A custom that dates back to 1840, Queen Elizabeth II is renowned to have being a fan of the quintessential Afternoon Tea, and it is most definitely a delicious treat, especially after an early afternoon walk on the island!
Enjoy a selection of tasty sandwiches, freshly baked scones, with lashings of clotted cream and sweet, delicious jam, and the mouth-watering range of exquisitely presented pastries, all washed down by a satisfying cup of tea or a cheeky glass of prosecco.
Here are some places to enjoy afternoon tea on Alderney.
ST ANNE'S GUEST HOUSE
Just a short walk away from Museum, St Anne's Guesthouse, run by Ingrid, is a beautiful town house dated from the late 1700's which still retains some original features. It is an idyllic setting in to enjoy afternoon tea.
Sit in the beautiful secluded garden, or get comfortable in the cosy interior of the house itself, and enjoy a delicious selection of Scandinavian style open sandwiches, homemade cakes and scones with Alderney cream along with a selection of teas, filter coffee, hot chocolate and soft drinks.
St Anne's Guest house serves afternoon teas from the beginning of June till the end of September, Wednesdays to Saturday, 2.30 - 5pm.
ALDERNEY SAILING CLUB
With superb views over the Harbour and Braye Bay the Sailing Club is the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely afternoon tea.
Relax inside or outside in the sun on the stunning ship-shape deck and enjoy a variety of homemade cakes, together with a pot of tea or a cup of coffee.
Afternoon tea is served 3pm-5pm Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays during the summer months and on a Tuesday in the winter months. Please check the Daily What's On for times.
BRAYE BEACH HOTEL
The Braye Beach Hotel is the perfect place to enjoy afternoon tea at any time of year. Enjoy panoramic views over Braye Bay from their outdoor terrace and Beach Bar.
Their delicious afternoon tea, served daily between 3pm and 5pm is a selection of sandwiches, scones and pastries pair delightfully with a hot cup of tea or coffee. Cost £18.95 and pre-booking is essential.
They also offer a simple tea or coffee with a selection of croissants and cakes, available every day from 10am.
THE BLONDE HEDGEHOG
Nestled in the oldest part of St Anne, just a short walk away from Victoria Street, the Blonde Hedgehog is an idyllic setting in which to enjoy afternoon tea. Sit in their beautifully maintained gardens, or get comfortable in the cosy interior of the hotel itself, and enjoy a delicious selection of homemade finger sandwiches, cakes and fresh scones. Served daily between 2pm and 5pm, you can choose from the traditional tea (£20 per person) or champagne (£25 per person) afternoon tea. Pre-booking is essential.
A delicious selection of homemade cakes and biscuits paired delightfully with a hot cup of tea or coffee is always available throughout the day.
THE GEORGIAN HOUSE
The Georgian House offers several ways to enjoy a delicious afternoon tea with the option of sitting in either their Orangery Conservatory, bar or weather permitting, in the garden.
A more formal afternoon tea, which includes finger sandwiches, scones and homemade cakes is served between 2.30pm and 5pm. From £15 per person. Booking a week in advance is essential.
A simple tea or coffee and scone is available daily between 10am and 12noon and from 2.30pm to 5pm.
Otherwise tea and coffee is served throughout the day and there is always a sweet treat of some kind available.