Afternoon Tea at The Swan at Lavenham

An occasion to be treasured, indulge in the quintessentially British tradition of afternoon tea in the historic village of Lavenham.

No matter the season, rain or shine, occasion or not, you really need no excuse to enjoy afternoon tea at The Swan. We offer a choice of sweet or savoury teas, each beginning with a selection of delicate finger sandwiches, followed by homemade scones, and finishing with a selection of sweet or savoury delights depending on which menu you choose.

Afternoon tea is served in The Gallery restaurant and is available in the lounge by request.


Traditional Afternoon Tea 

Traditional Sweet or Savoury Afternoon Tea | £27.50pp

Prosecco Afternoon Tea | £36.50pp, includes a glass of Prosecco per person

Champagne Afternoon Tea | £44.50pp, includes a glass of Moet Champagne

Afternoon Tea Menus


Practical Information:

Service times

Monday to Saturday | 12 pm – 4 pm

Sunday | 2.30 pm - 4 pm

Dress code - We ask that guests dress for the occasion and adhere to a smart casual dress code in The Gallery


Making your reservation

All of our afternoon teas are prepared freshly each day and so we kindly require all bookings to be made the day prior at minimum.

Afternoon tea can be booked online by clicking the button below

Book online

Or you can call us on 01787 247477, or email us at

Please note, if you are unable to see or select 'Gallery Afternoon Tea' as an option this does mean we are fully booked for your chosen date, or unable to cater for your party size on that date, you will need to select a different date or alter the guest count.

Our Chefs are more than happy to cater to coeliac diets, offering gluten-free and dairy-free options. If you have special dietary needs, please let us know at booking stage.

Afternoon Tea Vouchers

Give yourself the perfect excuse to catch up with someone you love.

Afternoon Tea is the ultimate tasty treat, making it the ideal gift to give a friend, partner or loved one. We offer both the classic sweet tooth selection with our Traditional Afternoon Tea or a slice of something more savoury with our Savoury Afternoon Tea. Both of the gift vouchers below allow you to select which Afternoon Tea menu your beneficiary would most enjoy.

Afternoon Tea for Two - £55

The perfect gift, spoil yourself and a guest with our seasonal selection of delicious sweet and savoury treats. Priced for two people.

Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two - £89.00

A wonderful gift, enjoy afternoon tea for two with a glass of Joseph Perrier Champagne per person.

Buy Voucher

Enjoy this quintessential British experience

with Traditional Afternoon Tea in Suffolk

The Swan Afternoon Tea, finger sandwich selection
The Swan Afternoon Tea set up in the lounge
The Swan Afternoon Tea in the lounge, close up of cake selection

Choose our Traditional Afternoon Tea and indulge in a selection of classic finger sandwiches filled with local Suffolk ingredients, followed by traditional scones and cakes. Or opt for our Savoury Afternoon Tea and enjoy an entirely savoury selection...