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Afternoon Tea

A decadent treat!

Mum and daughter sharing afternoon tea

Afternoon Tea in Buckinghamshire

Afternoon tea is a great British tradition, and our sun drenched gardens overlooking the river offer the perfect spot to indulge with friends and family.  

At Macdonald Compleat Angler in Marlow, our exquisite afternoon tea is served traditionally on beautiful cake stands with home-made savoury finger sandwiches, fluffy scones with jam and clotted cream, a selection of cakes and more.

Traditional Afternoon Tea (£40 per person)

Our Traditional Afternoon Tea is a classic selection of dainty finger sandwiches, homemade scones fresh from the oven, and an irresistible selection of cakes, all served with Birchall’s loose leaf tea.

The selection of handmade finger sandwiches includes:

  • Ham and Wholegrain Mustard Mayonnaise
  • John Ross Jr. Scottish Smoked Salmon, Crème Fraiche, Cucumber
  • Egg Mayonnaise
  • Cheese and Pickle

Our handmade plain & fruit scones are served with strawberry jam and Devonshire clotted cream and the chef’s choice of cakes completes the selection. A vegan and vegetarian selection is available on request.

Afternoon Tea

Add Some Sparkle (from £45 per person)

For a little extra decadence, add a glass of Champagne or English sparkling wine to your afternoon tea, making it one of the most indulgent afternoon teas in Buckinghamshire.

Ridgeview Bloomsbury Afternoon Tea (£45 per person)

Thames Afternoon Tea (£50 per person) - The Thames Afternoon Tea is served with either a glass of Taittinger Brut Reserve or a non-alcoholic fruit cocktail.

Taittinger Rosé Champagne Afternoon Tea (£55 per person) - Experience the ultimate indulgence with our Taittinger Rosé Champagne Afternoon Tea.

Afternoon Tea Compleat Angler

Afternoon Tea with Birchall Teas

We are proud to serve Birchall Teas, a family-owned tea company that has perfected its craft over five generations. Birchall’s commitment to quality is evident in their selection of the finest tea leaves and their unique hand-picked process.

Our Birchall Teas flavours include:

  • Great Rift - Full English: A delicious breakfast tea bursting with flavour, enjoy with milk or lemon.
  • Virunga Earl Grey: Famously bright and fragrant tea, perfect any time.
  • Darjeeling: Grand and glorious, light, and sophisticated.
  • Cederberg Redbush: Sweet and earthy, classic red ribose from South Africa. Naturally caffeine-free.

Each of these teas offers a unique taste experience, adding an extra layer of enjoyment to your afternoon tea. We invite you to discover your favourite.

Afternoon Tea with Birchall Fair Trade Tea

About Compleat Angler

Macdonald Compleat Angler is a quintessentially British retreat nestled on the banks of the River Thames in the charming town of Marlow. Named after Izaak Walton's famous book on angling, our hotel embodies the tranquil charm and timeless elegance that makes the English countryside so enchanting.

Our location is truly unique. Overlooking the cascading waters of Marlow Weir, the hotel offers stunning views of the river and the rich greenery of the surrounding Chiltern Hills.

So come, indulge in the tradition of afternoon tea at the Macdonald Compleat Angler. We look forward to welcoming you.

Compleat Angler Exterior

Afternoon Tea

Marlow Bridge

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Opening Times

12pm - 4pm