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No trip to Oxford is complete without a little pampering. Afternoon tea is the perfect treat to make your trip even more luxurious. From famous spots to hidden gems, our boutique hotel shares where to get the best afternoon tea in Oxford.

Ashmolean Rooftop

With stunning views over Oxford’s dreaming spires, the cafe at the top of the Ashmolean Museum is a must-visit. Their afternoon tea features a range of delectable sandwiches, scones with preserves and assorted sweet bites. The perfect combination of delicious food in a fabulous venue.

finger sandwiches

The Ivy 

As a renowned chain, you know to expect glamour in The Ivy. Modelled from the original London venue, you can relax back in the art-deco surroundings. They offer a smaller Cream Tea, a delicious Wonderland Afternoon Tea and a classy Champagne Afternoon Tea. Expect style and sophistication with every sip and bite.

The Orangery at Blenheim Palace

As the birthplace of Churchill, Blenheim Palace has taken inspiration from his personal cook for their afternoon tea. Take a seat inside or head out to the terrace if the weather allows. Living up to its palatial expectations, the afternoon tea at Blenheim is exquisite. Fun fact: Blenheim Palace shares has the same architect as our boutique hotel.

afternoon tea

The Folly

One of our favourite cafes along the river, The Folly is a picturesque spot perfect for afternoon tea. Guests are presented with a variety of finger sandwiches and cakes, and of course a scone with jam and cream. Opt for High Tea to enjoy a glass of prosecco with your nibbles, an extra treat!

Browns Bar & Brasserie

A friendly and elegant experience, afternoon tea at Browns Oxford is a delightful way to spend a few hours. Quintessentially British favourites are expertly interpreted to create an irresistible menu. Best enjoyed with a glass of Moët & Chandon or Tanqueray Gin and Tonic. Feel free to stay longer to sample their hand-crafted cocktails, too.

afternoon tea cakes

The Grand Cafe

An Oxford institution, The Grand Cafe is on the site of the first coffee shop in England. Opulent decorations include marble pillars, gold leaf and even candle brackets made from arms. Afternoon tea is available all day, ranging from a small cream tea to the Grand High Tea with champagne. A truly indulgent experience.

Oxford is teeming with incredible afternoon tea spots. Whether you choose quaint and traditional, or glamour and luxury, you’re sure to adore your experience. Our boutique hotel is the perfect place to rest your head after a scrumptious bite to eat. Why not discover our gallery?

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