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There is nowhere better to savour a delicious traditional Afternoon Tea than Summer Lodge Country House Hotel & Restaurant, in the idyllic English countryside and surrounded by Dorset's rolling hills.
For many years we have welcomed guests and locals for our famous Afternoon Tea, which can be enjoyed in the Conservatory, Whisky Lounge, Drawing Room, or during finer weather, al fresco on the terrace overlooking our beautiful gardens.
Please note, we are currently only accepting reservations for Cream Tea. If you would like Afternoon Tea please enquire with us directly.
Enjoy a lazy afternoon in Kensington Gardens, accompanied by an Afternoon Tea or Picnic Feast, served in traditional wicker baskets and filled with delicious al fresco fayre. Expect a selection of delicate finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with Devonshire clotted cream and homemade preserves, French pastries, a smoked salmon and cheese platter, mixed charcuterie and freshly baked bread.
48-hours notice is required when booking and please let us know if you have dietary requirements.
From £95 for two people
We welcome baby showers, birthdays, anniversaries, and pre-wedding celebrations at The Milestone. The Oratory and Conservatory are an excellent option for those looking to book a private Afternoon Tea - and we even have our very own Sabrage Master who will be more than happy to open your Champagne with a sabre, which is bound to impress.
We will be delighted to accommodate your Afternoon Tea with any special dietary requirements that you and your guests may have, including vegetarian sandwiches, gluten free breads, pastries and scones. If requested, please note that we will endeavour to ensure that there are no nuts in the Afternoon Tea offering – however all products are produced in an environment where nuts are used and we cannot guarantee that our food is 100% free from nuts or nut traces.
We require 24 hours' notice for Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-Free Afternoon Teas.
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