Cottage in the Wood

Afternoon Tea in Malvern

Afternoon Tea is a quintessential part of our history. The Cottage in the Wood Malvern originally opened as Tea Rooms in 1919, and we still serve the best Afternoon Tea in Malvern – complete with stunning views across the Severn Valley.

Join us on the Terrace or in 1919 Restaurant for our traditional and elegant Afternoon Tea, perfect for a celebration with family or simply as a glorious treat with friends.

“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as Afternoon Tea.” – Henry James

Afternoon Tea in Malvern
Afternoon Tea in Malvern

It's always teatime!

In the words of the Mad Hatter, it’s always teatime! Served from 3pm daily, our Afternoon Tea is a delight for the senses, served on a three-tiered stand with delicate finger sandwiches, warm scones with clotted cream and jam, dainty cakes and homemade pastries – and obviously freshly-brewed tea or coffee, too. Afternoon Tea is a ceremony, and we take it very seriously.

Those looking for a little extra sparkle can add a glass of Palmer & Co. Brut Reserve Champagne and toast to the occasion.

Afternoon Tea is served in 1919 Restaurant and on the covered Terrace from 3pm daily. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and lactose free products and variations available, please ask for details at time of booking. Reservations for Afternoon Tea need to be made 24 hours in advance.

Quintessential Afternoon Tea: £22 per person
Champagne Afternoon Tea: £33 per person

Find out for yourself…

Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea in Malvern

The History of Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea has been a British tradition since 1840, when Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, used to request a tray of tea, bread and butter, and cake to her room in the late afternoon. By 1845, her high-tea habits had become a fashionable social event which friends and family attended together, and Afternoon Tea – or High Tea as it is sometimes called -developed into a popular tradition to enjoy with friends and family. As for our own history, The Cottage in the Wood Malvern first opened as a Tea Rooms in 1919, and operated as one until the 1950’s. It is rumoured the famous composer Elgar, who lived in Malvern, even performed here in the 1920s!

Saving room for dinner?

In the mood for a scone, jam and a cup of tea – you’re in luck! We’re now offering Cream Teas for guests wanting a little treat in the afternoon. Freshly backed scones, lashings of clotted cream and locally made strawberry jam is the perfect pairing to a hot drink served in the lounge for those wanting an indulgent treat.

Cream Teas are served daily in the lounge. £9 per person.

Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea

Treat a loved one!

Spoil a loved one and buy them an Afternoon Tea in Malvern experience at The Cottage in the Wood Malvern. We have a range of exciting Gift Vouchers available, all presented in a beautiful box to give to a lucky someone. Choose from a Quintessential Afternoon Tea voucher for two for £44, a Cream Tea for two for £18, or a Champagne Afternoon Tea for two for £66 – or check out our options for other exciting gift ideas.