Image of Hinxton Hall from the lawns and of afternoon tea served on vintage crockery.

It’s time for tea at Hinxton Hall!

Explore the unique history and grounds of the Hinxton Hall estate, and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in one of our beautiful heritage rooms.

Hinxton Hall is located on the Wellcome Genome Campus, in Hinxton, not far from Saffron Walden. The Campus is now one of the world’s foremost centres of genome and biodata research. But it all started with the Hinxton Hall estate!

The grand family home of Hinxton Hall was built in 1748, and it had several owners before the estate was sold in 1953 and developed into an engineering and physics research laboratory. In 1992, Wellcome became the new owner, meticulously restoring the Georgian origins of the Hall and transformed the old stable block and kitchen garden into a purpose-built Conference Centre.

Join us for an afternoon tea in this beautiful venue of local heritage interest, for a combination of treats and history, exploring our exhibition, and enjoying the estate’s parkland.

Fruit scones, clotted cream and strawberry jam

Cake selection – Victoria sponge, Lemon drizzle cake, raspberry and orange Battenberg, carrot cake, chocolate fudge cake

Selection of finger sandwiches –

Burford Brown egg and chive mayonnaise, mustard cress on white (V)
Cucumber and dill cream cheese on spinach bread (V)
Smoked salmon, lemon and black pepper on granary
Honey-roast ham, mustard and peppery leaves on white

Tea selection, coffee

Ruggeri Argeo, Prosecco Brut, Veneto, Italy


If the weather is fine, croquet and other garden games will be available for you to enjoy on the lawns.


We are open for tea and heritage at 12-2pm and 3-5pm on the second Saturday of every month (except August).

Bookings currently open for:

  • Saturday 8 July (bookings close midnight 27 June)

Price: £32 per person, or £38 with a glass of prosecco.

Advance booking essential.  Bookings close ten days ahead. Full payment required on booking.


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