Hever Castle launches daily afternoon tea

afternoon tea at Hever Castle
June 16 2021 | Eat What's on


Treat yourself to afternoon tea daily* at Hever Castle & Gardens with vegan and gluten free options available too.

Traditional afternoon tea will be served daily in the elegant Guthrie Pavilion Restaurant with views across Hever Lake with sittings from midday to 4pm most days, lasting up to 90 minutes.

Visitors will be able to enjoy a variety of finger sandwiches of smoked salmon and cream cheese, cucumber and mint and ham and rocket. No afternoon tea would be complete without a homemade scone oozing with clotted cream and jam but the Hever Castle menu also includes a savoury tart and homemade sausage rolls ensuring that those with a sweet or savoury tooth are satisfied.

Vegan and gluten free options will need to be selected at the time of booking. Child friendly sandwich fillings of cheese or ham can be provided as an alternative to the standard menu, simply select the ‘child’ dietary option when booking.

The menu will be accompanied by a selection of traditional, fruit and herbal teas or coffee and guests can also add on Champagne or other refreshments to make it an extra special treat.

The afternoon tea menu costs £22.75 per person and children of all ages are welcome. Pre-booking is advisable up to 3pm the day before your visit (or 3pm on Friday if dining at the weekend) but walk ins may also be possible on the day of your visit, subject to availability.


Due to the nature of the site, there may be last minute changes to availability of afternoon teas. If your booking is rescheduled we will endeavour to move your booking to a date and time convenient to you.

Before booking, we advise that you read the Know Before you Go information that provides full details of what will be open and closed (currently we can only confirm this up until 19th July). 

Remember that due to Covid-19, bookings must be for 2 households only or up to 6 people.

We also recommend that you download the latest Map before your visit.

If you are a B&B Guest or are in receipt of an Afternoon Tea or Admission Voucher or wish to book a family ticket, please contact the Estate Office 9am-5pm Mon – Fri on 01732 861752 or at [email protected]. Pre-booking is possible up to 3pm the day before your visit (or 3pm on Friday if dining at the weekend). Walk-ins may also be possible on the day of your visit, subject to availability.

This experience is not available in conjunction with any partner offers.

Why not enhance your experience with a stay in our five-star luxury B&B – complimentary access to the Castle and grounds is included for bed and breakfast guests.

* Served on most days from 19 June – 12 September 2021 (see booking calendar for availability)

Always check details before travelling. Hever Castle reserves the right to close all or part of the Castle, grounds, catering outlets and activities, and to change or cancel menus.