Available for guests and via home delivery/collection at the weekends. Take a look at our special Mother’s Day and Easter afternoon teas below.

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served daily from 12-5pm

Can you think of anything better than enjoying an afternoon tea in Salisbury, in our picturesque courtyard, sitting underneath one of the oldest Virginia creeper vines in the world.

We have plenty outside dining space, in truly beautiful surroundings. And in the winter it doesn’t get much better than sitting by an open fire in our 800 year old oak beamed lounge.

Or how about in the comfort of your own home – we’re now offering an afternoon tea takeaway and delivery service! Come and see for yourself, we’re sure you’ll agree that The Red Lion Hotel serves the best afternoon tea in Salisbury.

Each delicious afternoon tea is lovingly hand-prepared by our talented team of chefs using locally-sourced ingredients where possible, and is served on a beautiful 3-tier China cake stand.

Includes an assortment of tasty sandwiches, cakes, miniature desserts, a fluffy scone with raspberry or strawberry jam and clotted cream. All served with your choice of tea or coffee.

We have a few different menu options, take a look at our afternoon tea menu below to see exactly what’s included.

If dining in, you’ll need to book your table 24 hours in advance by calling us on 01722 323334 or by using our online enquiry form.

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Afternoon tea takeaway and home delivery

Available every Saturday & Sunday from 2-5pm

We don’t want you to miss out on the best afternoon tea in Salisbury, so we’re now offering takeaway afternoon tea – place your order by calling 01722 323334 then come and collect your perfectly packaged afternoon tea from the hotel.

Choose from Traditional Afternoon Tea or English High Tea (menus below).

We’re also offering an afternoon tea home delivery service for just £5 in Salisbury and from £10 for the surrounding areas. Please get in touch to ask us about delivery charges for your specific location or use our zone map as a guide:

Zone 1 – £5
Zone 2 – £10
Zone 3 – £15

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All our afternoon teas are served with your choice of tea or coffee as standard. If you’re ordering an afternoon tea for home delivery or takeaway we’ll include a selection of teas so all you need to do is put the kettle on.

We also offer vegetarian afternoon tea, gluten-free afternoon tea and vegan afternoon tea, but we require seven days’ notice to guarantee availability. If you do have any of these dietary requirements and you’re coming at short notice, it’s worth getting in touch as we may be able to accommodate you.

If you’re joining us for an afternoon tea, why not make it sparkle with a glass or prosecco! For home delivery and takeaway add a bottle of prosecco for just £19.

Traditional Afternoon Tea

£14.95 per person
£7.50 for children under 10
FREE for children 3 & under

An assortment of savoury finger sandwiches including meat, fish & vegetarian options.

Miniature desserts selection including mini Victoria sponge with lavender buttercream, lemon curd mini tart, profiterole with Chantilly cream, white chocolate mousse & mini meringues.

Sultana scone with clotted cream and your choice of raspberry or strawberry preserve.

Prosecco Afternoon Tea

£19.95 per person

Selection of finger sandwiches, cakes, warm scone, clotted cream, preserves and a glass of prosecco to start off.

English High Tea

£10.95 per person

Selection of cakes, warm scone, clotted cream and preserves.

Cream Tea

£6 per person

Warm scone, clotted cream and preserves.

Travel the World Afternoon Tea

£16.95 per person

Baguette with Italian salami, rocket and Parmesan
English ham and English mustard
Croissant with French Brie and red onion marmalade
Avocado and sun-blushed tomato

Lemon meringue (Greece)
Dark chocolate cup with coffee mousse (France)
Mini Welsh cake (Wales)
Mini millefeuille with mousseline cream and raspberry (France)
Sultana scone (United Kingdom)
Hummingbird cake (Jamaica)
Profiterole filled with peanut butter cream (France) (Peanut Butter – Canada)
Tiramisu (Italy)
Apple strudel (Austria)
Swiss roll (Central Europe, likely Austria. It appears to have been invented in the 19th century, along with Battenberg, doughnuts, and Victoria sponge)

48 hours’ notice required.

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Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

£16.95 per person
Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th March
Home delivery or collection

Treat Mum to a Mother’s Day afternoon tea, delivered straight to her door. It’s the perfect way to let her know that you’re thinking of her. Make it extra special by adding a selection of 12 chocolates, hand-made by our chef, for just £9.95.

Smoked salmon and cream cheese, ham and tomato, cheese and pickle & egg and mayonnaise

Served with clotted cream & preserves

TRULY SCRUMPTIOUS – Mini orange cake with raspberry jam
SUPERMOM TREAT – Date and stem ginger cake
LAYERS OF LOVE – Mille-feuille with diplomat cream and raspberry
BELLE Mémé – Lemon and elderflower mini cheesecake
MOMMYLICIOUS SNACK – Macaron dipped in chocolate
FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART – Mini rose and strawberry pastry with rose water icing
MOTHERS JEWEL – Chocolate praline
QUEEN OF HEARTS – Heart shaped white chocolate with raspberry centre

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Easter Afternoon Tea

£17.95 per person
Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th & Monday 5th April
Home delivery or collection

Treat yourself to one of our special Easter afternoon teas delivered straight to your door. Make it extra special by adding a selection of 12 chocolates, hand-made by our chef, for just £9.95.

Smoked salmon and cream cheese, ham and tomato, cheese and pickle & egg and mayonnaise

Served with clotted cream & preserves

THAT’S ALL YOLKS – Marzipan dipped in dark chocolate
I`M EGGS-HAUSTED – Mini chocolate and orange cake with Chantilly cream
CRACK ME UP – Mini chocolate scotch egg
DON`T WORRY BE HOPPY – Mini white chocolate and dulce de leche slice
DON`T YOLK WITH ME – Amaretti biscuits with dark chocolate buttercream
NO EGGS-CUSES – Mini chocolate cup with milk chocolate mousse and raspberry
I CARROT WAIT FOR EASTER – Mini carrot cake
SOME BUNNY LOVES YOU – Mini chocolate bunny

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Afternoon tea for special occasions

As the name suggests, a special occasion should be celebrated with something pretty special. The Red Lion Hotel’s afternoon tea certainly ticks all the boxes, that’s why we’re the most popular destination for a Salisbury afternoon tea.

What could be better than a Mother’s Day afternoon tea in Salisbury? It’s guaranteed to earn extra brownie points, and is the perfect way to indulge and spend time with a loved one.

Or perhaps you’re looking for a baby shower afternoon tea, Father’s Day afternoon tea or even a spooky Halloween afternoon tea in a haunted hotel! Whatever the occasion, The Red Lion is the perfect hotel for an afternoon tea.

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Festive Afternoon Tea

Served every day in December

The perfect way to end a day of Christmas shopping in Salisbury is by popping into The Red Lion Hotel to enjoy a festive afternoon tea in our oak beamed lounge by the open fire.

Our festive afternoon tea is a real winter treat – from an intimate afternoon tea for two, to your office Christmas do.

  • Orange and spice raisin scone with clotted cream and jam
  • Selection of traditional sandwiches
  • Mini pumpkin cheesecake
  • Five spice shortbread
  • White chocolate mousse in a dark chocolate cup
  • Warm apple cake bites
  • Mini mince pies

If afternoon tea in Wiltshire doesn’t quite scratch that itch, we can thoroughly recommend visiting our sister hotel, The Connaught Hotel and Spa, for a truly sumptuous afternoon tea in Bournemouth. They offer a choice of spa day and spa break packages at their luxury spa, which all include a day of pampering with lunch or afternoon tea included.

Please note

Our new safe way of dining has reduced the number of tables available. Unfortunately this means that for the time being we’re no longer accepting discounts on food via services such as Meerkat Meals, Tastecard, Diners Club, Gourmet Society etc.

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