Freshly-baked scones with clotted cream and preserves made from soft fruits grown in our walled garden

Afternoon tea, that quintessential English pastime, has had the most amazing revival in recent years and is once again, a firm favourite and deservedly so.

In the summer months at Swinfen, you can enjoy a very leisurely afternoon tea on the terrace overlooking the gardens and deer park watching the world go by. In the winter months, curl up in front of a roaring log fire in the cocktail lounge or relax in the bar in the comfort of a big squashy sofa – what could be nicer whilst you catch up with family and friends.

We offer English Breakfast Tea, Earl Grey. Lady Grey, Darjeeling, Lapsang Souchong, Green Tea and a wide selection of herbal teas and infusions. Our coffee is freshly-ground Colombian Medellin Excelso – smooth, mild and nutty.

We are very happy to offer gluten-free teas with prior notice – please let us know of any specific dietary requirements when booking.


Homemade cookies and warm freshly-baked buttermilk scones with preserves & clotted cream served with tea of your choice or a cafetière of freshly ground coffee.



Sandwiches, warm freshly-baked buttermilk scones with preserves & clotted cream and a selection of delicious cakes, desserts and cookies all served with tea of your choice or a cafetière of freshly ground coffee.



All the delights of our High Tea accompanied by a chilled flute of fine Taittinger Champagne

£32.50 with Taittinger Brut Reserve

£35 with Taittinger Prestige Rose


“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea”

- Henry James

To book please call 01543 481494

Pre-booking is advised as the hotel is occasionally closed for a private function