in the garden room . . .
in the garden room . . .
in the oak room . . .
in the oak room . . .
Tea at prested in 1928 . . .
Tea at prested in 1928 . . .
tea outside in 2012 . . .
tea outside in 2012 . . .
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Unwind and recharge with a delicious afternoon tea in Essex, at Prested, 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.


Please be sure to book as The Hall is sometimes privately hired by a wedding party.


Afternoon Tea Essex at Prested Hall:

Finger sandwiches

♦ Cream cheese & cucumber

♦ Smoked salmon

♦ Ham & mustard

♦ Egg mayonnaise & cress

♦ Coronation chicken


Freshly baked fruit scones with clotted cream and Tiptree preserves


A medley of delicious homemade cakes

♦ Victoria sponge

♦ Chocolate brownie

♦ Lemon tart

♦ Chocolate tart

♦ Fruit tart

♦ Shortbread

♦ Carrot cake


Freshly brewed tea or coffee


£12.95 pp or £17.95pp with a glass of Champagne

Tel: 01376 573300 or email


What our visitors say about afternoon tea at Prested Hall:

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:

BBC Inside Out
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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