Afternoon Tea

Delicious homemade Dorset tea and cakes served in stylish and comfortable surroundings in the heart of Beaminster.

We offer spectacular high-teas, which can be enjoyed all year in the medieval lounge or in warmer months in the hotel’s ancient walled garden. All of our preserves, scones, pastries and sandwiches are baked and made fresh to order. Please note, we do require notice for some of our afternoon teas, please get in touch if you'd like to book in advance.

All of our Afternoon Teas are served with a choice of Teas or Coffee.

Cream teas and baked treats

Homemade Biscuits – £3.50

Baked freshly daily

Toasted Tea Cakes or Crumpets – £5.50

Dorset Apple Cake – £7.50

A warm slice of Dorset Apple Cake and local clotted cream

Classic Cream Tea – £7.50

Scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam or
Cheese scones & chive butter

Bridge House Afternoon Tea Menu
*Reservations are required for these options.
We need 24 – 48 hours notice

Traditional Dorset Afternoon Tea* – £17.50

  • Selection of finger sandwiches
  • Scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam
  • Pastries

Savoury Afternoon Tea* – £17.50

  • Selection of finger sandwiches
  • Cheese scones with chive butter
  • Savoury puffs & pastries

Celebratory Afternoon Tea* – £25.00

  • Selection of finger sandwiches
  • Scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam
  • Cakes, fruit tarts, savoury puffs and pastries
  • Celebration cake decorated with named icing (48 hours notice required)
  • A glass of delicious Prosecco topped with a fresh strawberry
  • Or treat yourself to a bottle of locally produced, multi award-winning Furleigh Estate fizz for £45.00 or a refreshing Prosecco for £30.00

Childrens’ Mini Tea £5.50

  • Orange/apple Juice or milk
  • Finger sandwiches - jam / cheese / ham
  • Scoop of BridgeHouse ice-cream with a ginger biscuit


Drinks selection


Choice of locally produced Clipper Black Teas:

  • Organic English Breakfast
  • Earl Grey
  • Darjeeling
  • Decaf

Choice of locally produced Clipper Herbal Teas:

  • Organic Green Tea
  • Peppermint
  • Camomile
  • Lemon & Ginger
  • Wild Berry


All of our coffees are freshly ground. They're sourced from Ferns Coffee & The Italian Connection - simply the finest ground Italian coffee.

Choose from:

  • Espresso
  • Cafetiere or filter coffee
  • Americano
  • Latte
  • Cappuccino

Hot Chocolate

Made with our delicious Italian chocolate. Which can be served with fresh cream and marshmallows or a shot of Brandy.

If you have any special requests, dietary requirements or suffer allergy intolerance, please ask a member of our team and we will do our best to accommodate you. A full list of allergens contained in our dishes is available on request. Gluten-free available with 24 hours notice.

To book afternoon tea or to speak to our restaurant manager:
T: + 44 (0) 1308 862200


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