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6 places to have afternoon tea with Mum on Mother’s Day

PUBLISHED: 16:23 05 March 2018 | UPDATED: 16:27 05 March 2018

A classic afternoon tea to celebrate Mother's Day. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO

A classic afternoon tea to celebrate Mother's Day. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO


If you want to give your mum a treat on Mother’s Day, why not take her out for afternoon tea? Here we have picked out six of the many great tea venues across East Anglia. You will usually need to book to be sure of a table.

Milsoms at Kesgrave is hosting a special tea event for Mother's Day. Picture: CONTRIBUTEDMilsoms at Kesgrave is hosting a special tea event for Mother's Day. Picture: CONTRIBUTED


Kesgrave Hall/Maison Talbooth, Dedham

Milsoms Kesgrave Hall has a special Mother’s Day tea on both Saturday and Sunday, with a glass of fizz and entertainment by singer Casper Clarke.

Sandwiches, cakes and scones with jam and clotted cream are among the teatime goodies served at both Milsoms restaurants.

Tea is served daily at both Maison Talbooth and Kesgrave Hall. To find out more, visit the website.

The White Lion, Aldeburgh. Picture: CONTRIBUTEDThe White Lion, Aldeburgh. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

White Lion


Special ‘Mum’s the word’ afternoon teas are being served daily all through March at the White Lion on the Suffolk coast.

The menu includes finger sandwiches, mini-quiches, cakes and scones.

You can also treat Mum to a glass of prosecco for some added sparkle. For more details, see the website.

Hintlesham Hall offers traditional afternoon teas. Picture: CONTRIBUTEDHintlesham Hall offers traditional afternoon teas. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Hintlesham Hall

Hintlesham, Ipswich

Traditional tea can be served either in one of this country house hotel’s lounges or al fresco overlooking the grounds.

Homemade fruit scones with clotted cream are a speciality, along with cakes and finger sandwiches.

You could also choose a champagne afternoon tea. To see the details, visit the website.

Orwell Hotel, Felixstowe. PHOTO: ContributedOrwell Hotel, Felixstowe. PHOTO: Contributed

Orwell Hotel


“All-day” afternoon tea is available at this town-centre Victorian hotel, so you can spoil your Mum at any time of day.

Served in the lounge, the menu includes scones with cream and preserves, cakes, sandwiches and savouries.

If you fancy something different, you can also order from the bar menu. For more details, see the website.

Aurora, on the Waterfront in Ipswich. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNAurora, on the Waterfront in Ipswich. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN



Take Mum out to tea with a stunning view of the Ipswich Waterfront.

Sandwiches, savouries and cakes, including carrot cake and pistachio opera cake, are among the tempting fare on the menu.

Again there is the option to add champagne. Visit the website here.

Suffolk Food Hall at Wherstead. Picture: PHIL MORLEYSuffolk Food Hall at Wherstead. Picture: PHIL MORLEY

Suffolk Food Hall

Wherstead, Ipswich

Afternoon tea is served in the restaurant, so Mum can enjoy the panoramic views of the river while eating.

Served on a vintage cake stand, afternoon tea includes sweets, sandwiches and a savoury, as well as unlimited tea.

You can also add some bubbly if you wish. For details and to book, visit the website.

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