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Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea Experience

Tea drinking is a culture in Northern Ireland and eating establishments are often judged on how good their cup of tea is. The local preference is for a good strong cup of tea; that being a brew strong enough to stand a teaspoon up in! Visitors will find Irish tea slightly spicier and stronger than traditional English blends. Northern Ireland also has a vibrant culture of tea rooms and cafes which provide an array of home-baking from the traditional scone or ‘wee bun’ to cakes, cupcakes and macaroons!

Today, the Afternoon Tea tradition is enjoying a resurgence of popularity as a treat for birthdays, celebrations, or a day out! Northern Ireland has many fabulous Afternoon Tea venues to choose from – castles to cottages, historic venues to luxury hotels, your only problem will be deciding where to go!

Afternoon Tea Ideas 

If you like a touch of elegance, try the 5* Merchant Hotel in Belfast, where you can enjoy a glass of champagne with your afternoon tea, accompanied by live music at the weekends.  Or for something unique why not visit Titanic Belfast, where you can enjoy your afternoon tea in the opulent surroundings of the Titanic Suite featuring the fabulous replica staircase.

Afternoon tea at TB

Fermanagh is the setting for the magnificent Lough Erne Resort where you can enjoy tea in the Garden Hall, with wonderful views across Lough Erne.  Or why not call into Glenariff Tea House and Craft Shop, renowned for its 'Afternoon Tea', at Glenariff Forest Park, County Antrim .

Enjoy a spot of Afternoon Tea at the Everglades Hotel in Derry~Londonderry.  There’s pots upon pots of aromatic brews plates of dainty sandwiches, fluffy scones, buttery cakes and pastries.


Or how about cream tea in a mansion! On selected summer dates you can book tea in Lord Bangor’s private sitting room in Castle Ward, located on beautiful Strangford Lough in County Down.

Wherever you find yourself in Northern Ireland, you will not have to look far to find a great venue for your Afternoon Tea Experience,

See our Events Section for more ideas.

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