Christmas time at The Secret Sconery,
  • Christmas time at The Secret Sconery,
  • The Secret Sconery,
  • Some of the famous Sconuts served at the Afternoon Tea events! :D
  • A variety of photos from The Secret Sconery. Prebook for our lovely events (see website for next dates).
  • Some of the afternoon tea savoury treats on offer before the scones and cakes at The Secret Sconery :D


This delightful tea room tucked away in 5 acres of gardens in White Roding, CM6 1RF is The Secret Sconery and it's as secret as it's name describes!  Not visible from any roads, those who prebook for our afternoon tea events, special shopping days or Become a Scone Gnome events, are sent directions. You've just missed the last pre-Xmas experience here and also the Tasting Night fun as well - but there's a Valentine's Event and we'll be adding more dates to the website from time to time.  At the Tasting Night you could even have tried our Sconuts (er, deep fried scone dough, rolled in cinnamon sugar!) and Scoly-Poly!!  As intriguing and delicious as it sounds!

This is a small barn that offers amazing afternoon tea experiences including the chance to blend your own teas.  Let us know in advance if you have dietary requests such as vegan, too.

It's a special occasion when The Secret Sconery opens - and it's not open that often! Click to see the dates for the next events (and check for updates from time to time!) but do book early as we tend to sell out.  We also offer special shopping events with treats whilst you browse.  Email us if you'd like to join our mailing list for these exciting events.  We'll be adding on more 'Become a Scone Gnome' events in 2022, so again, email if that's of interest (it involves learning to make perfect sandwiches, creating meringues, blending tea, giant cream slice/millefeuilles and so on - plus eating a lovely afternoon tea as well as packing up a hamper box to take home!



Autumn Sparkling Afternoon Tea Experience at The Secret Sconery

MENU EXAMPLE @ £37 per head to include your delicious welcome glass of Kir Royale!

Tangy Welsh Rarebit with tomato garnish

Smoked Salmon Canapes

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Ham and Mustard Sandwiches

Coronation Chicken Sandwiches

Egg Mayonnaise with Cress Sandwiches

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An assortment of SWEET TREATS including:

Chocolate Glazed Choux Buns

Lemon Drizzle Cake

Iced Mincemeat Puff Pastry Plait

Mini Fruit Pavlovas

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Fresh Warm Plump Scones with lashings of Clotted Cream - and try all 4 of our Luxury Preserves

with our infamous WARM MINI SCONUTS (legendary doughnut versions!)

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PLUS have the fun experience of Blending Your Own Tea!

(Yes you can have traditional English Breakfast or Earl Grey but if you feel more adventurous,
 we have a

Tea Blending Station where you can literally blend your own tea to try) - or there's Cafetiere Coffee available if you prefer

Other drinks available to purchase including Beer, Prosecco and soft drinks 





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  • Afternoon tea


  • Cash accepted
  • Special diets available
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegetarian diet available

COVID-19 Response

  • 1m distancing in place
  • Advance booking essential
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Capacity limit
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Delivery available
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Facilities must be booked
  • Online booking possible
  • Outside seating
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Takeaway available
  • Time limited visits

Group Travel

  • Out of Hours Visits

Leisure Facilities

  • Free WIFI

Property Facilities

  • WiFi or internet access

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Single sex groups welcomed

Map & Directions

Road Directions

A1060 on the edge of White Roding (but NOT Bretts Farmshop).

Public Transport Directions

Car or bus

The Secret Sconery - English Cream Tea Company

Type:Afternoon Tea

The Secret Sconery, Chelmsford Road, White Roding, Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1RF
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Call direct on:

Tel01279 876661

Opening Times

* Open for special afternoon teas (available to book on the website), baking masterclasses or private events where you take over the whole venue. This isn't a cafe, it's a destination tea room for a spectacular experience! You'll love it!

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