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22 Gluten Free Afternoon Teas In The UK

22 Gluten Free Afternoon Teas In The UK

Not sure where to head for an afternoon tea? We have 22 places on this blog that offer some fab afternoon teas, but we also have more over on our where to eat guide.

Added 15th August 2017
Updated 13th December 2020

Afternoon teas are growing more and more popular and we certainly don't want to miss out just because of Coeliac or a gluten intolerance! There are SO many places in the UK who can do a cracking gluten free afternoon tea, we actually asked on our Facebook Page where people had had the best afternoon tea so we could compile a list of some places for you guys!

An afternoon tea doesn't have to be a posh afternoon thing either, we made our own at home, made almost entirely out of packet mixes! For some amazing bread we used Bakels bread mix which is some of the best bread we have ever had, for cake Latinos Gourmet vanilla sponge mix. This mix make a lot so we actually made chocolate topped cupcakes and a loaf cake out of it. Sweetpea Pantry brownie mixed made some excellent chocolatey brownies to go along side the sponges.

The only thing we did make from scratch was the scones, using our scone recipe, we would have used Mandy's Gluten Free Scone Mix but we didn't have any in. It is possible to make an afternoon tea entirely from packet mixes, and out of four packet mixes you can easy make 3 or 4 afternoon teas.

Alternatively you can make it entirely yourself too, why not try our scone recipe, redcurrant chocolate cupcakes, swiss roll and bread recipes! Theres no reason you need to be a great cook to make any of it, some simple recipes can make one hell of an afternoon tea!

However, afterall an afternoon tea is something a little bit special so it's worth treating yourself to one every so often, here are just a few places that do afternoon teas gluten free in the UK, there are lots of places listed in our where to eat guide, too many of which do afternoon teas!

These are just a handful that were mentioned multiple times, there are HUNDREDS of places around that do wonderful gluten free afternoon teas but unfortunately we cant mention them all!

Fortnum and Masons - London
Fourth Floor, Fortnum & Mason, 181 Piccadilly, London W1A 1ER
Afternoon teas from £44 with finger sandwiches, scones, cakes. All very posh! They also do dairy free, vegetarian and vegan afternoon teas.

Huffkins - Stow on the Wold
The Square, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cheltenham GL54 1AF
Celebration afternoon teas, classic, burford, many different variations from £6.95

Indigo at One - London
1 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BZ
Entirely gluten and dairy free restaurant you can be sure to have an amazing "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" inspired afternoon tea from a 100% GF kitchen with golden eggs, candyfloss and brioche.

Rosie Leas Brockenhurst - Brockenhurst
76 Brookley Road, Brockenhurst SO42 7RA
Three different afternoon teas from £9.95 ranging from scone and tea to scones, sandwiches, cakes and bakes.

Mottram Hall - Mottram, Cheshire
Wilmslow Road, Mottram, St. Andrew, Cheshire, SK10 4QT
Afternoon teas from £27 which includes sandwiches, scones and cakes!

Jam - Liverpool
7-11 Sir Thomas St, Liverpool L1 6BW
£17.95 for a gluten free afternoon tea which includes homemade sandwich rolls, sweet treats and scones!

Quy Mill Hotel - Cambridge
Church Rd, Stow cum Quy, Cambridge CB25 9AF
Gluten and dairy free afternoon teas available which a range of sandwiches (or a savoury selection for dairy free), scones and sweet selection which includes smoothies, macarooms, cookies and cakes.

Coffee Heart - Lowestoft
179 London Rd N, Lowestoft NR32 1HG
Gluten free afternoon tea which lots of delcious homemade goodies and treats.

Claridges - London
Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4HR
For something truly special give Claridges a go, they do need prior notice that gluten free is required and they can taylor to you. With scones, tarts, brownies and saffron infused cream it is sure to be something very special, but prices do start at £60.

Bettys Tea Room - York
6-8 St. Helen’s Square, York YO1 8QP
From £32.95 with fabulous appetiser, sandwiches, scones and delicous cakes, they also do a champagne afternoon tea.

Fourteas - Stratford Upon Avon
24 Sheep St, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6EF
Afternoon teas from £15 with sandwich quartets, scone with jam and cream and a medley of cakes

Eteaket - Edinburgh
41 Frederick St, Edinburgh EH2 1EP
Selection of sandwiches, gluten free scone and homemade cake made with their own tea blends. From £15.95.

Mad Hatters - Chester
49 Bridge Street Row East, Chester CH1 1NW
Simple afternoon tea with a selection of finger sandwiches, homemade scone and cupcake.

Slatterys - Manchester
197 Bury New Rd, Whitefield, Manchester M45 6GE
From £14.50, Lancashire afternoon tea or Champagne afternoon tea with sandwiches, scones and selection of cakes.

Butterfly and Pig - Glasgow
153 Bath St, Glasgow G2 4SQ
Selection of homemade sandwiches, scone with jam and cream and cakes, from £13.95

Thomas and EthelHigh St, Earlston TD4 6BS
Entirely gluten free tea room with dairy free options too, needs to be booked in advance. Selection of sandwiches, savouries, pastries and cakes.

Bovey Castle - Newton Abbott
North Bovey, Newton Abbot TQ13 8RE
Afternoon teas from £32 which can be made vegetarian and vegan as well as gluten free. Afternoon tea with scones, sandwiches and cakes overlooking the garden.

Mosborough Hall Hotel - Sheffield
High St, Mosborough, Sheffield S20 5EA
Afternoon teas can be made gluten free on request, starting from £8.95 for simple scone with jam and cream. Luxury afternoon tea with scones and choice of desserts.

Whitmore and Jackson - Barry Island
9 Friars Rd, Barry CF62 5TJ
Gluten free afternoon teas available with sandwiches, scone and cakes.

Jaspers Tea Rooms - Cardiff
6 High St, Cardiff CF5 2DZ
Sandwiches, scones and homemade cakes served with tea from £9.95 can be gluten free on request.

The Goring - London
15 Beeston Pl, Westminster, London SW1W 0JW
Gluten free afternoon teas are available when requested in advance from £49 with a selection of sandwiches, scones and pastries.

The Halston - Carlisle
20-34 Warwick Rd, Carlisle CA1 1DN
Afternoon teas available gluten free with a selection of sweet and savoury treats.

There are many, many more places that can do gluten free afternoon teas all over the UK, all ranging in price from less than a tenner to over fifty quid. If you have had a great afternoon tea anywhere let us know, also check out our where to eat guide for other places to eat.

Your Comments

Mrs B's at Boundary mill Colne is excellent for Gluten free afternoon tea.
14th August 2018
Hotel du vin in Bristol does one - absolutely delicious! Best gluten free scones I've ever had. And you get SO much food.
Helen Mills
14th August 2018
Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway do some wonderful Gluten-free Cream Teas. Highly recommend!
Rob Shaw
10th April 2018
There is a great place in Leeds for GF teas my partner and I go regularly. It's called the Vintage Tea Rooms in the Grand Arcade next to the Grand Theatre. All the cakes and sandwiches are freshly made and the price is good at around £12 per person. Definitely worth a visit if you're in Leeds.
Ian Nicholls
30th December 2017
We recently visited The Butlers Tea Rooms and bistro which is situated in the grounds of cusworth Hall, Doncaster. All Afternoon Tea's need to be pre ordered including gf options , you won't be disappointed, they are freshly baked and prepared. They have a selection of gf meals on the menu, all freshly made. Great quality at affordable prices.
Jayne Michelle woodliffe
29th December 2017
Cannot recommend the GF Afternoon Tea at Trump Turnberry in Ayrshire highly enough. It is the best I have ever had. Really good choice of sandwiches, 2 types of scones and a great assortment of cakes.
Elaine Gilchrist
28th December 2017
Been a coeliac for 16yrs any places in wales fot these afternoon teas they look so nice thank you for sharing this brigid.
Brigid o'callaghan
4th September 2017
Anyone know of a good place near Portsmouth?
I'd recommend Manna Dew in Battersea if anyone's in London. It's a breathtaking GF patisserie who do incredible brunches and foccacia etc. too.
Lucie Colwell
3rd September 2017
Newark Artisan Gluten Free Bakery and Cafe are 100% gluten free and make their own products which are served as an afternoon tea for £15 per head. Booking required with 24 hour notice. Also offer many dairy and gluten free items and vegan choices. Located at 12 Chain Lane, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 1AU. Tel 01636 361605 Facebook Newarkglutenfreebakery
Ged Greaves
3rd September 2017
Two for Tea in Stapleford, Notts offer a gluten free afternoon tea. They also do a wide lunchtime menu, cakes and scones all gluten free.
2nd September 2017
Give me details for places near me hailfax
Amanda midgley
2nd September 2017
Tea Cosies Tea room in Yeadon, Leeds! Affordable, loads of choices (warm or cold high tea!) Lovely vibes and not to mention the decor is so beautiful and quaint!
17th August 2017
Hi I run a tea room in Moreton in Marsh in the Cotswolds are we do a gf afternoon tea and lots of other goodies including cakes, biscuits, cream teas, soups and meals, our staff are all celiac aware and we have a separate area in our kitchen along with lots of utensils, mixers and ingredients that only ever get used in that area. Come and give us a try and please say hello if you do.
16th August 2017
Sugar and Spice in Beverley, East Yorkshire do an amazing one with 48 hrs notice. They can cater for other allergies too. Please go!
16th August 2017
You should mention Time For Tea in Nottinghamshire!
15th August 2017
Brown's Hotel, London
I'm celiac and ate there. It was delicious. GF scones were better than regular. It's expensive £45. Reservations required. Highly recommended.
15th August 2017
Siop Fach in Mathry Pembrokeshire is absolutely brilliant, ring and book a gf tea, you will not regret it.x
15th August 2017