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Arboretum - 50years

70 years at West Lodge Park

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Afternoon Teas

English Afternoon Tea

Monday – Saturday: served between 2.30 and 6.00pm.
Sunday: served between 3.30 and 6.00pm.

The West Lodge Park tradition, served in the Terrace Bar, in the hotel lounge and on the terrace when fine. No more civilised way to pass the day than with a delicious afternoon tea followed by a stroll around the beautiful 35 acres of grounds surrounding the hotel.

Enjoy the 800 species of trees in the Beale Arboretum. Try your hand at a free game of croquet on the lawn, or a game of putting by the lake.

Our teas change seasonally and from month to month we will offer a special afternoon tea which can be seen on our blackboards when available.

Cedar Afternoon Tea £12.00 per person

Newby of London loose leaf tea or Café du Monde coffee

2 warm scones with Devonshire clotted cream and Tiptree jam

West Lodge Park Afternoon tea £19.50 per person

Newby of London loose leaf tea or Café du Monde coffee

3 sandwich fingers:
Cucumber, Scottish smoked salmon, Hertfordshire free range egg & cress

2 warm scones with Devonshire clotted cream and Tiptree jam

A selection of four seasonal cakes

The Champagne Afternoon Tea £27.50 per person

(as the West Lodge Park Afternoon Tea, plus a delicious glass of Taittinger Rosé Champagne)

We pride ourselves on using local produce such as Tiptree jam from Essex, Hertfordshire free-range eggs and chickens from Sutton Hoo Farm in Suffolk. Working with these local suppliers we produce all our afternoon teas freshly to order.

Please note that one of the afternoon teas must be ordered by each person.
We recommend reserving a table for tea.

What our customers say...

  • December 2014

    Mr Lyons,

    Thank you for arranging for myself and Mrs Fenton to have afternoon tea at West Lodge Park yesterday afternoon. Mr Campbell was in the restaurant when we arrived and personally ensured that we were well taken care of.

    I appreciate you dealing with my critical feedback from our first visit in a positive and professional way.

    ON behalf of myself and Mrs Fenton, many thanks for delightful afternoon tea.

    Best wishes for healthy and happy New Year,


    Julie Beecher.

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  • August 2012

    Hi Ben

    We all had a fabulous time yesterday, the tea was outstanding and Mary had such a lovely 90th

    Big thanks to all your staff, one in particular was brilliant but after a lot of champagne I can't remember his name but I can remember his birthday was on Saturday !

    Jennifer Chapman

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  • July 2012

    Dear Mr Beale

    I just wanted to drop you an e-mail to say how much I enjoyed a recent Afternoon Tea at West Lodge Park.  One of the contributory factors of this was the excellent, friendly and helpful service that Kamel provided on the day – a very nice chap and someone whom I think should be recognised.  I shall certainly be returning to West Lodge Park.

    With kind regards
    Chrissie Neve - Director Primary Health Care Centres (Developments) Ltd.

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  • June 2012

    Tina 50th birthday tea Sunday 10th June - Thank you

    Dear Sharon and Louise

    Thank you to you and all your staff for such a wonderful afternoon tea
    All my friends were very impressed and particularly your delicious scones, have received many compliments
    The service was excellent

    Thank you again

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