The best afternoon tea delivered to your door in the UK

There are few things more quintessentially British than an afternoon tea – what could be more wonderful than warm scones, sumptuous sandwiches and delectable cakes washed down by a cuppa? Well, having it delivered to your door, that’s what – and there are plenty of afternoon tea delivery services in the UK to make that dream come true.

Whether it’s a birthday or anniversary celebration, a care package for a faraway friend or just a treat to yourself, here are our favourite afternoon tea deliveries to enjoy.

The best afternoon tea delivery services across the UK

Cutter & Squidge

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Afternoon Tea At Home, £29.90, Cutter & Squidge

Cutter & Squidge uses 100 per cent natural ingredients in all of its bakes, and is offering afternoon tea delivery across the UK. Your £30 spend gets you tea for two, comprising of two brownies, two mini dream cakes and four buttery scones, as well as clotted cream, jam, and loose leaf tea to wash it all down with. Because it’s travelling across the nation, everything is preserved with ice packs, so pop your scones in the oven to warm them up before serving (you could even pretend you’ve made them yourself – we won’t tell).


afternoon tea delivery bettysTea & Scones Gift Set, £18.25, Betty’s

Betty’s afternoon teas, served up at its branches in locations including Harrogate, York and Ilkley, are iconic, but when you can’t tuck into one in the actual tea rooms, this gift box brings all of the joy to you. Inside you’ll find 80 Betty’s tea bags, a whole Yorkshire tea loaf, four scones and sweet strawberry preserve. For added authenticity, we’d order a batch of its signature Fat Rascals too.

Homemade By Victoria

afternoon tea delivery homemade by victoriaAfternoon Tea Boxes, £15, Homemade By Victoria

Small businesses like Victoria’s are flourishing right now – she’s now dropping hundreds of boxed afternoon teas with contact-free delivery across her local area. If you live in Northampton, head to the Facebook page to enquire about availability – adult boxes are £15 and include finger sandwiches, scones, quiche and sausage rolls, as well as the usual sweet stuff.

The English Cream Tea Company

afternoon tea delivery English cream tea companyAfternoon Cream Tea Hamper for Two, £79,95, The English Cream Tea Company

Afternoon tea doesn’t come more classic than this hamper, which contains sandwiches with fillings like cucumber and cream cheese and smoked salmon with lemon, scones, clotted cream, jam, cakes, shortbread, brownies, meringues, and tea. There’s also an option to make your box gluten free or vegetarian, and you even get napkins and bamboo cutlery to cut down on washing up.

Piglet’s Pantry

Tea For Two, £30, Piglet’s Pantry

If you like your afternoon tea delivery with a picnic feel, this is the order for you. Alongside a selection of four cakes and scones with clotted cream and strawberry conserve, you get mini sausage rolls (two plain and two with cheese and pickle), two scotch eggs and two cheese and chive quiches – the perfect balance of sweet and savoury.

The Cornish Hamper Company


Cornish Cream Tea Postal Hamper, £18.75, The Cornish Hamper Company

Need a letterbox friendly option to send to a friend? The Cornish Hamper Company’s parcel is low cost, but high reward, containing four freshly baked scones, Rodda’s Cornish Clotted Cream, strawberry conserve and four individually wrapped tea bags.


West Country Traditional Cream Tea, from £19.95, Delimann

The traditional option is always a winner, but Delimann also offers quirkier hampers like cupcake or donut afternoon tea delivery, or and afternoon teas for cat and dog lovers. Head to its website to view the full selection – with so much choice, we defy you not to find the perfect package.

Devon Heaven

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Devon Cream Tea By Post, £19.50, Devon Heaven

If they’re good enough for Kirstie Allsopp, they’re good enough for us – the presenter has used the Devon Heaven scone recipe on her shows, which is a high seal of approval indeed. This small but perfectly formed edit has everything you need for a low-key cream tea in the garden, but for larger packages check out the website.

Marks & Spencer

Tea in Mayfair hamper

Tea in Mayfair Hamper, £50, M&S

You can always rely on M&S when it comes to tea and cake – this hamper would make a lovely gift for a friend you can’t see yet, as it’s long-lasting and they can keep the wicker basket once all of the bakes have been scoffed. As well as the obligatory gold label tea, there’s Devon scones, strawberry jam, Scottish shortbread, cherry Bakewell tarts, strawberry jam & Cornish clotted cream buttercream cake and a bottle of Prosecco.

Fortnum & Mason

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Afternoon tea hamper, £500, Fortnum & Mason

Fancy pushing the boat out? For the ultimate afternoon tea, the Fortnum’s wicker basket is  packed with all three centuries of teatime wisdom, including the shop’s famous teas, cakes, preserves, accessories and accoutrements.