Afternoon Tea in the North East Bucket List

August 14, 2017
Lumley Castle

I am searching for the best afternoon tea in the North East. I have put together a list of the places I want to visit in the quest for the perfect afternoon tea.

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Afternoon tea is a very British tradition. Sitting down with a cup of tea at four o’clock brings a sense of well being. It doesn’t matter if it is tea and biscuits at home with family or a posh afternoon tea in a hotel, afternoon tea is always an occasion.  This week is Afternoon Tea Week and to mark the occasion I have put together my afternoon tea in the North East bucket list. This is a list of the places where I want to experience afternoon tea in North East England.

Recently BuyAGift let me know that there is no tea emoji in the emoji library. This must be an oversight! When enjoying a nice cup of tea you definitely need an emoji to share the experience with your friends. (_)> does just not convey the experience in the same way.  Fortunately there is a petition you can sign to get this oversight fixed. If you want a really useful tea emoji then rush to sign the petition now!

Afternoon Tea in the North East Bucket List

Lumley Castle

Lumley Castle is a No Ordinary Hotel in Durham. The amazing surroundings make it a great place to enjoy afternoon tea. We recently went to the launch of their new No Ordinary Tea experience which serves NovelTea alongside the afteroon tea. I would love to go back and enjoy a proper afternoon tea in their dining room. A grand afternoon tea is £14.94 per person and there are a number of other options available.

Lumley Castle

Copthorne Hotel

I will start the list with a couple of places that I have already been and the Copthorne Hotel is one. We took advantage of a Living Social deal to enjoy afternoon tea at the Copthorne. This hotel is on the Quayside and if you go on Sunday you can enjoy a browse around the Quayside market.  The Copthorne provide a nice afternoon tea in pleasant surroundings. It is worth looking on voucher sites are there are often offers on.

Afternoon tea at the copthorn hotel


Jesmond Dene House

Jesmond Dene

Jesmond Dene is a large park in the centre of Jesmond which houses a pets corner. It is a lovely place for a Sunday afternoon walk. It is also home to Jesmond Dene House, a luxury boutique hotel which does afternoon tea. I have heard great things about these teas and they are top of my afternoon tea bucket list. They do say they aim to serve one of the best afternoon teas in Newcastle. A traditional afternoon tea is £25.

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Six at the Baltic

View of newcastle bridges across tyne from the Baltic

The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art on the quayside. To get to it you need to cross Newcastle’s Millennium bridge. Inside you will find frequently changing art exhibitions. Right at the top of the Baltic is a viewing platform with amazing views of the river. Six is the Baltic’s rooftop restaurant and you can enjoy local food whilst looking out at the stunning view. I have heard good things about the afternoon tea which is £19.95.

Great British Cupcakery

The Great British Cupcakery is another place that is found on Newcastle’s quayside and another place I have yet to visit. They have a good reputation for tea, cakes and amazing freakshakes. Afternoon tea is £19.95

Tyneside cinema

The Tyneside Cinema is a Newcastle institution. They screen a wide variety of films which you won’t see in other cinemas. These vary from news reels from the second world war to independent films. It is a cinema experience you will not find anywhere else. They are also home to the Tyneside Bar and Cafe. As a student I would visit on a regular basis as they did a gorgeous hot chocolate. They also serve afternoon tea for £12.50. For a really special treat you can enjoy afternoon tea at the movies once a month for £18. Enjoy afternoon tea with a classic film. I know my son would love this experience.

There are many other places for afternoon tea in the North East but these are the ones I want to visit first. If you are looking to treat someone BuyAGift offer vouchers for afternoon tea experiences. Which places would you suggest I add to the list? Let me know below.

4 responses to “Afternoon Tea in the North East Bucket List”

  1. Galina V says:

    You have to come to Oxford, and we could do an afternoon tea together at The Old Parsonage Hotel, or even at Blenheim Palace, Woodstock.

  2. Oh I love afternoon tea, we are so lucky to have so many places here in the North East. My favourite is at St Mary’s Inn, Morpeth. I am dying to try the ones at GB Cupcakery and the Running Fox though x

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