Doddington Afternoon Tea

4.6
332 reviews
£25 and under
British

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Afternoon Tea
'RULE OF 6'
Due to the government guidelines all bookings will be outdoors in the Coach House Secret Garden, so we recommend you come prepared for the British Weather! Our booking system will not recognise bookings larger than six people. If your booking is larger than six we are able to allocate 2 adjacent tables where possible. If you are booking for a household that is larger than six, please call and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Enjoy Afternoon Tea with a choice of two sittings, midday & 2.15pm. Wednesday-Sunday from 12.00-4.00pm
Delight in a delicious selection of sandwiches, freshly baked scones with clotted cream & jam and a selection of famous Doddington cakes and dainty sweet treats, all served on vintage china. With the option of additional extras.
We recommend pre-booking online to avoid disappointment. Walk-ins subject to availability.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 332 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Myles
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Best to pre-book.Excellent service from lovely staff. Lovely garden with great food.

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LynneK
Lincolnshire
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good ,service was good covid safety was spot on cheerful helpful staff looked after us well .
Topped us up with tea and coffees.
Well presented thanyou staff.

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YvonneR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely afternoon tea in beautiful surroundings for our daughters birthday.

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RachelJ
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyable afternoon . Great food, great service and a lovely setting .

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Jasong
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice
Food was good
Service was great
Good value for money

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CynthiaT
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely afternoon, spoilt only by the horrendous weather which impacted due to eating outside. Lovely touch that blankets were provided.

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OpenTable Diner
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant afternoon tea, lovely setting and great food. Covid protocols all in place but didn’t hamper the experience.

JW
JuliaW
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food & service were lovely, the walled garden is so pretty & was perfect for our special treat to celebrate our anniversary.... Luckily the weather was kind to us

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JeanK
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Quality of tea,particularly, sandwiches, range and content dissappointing.
Venue good. Service excellent.

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ClaireM
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely afternoon tea with great service. Children's choice was great. Lovely area to sit in and well spaced apart, very safe. We will be back soon. 😊

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Emma
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting with lovely quiet music. We experienced great service and a great range of menus were available.

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ChrisK
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very disappointed with the tea and coffee, it was not very warm and asked for it after the prosecco which was not cold

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FionaB
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely but a bit chilly...my tea went cold. Maybe you could buy some tea cosies?
Had a lovely afternoon tea

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AnnW
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic quality of food and customer service spot on and lovely setting. Would recommend

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Carole
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was good and the service absolutely exceptional. Unfortunately it was raining, windy and cold. To top it off there was also a hail storm, so eating al fresco with only small parasols over each table was not ideal. Sadly the weather took the shine off the experience but the staff kept us well supplied with tea refills to avoid hypothermia setting in. We would definitely book afternoon tea again, but not until inside dining is permitted.

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jbee
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A lovely experience , I would definitely do it again !

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RachW
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious afternoon tea in a beautiful setting just shame it hailed and rained on our visit.

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KathleenE
Lincolnshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Having had afternoon tea at Doddington may times over the years I was disappointed this time. The music was loud disco type and we could hardly hear ourselves talk. It might be better to have pleasant background music for those having afternoon tea. When we eventually mentioned it to the waitress she did turn it down.The food was a tad dry suggesting it had been made up some time earlier. This I must say is not as usual but I am guessing the lack of customer volumes causes this. Sadly a disappointment .
I would say that the waitress was very courteous and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely, yummy food and friendly staff !

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sophiep
Warwickshire
4 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3 of us are in the secret garden; 1 vegan afternoon tea and two traditional. We all enjoyed it and the staff were really friendly and helpful. Limitless tea and a good choice of teas too.
The scones were delicious!

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Lincolnfoodie85
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely cakes and scones, nice sandwiches. The traditional afternoon tea was good, while those who had the savoury afternoon tea and the GF/dairy-free afternoon tea weren't as satisfied. Overall, we enjoyed the experience, the food variety was good and the ambiance too.

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SharonH
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my husband and 2 friends for afternoon tea for our first visit to you, we all thoroughly enjoyed it.
Thank you very much

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AnitaT
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

A bit disappointed was taken to wrong table then asked to move, my husband ordered champagne but wasn't remembered by waitress so had to ask for it, was told we would be compensated but that didn't happen. Was expecting more savoury like sausage rolls, to much cake

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DavidM
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent afternoon tea traditional!.
Very COVID safe.

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Hannah
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! The food was fresh and tasty and the service was very good! Will definitely be coming back!

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LYNNE
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the traditional afternoon tea, it was lovely and the selection of food excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very nice venue although a little cold and busy did have to wait more staff would have been better

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OpenTable Diner
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very well managed and the food was amazing. Thankyou Doddington Hall

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TaskerT
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere (very Covid safe). Pretty tables and yummy food. A perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Highly recommend.

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Phil
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and I will be returning very soon with friends and family.

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OpenTable Diner
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Setting gorgeous and staff attentive if a little serious - England adapting openings due to COVID-19 pandemic. Plenty of time for the afternoon tea with 90mins. Cakes gorgeous, disappointed with the vegetarian sandwich selection. Cheese, egg, cream cheese and houmous... there’s so much else that veggies would enjoy. Just replacing ham sandwich with houmous lacks imagination in my opinion. For this reason a little overpriced at £20 each.

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H123
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere with very attentive staff, couldn’t ask for a nicer experience

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JohnN
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

A lovely setting and great value for money. The scone was particularly scrummy!

My only observation was that the staff were sometimes a little slow to circulate and see if the customers wanted a tea top up; however when we were able to get their attention, they were quick to respond.

Overall, I’ll def be booking again and brining along guests! Thanks to the Doddington team for a lovely afternoon.

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OpenTable Diner
Lincolnshire
5 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent priced afternoon tea with an option of a savoury platter and children’s tea. All eaten in the beautiful gardens and blankets provided on our chairs!

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davidp
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The challenge of covid was dealt with extreme professionalism, everything went
perfectly, the staff were spotless, helpful and friendly. The afternoon tea was delicious and plentiful there was even enough to take home to snack on later. The tea garden was the perfect setting to celebrate our anniversary. We will undoubtedly be visiting again soon.

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JohnV
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Not good value for money. Savoury tea is the best value.

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NatalieS
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service and yummy food! Lovely sitting outside

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Dodders
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely ambiance and setting. Good food but standard afternoon tea could do with bigger/ better traditional sponge ( it had flapjack/ bakewell/ small Victoria square/ tiny macaroon)
Also good quality on savoury board, maybe more garnish!
Overall nice but expensive.

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EmmaC
London
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, great food. It was lovely to have a choice of Gluten and Dairy free too.
Service was brilliant, very attentive staff topping up tea and coffee pots.

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Ryland
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, beautifully presented, delicate portions, just right amounts and lovely and fresh.

FAQs

Doddington Afternoon Tea offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01522 694308.

Doddington Afternoon Tea is rated 4.6 stars by 332 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.