Best Places For Afternoon Tea In The New Forest

The New Forest spans across many towns and villages in Hampshire. There is plenty going on from forest walks, to plenty of family days out and activities. Why not enjoy a lovely afternoon tea in the New Forest as part of your visit.

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The Buttery Cafe/Tearoom

25 Brookley Rd, Brockenhurst SO42 7RB

The Buttery is an independent tea room in Brockenhurst serving delicious clotted cream teas. Fresh scones are served all day, 7 days a week. 

The cream tea includes clotted cream, strawberry jam, finger sandwiches, tea or coffee, cakes, and of course the fresh scones. 

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Bashley Manor Tearooms

New Milton BH25 5SZ

As well as a varied day time menu, you can enjoy a cream tea in the New Forest at Bashley Manor Tearooms. There is plenty of outdoor as well as indoor seating available. Takeaway is also available.

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Rosie Lea Bakery

76 Brookley Rd, Brockenhurst SO42 7RA

This award winning tea room in the New Forest also has a bakery and restaurant on site. Afternoon tea is served between 12pm and 4.30pm. You can expect to find loose teas to choose from, scones, cakes, sandwiches and cream and jam

Gluten free afternoon tea is also available, as is sparkling afternoon tea if you want to make it a little extra special. 

If you like savoury afternoon tea then why not try the Rambler’s afternoon tea from the menu. With a selection of sandwiches, scone, Lyburn Winchester cheese, house scotch egg and sausage roll, carrot, hazelnut and fig cake. All served with tea or coffee .

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The Lyndhurst Tea House

26 High St, Lyndhurst SO43 7BG

The Lyndhurst Tea House is famous for their afternoon teas. You can choose from large handmade scones, served with clotted cream and jam. There’s also a large selection of cakes, freshly prepared sandwiches or homemade puddings such as Bakewell Tart or Treacle Tart. All served with lashings of custard.

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Potting Shed

Redcliffe, Bashley Rd, Bashley, New Milton BH25 5RY

The Potting Shed tea room is located at Redcliffe garden centre. There’s sweet or savoury tea available. The savoury afternoon tea includes two homemade cheese scones with real ale chutney or cranberry sauce. Your choice of cheese with tea or coffee.

If you don’t fancy a whole cream tea, you could opt for a cheese scone, or toasted tea cake, served with butter.

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The Old Station Tea Rooms, Holmsley

Station Rd, Burley, Ringwood BH24 4HY

The Station House cream tea consists of one or two scones, choose from fruit or plain. Choose your Tiptree preserve; Apricot, Blackcurrant, Raspberry or Strawberry. All served with clotted cream and your choice of tea or Americano coffee.

The savoury tea includes baked Cheddar and chive scones, Served with tomato chutney, cream cheese and tea or coffee.

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Mad Hatter Tea Rooms

10 High St, Lyndhurst SO43 7BD

This family run tea room in the heart of the New Forest offers a warm welcome and a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy your afternoon tea.

The Mad Hatter high tea consists of a cone with jam and clotted cream, sandwiches, cakes and biscuits. Served with your choice of tea or coffee.

There is also the option to upgrade to a Prosecco high tea or Gin high tea should you wish.

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The Montagu Arms Hotel

Palace Ln, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst SO42 7ZL

Afternoon tea at The Montagu Arms hotel offers a tasting experience. With thinly-sliced finger sandwiches,  delicate pastries,  warm scones smothered with fruity homemade jam and thick, soft clotted cream.

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Careys Manor Hotel

Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst SO42 7RH

You’ll find a mouth-watering selection of finely cut sandwiches and specialty cakes including freshly baked scones. Smothered in New Forest Jam and thick clotted cream, what’s not to love.

Vegan afternoon tea and gluten afternoon tea are also available. You could also include a nice afternoon in the spa alongside to make a day of it.

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