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Afternoon Tea in Dorset

Indulge yourself in a classic afternoon tea in Dorset. We've got an exciting list of the best spots to stop and enjoy a delicious traditional afternoon tea or cream tea in Dorset.

Whether you're spending the day with friends and family or just looking for a luxurious treat, here are our favourite places to try an array of delicate sandwiches, home baked scones and an abundance of mouth-watering pastries and teacakes, with pots of freshly brewed tea, all of which will certainly satisfy your taste buds.

No.9 On The Green Café & Bakery

No.9 On The Green Café & Bakery

About: This friendly quaint café and bakery is situated in Wimborne and provides an outstanding afternoon tea with picturesque surroundings.

Enjoy a delightful afternoon tea where you can indulge in a selection of finger sandwiches, savoury treats, scones with jam and cream and of course a selection of their homemade cakes. Plus, you will also get an unlimited amount of tea or americano to accompany your scrumptious treats. 

Serving Times: From 1pm everyday

Menu: Click here

Price: Afternoon Tea - £18.95 per person. Extra cost if you'd like to add fizz.

Booking: Pre-booking is essential with at least 48hr notice. You can book private spaces for special occasions as well.

Address: 2 Cook Row, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1LB

Telephone: 01202 887765

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The Kings Head

The Kings Head

About: This traditional English pub provides a quintessential afternoon tea. The Kings Head is bursting with 16th century character and offers an exceptionally fresh homemade afternoon tea.

It's the perfect place to catch up with friends or celebrate a special occasion. 

Serving Times: Wednesday - Sunday from 3pm


  • £12.95pp for the standard afternoon tea
  • £15.95pp with a glass of Prossecco

Booking: Pre-booking is essential as everything is made fresh on the day.

Address: 6 High Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1BP

Telephone: 01202 681150

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Compton Acres Café & Tea Rooms

Compton Acres Café & Tea Rooms

About: The charmingly warm and bright café serves an entising selection of lovingly prepared finger sandwiches, baked scones with homemade preservatives and a tasty array of sweet treats. The incredibly lavish and luxurious tea room prides itself in serving high quality goodies using the finest local ingredients. 

Whether you want to sample the affordble Compton cream tea or indulge in their afternoon tea with a glass of bottle of prosecco, their friendly and inviting team will welcome you with joy.

Serving Times: Everyday 2.30pm - 4.00pm

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  • Compton Acres Cream Tea £6.55pp
  • Afternoon Tea & Prosecco £18.95pp
  • Compton Acres Afternoon Tea £15.95pp

Booking: Essential

Address: 162 Canford Cliffs Road, Poole, BH13 7ES

Telephone: 01202 700778

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Knoll House Hotel

Knoll House Hotel

About: Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or you just want to indulge yourself with a treat, Afternoon Tea at Knoll House is a must!

With homemade sandwiches made from locally sourced ingredients, freshly baked scones, and a variety of sweet treats - it’s a culinary delight. In warmer months, you can take tea out on the terrace or in the gardens and soak up the spectacular sea views. 

Serving Times: Friday - Sunday from 2.30pm - 4pm

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Price: £18.50 per person, the hotel also offers a children's special Teddy's Tea for £9.50. You might prefer a more simple Dorset cream tea, with homemade scones and a hot drink, for £6.50 available from 12pm - 4pm or if you’re feeling really decadent, add a glass of bubbly for £25 per person for the ultimate indulgence.

Booking: All food orders must be pre-booked.

Address: Knoll House, Ferry Road, Studland, Dorset, BH19 3AH

Telephone: 01929 450450

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Queens Hotel Bournemouth

Mercure Bournemouth Queens Hotel & Spa

About: Mercure Bournemouth Queens Hotel & Spa offers a delightful afternoon tea service that is perfect for anyone looking to enjoy a relaxing and elegant experience.

Their classic afternoon tea includes a selection of carefully prepared sandwiches, scones with jam and clotted cream, and a variety of sweet pastries and cakes. If you want to make it extra special opt for their incredibly delicious sparkling afternoon tea.


  • Classic Afternoon Tea - £19.95
  • Sparkling Afternoon Tea - £24.95

Address: Meyrick Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3DL

Telephone: 01202 554415

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Little Pickle at the Mill

Little Pickle at the Mill

About: Little Pickle at The Mill in Wimborne is a highly recommended venue for those looking to indulge in a traditional afternoon tea. 

They offer a delectable range of traditional sandwiches, cakes, and scones with jam, and clotted cream. The cosy and inviting atmosphere provides the perfect setting for a relaxing afternoon with friends or family. 

Alongside the traditional afternoon tea, they also provide an afternoon tea that's perfect for your little ones. Their children's afternoon tea includes sandwiches, cakes, and a mini milkshake or Babycino.


  • Traditional Afternoon Tea - £18pp
  • Add a Glass of Fizz - An extra £6pp
  • Children's Afternoon Tea - £6.50pp

Address: Walford Mill Crafts, Knobcrook Road, Stone Lane, Wimborne, BH21 1NL

Telephone: 07961 347721

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Harbar Bistro

Harbar Bistro

About: This classic English tradition is the perfect excuse to indulge in a selection of delicate sandwiches and sweet treats. The incredibly talented chefs at Harbar Bistro serve freshly baked scones with Dorset cream and sweet jam and an array of lovingly hand-crafted cakes which can be paired with a luxurious glass of bubbly.

Serving Times: 

  • Weekdays 2.30pm - 5.00pm
  • Weekends 3.00pm - 5.00pm

Menu: Click here


  • Dorset Cream Team £8.50pp
  • Traditional Afternoon Tea £18.50pp
  • Bubbly Afternoon Tea with a glass of Sparkling Rose £26.00pp or a glass of Champagne £28.00pp
  • Seasonal Afternoon Tea with Bellini £26.00pp or with Pimm's £25.00pp

Booking: Advisable

Address: Harbour Heights Hotel, Haven Road, Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset, BH13 7LW

Telephone: 01202707272

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Haven Hotel

Haven Hotel

About: Haven Hotel offer an exquisite afternoon cream tea that provides you with freshly baked scones with Dorset's finest jams and clotted creams, a delightful selection of beautiful cakes and delicate sandwiches.

As you indulge in an array of sweet treats you can watch the picturesque scenes of the boats sailing by, it's the perfect tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of everday life.

Serving Times: Daily

  • Saturday & Sunday serves the full afternoon tea from 3.00pm - 5.00pm
  • Monday - Friday serves the Dorset Cream Tea from 3.00pm - 5.00pm

Menu: Click here


  • Dorset Cream Tea £9.95pp
  • Purbeck Cream Tea £14.25pp
  • Haven Cream Tea £18.50pp

Option to add a glass of bubbly is also available.

Booking: Advisable 

Address: Haven Hotel, Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset, BH13 7QL

Telephone: 01202707333

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Captains Club Afternoon Tea

Captains Club

About: The Captains Club is a stones throw from Christchurch quay and is a beautiful spot for afternoon tea. They have three different options of afternoon tea experience's which can also include a glass of fizz, as well as classic cream teas for something more low key.

Booking is essential.

Price: Afternoon Tea - £23.50 -£33.50 per person. 

Address: Wick Ferry, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1HU

Telephone: 01202 475 111

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