Looking to treat yourself or someone you love to afternoon tea? Lancashire has so many great options, including a number of experiences that really up the ante when it comes to making your afternoon tea extra special.  

From dining on a steam train to capturing views of the Lancashire coast or countryside, take a look at the great selection of afternoon teas with a view in this fair county.  

Beautiful views at Delta Hotels by Marriott Preston, Preston

Step into a world of British tradition and charm at Delta Hotels by Marriott Preston, where afternoon tea becomes an unforgettable experience. Nestled within the historic Victorian manor, guests are treated to more than just delightful bites; they're surrounded by 11-acres of exquisitely manicured gardens, lawns, and woodlands. Whether you're relishing in the company of loved ones or seeking a moment of tranquility, the afternoon tea experience promises a delightful journey through savoury sandwiches, delectable sweets, and a selection of Twinings teas. Elevate the experience with a glass of prosecco, champagne, or a refreshing pink gin spritz, and let the scenic views become the backdrop to cherished memories. 

Musical afternoon tea at Gibbon Bridge, Preston  
Gibbon Bridge offers the opportunity to not only enjoy the beautiful views across the Lancashire countryside, but also enjoy an afternoon tea accompanied by a musician. Most often this will be the resident pianist Bill Ashton who is a fantastic musician playing classical and modern tunes. You will be able to enjoy sandwiches, scones and cakes all baked at the onsite bakery. Priced at just £25 per person, this is a regular experience that runs every other Wednesday, including within the school holidays.  

Dining With Distinction at East Lancashire Railway, Bury  

An afternoon tea with a difference, enjoy a beautiful treat with friends or loved ones while taking in the scenic views from a steam locomotive travelling through the Irwell Valley in East Lancashire. Start your journey from Bury Street Station and enjoy delights such as a personal waiter/waitress. There are gluten-free and vegetarian options available in addition to the traditional menu. This experience comes in at £52 per person and includes your train ticket and access to the Bury Transport Museum. Running on selected Saturdays throughout the summer months and into October, the Dining with Distinction Afternoon Tea does require booking well in advance.  

 Afternoon Tea with a View at The Midland Hotel, Morecambe  

If sett-jetting is on your agenda this year then head to Morecambe and take in the sights from the hit ITV Drama The Bay, including the incredible Rotunda Bar at The Midland, where you can enjoy a mouth-watering afternoon tea while looking out over Morecambe Bay and some of the most prominent of the southern Lakeland fells including Helvellyn, Black Fell and Hard Knott. This traditional afternoon tea offers a selection of finger sandwiches, fruit and plain scones with clotted cream, a selection of homemade cakes and a variety of eight premium teas for £30 per person. There is an optional Prosecco Afternoon Tea for £35 per person, and a children's version priced at £15 per child available.  Afternoon tea at The Midland Hotel can be booked most days of the week.  

 Afternoon Tea on a Canal Boat with Kingfisher Cruises, Lancaster and Garstang 

Drift up the Lancaster canal and enjoy the beautiful scenery with a delightful Afternoon, and Cream Tea, with gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options also available. The afternoon tea comprises of a selection of finger sandwiches, mini wraps, large fruit scones with jam and cream and two cakes per person, served with Tea or Coffee. Lancaster based departures will allow guests to see the historical city from the canal, with its beautiful bridges, canalside pubs and gardens, taking them up to the Lune aqueduct and allowing time to step out onto the aqueduct to enjoy the views over the River Lune before returning to the city centre. Garstang departures will see guests embark on a journey through the Lancashire countryside from Barton Grange Garden Centre. Prices start from £30 for traditional afternoon tea with the option to add a glass of fizz for £5, and children's menus start from £22. These experiences take place on selected Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year.  

Golf Course views at The Atrium & Brasserie at Staining Lodge Golf Club, Blackpool  

A beautiful setting with views across the golf course, the Atrium & Brasserie at Staining Lodge Golf Club offers an afternoon tea service between 3 and 4pm daily, with at least 24-hour notice required for booking. The traditional afternoon tea includes a selection of sandwiches, sweet treats and tea or coffee for just £25 per person, with a children's menu coming in at £11.95. There are vegetarian and gluten free options available, and a discount for group bookings. 

Countryside views from Bertram's Restaurant, Burnley  

The panoramic views at Bertram's Restaurant within the Crow Wood Leisure site are truly beautiful, and the afternoon tea is ideal after a relaxing morning in The Woodland Spa too. Offered between 3 and 5pm daily, the afternoon tea is freshly prepared and includes the demi soup of the day, a selection of sandwiches, melts and kofta's as well as three sweet treats and homemade scones with jam and clotted cream. Priced at £32 per person with a Prosecco option at £38 each, the menu can be adjusted for many dietary requirements, just call the team to discuss.  

River Views at The Cartford Inn, Fylde 

You can't get much more peaceful than The Cartford Inn with its beautiful countryside settings overlooking the River Wyre. The inn itself sits on the edge of the Wyre toll bridge, with beautiful gardens, art gallery and Taste of the Inn (TOTI) shop on site too. There are a number of options for guests, including The High Tide traditional afternoon tea with three tiers of home-baked TOTI treats, sandwiches and loose leaf tea or coffee at just £30 per person, Sparkling Afternoon Tea which comes with an glass of Crémant d’Alsace for £35pp, TOTI Royal Afternoon Tea which is served with a glass of Stéphane Breton champagne for £40pp or a Lancashire G&Tea option with Lancshire gin and tonic for just £35pp. Take-out is also available for guests who wish to enjoy their afternoon tea at home, in their accommodation or on a picnic. Should you stay on site for your afternoon tea you can enjoy it within the tearoom or in the Inn's greenhouses.  

These are just some of the fantastic afternoon teas in Lancashire that you can book, so be sure to check out our new Taste Lancashire Sweet Treats Guide for more inspiration.  




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