Afternoon tea at our coastal Durham hotel

Time for tea

We can't think of a better way to spend an afternoon than by sharing a sumptuous selection of sandwiches and sweet and savoury treats with someone special and catching up over the perfect cup of tea. And with plenty of restaurants and terraces to choose from, you can make the most of our Georgian country house on the Durham coast.

Serving times

Afternoon tea is served on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 12pm and 3pm.

Contact us

Tel: 01915 161 400


  1. Sample Menu
  2. If anyone within your party has dietary requirements, no matter how small, please do call ahead and give at least 24 hours notice so our team can accommodate. In the event that we do not know ahead of the day, we may not be able to cater for them. We are unable to offer a nut-free afternoon tea.
  3. Booking is essential. A £10 per person deposit is required to secure your table at the time of booking. This can be paid over the phone with a credit or debit card. Unfortunately, without a deposit, we are unable to take your reservation. If you make a reservation online, one of our team will be in touch regarding the deposit. Should you have a gift voucher as your payment, we will require the code and this will be used to guarantee your booking.

    All afternoon reservations are subject to a 48-hour cancellation policy. Should you need to amend or cancel your booking 48 hours prior to your reservation, no charges apply and your deposit will be kept as credit for a future booking.

    However, should you need to amend or cancel within 48 hours of your arrival, your deposit will be forfeited.

    If you are paying with a gift voucher, your voucher will then be redeemed and cannot be used at a later date. All cancellation requests must be sent to, quoting the date of your reservation and your name. Once your request has been received, it will be confirmed by our team via email.

A quintessential classic

Take your pick from a bitesize selection of our chef's take on the best of British sweet and savoury treats - all accompanied by your choice of loose-leaf tea, artisan coffee, or even a glass of fizz if you fancy.

Please note, we cannot guarantee that our afternoon tea has not come into contact with nuts.

Need a little more information?

Get in touch with our team to find out more about dining at Seaham Hall, or make an enquiry about hosting a private dinner here with us.

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