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Afternoon Tea in Reading

Discover the best places to enjoy afternoon tea in Reading.

With so many great places to choose from, finding the perfect place to get your mid afternoon fix can sometimes seem near impossible.

To help make your decision that little bit easier, we've rounded up the (clotted) cream of the crop here in Reading. 


Location: Winnersh Triangle

About: Monty's is an intimate space within the Holiday Inn, where guests can enjoy this Great British past time at its finest. Whether you're a traditional tea lover or wish to celebrate with champagne, Monty's has a menu to suit all tastes. 

Serving Times: 

  • 2:00pm to 5:00pm


  • Classic High Tea £15.00
  • Sparkling High Tea £17.50
  • Indulgent High Tea £20.00

Address: Wharfedale Road, Reading, RG41 5TS

Telephone: 0871 423 4847

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Whittington’s Tea Barge

Location: River Thames, North Bank

About: Board Whittington’s cute and cosy Tea Barge for an afternoon tea experience unlike any other. The cafe serves a wide range of teas to suit all taste buds, with a regularly changing menu of speciality teas from all around the world. The freshly baked scones, served with cream and jam, are one of the menu's true highlights.

Serving Times: 

  • 11:30pm to 4:00pm


  • Cream Tea £5.50
  • Add a Sandwich £10.50
  • Add a Sandwich and a cake £13.00
  • Add a Glass of bubbly £6

Address: George Street, Reading, RG4 8DH

Telephone: 07986 733638


Location: Goring

About: Choose from a variety of teas, sandwiches and delicious homemade cakes to compliment what will be an unforgettable afternoon at Pierreponts. If you're feeling indulgent, why not treat yourself to a glass of Champagne...or two?

Serving Times: 

  • 1:00pm to 4:00pm


  • The Goring Tea £11.00
  • The Streatley Tea £17.00
  • The Champagne Tea £24.00

Address: High Street, Goring-on-Thames, RG8 9AB

Telephone: 01491 874464


Location: City Centre

About: Bill’s serve a mouth-watering selection of teatime treats including fingersandwiches, cakes and warm fruit scones, served with Bill’s strawberry jam and clotted devonshire cream. Guests have the choice of a large pot of tea or a glass of hedgerow fizz.

Serving Times: 

  • 2:30pm to 5:30pm


  • Classic Afternoon Tea £9.95
  • Afternoon Tea with Fizz £12.95

Address: Chain Street, Reading, RG1 2HX

Telephone: 0118 939 1365


Location: City Centre

About: Browns serve a fantastic afternoon tea, accompanied by a choice of loose leaf tea, Hendricks's Gin and Tonic's or a glass of Champagne. Sweet treats range from salted caramel profiteroles and Victoria sponge to chocolate mess with British strawberries. 

Serving Times: 

  • 2:30pm to 5:00pm


  • Traditional Browns Afternoon Tea £13.50
  • A Champagne Afternoon for 2 
  • A Most Unusual Afternoon for 2

Address: 5 Riverside, Oracle Centre, Reading, RG1 2AG

Telephone: 0118 950 3137

The Swan at Streatley

Location: Streatley - On - Thames

About: This stunning riverside restaurant is a haven for afternoon tea; with panoramic views, sweeping lawns and lush greenery. Indulge in an assortment of sandwiches, fresh pastries and champagne as you relax overlooking the picturesque banks of the River Thames. 

Serving Times: 

  • 3:00pm to 6:00pm


  • The Champagne Afternoon Tea £19.95
  • The Full Afternoon Tea £14.95
  • The Cream Tea £8.95
  • Scones & Tea £5.95

Address: Streatley - On - Thames, Nr Reading, RG8 9HR

Telephone: 01491 878800

Riseley Village Tea Room

Location: Riseley

About: If you wish to treat yourself to a vintage-inspired cuppa with all the extras, this is the perfect choice. From as little as £10 you can enjoy a traditional afternoon tea comprising of a selection of homemade finger sandwiches, cakes, scones, preserves, clotted cream and tea of your choice.

Serving Times: 

  • 2:00pm to 5:00pm


  • Cream Tea £5.00 per person
  • Afternoon Tea £10.00 per person
  • Riseley Tea Room Celebration Tea £15.00 per person

Address: Riseley, Nr Reading, RG7 1SD

Telephone: 0118 9887028

Danesfield House

Location:  Marlow-On-Thames

About: At Danesfield House you can enjoy a tea and a treatment. Indulge in scrumptious cakes, fine teas and tasty sandwiches before unwinding with a pampering spa treatment. Reservations here are essential.

Serving Times: 

  • Weekdays: 1:00pm to 5:30pm. Weekends: 3:30pm to 5:30pm


  • Danesfield Champagne Tea £40.00
  • Danesfield Afternoon Tea £30.00

Address: Henley Road, Marlow-On-Thames, SL7 2EY

Telephone: 01628 891010

Holiday Inn

Location: Winnersh Triangle

About: Relaxed and modern, afternoon tea at Holiday Inn is served in the stylish Lounge or on the Outdoor Terrace. Sample mouth-watering scones, elegant finger sandwiches, delicious homemade cakes and freshly brewed tea or coffee.

Serving Times: 

  • 12:00pm to 5:00pm


  • Classic Afternoon Tea £15.00 per person
  • Sparkling Afternoon Tea £17.50 per person
  • Indulgent Afternoon Tea £20.00 per person

Address: Wharfedale Road, Reading, RG41 5TS

Telephone: 0118 944 0444

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