Where could be more appropriate for enjoying afternoon tea in Eastbourne than in the sumptuous splendour of the Great Hall, with the sound of strings playing gently in the background?

We offer a mouth-watering range of high tea menu options, which include a champagne high tea, and special children’s high tea menus as well as seasonal ‘specials’ throughout the year.

The last Sunday of the month (Excluding July, August & December) sees Afternoon Tea accompanied by Shelley van Loen and the Palm Court Strings Orchestra.

The Great Hall Afternoon Tea Menu

Tea Sandwich Selection in Malted Brown & Soft Grain White Breads:
Smoked Salmon, Crème Cheese & Chives
Egg Mayonnaise with Watercress
Chicken & Tarragon Mayonnaise
Cucumber with Cream Cheese
Freshly baked Scones with Strawberry Jam and Cornish Clotted Cream
Pork & Apple Sausage Roll, ‘Grand’ Piccalilli
Freshly made traditional tea pastry selection
Choice of Tea, Coffee, Fruit or Herbal Infusion


  • Child friendly
  • Music
  • Card payment
  • Disabled access
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten free
  • Alcohol
  • Halal
  • Parking
  • WiFi
  • Hot snacks
  • Cold refreshments
  • Outdoor seating
  • Vegan