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About Afternoon Tea at Wivenhoe House Hotel
Whether for a quick catch up over coffee or the luxury of an afternoon tea, the lounges of Wivenhoe House are open daily. As part of a ground-breaking partnership between Wivenhoe House, home of the Edge Hotel School and Brown’s Hotel. You can enjoy afternoon tea influenced by the renowned chefs at this famous five- star hotel who are sharing their secrets of success with our team of undergraduate and professional staff.
Colchester, Essex CO4 3SQ
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday: 2:30pm - 5pm
£25 and under
Colchester station, Colchester Town station, Wivenhoe station and Hythe stations are all between 10-15 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Trains run between London (Liverpool Street) and Colchester station every 10-20 minutes. The journey takes around an hour.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, High Tea, Outdoor dining , Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access
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Afternoon Tea at Wivenhoe House Hotel Ratings and Reviews
Afternoon tea treat for mothers day, absolutely perfect. The attention to detail is so nice to see. Loving the selection of individual miniature delights on offer. Excellent service, friendly staff, very attentive. Value for money too. A relaxed yet formal setting, a beautiful place to visit. Will definitely be back.
From start to finish the staff were absolutely impeccable in their presentation, manners and hospitality. It was my mums birthday and they really went the extra mile to make her feel special. The food was outstanding and even though we couldn't eat it all, we were able to take the remaining cakes home. There were 2 particular young ladies who were incredibly attentive and went above and beyond, I wish I had taken note of their names to mention them personally. I will not hesitate to recommend Wivenhoe house to family and friends. Thank you.
Went for afternoon tea at WHH on New Year's Day with friends, the atmosphere was lovely and so peaceful which was so welcome after the stress of Christmas.
The staff were so helpful and polite and very attentive to all our needs, highly recommend if you fancy a quiet afternoon relaxing with friends or family.
Lovely place to relax and unwind.
Took two friends to Wivenhoe House for afternoon tea as a "thank you" for their support for my husband over the past year. It was a lovely relaxing treat. The staff were exceptionally helpful, my husband uses a wheelchair, considerate and kind. There were a range of teas to choose from, a variety of sandwiches and almost too many scones and cakes to indulge in but we were provided with a box to take home the uneaten items. I loved the whole delightful experience.
Beautiful surroundings for pre Christmas afternoon tea with elderly parents. Outstanding food and service and exceptionally discreet but attentive service by Thomas our wonderful waiter. I would never go anywhere else. Serene, elegant and perfect in every way. Left feeling very full and very happy and spoiled
On a wet day we got a warm reception.
Our table was by the window, one of 2 and
The best in the room.
View was stunning.
The food was good and the scones were
Outstanding..... Would have been nice to
Have been offered a choice of jam ,
We could not not eat all that was offered
And a box was offered for the cakes without asking .
Not the cheapest of meals but I can recommend it ......
It was my friends birthday and
I'd booked a table for afternoon tea. The staff had added sparkle to the table as they'd noted it was a celebratory afternoon tea and part way through the afternoon a lovely waiter brought some chocolate truffles on a decorated plate for my friends birthday which was a lovely surprise. The setting of the hotel is beautiful and the food was delicious. I am a vegetarian & my friend is gluten free, neither of which were too much trouble for the chefs & my friend was thrilled with the gf scones in particular. It was also lovely to be able to enjoy a drink in the garden afterwards.
Beautiful location, the moment the hotel comes into view. Nothing spoils the occasion. Excellent parking, very welcoming in reception. Promptly escorted to our table and attentive excellent service. The afternoon tea was really excellent, we have experienced quite a few and this is among the top one or two. It was a birthday celebration and the nice touch of Happy Birthday written in chocolate decorated with fresh raspberries was a real treat.
Superb afternoon, discovered this Hotel on line, cannot fault it, will definately recommend and visit again.
I took my work colleagues as a birthday treat. The staff were attentive but not intrusive. The food was excellent and we were provided cake boxes for what we couldn't finish. The setting was lovely and we thoughly enjoyed the experience. Would recommend and I will be returning.
This is my second visit to Wivenhoe House for afternoon tea, once again I thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm now hoping for a third..!!! The sandwiches & cakes were delicious , also the service was excellent as were the surroundings. I would certainly recommend Afternoon Tea at Wivenhoe House Hotel. Thank you
Staff were very helpful during our visit. I had noted an allergy on the online booking form and two alternative cakes were provided without us asking to replace the ones my partner could not eat. Staff were atentive and polite throughout our visit and I would recommend coming here if you are thinking about having afternoon tea.
Very attentive and polite staff. Quiet, relaxed, comfortable surroundings made the event feel special. Afternoon tea good quantity and quality but more sandwiches included (not extra price) would have suited me more - horses for courses as some people prefer the cakes, I prefer savoury.
Booked this afternoon tea for my mums birthday. Brought a few other family member along. The building is beautiful and the staff are very well trained and helpful. Everything was presented perfectly and I thought it was very good value for money. Would defiantly recommend! Our waitress heard us mention that it was my mums birthday and she brought out a plate with chocolates and a 'happy birthday' message. Very nice place with very nice staff!
This was my first visit to Wivenhoe House for something to eat, I took my friend there for afternoon tea for her birthday and she loved it. Will be going back again I hope! I am also attending a friends wedding in August this year, the venue is beautiful and all the staff are really friendly. I'm looking forward to going back!
We cant really say what the place would be better for as we just had the champagne afternoon tea and cakes. BUT It was very very and another very clean place. The staff were courteous polite and helpful. On a score of 1 to 10 we give it an 11 (eleven) We would certainly inquire about renting a room there for a calibration Party of some sorts. We are intending to have an evening meal at Wivenhoe House in the future
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