If you like us you love an afternoon tea, then you are spoilt for choice in Blakeney and in North Norfolk in general . Norfolk is a very foodie county and we take are afternoon teas very seriously. Whether it is a simple pot of tea with a scone with clotted cream and jam, or a full afternoon tea with dainty sandwiches, then there are lots of lovely places to go, both in Blakeney and within a short stroll or drive of Gardeners Cottage. ,

Afternoon teas within walking distance of Gardeners Cottage in Blakeney

The Blakeney Hotel on Blakeney Quay

Here they do the full works afternoon tea for £15 a head with pot of tea, dainty finger sandwiches, cakes, fruit scone, jam and clotted cream. Afternoon tea is available every day between 3.00pm and 5.30pm. A wonderful treat. The Blakeney Hotel is situated on Blakeney Quay over looking the marshes and water. It is about a 5 minute walk from Gardeners Cottage. If you are visiting by car there is parking outside the hotel and also in the National Trust car park on the quay.

Address: The Blakeney Hotel, The Quay, Blakeney NR25 7NE

Telephone to book 01263 740797

Blakeney House B & B

Less than 5 minutes walk from Gardener’s Cottage this boutique B & B is open to non residents for afternoon tea. In the warmer months this can be enjoyed in the garden.

Address: Blakeney House, High St, Blakeney, Norfolk NR25 7NX
Telephone: 01263 740561

The Moorings

Also a 5 minute walk from Gardeners Cottage at the bottom of Blakeney High Street is this lovely tearoom. If you are looking for something a bit simpler they have a lovely selection of cakes which you can have with a pot of tea, a cappucino, latte or even a hot chocolate.

Address: The High Street, Blakeney NR25 7NA Telephone to book 01263 740 054


Wiveton Hall fruit farm & cafe

As made famous in the series Normal for Norfolk which is filmed there. This lovely cafe looks out across the marshes to the sea and is one of our favourite places to go on a hot sunny day for afternoon tea. It is about a 15 minute walk from Gardeners Cottage or 5 minutes by car on the road between Blakeney and Cley. Teas and cakes served between 3.00pm – 4.30pm. Very popular so booking may be advisable if you are planning to go for lunch. Usually not necessary if you are just popping in for tea and cake. Dog friendly inside and outside.

Address: Wiveton Hall, 1 Marsh Lane, Wiveton, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 7TE

Telephone: 01263 740515

Afternoon tea within a short drive of Blakeney

Byfords in Holt

Very popular place to visit for afternoon tea if you are visiting Holt. Lovely old period building that is full of charm and character. Excellent afternoon teas and the scones are enormous. Lovely selection of jams brought to the table for you to choose. Very busy in high season so you made need to queue but its worth the wait. About a 15 minute drive from Blakeney. Parking nearby.

Address: 1-3 Shirehall Plain, Holt NR25 6BG

Phone01263 711400

The Owl Tearoom Holt

Another really good tearoom and bakery in Holt with lots of wonderful home made cakes and afternoon teas. Really nice tea garden around the back, staff are always friendly and the service is always very good. Do the full afternoon tea or you can just have a cream tea. Scones are delicious. About a 15 minute drive from Blakeney. Parking nearby.

Address: Janaway House, White Lion St, Holt, England, NR25 6BA

Telephone: 01263 713232

The Folly Tearoom Holt

Very pretty vintage tearoom in centre of Holt with the most gorgeous tea garden we have ever seen. Afternoon tea is their speciality all served up on vintage china. Well behaved dogs welcome in the garden. About a 15 minute drive from Blakeney. Parking nearby.

Address:4 hoppers Yard, Bull Street, Holt, NR25 6LN

Telephone:01263 713569

Back To The Garden Letheringsett

Set in the most beautiful and enormous barn conversion which also houses an outstanding farm shop, this really is worth a visit, if only to marvel at the beauty of the barn and their amazing deli counter. They serve traditional afternoon tea between 3.00pm – 4.30pm Monday – Saturday. Beautiful landscaped courtyard gardens as well. Dogs allowed in the gardens. Plenty of parking onsite and they even have an electric car charging point, which are quite a rarity in North Norfolk. About a 10 minute drive from Blakeney.

Address:Back to the Garden, Letheringsett, Holt, North Norfolk. NR25 7JJ

Telephone:01263 715996/715540

Biddy’s tearoom in Aylsham


If you are willing to get in the car the pretty market town of Aylsham is about a 30 minute drive from Blakeney and is home to the wonderful Biddy’s vintage tearoom. The cakes and scones are amazing ( and huge) and some of the best we have tasted in North Norfolk. The tea menu is extensive (over 50 to choose from) and loose leaf and all served in gorgeous vintage china teacups with enamel teapots. We just love this tearoom as you can probably tell. You can go for the full afternoon tea or a simpler version with just cake or scone with clotted cream and jam. Whatever you choose you won’t be disappointed. Our favourite tea is their afternoon tea blend which is simply lovely. Open 9.00 - 5.00 Monday to Saturday. Full afternoon tea served between 12-4pm. Cakes and teas available all day. You can book online

Address:16 Market Pacel, Aylsham, Norwich NR11 6EH

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The National Trust Property Blickling Hall is just down the road. You will pass it on the way to Aylsham. You can’t really miss it, as it is enormous. They also have excellent tearooms with home made cakes and scones.

Address:Blickling, Norwich NR11 6NF