Afternoon Tea Experiences

"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”

Afternoon Teas at The Swan at Lavenham

What better way to spend an afternoon than settled down in our haven in Historic Lavenham, being looked after by our Folk, tucking in to our tower of sweet and savoury goodness? Rain or shine, occasion or not, you need no excuse to enjoy Afternoon Tea with us.

To be enjoyed in The Gallery, one of our many luxurious lounges, or in the fragrant garden

Traditional Afternoon Tea served;

12pm – 4pm Daily

3pm - 5pm on Sundays

Gentlemen's Afternoon Tea (must be pre-booked) served;

2.30pm - 4pm Daily

3pm - 5pm Sundays 

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Whether you opt for Traditional or Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea, The Swan Folk invite you to feast on a range of classic pastries, finger sandwiches, savouries and cakes, all within the splendour of our luxury 15th century hotel.

Traditional Afternoon Tea

A traditional selection of finger sandwiches, scones, and sweet treats, accompanied by your choice of Newby's Teas. Why not spruce it up even further and add a glass of Champagne? Perfect for any celebratory occasion.

Gentlemen's Afternoon Tea

The same as above, begin with a selection of finger sandwiches, scones and Newby's Teas, but finish up with a further selection of savoury treats, idyllic for those without a sweet tooth! 

Something Extra...

Now, we know just how filling Afternoon Tea can be, and that it is often results in the loosening of a button (or two!), but should you get a little peckish later on, all Afternoon Tea's include an extra 'to be enjoyed at home' course, be sure not to leave without it!

Presented on fine Royal Worcester Crockery, specifically created for The Swan by Walpole of Stoke-on-Trent, you can enjoy the finer things in life when you visit the historic village of Lavenham.

Celebrating? Let us know and we'll do our best to ensure your afternoon is extra special.


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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 can 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.

Enjoy this quintessential British experience

with Traditional Afternoon Tea in Suffolk

Choose the Traditional Afternoon Tea and indulge in a selection of classic finger sandwiches filled with local Suffolk ingredients, followed by traditional scones and cakes paired with a pot of your choice of Newby’s of London teas or coffee.