Afternoon Tea



Afternoon Tea at Belvoir Castle

Indulge in a delightful afternoon tea experience at Belvoir Castle, where you’ll be treated to a selection of delicious sandwiches, scones, cakes and pastries. Our afternoon tea is served in the elegant surroundings of the castle’s Tea Room, where you can relax and enjoy views of the stunning gardens.

At Belvoir Castle, we pride ourselves on using only the finest ingredients to create our afternoon tea menu. Our sandwiches are made with freshly baked bread and fillings such as smoked salmon, cream cheese and cucumber. Our scones are served warm, with lashings of clotted cream and jam. Enjoy our cakes and pastries which are made by our talented in-house chefs.

Whether you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion, or simply treat yourself to something special, our afternoon tea is the perfect way to do it. With our stunning location and impeccable service, you’re sure to have a truly memorable experience.

Book your afternoon tea at Belvoir Castle today and experience the very best in English tradition and hospitality. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to indulge in a truly unforgettable experience.

Indulge in a taste of luxury with our classic afternoon tea at Belvoir Castle located at the heart of Leicestershire, England bordering the towns of Melton Mowbary and Grantham.

Gift Vouchers 

Our gift vouchers are the perfect present for any occasion. Birthdays, anniversaries – the gift of afternoon tea is always a delight. Our vouchers make it easy to give an unforgettable experience without the hassle of planning.

Order your afternoon tea gift vouchers today and give the gift of indulgence!


The Aviary Tearoom 

Nestled in the stunning surroundings at Belvoir Castle , the newly refurbished Aviary Tearoom is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a delicious treat. With its charming decor and comfortable seating, the tearoom offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Indulge in the finest teas, coffees, and freshly baked cakes, all served in a  tranquil environment. You can also try our mouth-watering sandwiches, salads, and light bites, all made with locally sourced ingredients.

Whether you’re looking for a quiet spot for a catch-up with friends, a peaceful afternoon tea for two, or simply a moment of respite on a busy day out, the Aviary Tearoom is the perfect destination. Come and join us for a delightful experience that will soothe your soul and tantalize your taste buds.

History of the Afternoon Tea 

Afternoon tea has a long and fascinating history at Belvoir Castle. Did you know Afternoon Tea was invented at Belvoir Castle? By Anna Russell, Duchess of Bedford whilst visiting the 5th Duke of Rutland at Belvoir Castle in the mid-1840s. Anna Russell, the Duchess of Bedford, started taking tea and light refreshments between lunch and dinner as a way of staving off hunger pangs.

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  • The Castle is open from 11am – 4pm on our open days. Click here for our full list of open days. Gates close at 5pm so please allow adequate time to safely vacate the premises.
  • Food & Drink: The Aviary Tearoom is open daily 10am – 4pm.
  • For any enquiries please email [email protected]
  • Children under the age of 4 do not require admissions tickets. Child admission tickets apply for ages 4-16.
  • Dogs are welcome within our grounds however must be kept on a lead at all times. Unfortunately, dogs are not welcome within the Castle.
  • Car parking charges apply. Click here to find out more.
  • Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable. We are able to exchange your tickets to another day if unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances. For our full Terms & Conditions including refund policies please click here.
  • For bookings of groups of 15+ please contact [email protected]
  • Free Entry applies for Friends of Belvoir membership holders, Historic Houses Members & RHS Members (Garden Only). Please display your pass on arrival, no need to pre-book.

Terms and Conditions for Afternoon Tea Gift Vouchers:

Validity Period: The afternoon tea gift vouchers are valid for a period of 12 months from the date of purchase.

Non-Transferrable: The vouchers are non-transferrable and can only be redeemed by the individual named on the voucher.

No Cash Exchange: The vouchers hold no cash value and cannot be exchanged for cash or any other form of currency.

Exclusion Dates: The vouchers are not valid for redemption during peak times, including but not limited to Mother’s Day Weekend, Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday, and during the Festive Period.

Reservation Requirements: Reservations are recommended and subject to availability. Please book in advance to secure your preferred date and time.

Extension Policy: Requests for voucher extensions may be considered on a case-by-case basis and are subject to approval. An extension fee may apply.

Allergies and Dietary Restrictions: Please inform the venue of any allergies or dietary restrictions at the time of booking to ensure suitable arrangements can be made.

Please be aware of these terms and conditions when purchasing or redeeming afternoon tea gift vouchers.