There is no better way to relax in Somerset than with a gorgeous afternoon tea prepared by the head chef at The White Hart in Wells. Our afternoon teas take place in our cosy Brasserie between 2:30pm and 4:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays and offer the perfect way to relax with traditional, excellent food and of course, cream tea.

Afternoon tea has been a tradition since the early 1800s when it was common to only eat two meals a day, so it became necessary to take the time for a snack and tea to stave off hunger. Nowadays, however, afternoon tea is more often a fashionable way to celebrate an occasion or enjoy a get together with family and friends over traditional scones, cakes and tea.

Our head chef Jason Porter previously worked in the pastry section of the Connaught Hotel, London and uses this experience to bring some incredibly delicious treats and cakes to your afternoon tea. Our traditional afternoon tea is just £19.50 per person and will give you a selection of teas to choose between, homemade scones with clotted cream and jam, a wide choice of finger sandwiches and some beautiful cakes courtesy of our head chef. For an extra £3 per person, you can add some sparkle to your afternoon tea with a glass of Prosecco each. We pride ourselves on the quality of our food and so everything will be made fresh for your visit to us. For this reason, we do require a minimum of 48 hours notice when you make your booking, but, we can promise you that it will be worth the wait.

The gorgeous White Hart hotel is located opposite the cathedral and the hotel itself features some stunning examples of Tudor architecture. During the day of your afternoon tea reservation, you can visit some of the local tourist destinations such as Longleat, Wookey Hole and the Cheddar Gorge that are all within an incredibly easy drive of the hotel. The White Hart hotel is ready to help make your afternoon tea stop one to treasure. If you have any questions or to make a reservation, don’t hesitate to get in touch either by phone on 01749 672 056 or contact us through the website here.