The Edwardian Tea Room

The award-winning Tea Room is a lovely place to relax with friends or family and enjoy the scrumptious selection of cakes or a light lunch on vintage china. We use fresh, local produce whenever possible, including produce from the Museum’s own period gardens.

Christmas afternoon teas

Treat friends, colleagues or yourself to one of our special festive afternoon teas.  Whether it’s tea for two or  a larger get together, feast on festive sandwiches, savouries and cakes served on pretty vintage china in our award-winning Tea Room. For the menus and prices, please click here: Christmas afternoon tea leaflet

Christmas parties are also very welcome, please contact us for details and availability.

Our Christmas afternoon teas are available Tuesdays – Sundays from 1st until 20th December. Please note that the Museum and Tea Room are closed on Mondays.

Please give us a call in advance to book your table on 01527 831363.


Hot drinks

A selection of award-winning loose leaf teas, a range of coffees from espresso to latte and luxury hot chocolate.


A wide selection of homemade and traditional cakes, including a gluten-free selection.

Afternoon tea

Cream teas, crumpets and other light snacks.


A selection of light lunches and refreshments, including soup of the day, oven-baked jacket potatoes and delicious savouries. You can visit the Tea Room independently from the Museum during any of the Tea Room opening hours, excluding big event days.


Tea Room Opening Hours

March – June Tuesday – Sunday 10.30am – 4.30pm
July & August Daily 10.30am – 4.30pm
September & October Tuesday – Sunday 10.30am – 4.30pm
November – 20th December Tuesday – Sunday 10.30am – 3.30pm
January & February Wednesday – Sunday 10.30am – 3.30pm

Avoncroft Afternoon Teas

A perfect way to celebrate a special occasion.  Soak up the atmosphere of the Edwardian Tea Room whilst you enjoy sandwiches, scones and homemade cake served with our award-winning loose leaf tea, all on presented on our pretty mis-matched vintage crockery. Price – from £9.99 per adult.

Please book your High Tea a minimum of 24 hours in advance. During the winter the Edwardian Tea Room is open Tuesday to Sunday, so please make your reservation for a Tuesday High Tea by the previous Sunday. Bookings can be made by calling the Edwardian Tea Room on 01527 831363.

High Tea gift vouchers are also available, please contact the Edwardian Tea Room on 01527 831363 for further information.