Looking for a charming and delightful date idea in Hertfordshire? Look no further than the timeless tradition of afternoon tea! Picture this: you and your loved one (or match) sipping fragrant teas, nibbling on delectable sandwiches, and indulging in mouthwatering pastries, all while surrounded by an ambiance of elegance and relaxation. Prepare for an afternoon filled with sweetness, laughter, and unforgettable moments!

Hertfordshire, with its scenic landscapes and picturesque towns, offers a variety of venues where you can experience the magic of afternoon tea. Here are a few options to consider.

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The Grove, Watford; the perfect location for afternoon tea in Hertfordshire

The Grove, Watford

Afternoon tea at historic houses in Hertfordshire

Imagine being transported to a grand stately home with manicured gardens and opulent interiors. Many historic estates in Hertfordshire offer a quintessentially English afternoon tea experience. Take a leisurely stroll through the elegant grounds before settling into a magnificent tearoom adorned with fine china and luxurious table settings. Indulge in a selection of delicate sandwiches, dainty pastries, and artisanal cakes, all expertly prepared by talented pastry chefs. Sip on the finest teas as you soak in the refined atmosphere and bask in the beauty of your surroundings.

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Sopwell House, St Albans

Discover the Quintessential Afternoon Tea Experience at Sopwell House with champagne. Experience the epitome of elegance of the charming country house in the idyllic Roman city of St Albans. Indulge in a delectable afternoon tea served in either the elegant 2 AA Rosette-awarded Restaurant or the sophisticated cocktail lounge, both located within this grand 4-star venue.

The Grove, Watford

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of autumn as you indulge in The Grove’s Botanic Afternoon Tea. In collaboration with the esteemed Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, they are offering a seasonal treat in the warm and inviting ambiance of their Potting Shed. Each ingredient has been carefully selected, with options hand-picked from Jemima’s Kitchen Garden. Available from Sept 2023.

Countryside Retreat

For nature enthusiasts, consider an afternoon tea experience in the serene countryside of Hertfordshire. Find a cosy tearoom nestled amidst rolling green hills or tucked away in a quaint village. Delight in a selection of freshly baked goods, homemade jams, and clotted cream served alongside your choice of teas. Breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the peacefulness of your surroundings as you create a truly idyllic date experience.

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Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Ware

Nestled in the Hertfordshire countryside, Hanbury Manor offers a serene setting for an indulgent afternoon tea with spa experience. Treat yourselves to a relaxing day of pampering and tranquility, starting with a luxurious afternoon tea. Afterward, unwind and rejuvenate in the serene surroundings of the hotel’s spa, enjoying a range of luxurious treatments and facilities.

Unique Afternoon Tea Twist

If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, why not try an afternoon tea with a twist? Hertfordshire is known for its innovative and creative culinary scene. Embark on a whimsical adventure together as you savour unique flavours and playful presentations that will delight your taste buds and ignite your imagination.

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Sugar Boutique, Knebworth

Step into a whimsical world of delight at Sugar Boutique in Knebworth, where a unique and Instagrammable experience awaits you. Indulge in a selection of delicious sweet and savoury treats, artfully crafted in magical themes that transport you from Alice in Wonderland to Hogwarts. Having experienced the below incredible afternoon tea at Sugar Boutique last year, I can honestly say they are “practically perfect in every way.”

Look out for their Toy Story pop up afternoon tea experience from June until September 2023.

City Chic

Experience a city chic afternoon tea like no other in the heart of St Albans. Step into a stylish and sophisticated setting where modern elegance meets timeless charm.

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St Michael’s Manor Hotel, St Albans

Enjoy a luxurious afternoon tea experience at St Michael’s Manor Hotel, a unique townhouse hotel set in five acres of private English country gardens with its own lake. St. Michael’s Manor hotel is located close to the city centre of St Albans, Hertfordshire, formerly the ancient city of Verulamium and near the famous Abbey Cathedral. It offers the perfect, romantic date setting!

Whatever your afternoon tea choice, indulge and let the enchanting ambiance sweep you away x

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Things to do in Hertfordshire

If you enjoyed our Hertfordshire afternoon tea roundup, get ready for more local gems! For foodies, we’ll be dishing out the ‘St Albans Restaurants‘ guide and our experience at ‘The Florist, Watford‘. Plus, we’re covering all bases with ‘Things to Do in Hertfordshire‘ for those looking to widen their adventure horizons.

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