Vintage Afternoon Tea on the Thames

Spend two hours cruising through Wind in the Willows country on the Thames from Reading, enjoy a mouth-watering afternoon tea menu served to you and your guests that has been baked with passion and flair. Traditional style homemade afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, scones, clotted cream and naughty cakes is served on vintage crockery. We are offering two menus, one of which is vegan, please select when purchasing your tickets which you require.

Afternoon Tea Cruise 2021 Sailings on a Saturday – Departure Times TBC (only vouchers currently available – Tickets will be released shortly)

17th April, 15th May, 5th June 14th August, 25th September, 16th October, 20th November

 These cruises are operating with a reduced capacity and we ask you to read our full updated information about keeping you safe here so you can enjoy the perfect Afternoon Tea cruise.

Saturday Afternoon Tea Cruises

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Homemade Afternoon Tea on The Thames

Afternoon tea will be served to your table on vintage crockery, a great English tradition as we cruise through the stunning upper reaches of the Thames. Tea is prepared by passionate chefs using fresh local ingredients and is a real treat. We offer two menus, one of which is vegan-friendly. As you checkout please let us know which menu you would like.

AFTERNOON TEA MENU


 

Finger Sandwiches & Brioche Rolls

Cream Cheese with Cucumber and Fresh Chives

Berkshire Marinated Ham with Dijon Mustard and Baby Leaves

Brie and Beetroot

Egg Mayonnaise and Watercress

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Freshly Baked Plain and Fruit Scones, Homemade Jam & Clotted Cream

Brownie Bites

Lemon Drizzle Squares

Mini Carrot Cakes

Petit Meringues

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Freshly Brewed Tea & Coffee

 

 

 

On rare occasions, it may be necessary to substitute items on the menu.

AFTERNOON TEA MENU (Plant Based)


 

Finger Sandwiches on a  Selection of Breads

Roasted Pepper and Homemade Pesto

Cucumber Chive and Cream Cheese

Sweet Onion and Homemade Hummous

Brie and Beetroot

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Freshly Baked Plain and Fruit Scones, Homemade Jam & Oat Cream

Brownie Bites

Lemon Drizzle Squares

Mini Carrot Cakes

Petit Meringues

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Freshly Brewed Tea & Coffee

 

This menu is vegan-friendly.

 

On rare occasions, it may be necessary to substitute items on the menu.

Keeping you safe

As we things progress in 2021 we will eventually return to normal. At the current time we have limited table and group sizes for this cruise as well as overall passenger numbers. Each table will be shielded from other guests by one of our brand new and bespoke boat screens, which give you a great view but also keep you safe.

You may be asked wear a face covering for boarding the vessel or when moving around and you will find our crew both on deck, in the galley and waiting staff are wearing additional protective PPE in line with government requirements. We are all the same friendly smiling people and the food we know tastes even better having had to wait so many months to enjoy Sunday Lunch on the Thames. You can find full details here.

To view an example of how the seating screens work click here

The Schedule

We will slip our mooring lines in Caversham and cruise up the river*. Spot birds and wildlife as the boat follows the twist and turns of the river to Mapledurham Lock and Weir before heading back downstream to Reading. Departure times are to be confirmed  and the cruise will be 1 hours 30 minutes boarding commences 15 minutes prior to departure.

Dietary Requests

When booking your tickets please alert us to any special dietary requirements please enter them in the free text field. The chef and her team will also be able to assist you on the day of a cruise with specific ingredient information but we ask you to highlight any allergies in advance at the time of booking.

Book Gift Voucher

(standard tickets will be on sale shortly)

Adult tickets £36  Children Under 10 yrs £27.00

Timetable

The 2021 timetable includes Saturday 17th April, 15th May, 5th June 14th August, 25th September, 16th October, 20th November

Departure Point

All tea cruises will depart from our boarding point at Caversham Promenade or Caversham Pier (they are next to each other) by Reading Rowing club beside Caversham Bridge Reading. There are car parks near by which are often free at the weekend.


Wheelchair Access

Our boats are multi deck, access is via a ramp and we do have a few limitations with door widths. We recommend giving the office a quick call on 01189 481088 to discuss your requirements and we can advise on the best options for you or your guests.