Afternoon Teas

Savoring Elegance: Afternoon Tea at Stones Cafe Weston-super-Mare


Indulge in a Timeless Tradition

When it comes to quintessentially British traditions, few can rival the charm and sophistication of afternoon tea. A delightful practice that dates back to the 19th century, afternoon tea has evolved into a beloved ritual for many. Nestled in the heart of Weston-super-Mare, Stones Cafe offers an exquisite Afternoon Tea by the seaside experience that combines the grace of tradition with the warmth of contemporary hospitality. We’ll take you on a journey through this culinary delight, exploring what makes Stones Cafe’s Afternoon Tea a must-try and answering some frequently asked questions.

The Elegance of Afternoon Tea

A Historical Perspective

The history of afternoon tea is as rich as its flavors. It was Anna, the Duchess of Bedford, in the early 1840s, who is often credited with popularizing the idea of afternoon tea. Feeling a “sinking feeling” in the late afternoon, she began requesting a tray of tea, bread, and butter to be brought to her room. Soon, she started inviting friends to join her, and thus, the tradition was born.

The Ritual

Afternoon tea quickly became a fashionable social event. It was an opportunity for people to gather, socialize, and enjoy a delectable spread of tea, sandwiches, scones, and pastries. Over the years, this tradition has retained its elegance and remains a cherished pastime.

Stones Cafe’s Unique Touch

At Stones Cafe, this timeless tradition is elevated to new heights. With a picturesque location near the Weston-super-Mare seafront and an ambiance that combines vintage charm with modern comfort, it’s the ideal setting for a memorable afternoon tea experience.

What to Expect

A Scrumptious Spread

Stones Cafe’s Afternoon Tea is a gastronomic delight. Here’s what you can expect:

  • A Selection of Fine Teas: Choose from an array of premium teas, from classic English Breakfast to exotic herbal blends.
  • Savory Delights: Enjoy a selection of delicate finger sandwiches with fillings like cucumber and cream cheese, smoked salmon, and egg and cress.
  • Warm Scones: Indulge in freshly baked scones served with clotted cream and jam—a quintessential part of any proper afternoon tea.
  • Sweet Treats: Delight your taste buds with an assortment of mini pastries and cakes, each a work of art.
  • Elegant Presentation: Every element is thoughtfully presented on a tiered stand, making it as visually pleasing as it is delicious.

Dietary Accommodations

Stones Cafe is dedicated to ensuring everyone can enjoy their Afternoon Tea. They offer vegetarian and gluten-free options, accommodating various dietary preferences and restrictions. Be sure to inform the staff of any dietary requirements when making your reservation.

The Experience

The Setting

Stones Cafe’s Victorian-inspired building decor transports you to a bygone era. With views of the Weston seaside that became famous during Victorian times with visitors from across the UK wanting to breath the fresh salty sea air and relax, comfortable seating, it’s a haven of tranquility.

high level of quality & Service

The attentive and friendly staff at Stones Cafe are passionate about providing exceptional service. They will guide you through the tea selection, ensure your dietary needs are met, and make your seaside afternoon tea experience truly memorable.

Time Well Spent

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, catching up with friends, or simply treating yourself, Afternoon Tea at Stones Cafe offers a respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It’s a chance to savor not just the food but also the company and ambiance.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do I need to make a reservation for Afternoon Tea at Stones Cafe?

  • No, although it’s recommended to call and make a reservation if required to ensure you get a table around your preferred time. This is done by calling the cafe directly and providing your booking details.

2. Is there a dress code for Afternoon Tea at Stones Cafe?

  • No, there isn’t a strict dress code, many guests choose to dress smart-casual for the occasion. It’s an opportunity to embrace the elegance of the tradition but we like you to come dressed as you please.

3. Can I bring children to Afternoon Tea at Stones Cafe?

  • Absolutely! Stones Cafe welcomes guests of all ages. They offer a Children’s Afternoon Tea option with child-friendly sandwiches and treats.

4. Is parking available near Stones Cafe?

  • Yes, there are paid parking facilities nearby, including on-street parking and public car parks within walking distance of the cafe.

5. Can I customize the Afternoon Tea menu for dietary restrictions or allergies?

  • Yes, Stones Cafe is accommodating when it comes to dietary requirements. They offer vegetarian and gluten-free options and can often make adjustments for other allergies or preferences with advance notice.


  • Yes, we are a dog friendly Cafe. We cater for all our furry friend visitors with water bowls and doggie treats.

Afternoon Tea Menu Prices

  • Cost – £12.50 per head
  • Duration – Up to 3 Hours
  • Minimum Numbers of 20
  • Venue available from 3.30pm onwards
  • No venue hire charge


Afternoon tea Includes exclusive use of room (where available) for a maximum of a 3-hour period between 3.30pm – 7.30pm £12.50 per person*

  • A selection of triple deck finger sandwiches and open rolls
  • Coronation chicken wraps
  • Homemade sausage rolls
  • Scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam
  • A selection of mini cakes
  • Crudites with hummus
  • Cheese, fruit, crackers and homemade chutney

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Stones Cafe in Weston-super-Mare offers an Afternoon Tea experience that blends tradition with contemporary comfort, where time stands still, afternoon tea by the seaside, you can savor the finer things in life. Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor to this charming seaside town, indulging in Afternoon Tea at Stones Cafe is a delightful way to celebrate the art of tea, conversation, and exquisite culinary craftsmanship. Don’t miss the chance to create lasting memories with loved ones over a delectable spread of teas, sandwiches, scones, and pastries in this quaint, Victorian-inspired seaside setting. Book your visit today and elevate your afternoon with a touch of elegance and sophistication or order when visiting.