The afternoon tea at the inn at belfairs in leigh on sea in essex

Afternoon Tea at The Inn at Belfairs

We visited the beautiful restaurant at The Inn at Belfairs at Leigh on Sea in Essex to try out their afternoon tea. The restaurant is situated on the outskirts of the picturesque Belfairs park. A premium pub restaurant that offers a great food menu. Not only offering afternoon teas but a selection of breakfasts, lunches, dinners and Sunday roasts. At The Inn at Belfairs you will be greeted with the most beautiful array of cherry blossom trees, floral displays and a stunning canopy of flowers. They have a terrace and a garden to enjoy alfresco dining in the warmer months. It really does make the prettiest spot to enjoy an afternoon tea. This is why they feature on our list of ‘The Best Afternoon Teas in Essex‘. Lets see what the Afternoon Tea at The Inn at Belfairs is all about:

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floral displays inside the inn at belfairs restaurant

The Afternoon Tea at The Inn at Belfairs in Leigh on Sea, Essex

The afternoon tea at The Inn at Belfairs is served Monday to Saturday 12pm until 4pm. It is £29 per person Mon – Fri (12pm – 4pm) and £35 per person Sat (12pm – 4pm) and includes unlimited tea or coffee. Your afternoon tea is served on a 3 tiered stand including an additional plate for your scones with a traditional china tea set.

the afternoon tea at The Inn at Belfairs in Essex

The Savouries

This afternoon tea is an afternoon tea with a difference! Without a finger sandwich in sight, instead you receive a selection of generously topped crostinis. The flavours included:

  • Bruschetta, Pepper, Tomato, Onion & Balsamic Glaze
  • Chicken & Bacon, Red Onion & Rocket
  • Salmon & Cream Cheese, Fresh Dill

The Chicken and Bacon was my favourite! They were all really delicious and packed with flavour and the crostinis kept their crunch which was nice. They made a great alternative to a traditional afternoon tea finger sandwich. Alongside these you receive a hearty homemade sausage roll and the most delicious savoury muffin! The Goats Cheese, Spinach & Herb muffins were so tasty and are an excellent addition to the afternoon tea!

the savoury crostinis on cake stand

the afternoon tea on a cake stand at the inn at belfairs and floral ceiling

The Sweet Stuff:

The savouries were followed by large home made scones, served with plenty of clotted cream and Tiptree Jam. Alongside your scones, you receive a gorgeous array of sweet treats including a chocolate orange mousse, lemon drizzle cupcake, a generously sized shortbread biscuit and the most incredible Biscoff cheesecake. This was a really lovely selection of home made cakes! You will not be disappointed with this afternoon tea. The Biscoff cheesecake in particular was a triumph, it really was delicious!

the scones, clotted cream and jam at the inn at belfairs

biscoff cheesecake

My thoughts:

The stunning decor at The Inn at Belfairs really makes this the perfect place to enjoy a lovely afternoon tea. It has to be one of the most prettiest venues in Essex! It feels like a special occasion seated within this floral setting. Backed by great food and homemade cakes this was a lovely relaxed experience. The afternoon tea at The Inn at Belfairs was absolutely delicious and definitely one for the list!

To book:

All dietary requirements are catered for. A £15 pp deposit is required upon booking. Bookings must be made at least 48 hours in advance.

You can visit the The Inn at Belfairs website for more information or to book, or by calling: 01702 470000 or email

Their address is Eastwood Old Road North, Leigh-on Sea, EssexSS9 4LR.

over head view of the afternoon tea at the inn at belfairs in leigh on sea

Please note we were gifted the afternoon tea to review, all of my comments and opinions are strictly my own.

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