Afternoon Tea

While away your afternoon in Lavenham with a traditional Afternoon Tea in Suffolk.

Served in the Gallery Restaurant
12 noon to 5pm
Monday to Saturday

Whether a Traditional, Savoury or a decadent High Tea (our personal favourite), you’ll be able to sit down and enjoy a range of classic pastries, finger sandwiches, savouries and cakes, all within the splendour of our Gallery Restaurant. This October we’re also livening up Wednesdays with a  Musical Afternoon Tea.

A Royal Tradition

Each of our afternoon teas are traditionally served stage-by-stage with sandwiches or main dishes first, followed by delicious scones and cakes and can be paired with a bottle of Champagne should you wish to celebrate. All are presented on fine Royal Worcester Crockery specifically created for The Swan by Walpole of Stoke-on-Trent, whose prestigious special commissions are found in many of Britain’s Royal palaces – the perfect crockery then upon which to savour our delicious treats.

Our teas

While Champagne adds an opulent touch, for the traditionalists our range of over 20 specialist Newby teas will ensure there is a brew to suit all tastes. If you’d like some advice then one of our specialist tea sommeliers will be happy to recommend the ideal blend for you.


Pre-booking is essential so to reserve your Afternoon Tea in Suffolk at The Swan then please get in contact 01787 247477 or email

We also cater to coeliac diets, offering gluten- and dairy-free options. If you have special dietary needs, please let us know when booking so we can prepare a special menu for you in advance.