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Afternoon Tea at The Falstaff in Canterbury



One of the finest of English traditions, afternoon tea is the perfect way to spend your afternoon in enchanting Canterbury.

Introduced by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in 1840 at her home at Woburn Abbey, afternoon tea soon became a fashionable ritual among the upper classes.

The Falstaff has been providing hospitality to the visitors of Canterbury for more than 600 years. Situated next to the Westgate Towers (and within a stone’s throw of the Cathedral, the theatre and the shops) it is the perfect place to take some time out whilst exploring all that medieval Canterbury has to offer.

Relax in our beautifully refurbished lounge (with a real log fire on chilly afternoons) and enjoy a pot of freshly brewed loose leaf tea, freshly baked warm scones served with clotted cream and local preserves, an assortment of finger sandwiches and a selection of cakes. Why not add a glass of champagne to make the occasion even more special!

On most Saturdays and Sundays service in the lounge is accompanied by live piano with an eclectic mix of tunes to entertain and enliven the atmosphere.

The Falstaff is located around the corner from Canterbury West Railway Station and there is a public car park in North Lane. Please call us on 01227 462138 or make a reservation online below:

Served daily 12:00-4:00pm and until 6:00pm Fridays to Sundays.

  • Tea and Cake £5.50
  • Choice of loose leaf teas by the pot with a choice of cake
  • Cream Tea £7.50 
  • Choice of loose leaf teas by the pot and warm scones with home-made jam and clotted cream
  • Afternoon Tea £12.50 
  • Choice of loose leaf teas by the pot, warm scones with home-made jam and clotted cream, a slice of cake, macaroons, petit fours and assorted finger sandwiches 
  • Champagne Tea £19.50
  • Afternoon tea with a glass of champagne