Cream Teas

Probably, the best cream teas in the New Forest!

Cream Teas


Open from 1st April 2017
Cream Teas are served everyday, except MONDAYS
(though we will open Easter, May and August Bank Holiday Mondays)

Acres Down has been serving teas for 39 years in their idyllic tearoom and garden on a Commoner's farm situated in the heart of the New Forest.

We serve our "Legendary Cream Tea" or " Tea & Homemade Cakes"


The price of £5.50 per person includes:

  • Buttered homemade plain and fruit scones
  • A choice of two jams
  • Large helping of whipped cream
  • Finished off by a slice of homemade cake from the cake tray
  • Piping hot Pot of Tea or Coffee

We also offer just Tea and Homemade Cake for £3.30 per person.

There is a minimum charge per person £3.30

Bookings: We do a party rate (£5.20 per person) for PRE-BOOKED groups of 12 or more people for CREAM TEAS ONLY (This does not apply for Tea and Homemade Cakes)
This is by arrangement only, please contact us on 023 80813693 with your requirements.




"On behalf of the 55 club I would like to convey our sincere thanks for a lovely welcome and tea we had with you.  Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon, and have expressed wishes to visit you again"

Yvonne Sprack, Horndean Community Association

"I’ve just come across a hidey-hole where Mrs Annie Cooper serves the cream tea to end all cream teas"

1986 Canadian Radio "Travel Desk"

"We come every other weekend, wouldn’t miss it for the world, the cream tea is brilliant value and Annie and her family are so friendly and full of life – we feel part of the family!"

2011 Peggy & Pete, Lyndhurst

"We love coming out to the forest – and we've been visiting Acres Down Farm Tearooms for years, we guarantee you won’t be disappointed"

1997 Bill & Thelma, Poole

"A Cream tea to die for!!!"

2011 Phil Collins (our kindly old gentleman)

"We brought our friends last week, they say it’s the best kept secret of the forest"

2009 Anon, Soton