Best Afternoon Tea in Galway (County Guide)

If you are going to be visiting County Galway in Ireland and want to plan something special, why not consider booking yourself an afternoon tea. With this list of the best afternoon tea in County Galway, you will have plenty of choices for a special treat.

Note: many venues require pre-booking for afternoon tea, some up to 24 hours in advance. So, contact the venue ahead of your visit to secure your table.

Best afternoon tea in County Galway

Lough Rea Hotel & Spa

Address: Athenry Rd, Loughrea, Co. Galway, H62 Y189

Are you heading outside of the city but still looking for the best afternoon tea Galway has to offer? Then book a table at the 4-star Lough Res Hotel. Served daily between 12.30 and 3.30pm, guests will dine on delicious finger sandwiches and tasty pastries along with freshly brewed tea or coffee. You will have afternoon tea while enjoying panoramic views of Lough Rea and younger guests are also catered for with a dedicated children’s afternoon tea menu.

Visit the Lough Rea Hotel website for more details, the latest prices and to book your table.

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Claregalway Hotel

Address: Claregalway Village, Co. Galway, H91 XR8E

If you are looking for a great afternoon tea in Galway and are outside of the city, why not book in for afternoon tea at the Claregalway Hotel. A 4-star hotel, afternoon tea is served Monday to Saturday from noon until 4.30pm and guests can indulge their taste buds on finger sandwiches, pastries, fresh cakes and scones alongside freshly brewed tea and coffee. You can choose from a classic afternoon tea or treat yourself and add a glass of Prosecco or Gin.

Find the latest prices, menus and details for booking your table on the hotel website.

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Ballynahinch Castle Hotel

Address: Recess, Connemara, Recess, Co. Galway

One of the best castle hotels in Ireland offers guests the chance to enjoy afternoon tea on a Saturday in their Oranmore Restaurant between 1.30 and 3pm. High tea at Ballynahinch Castle, County Galway includes finger and open sandwiches, and sweet treats including scones and cakes, all served with freshly brewed signature tea or coffee. Guests can also add a glass of Prosecco to toast a special occasion or a glass of champagne.

To find out more or to book your table for afternoon tea at Ballynahinch Castle, click here.

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Oranmore Lodge Hotel

Address: Oranmore, Co. Galway, H91 NN76

If you are looking for a great afternoon tea in County Galway, then why not book your table for afternoon tea at the Oranmore Lodge Hotel. This 4-star hotel serves afternoon tea in their Hunt Room Restaurant and Sun Lounge on a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday between 2.30pm and 5pm. Guests will choose from traditional afternoon tea, bubbly afternoon tea or gin afternoon tea that includes freshly baked scones, sandwiches and a selection of desserts. And of course, tea or coffee.

Check the Oranmore Lodge Hotel website for the latest menu, prices and to book.

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Ard Rí House Hotel

Address: Milltown Road, Tuam, Co. Galway, H54 V267

If you are visiting the Tuam area of County Galway, then pop into the Ard Rí House Hotel for afternoon tea. Indulge yourself and enjoy savoury bites, sweet treats and freshly baked scones with tea and coffee. Classic afternoon tea is very reasonably priced here and you can also add a glass of Prosecco for a fraction more.

For more information and to book your table, click here.

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Shearwater Hotel & Spa

Address: Marina Point, Townparks, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, H53 F5P9

If you are looking to treat yourself to afternoon tea in County Galway and will be visiting or staying in Ballinasloe, then book a table at the Shearwater Hotel. Served in their stunning Library Lounge, guests will dine on pastries, savoury bites, freshly baked scones and sweet treats to delight their taste buds. Afternoon tea is available daily between 12.30pm and 4.30pm and you can choose from classic afternoon tea or one with a glass of Prosecco.

Click here to find out more information, the latest prices and to book your table.

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Raheen Woods Hotel

Address: Raheen, Athenry, Co. Galway, H65 E443

The 4-star Raheen Woods Hotel in Athenry served an afternoon tea in stunning surroundings. Freshly made sandwiches, scones, desserts and more are flawlessly presented to guests, accompanied by your choice of loose-leaf tea or coffee. A glass of bubbly can be added, vegetarian and gluten-free menus are available, and they also have a children’s menu for afternoon tea. Serve Monday to Saturday between 12 and 3pm, if you are looking for a great place for afternoon tea in County Galway, book your table at the Raheen Woods Hotel.

Find out more information and the latest prices from the hotel website.

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Renvyle House Hotel & Resort

Address: Connemara, Co. Galway, H91 X8Y8

Located on the shores of the Wild Atlantic Way in Connemara, the Renvyle House Hotel and Resort is a 4-star family-owned hotel resort that offers guests an afternoon tea to remember. Afternoon tea is served in several of the hotel lounges on the ground floor between 12.30 and 5pm.

Check the hotel website for the latest menu, prices and to book.

The Maldron Hotel Oranmore offers a takeaway afternoon tea online which includes mini scones, sandwiches and cakes for two, handy for those staying at the hotel but looking to venture away from the hotel. Find out more information here.

Final thoughts

And you’ll also love our top picks of the best afternoon tea in Galway City should you be visiting the city and want an afternoon to remember, which includes details on the G Hotel Galway afternoon tea and afternoon tea at the Harbour Hotel.

Whether you are spending time in the county or are just passing through and are looking for a special meal, you are sure to find an afternoon tea in Galway on this list that will leave your taste buds satisfied.

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by Cath Jordan
Cath is an Irish expat and the founder of Travel Around Ireland. She and her husband both come from Dublin, where the rest of their family remains. They regularly return to the Emerald Isle to explore the country with their son as well as to visit family. Through Travel Around Ireland, Cath shares her local expertise and knowledge with travellers and visitors to Ireland. Find out more about Cath here.

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