Time for Tea Vintage

Event Catering, vintage china & prop hire

River Cruises

Time for Tea work in conjunction with Hobbs of Henley, Henley Sales & Charter and many private boat owners to deliver the very best vintage afternoon tea experience with hamper and canape catering on the Thames.

Step back in time and join us on our most popular river cruises, our vintage tea ladies transform the boats with bunting, vintage china, rustic flowers and swing music..an experience not to be missed!

We hold monthly public vintage tea river cruises * on the flagship vessel The New Orleans, Midsomer murder tea tours on board the Waterman and host many private events ranging from 10-80 persons.

If you are looking for a party with a vintage twist whilst enjoying the scenic routes on the Thames, please have a look on what we have to offer on the link below:



Cruise in luxury on board beautiful chartered boats, perfect for smaller parties up to 10 persons. 0ur drop off and set up service is ideal if you want an afternoon tea experience, hamper or canape option without the hassle of bringing your own food.

Need serving? Add on a tea lady to serve on your cruise at an additional fee.

If you wish to book your party on board one of the stunning charter boats, please book on the link below:



[V] Vegetarian - [GF] Gluten Free


Served on white and granary bread

(Choice of 4 sandwiches)

  • Rare roast beef, watercress and horseradish
  • Coronation chicken and salad
  • Smoked salmon, cream cheese and chive
  • Organic ham and mustard
  • Cucumber and lemon butter [V]
  • Houmous and roast pepper [V]
  • Mature cheddar and local chutney [V]


Either plain or fruit served with clotted cream and Tiptree jam


(Choice of 4 cakes)

  • Chocolate brownies 
  • Millionaire shortbread
  • Macaroons
  • Earl Grey tea loaf bites
  • Lemon drizzle bites
  • Jam tarts
  • Ginger cake

Decorated with strawberries


  • English breakfast tea
  • Earl grey
  • Mint tea
  • Camomile tea
  • Coffee

Gluten free afternoon teas available


Item Price / Unit
Champagne £8.00 / person
Red wine £14.00 / bottle
White wine £10.50 / bottle
Rose wine £10.50 / bottle
Orange / Apple Juice £1.00 / person
Bottled mineral water large £2.00 / bottle
Item Price / Unit
9x6 metre vintage marquee £400.00
3x3 metre gazebo £20.00
Folding chair £2.50 / each
Folding trestle table £5.00 / each
Garden umbrella £10.00 / each
Item Price / Unit
Wine glass £0.20 / glass
Champagne glass £0.20 / glass
High ball £0.20 / glass
Water Jug £2.00 / item
Ice trug £4.50 / item
Item Price / Unit
Sausage Rolls - Vegetarian or Classic Meat £1.50 / roll
Scotch Eggs £1.50 / egg
Pork Pies £1.50 / pie
Mini Quiche - Cheese & Tomato £1.50 / quiche
Mini Quiche - Ham & Cheese £1.50 / quiche