Afternoon Tea with a Touch of Sparkle

Is there anything more charming than a sparkling afternoon tea? Finger sandwiches, elegant white linen and tiers of cakes, afternoon tea is a beloved British tradition. Steeped in history, we have the Duchess of Bedford (Queen Victoria’s lady in waiting) to thank this ever-so English affair. As dining later in the evening became a fashionable trend, it was designed to satisfy hunger pangs during longer afternoons. Full of nostalgia, it has evolved into a deliciously decadent treat, with English sparkling wine considered a must-have addition to the modern afternoon tea experience.

Ridgeview sparkling afternoon tea, Frimley Hall

Top spots for sparkling afternoon tea

Check out our favourite spots across Sussex and Surrey to celebrate the ever-so English tradition of sparkling afternoon tea.

Ridgeview sparkling afternoon tea (c) Brooke Lark
Ridgeview Wine Estate Rose English sparkling wine
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Ridgeview Afternoon Tea, Pennyhill Park
The lobby at the Grand Hotel, Brighton
Ridgeview sparkling afternoon tea, The Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel (Brighton, East Sussex)

For a luxurious afternoon tea by the sea, visit the iconic Grand Hotel in Brighton. Famous for its striking Victorian architecture and spectacular sea views, they’ve been voted “Brighton’s Best Afternoon Tea” for three years in a row.

Set in their opulent Victoria Terrace and Lounge, guests are served a selection of traditional sweet and savoury delights. Sip by the seaside with their Ridgeview sparkling afternoon tea – three tiers of fabulous treats complemented by Cavendish NV.

The Grand Hotel
Ridgeview Sparkling Afternoon Tea, South Lodge
Ridgeview Afternoon Tea, South Lodge

South Lodge (Horsham, West Sussex)

‘Delightful and delicious’, afternoon tea at South Lodge is a truly luxurious affair. Tuck into homemade sweet and savoury delicacies, from their award-winning restaurant team.

Relax in the beautiful surroundings of this luxury spa hotel and experience hospitality at it’s finest. For an extra special touch, add a glass of Ridgeview’s signature Bloomsbury NV.

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Ridgeview Afternoon Tea, Ockenden Manor

Ockenden Manor (Cuckfield, West Sussex)

Enjoy an elegant afternoon tea at Ockenden Manor. Set within eight acres of stunning countryside, this Elizabethan manor house is the perfect place for a sparkling afternoon tea experience.

Served in their charming drawing room or sun-soaked terrace, you’ll savour a selection of sandwiches, scones and sweet delights. Enhance the celebrations with a glass of Ridgeview Bloomsbury NV.

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Ridgeview Afternoon Tea, Pennyhill Park
Ridgeview Afternoon Tea, Pennyhill Park

Pennyhill Park (Bagshot, Surrey)

With breathtaking scenery, lavish interiors and an exquisite array of tantalising treats, Pennyhill Park’s exceptional afternoon tea is not to be missed.

Served in the Hillfield Bar and handmade by their dedicated pastry team, you can be sure of a treat for your tastebuds and a true sense of occasion. For a touch more opulence, pair with Ridgeview’s Ridgeview Bloomsbury NV, Fitzrovia Rosé, Blancs de Noirs or Rosé de Noirs.

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‘There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.’

― Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady

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