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, not just any teapot our renowned glass teapot, 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.

We change our afternoon tea menu regally throughout the year, below is our current menu for January and February.

A selection of finger sandwiches
Tuna mayonnaise & sweetcorn
Brie & red onion marmalade
Smoked bacon, little gem lettuce & tomato
Cucumber & cream cheese

Freshly baked fruit scones with clotted cream and Tiptree preserves

Cake selection
Pecan pie
Victoria sponge with cream cheese frosting & strawberry jam
Black cherry trifle
Orange muffin with orange compote
Chocolate cake with chocolate ganache

You may freely choose your freshly brewed Tea or Coffee from our extensive beverage menu when with us.

£17.50 per person or £24.00 with a glass of Champagne.

Children’s Afternoon Tea (12 years and under)

Strawberry jam, honey roast ham and cheddar cheese sandwiches

Freshly baked scone with clotted cream and Tiptree preserves

Chocolate brownie, Fairy cake, cookie

English Breakfast tea, hot chocolate, fruit juice or squash
£9.50 per child

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. Click here to order online, or call our Reservations Team

“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