Afternoon tea at our Durham hotel

Tickle your (French) fancy

We're now serving afternoon tea on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm - 3pm. Booking is essential, and our team will call you to take a £10pp deposit and confirm dietary requirements ahead of your arrival.

A frightfully British ritual (that's just a touch rebellious)

Some things in life were made to be savoured, and afternoon tea is definitely one of them. Take your pick from a bitesize selection of our chef's take on the best of British sweet and savoury treats, all accompanied with your choice of loose leaf tea, artisan coffee, or even a glass of fizz if you fancy.


Please note: we cannot guarantee that our afternoon tea has not come into contact with nuts.

When our festive afternoon tea is served

Friday, Saturdays and Sundays, 1pm and 3pm

If anyone within your party has dietary requirements no matter how small please do call ahead and give at least 24hours notice so our team can accommodate. In the event that we do not know ahead of the day we may not be able to cater for them. We are unable to offer a nut free afternoon tea.  

Please call our team on 0191 516 1400 or email with the name of the reservation, contact number and details and one of the team will be in touch to discuss your reservation.

A £10 per person deposit is required to secure your table at the time of booking, this can be paid over the phone with a credit or debit card. Unfortunately without a deposit we are unable to take your reservation. If you make a reservation online, one of our team will be in touch regarding the deposit.  Should you have a gift voucher as your payment, we will require the code and this will be used to guarantee your booking

All afternoon reservations are subject to a 48-hour cancellation policy. Should you need to amend or cancel your booking 48 hours prior to your reservation, no charges apply and your deposit will be kept as credit for a future booking.

However, should you need to amend or cancel within 48 hours of your arrival, your deposit will be forfeited.

If you are paying with a gift voucher, your voucher will then be redeemed and cannot be used at a later date. All cancellation requests must be sent to, quoting the date of your reservation and your name. Once your request has been received, it will be confirmed by our team via email. 

Moreish finger sandwiches and oh-so-tempting treats

Afternoon tea

Treat someone you love or add something special to your stay - we will make your dining experience at Seaham Hall one to remember.