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Afternoon Tea

  • Pinkies at the ready?

    Rejoice, it's National Afternoon Tea Week - but where can you get your fix of diddy sandwiches and scones? I know, I know!

  • The Chesterton, Bicester

    Deco styling, black marble bathrooms and oodles of charm make this renovated hotel, just a few miles from Bicester Village, a fashionable overnighter. Here's what you need to know.

  • The best afternoon teas in Bucks & Oxon

    Last minute Mother's Day scramble? Or just really want to scoff some scones? Whatever your reason, here are 10 excellent afternoon teas in our 'hood. Bring out the cake stand, pronto!

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    More scones, madam?

    It's Afternoon Tea Week from 14-20 Aug, but we don't need any encouragement to scoff tiny cakes and drink Earl Grey. Do we know anywhere nice? Of course we do!

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    Shall I be mum?

    Another macaroon? Don't mind if I do! The 33 best afternoon teas to show your love on Mother's Day as chosen by our in-the-know editors.

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    Pass the scones!

    The Five Arrows, Waddesdon heads up our curated list of top afternoon tea spots. Now we just need to work out whether we add the clotted cream or jam first...

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