enjoy afternoon tea at Prested Hall . . .
enjoy afternoon tea at Prested Hall . . .
afternoon tea in 1928 . . .
afternoon tea in 1928 . . .
and outside in 2012 . . .
and outside in 2012 . . .
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Unwind and recharge with a delicious afternoon tea in Essex, at Prested Hall, just outside Colchester.  Served with style in The Hall in one of our lovely reception rooms or, weather permitting, on the decking or lawns outside.


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Sample menu for an Afternoon Tea Essex at Prested Hall:


A selection of finger sandwiches


A selection of fine sandwiches

Smoked salmon & cream cheese on white bread

Cucumber & fresh mint on white bread

Roast beef & horseradish on brown bread

Egg mayo & mustard cress  on brown bread


A selection of freshly baked cakes

Fruit scone with Tiptree Jam & clotted cream

Ginger cake with frosting

Chocolate profiteroles

Burnt lemon tart

Raspberry syllabub

Layered sponge & strawberry compote



Freshly brewed Tea or Coffee


£16.50 pp or £23pp with a glass of Champagne

Tel: 01376 573300 or email reservations@prested.com


What our visitors say about afternoon tea at Prested Hall in Essex:

We visited here for a baby shower and could not fault anything. The afternoon tea was delicious and very reasonably priced. The hotel is stunning and has lovely grounds too. All staff were polite and attentive and our whole party enjoyed the experience. Will definitely return.
Submitted via TripAdvisor, January 2016


“Had afternoon tea for four today and it was the best I’ve had.  Lovely choice of cakes and sandwiches, unlimited tea and coffee and excellent service throughout. I would recommend it to anyone as the price for what you get is very good indeed.”
Submitted via TripAdvisor, December 2015


“Our 6 best friends treated us all to Afternoon Tea for our 40th Wedding anniversary.
We had the most wonderful afternoon and we didn’t want to leave. Two of us needed a Gluten free “T” and you could not have asked for better. Well done to all the staff there for the food and service. Great choice of Tea’s and coffee with a good selection of food. So much so that we brought some home after. The Hall is a lovely old house and the lounge area is great for a pre drinky and after. Comfortable relaxing chairs and an open fire. Two of our friends got married there 2 years ago and we all had a wonderful day then. Well done Prested.”
Submitted via TripAdvisor, December 2015


“Went here last week for afternoon tea and bubbly with three girlfriends as a pre wedding day treat. I cant say anything negative about the experience. We received a warm welcome, all the staff we encountered were friendly and attentive. The afternoon tea contained a good selection of sandwiches and mouthwatering cakes and scones. One of my party has a wheat, dairy and gluten intolerance and I was assured they could cater for this and they did! Her tea was just as tasty and varied as ours.
Thank you so much Prested Hall, a needed a bit of pampering and calm and you delivered that. Give yourselves a well deserved pat on the back.”
Submitted via TripAdvisor, September 2015


5 stars for your afternoon tea. Great Service and delicious food.  I would absolutely recommend Prested Hall for afternoon tea. Fantastic service, delicious sandwiches and mouth watering cakes. Absolutely spot on and my two children were perfectly catered for as well as we hadn’t purchased a full tea for them as such but the staff made sure there was plenty of sandwiches to cover us all. Thank you. A great treat that we all really enjoyed.”
Submitted via TripAdvisor, August 2015


Great food, very good service from a shy waitress. Prested hall is very welcoming, cosy and the view is amazing. I’d like to thank the lady who booked us in at such short notice and managed to arrange our afternoon tea. Good service all round 5*****”
Submitted via TripAdvisor, February 2015


“Had a delightful Afternoon Tea here. We were looked after very well by the friendly staff and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. There was a great selection of sandwiches & cakes, all freshly made & delicious as were the scones with jam & clotted cream. We had both tea and coffee and I must compliment the restaurant on the coffee which was excellent.
There was a pianist playing soft music in the background (wearing his overcoat – maybe he was in a draught!). It was a lovely way to spend New Year’s Day afternoon.”

Submitted via TripAdvisor, January 2015


“This was my first visit to Prested Hall for afternoon tea and it certainly wont be my last. What can I say, gorgeous sandwiches a plenty, homemade scones and cakes all in beautiful surroundings. The staff couldn’t have been nicer, always making sure we had a full pot of tea and offering us extra sandwiches. All in all a fab afternoon which me and my mum loved. If you’ve not been try it, you won’t be disappointed!!”
Submitted via TripAdvisor, April 2014


Prested Hall’s Afternoon Tea in the News:

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We were delighted to host BBC Journalist James Whale for a delicious afternoon tea at Prested Hall as part of a recent edition of the BBC’s Inside Out East programme. James and his team finished every morsel and had nothing but praise for our afternoon tea in Essex experience.

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