.

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

Baby Shower Afternoon Tea
£31.00 per person

Winnie the Pooh Afternoon Tea
£10.95 per child

Enjoy full Afternoon Tea for £22.50 when booking our Spring Spa Day. Find out more here.

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

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