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, cotswold...so 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. Helenâ€™s Square, York YO1 8QP
From £32.95 with fabulous appetiser, sandwiches, scones and delicous cakes, they also do a champagne afternoon tea.
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.