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An afternoon tea arranged on a table, featuring cakes, scones, and sandwiches.

Where to indulge in some afternoon tea in Preston...

One of life's little luxuries, there's nothing better than meeting up with loved ones and sharing the experience of an afternoon tea together.

Preston has an exciting array of places to enjoy afternoon tea; from sinfully sweet treats in a vintage tearoom to indulgent delights in historical buildings. Whatever the occasion and whoever you're taking with you, there's an afternoon tea out there for everyone.

Check out our list of places for afternoon tea in Preston, starting with those closest to the city centre.

Please note: Booking is advised for all afternoon teas.

Clare's Kitchen and Vintage Tea RoomAfternoon tea set up on a table inside Claire's Vintage Kitchen and Tea Room.

  • Location: 42 Cannon Street, Preston, PR1 3NT.
  • Diners: 2 or more.
  • Special diets: Caters for special diets including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free on request.
  • Special features: Caters for special occasions including baby showers and birthdays.

Clare's Kitchen and Vintage Tea Room offers a relaxed atmosphere in a vibrant vintage setting. The tearoom is suitable for all kinds of occasions; from a romantic afternoon tea for two to catch ups with friends or family. The cosy tearoom's afternoon tea features all the classic nibbles you love and more, with sandwiches, scones, and some seriously tasty treats as well as their renowned cupcakes.

For more details and to book call Clare's Kitchen on 07305 187851.

Patisserie ValeriePatisserie Valerie afternoon tea arranged on a table.

  • Location: 15 Friargate, Preston, PR1 2ED.
  • Diners: 2 or more.
  • Special diets: Vegetarian alternatives.
  • Special features: Prosecco upgrade available.

Patisserie Valerie is much-loved for a good reason. Their tempting cakes and pastries can be enjoyed in mini form with their afternoon tea, alongside classic sandwiches and more. The 1950s vibe creates a stylish setting for meeting up with loved ones and an added feeling of luxury.

To book your afternoon tea call Patisserie Valerie on 01772 259086.

Lime Bar LoungeSelection of afternoon tea treats on a table with the Lime Bar Lounge menu next to it.

  • Location: 42 Liverpool Road, Penwortham, Preston, PR1 0DQ.
  • Diners: 2 or more.
  • Special diets: Can cater to gluten-free diets on request.
  • Special features: Gin themed or cheese themed afternoon teas available.

Lime Bar Lounge is the ideal location for a relaxed and down to earth meet-up with friends and family. Their versatile afternoon tea can be enjoyed with a gin cocktail or Prosecco as well as the more traditional cup of tea. The venue serves up traditional finger sandwiches, scones, and other treats as well as a more unique cheese themed or gin themed afternoon tea.

To book your afternoon tea call Lime Bar Lounge on 01772 462446 or visit Lime Bar Lounge - Contact.

Bread and ButterAfternoon tea set up on a table outside Bread and Butter.

  • Location: 16 Liverpool Road, Penwortham, Preston, PR1 0AD.
  • Diners: 2 or more.
  • Special diets: Special diets and food dislikes can be catered for on request.
  • Special features: No alcohol is served, however, customers are welcome to bring their own bubbles.

With a cosy and friendly atmosphere, Bread and Butter is the ideal place for afternoon tea with family, friends, and for treating someone special. Their sweet and savoury treats are homemade and simply delicious; including all the traditional favourites such as finger sandwiches, soup of the day, cakes, and bottomless tea or coffee.

To book your afternoon tea call Bread and Butter on 01772 745457.

Maple Leaf CaféAfternoon tea at Duxburys Garden Centre.

  • Location: 92 Chain House Lane, Whitestake, Preston, PR4 4LB.
  • Diners: 2.
  • Special diets: Caters for gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan on request.
  • Special features: Wide selection of upgrades available.

Maple Leaf Café can be found inside Duxburys Garden Centre. Their mouth-watering selection of afternoon teas include hot savoury, sweet selection, and hot and cold sandwiches. With the variety of choices you'll be guaranteed to suit everyone's tastes, the cafe is even dog-friendly.

To book your afternoon tea call Duxburys Garden Centre on 01772 336664 or to book online visit Duxburys Garden Centre - Afternoon Tea.

The Mill at St Catherine's ParkAfternoon tea on a table with orchid flowers next to it.

  • Location: Lostock Lane, Lostock Hall, Preston, PR5 5XU.
  • Diners: 2 or more.
  • Special features: Prosecco afternoon tea and children's afternoon tea available.

The Mill at St Catherine's Park serve up a seasonal afternoon tea and a special children's option so they can join in the fun too. Profits raised through the Mill go to the specialised care of St Catherine's Hospice, making this an extra special afternoon tea for sharing with loved ones. 

To book your afternoon tea call The Mill on 01772 695277 or to book online visit The Mill at St Catherine's Park - Afternoon Tea.

Bartle HallAfternoon tea set up on a table outside in the sunshine in Bartle Hall's gardens.

  • Location: Lea Lane, Bartle, Preston, PR4 0HA.
  • Diners: 2 or more.
  • Special features: Prosecco or Champagne afternoon tea available.

Bartle Hall's country house lounge and garden room deliver beautiful surroundings for a special afternoon tea with loved ones and for intimate occasions. The hotel serves a seasonal menu and offers Prosecco, Champagne, and "Bride to be" afternoon teas.

To book your afternoon tea call Bartle Hall on 01772 690506 or to book online visit Bartle Hall - Afternoon Tea.

Happy BunniesAn afternoon tea on a wooden stand inside Happy Bunnies.

  • Location: 4a Chapel Lane, Longton, Preston, PR4 5EB.
  • Diners: 2 or more.
  • Special diets: Special diets can be catered for on request .
  • Special features: Changing menu of themed afternoon teas.

Happy Bunnies provides a bright vintage setting suitable for all kinds of occasions. Their ever-changing menu means you can keep coming back to enjoy different unique themed afternoon teas full of savoury and sweet treats. Children are also welcome to join in the fun.

To book your afternoon tea call Happy Bunnies on 01772 875352.

Mad Hatters Tea Shop & PatisserieLarge afternoon tea on a glass stand inside Mad Hatters Tea Room.

  • Location: 2B Franklands, Longton, Preston, PR4 5PD.
  • Diners: 2 or more.
  • Special diets: Vegetarian, vegan and intolerances can be catered for on request.
  • Special features: Savoury afternoon tea available.

Mad Hatters tea shop caters for both intimate and group afternoon teas for a variety of occasions. The bright and fun tea shop serves a traditional afternoon tea full of your favourite savoury and sweet bites to eat, including scones, freshly prepared sandwiches, and strawberries dipped in chocolate. For more savoury fans, their savoury afternoon tea is guaranteed to hit the spot.

To book your afternoon tea call Mad Hatters on 01772 379099.

Samlesbury HallAfternoon tea on a table in front of a window inside Samlesbury Hall's restaurant.

  • Location: Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Preston, PR5 0UP.
  • Diners: 2 or more.
  • Special diets: Special diets can be catered for on request .
  • Special features: Children's afternoon tea available.

Samlesbury Hall makes a special place to visit for your afternoon tea. Whether you're visiting for an intimate experience or a catch up with family or friends, the restaurant offers a unique and relaxed setting. Samlesbury Hall's afternoon tea is made with seasonal ingredients with a weekly changing menu.

To book your afternoon tea call Samlesbury Hall on 01254 812010 or to book online visit Samlesbury Hall - Afternoon Tea.

The Walled GardenAfternoon tea on a table outside with a woman sat sipping tea.

  • Location: 746-768 Garstang Road, Barton, Preston, PR3 5AA.
  • Diners: 2 or more.
  • Special diets: Special diets can be catered for on request. 
  • Special features: Gentleman's afternoon tea and sparkling afternoon tea available.

The Walled Garden adds an extra sparkle to your afternoon tea, with local produce and as much filter coffee and tea as you'd like. The restaurant is perfect for special occasions and for treating loved ones. You'll also find a special Gentleman's afternoon tea available, featuring a mini burger, mini pork pie, a pint, and more.

To book your afternoon tea call the Walled Garden on 01772 866135 or to book online visit The Walled Garden - Afternoon Tea.

The Village TeapotA selection of dishes and an afternoon tea arranged on a table inside the Village Teapot.

  • Location: 63 Liverpool Road, Walmer Bridge, Preston, PR4 5QA.
  • Diners: 2 or more.
  • Special features: Brunch, children's, and tapas afternoon teas available.

The Village Teapot offers a traditional afternoon tea to enjoy with family, friends, or with a partner. The menu also includes a variety of afternoon teas unique to the café, with tempting treats for all times of the day.

To book your afternoon tea call the Village Teapot on 01772 617268 or to book online visit The Village Teapot - Contact.

Hoghton TowerTable for two inside Hoghton Tower with an afternoon tea set up.

  • Location: Hoghton, Preston, PR5 0SH.
  • Diners: 2 or more.
  • Special diets: Special diets can be catered for on request.
  • Special features: Afternoon tea and tour packages available as well as private afternoon tea parties.

Hoghton Tower creates a grand setting for a traditional tasty afternoon tea guaranteed to impress. You can boost your trip by opting for an afternoon tea and tour package or, for larger parties, you can hire a private room for an afternoon tea party.

To book your afternoon tea call Hoghton Tower on 01254 852986 or to book online visit Hoghton Tower - Afternoon Tea.

Things to do in Preston

Combine an afternoon tea with one of many fun things to do in Preston to create the ultimate day out. Whoever you plan on taking with you, there's something for everyone and for all weathers.

To see what exciting things there are to do in the city and its outskirts see Things to do.

Map addresses for Afternoon Tea in Preston

  • Claire's Kitchen and Vintage Tea Room, 42 Cannon Street, Preston, PR1 3NT.
  • Patisserie Valerie, 15 Friargate, Preston, PR1 2ED. 
  • Lime Bar Lounge, 42 Liverpool Road, Penwortham, Preston, PR1 0DQ.
  • Bread and Butter, 16 Liverpool Road, Penwortham, Preston, PR1 0AD.
  • Maple Leaf Cafe, 92 Chain House Lane, Whitestake, Preston, PR4 4LB.
  • The Mill at St Catherine's Park, Lostock Lane, Lostock Hall, Preston, PR5 5XU.
  • Bartle Hall, Lea Lane, Bartle, Preston, PR4 0HA.
  • Happy Bunnies, 4a Chapel Lane, Longton, Preston, PR4 5EB.
  • Mad Hatters Tea Shop and Patisserie, 2B Franklands, Longton, Preston, PR4 5PD.
  • Samlesbury Hall, Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Preston, PR5 0UP.
  • The Walled Garden, 746-768 Garstang Road, Barton, Preston, PR3 5AA.
  • The Village Teapot, 63 Liverpool Road, Walmer Bridge, Preston, PR4 5QA.
  • Hoghton Tower, Hoghton, Preston, PR5 0SH.