A Taste Of North Devon

Afternoon Tea

Hand prepared, freshly cut, filled breads, cakes, mini desserts, scones, and cream. Gluten free, vegan, and vegetarian options.

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Afternoon Tea in Ilfracombe

Freshly Prepared

Afternoon Tea is the quintessential English treat, apparently, created in the 19th century for the peckish Duchess of Bedford. Today join us at The Carlton for a delicious homemade afternoon tea with the classic Devonshire element. Whether you are celebrating an occasion or just treating yourself, you won’t be disappointed.

We bake from scratch which means we can modify our ingredients to suit your needs, whether you are gluten-free or vegan*, it’ll be our pleasure to accommodate.

Afternoon tea is priced at £15 or £19.95 to include a glass of chilled Prosecco. We also have afternoon tea gift vouchers available to purchase online for that perfect gift.

Spacious surroundings

On warm days our French doors are open, and you can take Afternoon Tea in our airy Brasserie or one of our lounge areas. In the Brasserie, crisp white linen and polished cutlery set off your Afternoon Tea service.

You can also have service on our terrace weather permitting. And we even offer our intimate library for a cosier afternoon tea experience.

Open to non-residents

The Carlton’s afternoon tea is served to both in house and external guests. If you’re thinking of making your tea part of a group event, family celebration, baby shower or hen party, let us know and we can adapt our menu to suit. We can accommodate groups of up to 60 for a formal Afternoon Tea.

Tea Times

Our Afternoon Tea is served daily from 3pm. To make your reservation, call us on 01271 862446 or email dine@ilfracombecarlton.co.uk. Sorry we don’t accept walk in, on the day reservations.

*tell us about your dietary needs and we can usually readily accommodate these. We may ask for a small supplement for a vegan.

Yours and our safety

We have always been passionate about safety. The safety of you and our team. We are continuing to clean thoroughly both behind the scenes as well as in front facing guest areas. Using high grade cleaning materials applied to touch points, high traffic areas and other customer facing surfaces. Our team are trained and kept up to date on the latest measures.

You are welcome to visit us with or without a face covering, and some of our team may well choose to wear theirs. Our procedures in working safely are assured by Visit England and the AA and reflected in our 5* food and hygiene safety rating  from the local authority. We recommend booking ahead, as this allows us to manage the seating and customer flow to everyone’s comfort. Thank you for your continued support and assistance.

Afternoon Tea Menu

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A Treat For Your Tastebuds

Our new seasonal menu uses the freshest local produce from North Devon’s natural larder. Menus adapt to the seasons, so there’s always something new to excite your tastebuds!


A Taste Of North Devon

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The Carlton Hotel

Runnacleave Road, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8AR

Contact Info

(01271) 862446

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