In the run up to Christmas, there’s nothing like catching up with friends and family – and there’s surely no better way to do that than over a tasty Afternoon Tea?

The Afternoon Tea craze in the UK shows no sign of letting up and it’s something we embrace here at the Winchester Royal Hotel. So much so that we’ve extended our Afternoon Tea availability so it’s now available from 12 noon until 5pm.

Afternoon Tea is a fascinating concept that’s really bucking the trend of 21st-century Britain. In a world of smartphones and social media, it’s a wonder how this historic tradition has survived the test of time. With fast-paced lives, it’s refreshing to see so many taking time out of an afternoon for a couple of hours to unwind as they sip away on a cuppa and nibble on some sandwiches, scones and sweet treats.

That’s probably why we love it even more… that perfect blend of tradition meeting contemporary is something that epitomises the Winchester Royal Hotel. Our stunning 16th-century hotel offers the elegant charm of Winchester’s fascinating history, mixed with a modern 21st style and service.  

With the extended availability of our Afternoon Tea, which includes Vegan and Gluten Free offerings, it means so many more of you can enjoy this delicious delight. Parents doing the school run can join us and get back in time to pick the kids up. Shift workers, retried people, those with a long lunch can all now find time to relax in the comfort of our lounge or award-winning Garden Restaurant to simply while away an hour or two.

To book an Afternoon Tea at the Winchester Royal Hotel, visit our Dining page to book online. Or if you fancy a festive feast during December, get in touch with our Christmas team on 01962 840 840.