Cliveden House

Cliveden House, Taplow, Berkshire, SL6 OJF View map

From £50 .00 Per Person


Cliveden House is the ultimate location to partake in a quaint Afternoon Tea - this grand five-star hotel boasts an aristocratic heritage, lavish decor and immaculate gardens.

A Grade I listed stately home, Cliveden House has been the luxury destination for Britain's elite since it was built in 1666. Visit to indulge in the most traditional English pastime, Afternoon Tea.

If you visit during the week, expect to be seated in the beautiful The Cliveden Dining Room where Afternoon Tea is served amongst ornate period features. On Sundays, you can enjoy this traditional dining experience in the distinguished surroundings of The Great Hall.

Delivered on a traditional three-tiered stand, Afternoon Tea at Cliveden House includes an array of soft, freshly cut finger sandwiches, warm scones with clotted cream and jam and a selection of decadent miniature cakes, pastries and delicacies based around red velvet cake.

Why red velvet? You may ask. The original recipe for red velvet cake is well known in the United States from New York City's famous Waldorf-Astoria Hotel which was built by Cliveden's former owner William Waldorf Astor (1st Viscount Astor). With this in mind, they have based the sweet elements of their tea around red velvet cake and you'll even get a Cliveden Red Velvet Muffin to take away with you as an extra little treat.

Situated in Berkshire, Cliveden House is the perfect country retreat. Finish your visit with a stroll around the beautiful 376 estate, for an additional charge of £10 levied by the National Trust.


Monday - Saturday 12pm - 2.30pm, Sunday 1.15pm - 4.30pm
Nearest railway station
Where to sit
Mon- Sat: The Clivedon Dining Room, Sun: The Great Hall
Dress code
Smart casual
Children of all ages welcome
No live music
Take Away
Yes - 376 acre estate. £10 charge by National Trust for garden access.
Outdoor Seating
Disabled access
Guide dogs only in The Cliveden Dining Room. All dogs welcome in The Great Hall.
Gluten Free
Yes - please specify on booking form
Yes - please specify on booking form
Nut Free
Yes - please specify on booking form
Award Winner
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Cliveden House
Cliveden House, Taplow, Berkshire, SL6 OJF

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