We take Afternoon Tea very seriously here at Riverhill Gardens. When you book in for tea with us you can expect a warm welcome and a sumptuous, traditional tea, served on a tiered stand. We have a dainty and delicate selection of finger sandwiches, usually featuring all the classics: cucumber, smoked salmon and cream cheese, ham and mustard, egg and watercress etc.

We then have a layer of sweet treats, our Cafe manager bakes the majority of our cakes in house so they are always fresh and delicious. Our final layer is our home baked scones, made fresh each day and served with lashings of clotted cream and jam. We of course serve all this with your choice of tea or coffee, with our teas always served in a proper pot with a beautiful cup and saucer.

We serve tea between 2 and 4 in our lovely little Cafe, where a beautiful laid up table will be ready for you. Or, on fine days, you can choose to sit on our terrace. We ask for 2 days notice on all bookings please. We can accommodate most dietary requirements or tastes so please do discuss your needs or preferences when you book in.

Afternoon tea is £25 per person and this includes entrance to our wonderful Gardens, so please arrive as early as you like to make the most of our 12 acres of amazing Gardens, including our Walled Garden with fountains, and sculptural terraced lawns, Rose Walk, Rock Garden and historic plant collection, including rhododendrons and azaleas.

We are awash with bluebells in spring and fragrant roses in summer and the acers are on fire in the Autumn so there is always something beautiful to see here.

Our Cafe also serves cream teas, freshly made light lunches, delicious fresh coffees and home made cakes. We are open whenever the Gardens are. There is ample free parking and no charge just to visit the Cafe.

We are open seasonally, usually March until end of October. Wednesday – Sunday 10:30 – 5, plus Bank Holiday Mondays. Please see website for more details.

We also hold private afternoon tea parties in our lovely Garden Room. We can accommodate up to 56 people and it is a wonderful space for a relaxed and informal family get together, christening tea or any celebration really! Please do get in touch to discuss options.


  • Child friendly
  • Casual dress code
  • Card payment
  • Disabled access
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten free
  • Alcohol
  • Parking
  • WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Hot snacks
  • Cold refreshments
  • Outdoor seating
  • Vegan

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