Best afternoon teas across the UK to book now for every budget

Afternoon tea is one of Britain's greatest pleasures, and there's no better excuse for treating yourself or a loved one to an elegant day out.

Rather than sipping an overly brewed cuppa in a Sports Direct mug with skimmed milk, amp up your tea game by indulging in luxury scones and the perfect pot of loose leaves.

The good news is that you won't need to break the bank for a seriously decadent tea time, you can easily find great value package deals at iconic venues and beautiful locations across the UK.

Choose from a Mad Hatters feast in an Alice and Wonderland themed tea in London, high tea in the Highlands or a glitzy affair at a Michelin-star restaurant.

If you're London-bound, why not try out one of these top afternoon tea packages in the capital instead?

Best afternoon teas for 2019

1. Sanderson Hotel, London – £58pp

The unique and stylish Sanderson Hotel hosts an iconic Mad Hatters afternoon tea – visitors can expect an out of the box experience that lets you tuck into an array of expertly crafted sweet and savoury treats.

Tuck into  melt-in-your-mouth Stack of King of Hearts Ham and Parmesan Croque-Monsieur and Queen of Hearts Rose and Strawberry Jammy Dodgers, all washed down with a glass of champagne. It costs £58 per person and the Mother's Day menu also includes a specially created rose, lychee, and raspberry macaroon.

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2. The Ritz – £159 for two

For instant glitz and glam, only The Ritz in London will do. Take a seat in the ornate Palm Court at this 5* hotel and experience a champagne afternoon tea you won't forget.

The package includes delicate finger sandwiches, traditional scones and a variety of tasty cakes and pastries to graze on while you sip Champagne and a huge range of high quality loose leaf teas. This is definitely an experience to book if you have something to celebrate or just want to splash out on a special treat with someone special.

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3. Cloud 23 Hilton, Manchester – from £25

Manchester's Hilton's Cloud 23 is renowned for being one of the top afternoon tea spots in the city.

The afternoon tea experience, which includes savoury bites, scones and cakes and limitless tea and coffee costs £25pp, but if you want to throw in a glass of champagne it will set you back £35.

If you're really planning to push the boat out there is also the option to book a bottomless bubble option but only for bookings during the week, which costs £49pp.

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4. Biscuiteers, London – £30pp

When it comes to biscuits, things don't get much better than Biscuiteers. Treat your mum to an afternoon tea with a bit of a difference, by indulging in their famous hand-iced biscuits, as well as miniature versions of the most loved cakes and patisseries.

Afternoon tea is hosted at the Biscuiteers Icing Cafes in Notting Hill and on Northcote Road (Clapham Junction) and costs £28.50 per person – DIY icing can be added for a £10 upgrade.

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5. Claridge's –  from £158 for two

Another luxury hotel and another incredible afternoon tea experience.

The Claridge's has a long and esteemed tradition of hosting impeccable afternoon teas dating back 150 years, so guests can expect the best of the best.

From delicious sandwiches and expertly baked pastries and scones to a choice of 24 top quality teas from around the world, guests will be spoilt as they take in the gorgeous surrounds of the art deco style Foyer and Reading room.

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6. Warner Leisure Hotel, (various locations) – £39

Indulge in a selection of treats including sandwiches, scones, cakes and pastries for £39 at your choice of one of six luxurious Warner Leisure Hotels situated across the UK.

Choose from Thoresby Hall Hotel in Nottinghamshire, situated on the edge of Sherwood Forest, the Cricket St. Thomas Hotel in Somerset, Nidd Hall Hotel near Harrogate, the Grade I listed stately home Holme Lacy House, Littlecote House Hotel in Berkshire or Sinah Warren Hotel set i the picturesque gardens at Langstone Harbour.

Vouchers are available from Virgin Experience Days and are valid for nine months.

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7. The London Hilton Park Lane Hotel – £49 for two

Mums will be spoilt for choice when it comes to the spread expertly created by pastry chefs Emmanuel and Sam, the winners of Bake Off: The Professionals 2018.

The duo will be serving up artistic sweet treats like Pina Colada cheesecake, passion fruit and strawberry jelly tartlets alongside a selection of savoury bites, and of course no tea would be complete without freshly baked scones.

The excellent value package for two costs £49 – 37% off the normal £78 price and guests will be hosted in the plush Hilton Park Lane Hotel for an afternoon to remember.

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8. Formby Hall Golf Resort and Spa, Liverpool – £35pp

9. Grosvenor House, London – £99 for two

Sit back and relax in the lap of luxury of The Park Room at the exclusive Grosvenor House in Park Lane, overlooking Hyde Park.

Guests can grazed through a selection of delicate finger sandwiches, warm scones and expertly made cakes and pastries, topped off with bottomless Champagne so you can toast the special occasion.

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10. The Folly, Oxford – £39

Indulge in your afternoon tea riverside at The Folly, as you watch boats pass by on the Thames in a scene that looks straight out of an old movie.

You'll also get a glass of sparkling wine as you watch the world go by, as well as a nice selection of pastries, little sandwiches and scones.

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11. Penmaenuchaf Hall, Snowdonia – £35pp

Nestled amidst Snowdonia National Park, the charming Victorian style Penmaenuchaf Hall Hotel is located at one of the most scenic spots in the country.

Indulge in afternoon tea before taking a leisurely stroll through the venue's beautifully landscaped grounds, which overlook the scenic Mawddach valley.

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12. Fortnum & Mason, London – £109 for two

Fortnum & Mason's tranquil Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon was opened by Her Majesty The Queen and has since become a stylish destination for the most traditional of afternoon teas.

The traditional menu includes classic cucumber and mint and smoked salmon sandwiches, Fortnum scones that are freshly baked on site and a long list of signature blend teas. There's also a glass of champagne for all guests – well it's only right you celebrate your mum in style, right?!

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13. Taj 51 Hotel – £90 for two

For an elegant Afternoon tea head to Taj 51 Buckingham Gate, where guests get to enjoy the hotel's award-winning high tea package.

Guests are treated to a fusion of rich flavours of Indian cuisine and traditional British bites, with curried egg mayo pinwheel sandwiches, Gulabi scones topped with mango compote and cinnamon clotted cream and Indian Chicken tikka pantheras served up alongside delicious Masala Chai.

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