Why not enjoy an afternoon tea in Blakeney.
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 £19 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.
Available 3-5pm . Best to book particularly in high season and school holidays
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 Manor Hotel Blakeney
Boutique hotel in Blakeney with wonderful views over the marshes. We have yet to sample their afternoon tea, but its on our to do list. They offer a choice of classic, sparkling, champagne and children’s afternoon tea. Indulge in a classic delight as you savor an array of finger sandwiches, an assortment of cakes, traditional scones served with clotted cream and strawberry jam. All of this can be enjoyed alongside your preferred choice of tea or coffee, with the option for refills.
£25 per person for the classic afternoon tea
£33 per person for the sparkling afternoon tea
Children's afternoon tea £10 per person
Call to book
Address Blakeney Manor Hotel,
The Quay, Blakeney,
Norfolk, NR25 7ND
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 in North Norfolk 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. Still our families favourites afternoon tea ever ! Their fruit scones are the best and huge!
You do not usually need to book as it is their speciality, but you may need to queue for a table at busy times.
Address: 1-3 Shirehall Plain, Holt NR25 6BG
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
Biddy’s tearoom in Aylsham
About a 35 minute drive from Blakeney and just down the road from the magnificent National Trust property and estate Blickling Hall. Good to combine the two.
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
Telephone: 01263 731278 for Biddys tearoom in Aylsham
If tea is not your thing you can pop over the road in Aylsham to Bread Source cafe ( a wonderful Norfolk artisan bakery ) who do great coffee and wonderful cakes.
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, although if you want the full works I'd go to Biddys.
Address: Blickling, Norwich NR11 6NF