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Afternoon tea

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Afternoon tea

Unavailable until further notice.

Treat yourself and the family to a sumptuous afternoon tea, with a selection of savoury treats and sweet fancies. Make it extra special by adding a glass of Waddesdon English sparkling wine.

Although we aren’t currently offering daily afternoon tea we are excited to be able to offer Christmas afternoon tea at the Manor. Afternoon tea must be booked with your grounds ticket in advance.

14 Nov 2020 – 3 Jan 2021, Wed-Sun
Also Mon 21 & 28, Tue 22 & 29 Dec

Adult £28, Child £15.50

Find out about Christmas Afternoon Tea

We are particularly proud of everything we create at Waddesdon. Our chef's make their own jam, exquisite cakes and pastries which are used in your afternoon tea.

Waddesdon Manor Kitchens

Sample afternoon tea menu

Selection of savoury treats

Pumpkin & blue cheese tartlet
Spinach & goat ’s curd tartlet
Pork & chicken terrine with the Manor’s chutney
Egg & cress sandwich
Home-smoked sea trout with chive cream
Home-smoked chicken & aioli sandwich

Selection of delicious fancies

Opera cake, apple crumble macaron
Lemon & blackberry posset with toasted seeds
Chocolate, pear & hazelnut tartlet
Mini carrot & walnut cake
Homemade scone with strawberry jam & clotted cream

Exotic routes tea
Waddesdon English sparkling wine

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Sample Poupon’s children’s afternoon tea menu


Selection of savouries

cheese & tomato pizza or ham pizza


Selection of sweet treats

Caramel biscuit poodle sandwich

Paw print raspberry & vanilla ice lolly

Chocolate bone cup cake

Mini scone with strawberry jam & clotted cream


Joosed Junior, blackcurrant & apple, orange & apple or glass of milk

Alternative options

We also have gluten free, vegetarian, vegan and dairy free options for afternoon tea. Please let us know in advance of your visit of any additional dietary requirements.

Cream teas are also available. Alternative options are offered in the Manor Restaurant.

* Please note if you’re planning to finish your visit with Afternoon Tea we encourage you to enjoy the house and gardens prior to your booking. The last Waddesdon bus is at 5.30pm and we want you to be able to enjoy everything you had set out to do.