Indulgent treats in historic surroundings
Enjoy a classic or sparkling afternoon tea at the historic Port Lympne Hotel or on the Western Terrace at the heart of Port Lympne Reserve in Kent. You'll be taking tea in the same surroundings as Winston Churchill, Charlie Chaplin and many other famous former guests to the historic mansion house. Access to the house and 14 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens is included in your afternoon tea experience from just £29*.
Home made & locally sourced
Afternoon tea is served on traditional tiers, layered with a selection of finger sandwiches and savoury bites, delicate pastries and desserts and of course scones with plenty of clotted cream and seasonal jams. Our selection of loose leaf teas or coffee are the perfect accompaniment to your traditional Kent afternoon tea experience. For a special occasion, upgrade your booking to our Sparkling Afternoon Tea by asking your server on arrival or by calling the reservations team on 01303 234101.
Our chefs take great pride in sourcing the finest quality local ingredients and serving seasonal home made dishes to delight our guests.Sample Afternoon Tea menu
How to book your afternoon tea
An afternoon tea experience is the perfect way to end a day of exploring the Reserve and working up an appetite while you spot the endangered animals dotted around the Kent countryside. Pre-book your table for an afternoon of indulgent treats at the historic mansion set within 14 acres of landscaped gardens. Make your experience extra special by celebrating with a bottle of bubbly! Please ask a member of staff upon arrival or call us to upgrade your classic afternoon tea booking to our sparkling afternoon tea.
Afternoon tea is served at 12:30 and 2:30pm daily.
£29pp*, pre-booking is essential and must be booked at least 2 hours in advance (we recommend booking 24 hours in advance for any food allergies to avoid disappointment). Add a glass of prosecco for £7 or a glass of award-winning Gusbourne sparkling wine for £12, by calling the reservations team or ask your server on arrival.
Please call the reservations team on 01303 234101 or email us for more information.
Booking terms & conditions
- A valid admission ticket, Annual Pass, or short break booking is also required.
- Non refundable deposit required at the point of booking
- Pre-booking is essential
- Truck safari is subject to availability
Overlooking Romney Marsh and the English Channel, the historic Grade II* listed Port Lympne Mansion is surrounded by 600 acres of magnificent private parkland. For over a century, Port Lympne has entertained royalty, aristocracy, prominent politicians and playwrights.
Throughout the roaring 20s, notable guests included Charlie Chaplin, the Prince of Wales, Lord Mountbatten, Sir Winston Churchill and T.E. Lawrence.
Port Lympne Reserve, Lympne (Nr Hythe), Kent, United Kingdom, CT21 4LR