What better way to spend an afternoon than settled down in our haven in Historic Lavenham, being looked after by our Folk, tucking into our tower of sweet and savoury goodness? Rain or shine, occasion or not, you need no excuse to enjoy Afternoon Tea with us. Whether you opt for our sweet or savoury Afternoon Tea, our Folk invite you to indulge in a range of classic pastries, finger sandwiches, savouries and cakes all within the splendor of our luxury 15th-century hotel.

Afternoon Tea is available in The Gallery restaurant and in the lounge.


Service times:

Monday to Saturday | 12 pm – 4 pm

Sunday | 2.30 pm - 4 pm


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

How to book:

Afternoon Tea can be booked here on our website by clicking the 'Book Tea' button, or you can call us on 01787 247477. Please note, if you are unable to see or select 'Gallery Afternoon Tea' after clicking the 'Book Tea' button, 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 change the guest count.

Our afternoon teas are prepared fresh each day and so we kindly ask that you make your booking the day prior at minimum.

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Festive Afternoon Tea

Available 27th November - 4th January

Take time away from the hustle and bustle of the festivities and relax with our festive afternoon tea. A perfect excuse to catch up with friends and family and get into the spirit of Christmas, without the stress of hosting. Our Festive afternoon tea is our sweet option available during the most wonderful time of the year, best enjoyed under the beams of The Gallery restaurant, or cosy by the fire in our lounge.
Find out more below

Festive Menu


Savoury Afternoon Tea

As with above, our savoury afternoon tea begins with traditional finger sandwiches, followed by seasonally flavoured scones, and a further selection of savoury treats, idyllic for those with a lesser sweet tooth. Enjoy unlimited refills of your chosen Novus Tea.

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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.

Presented on fine bone china, you can enjoy the finer things in life when you visit the historic village of Lavenham.

Pre-booking is essential, please ensure you have made your booking at least the day prior to your arrival date. Book online using the button at the top of the page, or if you'd rather speak to our friendly Folk, you can call us on 01787 247477, or email info@theswanatlavenham.co.uk

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.

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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...