Relax and rewind with a delicious afternoon tea in Essex here at Prested Hall.

Undeniably a quintessentially British institution to be enjoyed with friends or family at your leisure.

Since we believe in tradition, your afternoon tea is served on crisp white linen tablecloths, using fine vintage china. Tea in a tea pot (obviously), with over a dozen different leaf teas to choose from including Organic Darjeeling and Egyptian Mint. Conversely, if you prefer Yorkshire Tea, please ask, we do that too!

Food at Prested is freshly prepared by our talented chefs, thus our menu changes according to the season.  Afternoon tea is served with style in The Hall in one of our lovely reception rooms.   It can also be served on the decking or lawns outside, weather permitting.

£16.50pp or £23pp with a glass of champagne.

Our menu changes from season to season. Click below for our June and July menu.

Click here for current menu

Please check the diary for forthcoming dates – we require 24 hrs notice of booking as everything is freshly prepared for your enjoyment.

To book, call Reservations on 01376 573300 or email

Don’t forget you can purchase vouchers for our wonderful Afternoon Tea – they make great gifts. Call us now on 01376 573300 to order yours.

“I booked afternoon tea for nine. A special 80th birthday treat for a special friend. We had a wonderful time. Excellent food. Service. Especially our waitress Emily. Our table was in the window overlooking the lake. So peaceful. I would definitely book again. Highly recommend afternoon tea.” Tripadvisor review, December 2017

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“Unwind and recharge with a delicious afternoon tea served with style in The Hall in one of their lovely reception rooms or, weather permitting, on the decking or lawns outside.”  Eastlife Magazine

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Finally, we were delighted to host BBC Journalist James Whale for a delicious afternoon tea at Prested Hall as part of the BBC’s Inside Out East programme. James and his team finished every morsel and had nothing but praise for our afternoon tea in Essex experience.