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. Orida Hotel

The bright and sunny atmosphere of the Orida Hotel offers a brilliant place to settle into a little afternoon relaxation with a glorious afternoon tea.  This is especially brilliant if you have spent the morning shopping at Next and Mark & Spencers next door.

4. Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle offers a delightful afternoon tea in the Fairfax Hall and it is the perfect rest for tired feet in the afternoon.  Then you are ready to set off again and enjoy a little more.

5. MuMu

The MuMu’s afternoon tea at FiFi's Brassiere is a little bit of luxury which has been described as Willy Wonka meets Claridge's.  Here you are assured of a vintage backdrop, plush velvet seating and chandeliers. You may feel you have stepped into a time machine and travelled to a golden age of tea parties.  Luxury finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and homemade cakes fill the tea plate with charm.

6. The Old Boat Café

The Old Boat Café is the perfect place to enjoy and afternoon tea, sat right next to the river in a relaxing environment.  You can either sit aboard or at the river bank tables and chairs.  Locally sourced ingredients make up the tea, so that you know you are doing your bit for the environment as it keeps food miles down and taste at the top.

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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