Food & drink

11 luxury afternoon teas for Afternoon Tea Week 2021

09 Aug 2021 | Written by The Joy Club

Afternoon TeaWhether you’re new to Afternoon Tea Week or a long-time fan, we think it’s the perfect excuse to treat yourself and someone special to a delightful meal out (or in!).  All of these venues are offering members of The Joy Club a discount on afternoon tea, so you can enjoy a luxurious treat for less. Simply take a look at the list below, discover a venue that suits you and look forward to something special this August – you deserve it.

At The Joy Club, we have put together our top 11 afternoon tea recommendations that you can enjoy around the country; from restaurants in stately homes to bistros on boats, we have something that everyone will love!

1. Chevin Country Park Hotel (York)

Nestled in beautiful alpine woods, the Chevin Country Park Hotel is the ideal place to relax and enjoy some tasty treats with a Yorkshire twist.

Chevin country park

The Joy Club recommends: Look no further for a serene afternoon tea experience. As dappled sunlight washes over you, simply sit back and soak up the atmosphere with a cup of tea and a glass of prosecco. Members can access an exclusive discount on afternoon tea at Chevin Country Park here.

2. Whittle’s at Binswood (Warwick)*

Afternoon tea is a quintessentially British pastime, so what better place to enjoy it than in a quintessentially British dining hall? Whittle’s restaurant and bistro is set within the beautiful Grade II Listed Victorian Binswood Hall at the heart of Audley Village Binswood in Leamington Spa, Warwick.

Whittle's restaurant

The Joy Club recommends: Reserve a table for the week ahead and enjoy a limited-time offer of 25% of all sparkling afternoon tea bookings at Whittle’s. With bubbles, cake and elegant surroundings, it’s a charming way to spend an August afternoon! Click here to find out more.

3. Three Church Road (Birmingham)*

Set in the fashionable Edgbaston district, at Three Church Road restaurant you can experience an elegant afternoon tea experience on a private terrace or in our modern dining room.

Three Church Road

The Joy Club recommends: Book a visit to Three Church Road for this week and reduce the price of your afternoon tea by 25%. Members, click here to find out more.

4. The Orangery (Darley Dale, Peak District)* 

Set against the rugged and rural beauty of Darley Dale, on the edge of the Peak District National Park, The Orangery restaurant is a superb location for you to enjoy afternoon tea in a stylish and elegant setting.

The Joy Club recommends: Indulging in an afternoon of fine dining doesn’t need to cost the world, with 25% off sparkling afternoon teas at The Orangery for the whole of Afternoon Tea Week 2021. Click here to find out more.

5. No.3 (Clapham, London)*

Overlooking the beautiful greenery of Clapham Common, relax into a moment of peace amongst the hustle and bustle of London life.

No3 Clapham

The Joy Club recommends: Catch your breath at No3 – an oasis in the city of London. For the next week only you can book a sparkling afternoon tea at No3 at 25% less than the usual price. There’s no time like the present for a catch up with friends or family over tea, cake and bubbles. Click here to find out more.

6. Afternoon tea on the water (London, Poole and York)

Afternoon tea is a wonderful way to enjoy delicious food in elegant restaurants around the country. But what if you could try the fine dining experience while cruising down some of the country’s most spectacular rivers?

City Cruises

The Joy Club recommends: Members can visit our invite page for City Cruises here, then click ‘How to redeem’ to access your exclusive discount on all dining bookings in London, Poole and York.

7. Shrigley Hall Hotel & Spa (Peak District)

If mixing dinner and water activities doesn’t quite take your fancy, then you can enjoy beautiful natural surroundings from solid ground at Shrigley Hall Hotel & Spa. Situated at the gateway to the Peak District, you can enjoy the decadent British tradition in an awe-inspiring setting like no other.

Shrigley Hall

The Joy Club recommends: Members can click here to visit our invite page, then ‘How to redeem’ to access an exclusive discount on your booking for a traditional afternoon tea at Shrigley Hall Hotel & Spa.

8. Ruthin Castle and Spa (North Wales)

For a blissful afternoon tea overlooking the North Wales Countryside, you can enjoy a visit indoors or – weather permitting! – ‘al fresco’ on the Ruthin Castle Bar Terrace or in their stunning Peacock Garden.

Ruthin castle

The Joy Club recommends: Members can enjoy an exclusive discount on traditional afternoon tea at Ruthin Castle and Spa. Come rain or shine, you will enjoy views of idyllic gardens and across the majestic castle grounds while you enjoy a delightful teatime meal. Click here to find out more.

9. Symonds at Redwood (Bristol)* 

Just a short drive from the centre of Clifton in Bristol, Symonds is contemporary yet full of English charm, making it the perfect, peaceful destination for your next afternoon tea.

Symonds at Redwood

The Joy Club recommends: Book your tea during this week to enjoy a full, sparkling service with 25% off the usual price. More details can be found on our invite, click here to find out more about reduced bookings at Symonds restaurant.

10.  The Romney (Maidstone, Kent)*

Introducing The Romney… an elegant restaurant and bistro surrounded by serene countryside. For those based in and around Kent, this is the ideal afternoon tea spot for you.

The Joy Club recommends: sit back and relax with 25% off all sparkling afternoon teas at The Romney this week. Whether you want to celebrate something or someone special, you will feel truly looked after with the wonderful service and delicious food on offer here. Click here to find out more.

11. Hollin House Hotel & Restaurant (Cheshire)

If you like the ambience of traditional English buildings, then immerse yourself in the atmosphere of Hollin House for your afternoon tea – a Tudor Gothic style building, originally built in 1870.

The Joy Club recommends: Join the wonderful team at Hollin House for a delicious selection of cakes and sandwiches accompanied by breathtaking views over the Cheshire countryside. Members, click here to access your discount for Hollin House.



*The 25% discount is eligible at all Audley venues (marked with *) for Afternoon Tea Week (9th-15th August) only, so book for the week ahead to avoid disappointment!

You can enjoy 25% off all sparkling afternoon teas at another six Audley venues around the country, all of whom offer home-delivery options if you wish to order an afternoon tea to your house. Members, click here to view all Audley venues offering a discounted afternoon tea.

Not yet a member but would like to access these fantastic offers? Join The Joy Club today!