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Afternoon Tea @ Cantley House Hotel, Wokingham, Berkshire

Afternoon Tea @ Cantley House Hotel

3.8
3.8
68 reviews
£26 to £40
Afternoon Tea
Enjoy afternoon tea in the heart of Berkshire at Cantley House Hotel, Wokingham. Set amongst acres of scenic Berkshire countryside Cantley House is a popular venue for one of the most English of traditions - afternoon tea. Indulge in a fabulous choice of afternoon teas in our award winning restaurant; the perfect setting for a relaxing afternoon.

For the time being we will be serving food in the Courtyard Garden so we can ensure social distancing and give everyone plenty of space to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

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What 68 people are saying

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3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.6Value

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  1. LV

    LaVienbelle

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Pleasant enough, staff were nice and the setting is ok. Not for a special occasion.
  2. SA

    SarahA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Poor service, quality of food and reception staff were not welcoming.
  3. RD

    RachelD

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very polite, helpful staff. Fabulous food - little cakes were light and full of flavour. Scones were soft and warm. Def recommend and would book again.
  4. SB

    SandieB

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The afternoon tea was very good, plenty to eat and delicious food. Unfortunately although I mentioned it was for a Birthday and maybe they could put a candle in one of the cakes, they did nothing so it was just an ordinary tea. It would have been nice if they had done something special, I'd booked it a few days before so they had time.
  5. JE

    JulieE

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was a lovely quiet table, in a pretty setting and easy parking nearby.
  6. MN

    MrsN

    Berkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 August 2022

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    We went for afternoon tea and I have to say it was very average. The sandwich selection was extremely basic ham and mustard, egg and cress, cheese and pickle and Salomon with cream cheese, all of these on white bread and basically you got 1 finger small finger sandwich of each. One of our party didn’t eat egg and one no mustard they swapped the egg out and did no mustard on the ham but we ended up with mainly cheese. The scones were lovely and the cake selection ok all very heavy though. Not a horrid tea but not really worth the money, they had a very limited choice of teas and weren’t very forth coming with refills in fact we barely saw the staff and had to flag them down for any service. All in all it was great catching up with friends but the afternoon tea was a take or leave it affair.
  7. HC

    HeatherC

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    This was mediocre at best. The sandwiches were okay, but not much choice, very limited tea selection, the scones had been “refreshed” and the cakes were acceptable. The service was far from good and certainly didn’t warrant a 12.5% addition to the bill.
  8. KH

    KallieH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for afternoon tea and it was really great, made even better by the lovely atmosphere
  9. J

    Julie

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

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    Lovely fresh sandwiches & cakes excellent service I went for a birthday treat and was a bit disappointed it was not acknowledged even though l mentioned it when booking Would definitely recommend though for quality of food
  10. CM

    CarleyM

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

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    Bad signage (or total lack thereof) left us driving around the park for ages, and eventually driving through an overgrown driveway to the hotel. Turns out the the afternoon tea is not in the hotel, but in the Stables, which would be fine if my mother didn't have trouble walking down awkward steps and corridors. The cakes were delicious and they provided a nice touch for the birthday girl, but the sandwiches were underwhelming, and my daughter (not fussy but does not like mustard or pickle) could only eat one tiny smoked salmon sandwich. Service was good, but did not warrant the 12.5% service charge they slap on top of a reasonably expensive meal.
  11. MB

    MaineB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The stables is fast becoming one of our favourite places to eat. The food is always a high standard and the staff are always friendly
  12. JP

    JulieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Traditional Afternoon Tea, will definitely recommend to our friends. Amazing food and venue .
  13. SY

    ShailaY

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Overall, it was lovely. Atmosphere was good, the staff were exceptional. The food was just a bit meh. Afternoon tea is mostly about the food and so I wouldn’t go back for it, but the place was great and service couldn’t be faulted.
  14. S

    Smokey

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Lovely little venue. Nice background music and great service
  15. CC

    ClaireC

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Fantastic afternoon tea in a lovely venue with helpful staff. Sandwiches were very fresh, cake selection was great and scones were delicious.
  16. G

    Gemini73

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The Afternoon Tea we had was lovely. The only criticism I would have is that some of the small cakes lacked flavour. The service was excellent and would definitely return as we had an enjoyable afternoon.
  17. AH

    AndrewH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    A very pleasant restaurant,too have afternoon tea.
  18. RM

    RachelM

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a very enjoyable time and the afternoon tea was delicious. Will definitely go back!
  19. CD

    ChristineD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Booked an Afternoon Tea for Mother’s Day and was not disappointed, food was delicious, my husband’s pot of tea and my mum’s pot of coffee were only Luke warm but this was quickly remedied. The staff were very friendly and helpful and a good time was had by all!
  20. N

    Nickysimm

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited for my mum's birthday. Had a lovely afternoon tea, food was fresh and delicious. The scones were warm and very tasty. Would definitely recommend.
  21. CH

    CarolineH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited for afternoon tea for my Mum's 70th birthday. The staff were welcoming and polite. Our waiter (sorry I didn't get his name) was polite, attentive and friendly. We visited on a Wednesday afternoon and the restaurant was very quiet but the atmosphere was still warm. The food was fabulous - sandwiches, the most delicious scones and plenty of cake which were boxed up for us to take home when we could eat no more! Tea and coffee was in full supply, with various tea choices. A fabulous afternoon and I will be going back
  22. EN

    EmmaN

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly and helpful staff that always made sure we were well looked after. Food was very good, plenty of it and very tasty. Would highly recommend to anyone and will definitely go back.
  23. LD

    LizD

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Nice but not good value Scones were lovely and lady that served us was also lovely
  24. GF

    GemmaF

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    Tea was too weak - 1 tea bag in a quite large sized pot. Disappointing. 4 fingers of sandwich each, and when asked for additional sandwiches, was challenged and then provided with a small plate containing 2 additional fingers of sandwiches. Was in a bar, with a sticky table. Not the right setting for traditional afternoon tea at all. Cakes were clearly shop bought and disappointing. Went to Oakley Court a few weeks before and it was only very slightly more expensive - beautiful setting, traditional afternoon tea - much better value. Additional sandwiches offered without needing to be asked for and whole fresh plate of all sandwiches bought out when more provided. Setting was restaurant not bar. Perfect. Tea leaves not a tea bag so much stronger cup of Earl grey. Cantley need to up their game for the cost per head.

    Afternoon Tea @ Cantley House HotelResponded on 28 February 2022Dear Gemma, Thank you for your comprehensive feedback. Traditional Afternoon Tea usually consists of 4 finger sandwiches. However, it is possible to order more if you are still hungry, for an additional cost. On this occasional, however, we did not charge you. We charge £24 for Afternoon Tea and that other place is £34, which is nearly 50% more expensive. I can assure you that all our cakes are freshly made on site by our excellent Pastry Chef. His Instagram profile is viorel.desserts

  25. DH

    DavidH

    Oxford

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    A very good tea, tea and coffee refreshing, pity there weren't a few more people about, but service was excellent.
  26. A

    Angie

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Lovely Afternoon Tea in 'Stables' at Cantley Park in Wokingham with 6 friends. Such a nice atmosphere and good choice of cakes and sandwiches. Particularly pleased that they took on board the allergies of one of our party and altered some things appropriately.
  27. LL

    LorraineL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Although heating and fire was on our party were cold. Food was tasty but for the £30 per head charge, I thought there would be more variety. Wasn't worth the price just for a glass of prosecco each. Also I got caught out by the extortionate 18.5% service charge. Been to numerous afternoon teas and have never been charged that amount but as it was my nieces birthday, I wanted something extra special
  28. DN

    DianeN

    Berkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    Food was very good but the ambiance was poor. I have had some really special to afternoon teas but this felt very mundane.
  29. M

    Maggs

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Lovely afternoon tea scones we’re E gorgeous. Maybe just confirm what is in the sandwiches. Some are obvious
  30. EM

    EleanorM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect afternoon tea. Lovely relaxed venue, with exceptional service. Food was delicious, and more than enough. Extra tea brought to us without having to ask.. Thanks for giving us a lovely afternoon out
  31. c

    clarep

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    A nice simple afternoon tea with nothing fancy or dubious sandwich fillings!
  32. GG

    GeorginaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good value, the sandwiches, scones and cake selection were all perfect and beautifully fresh. Highly recommended
  33. R

    Ruthie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    The staff were great and did all the y could to accomodate a fussy eater in our party. What we did have was very tasty, but I can't convince myself that it was worth £24 pounds. There was only 3 small finger sandwiches per person. The cakes were tasty but at least 2 would have been a traybake cut up, rather than individually baked so it was a bit pricey for what we got. Can't fault the setting or the staff though.
  34. FU

    FourofUs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 November 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The scones on the afternoon tea were absolutely wonderful - warm and moist, and really delicious. There was a lovely Bakewell tart, but one small tart was cut into four so we had the tiniest piece imaginable - maybe they only had one left? The sandwiches were quite nice - cheese and pickle, ham and mustard, and a mini bagel with cream cheese. All were very fresh. We were able to ask for mustard on the side. We had been told that we could e-mail ahead and ask to change the fillings as some of our group didn't like cheese/salmon. The restaurant was able to add egg to the platter. We got the impression that any changes were quite complex for them, so best if you like what's offered. A few more sandwiches would have been great but, as with many afternoon teas, there are always more desserts than sandwiches. We weren't offered more as you are in some places. Have to say the mini bagels were super cute. Music too loud for us, and the lady serving wasn't too happy when we asked if it could be turned down. Good value for money, and a good location. Not at all stuffy.
  35. D

    Debbie

    Berkshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2021

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    I was excited to try a new place for afternoon tea with my family however that excitement was short lived. As there was a wedding on at the venue, it seemed staffing was short and we were an inconvenience. Our waitress was pleasant enough, minimal interaction. Sandwich selection lacked the wow factor, cake selection was fair.
  36. LS

    LisaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic afternoon tea at Cantley House Hotel. The sandwiches were really fresh, the scones were light and delicious, and there was a fantastic range of little sweet treats, all of which were very tasty. Great atmosphere and service from the staff. It could only have been better if able to have a choice of coffee rather than just regular (e.g. a latte) without having to pay extra. I will definitely book again though! Recommended.
  37. LH

    LouiseH

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The setting is lovely & very clean. The food was very nice and plentiful. I will definitely book again and highly recommend.
  38. P

    Pauline

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious cream tea. Such a lovely afternoon thank you
  39. BC

    BeckyC

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was lovely afternoon for my friends birthday, staff were so helpful. Thank you
  40. MS

    MartynS

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 September 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was good (especially the scones), but the teapots were small so could only get 1-2 cups of tea out of it. Cups and saucers looked like the ones you get at a conference ie a bit basic (as was the afternoon tea food frame). Service was ok, to be hit with a 12.5% service charge didn’t feel like great value for money.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Afternoon Tea @ Cantley House Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0118 989 5100.

Afternoon Tea @ Cantley House Hotel is rated 3.8 stars by 68 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Afternoon Tea @ Cantley House Hotel

Milton Road, Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 5QG

Additional information

  • Area

    Wokingham

  • Hours of Operation

    Afternoon Tea Daily 12:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Afternoon Tea

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Murry Lane

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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