Afternoon tea at our Durham hotel

Tickle your (French) fancy

A delicate selection of sandwiches, sweet treats, and pastries served outside in the sunshine or in our lounge filled with sink-into sofas. Sounds like a pretty good way to while away an afternoon to us. Oh, and if you're in the mood for bubbles too, just say the word.


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.

And for those who simply love the finer things in life, there's our Champagne Taster Afternoon Tea. It comes with a selection of tempting teatime classics and 50ml glasses of Taittinger Nocturne, Rose and Brut. Bliss.

When tea is served

Monday to Sunday from 12.00pm - 4.30pm

Chocolate Afternoon Tea

Features dark chocolate financier with salted caramel, milk chocolate and amaretto mousse adorned with toasted almonds and banana, chocolate chip brownies, and baked chocolate and blood orange layer with white chocolate cream and white chocolate.

Reservations must be made seven days in advance.

Gentleman's Afternoon Tea

Features lemon thyme sausage roll with English mustard mayonnaise, roast beef and horseradish bloomer, crispy lamb scrumpet, plus more tasty treats. Also includes a cheese and pancetta scone, fruit scone with jam and clotted cream, chocolate stout cake, treacle tart and a bottle of beer.

Reservations must be made seven days in advance.

Vegan Afternoon Tea

Features raw chocolate brownies, lemon and lavender cake, orange polenta cake and carrot cake accompanied with pickled cucumber, roasted mushroom and miso tart, coronation jackfruit sandwich and grilled cheese rarebit. 

Reservations must be made seven days in advance.

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.