Traditional Afternoon Tea for just £14.95 per person


Afternoon Tea

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…

And in the winter it doesn’t get much better than sitting by an open fire in our 800 year old oak beamed lounge.

Come and see for yourself, we’re sure you’ll agree that The Red Lion Hotel serves the best afternoon tea in Salisbury. Bookings are recommended at least 24 hours in advance.

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Served every day from 12-5pm

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 with your choice of tea or coffee as standard.

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.

Traditional Afternoon Tea

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

Our traditional afternoon tea includes 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.


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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 from 2pm-4pm by reservation only
Mon-Fri – £12.95 per person
Sat-Sun – £14.95 per person

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.

  • Selection of traditional sandwiches
  • Orange and cinnamon scone with clotted cream and jam
  • Mini orange cake with raspberry jam and Chantilly cream
  • Mini carrot and walnut cake
  • Mini tart with lemon curd
  • Mini mince pie
  • Mini profiterole with Chantilly cream dipped in chocolate
  • White chocolate cheesecake

Why not upgrade with a glass of mulled wine for £3.95 per person.

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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.


We’re located right in the heart of Salisbury city centre, just a 10 minute walk from the train station.

Best Western The Red Lion Hotel
4 Milford Street, Salisbury,
Wiltshire, SP1 2AN

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