Who can resist a scrumptious afternoon tea? With delicate sweet pastries, finger sandwiches fit for royalty and copious amounts of earl grey - it’s one of life’s best indulgences.

From high tea in luxurious state rooms, traditional afternoon tea in cosy cafés, to a unique cheese twist to a well-loved classic, you’ll be sure to find the perfect afternoon tea experience in Maidstone.    

1. Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel

Treat yourself to a traditionally British afternoon tea the Mercure Hotel. Situated right in the heart of the ‘Garden of England’, this popular hotel is neighbours with one of Kent’s most illustrious attractions, Leeds Castle. Enjoy finger sandwiches, cakes and scones overflowing with fresh strawberry jam and a refreshing speciality tea, or upgrade for free flowing Galanti Prosecco or Galanti Spumanti Rose.

2. Chilston Park Hotel

For the height of luxury, what finer way to enjoy afternoon tea than in the setting of a historic country house hotel?  Pick from an exclusive menu of either sweet or savoury tea, or a combination of the two, crafted by the hotel’s award winning chefs.

And as you take in the extravagant interior of the Marble Lounge, feast on tantalising pastries, carefully prepared sandwiches and fine leaf tea.

3. Harpers 

Set in the heart of Maidstone in Market Buildings this little coffee shop offers excellent homemade cake and coffee, delicious light lunches and a delectable afternoon tea.  

4. Cafe Rouge

There is little better in this world than cake, but cheese certainly hold its own somewhere at the top of the list. Introducing the new CHEESE afternoon tea at Café Rouge (probably the best food invention of the year).

This savoury twist has three un-brie-lievable cheesy layers, from baked camembert with garlic flatbread, an artisan cheese board with gapes, baby figs and water biscuits, completed by a platter of either Croque Monsieur or Croque Portobello Mushroom.

5. MuMu

The MuMu’s new VIP Prohibition afternoon tea is jam-packed with extravagance and is anything but traditional. Hosted inside the newly opened, stunning Prohibition Speakeasy Bar the, ‘Laundry Room’, is a spectacular 1940’s afternoon tea extravaganza. Upon entry enjoy a complimentary glass of milk punch before collecting your VIP lanyard and Washing Room tokens to access the bar.

6. Bridewood Manor

If you’re looking for a sophisticated afternoon tea, then Bridgewood Manor Hotel is the perfect venue for you. Choose from The Basket, The Bookcase, or The Birdcage tea experience to delve into sweet treats and savoury delights freshly prepared by their talented chefs.

What’s the one thing better than a quintessential English afternoon tea? Pairing it with a relaxing experience in a luxury Spa. Ahhh…


Chilston Park Hotel
Country House Hotel
Chilston Park Hotel

An elegant 17th Century classic British country house hotel set in verdant parkland in Kent, nestled within 22 acres of gorgeous landscape. The Grade 1 listed hotel offers a wide variety of unique feature bedrooms with unique styling, enhanced by antiques, some as old as the 17th century manor house.

Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel
Bedroom at Mercure Great Danes

Stay in the heart of the "Garden of England" next to the regal Leeds Castle, one of Kent's biggest attractions, at the Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel. If you're looking for a stylish and comfortable stay in Kent, this spa hotel is one of Kent's finest.



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