Sit back, relax and unwind while your team brews to perfection.

Indulge in the freshest ingredients from our local suppliers

Naughty but nice treats to finish off your Afternoon Tea with us.

Afternoon Teas at West Lodge Park


You can see this tree when enjoying Afternoon Tea on the Terrace

“I invite you to indulge in the freshest ingredients from our local suppliers, all wrapped up in a wickedly delicious afternoon tea in Hertfordshire."

– Andrew Beale, Managing Director

There’s no more civilised way to pass the day than with a delicious afternoon tea followed by a stroll around the beautiful 35 acres of grounds surrounding the hotel.

At West Lodge Park, we have a fantastic selection to suit your requirements. Our afternoon teas are served in the Mary Beale Restaurant, the Terrace Bar and in our delightful private rooms, so you can rest assured that you will enjoy a relaxing afternoon in beautiful surroundings.

Why not take a stroll around the grounds before or after your tea and enjoy the 800 species of trees in the Beale Arboretum? Alternatively, try your hand at a free game of croquet on the lawn, or a game of putting by the lake.

View our take-away Afternoon Tea menu.


Special Events:

If you are looking for something special on Father's DayMother's DayEaster Sunday or Christmas, then why not book an afternoon tea, see here for details of all our special events.


Arboretum Tours and Afternoon Tea:

Make an afternoon of it and learn something new...

You will see some of the 800 species of trees around the 35 acre estate, the spectacular conifers, the national collections of Hornbeams and Taxodiums, the new Catalpa collection, magnolia and holly beds, and the glorious maple glade.

The tour begins at 2.30pm in the front lounge and finishes at 4.00pm with either lunch prior, or English Afternoon tea afterwards, served in the Mary Beale Restaurant.
See here for more details



Our Arboretum Tours with Afternoon Tea are also extremely popular!

Book them online

Vegetarian sandwiches available: Cucumber - Sun-dried tomato, mozzarella & pesto - Hertfordshire free range egg & cress -Mature Dorset Cheddar cheese & semi-dried tomato.

Please note that a full Afternoon Tea must be ordered by each person.

Afternoon Tea is served daily between 2pm and 5pm every day. We strongly recommend reserving a table.



Enjoy stunning views from any window in our restaurant

View the Arboretum
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