Britain has become the hotspot for afternoon tea and it’s a popular outing for locals and tourists. If you’re celebrating a special occasion or wanting to enjoy some British culture, then afternoon tea delivers it all. They can be served from small independently run cafes to high-end hotels, so if you prefer a finer dining experience or a laidback one there is always somewhere suitable for you.
Age Co has created a map of some of the best places to go to in the UK for afternoon tea. I have created a list of 4 of the best afternoon tea locations in the UK.
The Chester Grosvenor is in the heart of Chester city and is a timeless and elegant hotel. There’s a 5-star patisserie located in the hotel and it’s described as a relaxing and comfortable setting. You can indulge in a wonderful and memorable afternoon tea experience for £33.50 per person. You can enjoy sandwiches, scones, and cakes made by award-winning chefs.
St David’s hotel in Cardiff
St David’s hotel is situated on Cardiff bay. Here you can enjoy an afternoon tea experience whilst watching the boats sail by. There are different afternoon tea packages available and they range from £15 to £30. The traditional afternoon tea is served with a choice of nine loose leaf teas, a large selection of sandwiches, scones with pots of clotted cream and jam, and a selection of miniature desserts.
Metrodeco in Brighton is a quirky 1930’s style showroom. You can relax and enjoy your afternoon tea in a gold trimmed vintage armchair with a range of different teas that are served on elegant china. The afternoon tea package also includes sandwiches, scones, cakes and pastries. As well as hot beverages, you can enjoy tea infused cocktails such as the ‘Graham’s Ruin’ which includes white rum, tea, limoncello and ginger beer.
Peacocks tearoom in Cambridgeshire is a popular attraction amongst the locals. You can enjoy a selection of sandwiches, cakes, and scones with rhubarb compote in a cosy converted kitchen. Peacocks prides itself on offering teas from every continent and having a family feel to the place.
With there being so many different afternoon tea packages available across the UK, each venue must add their iconic twist to the tradition to make them stand out. Hopefully this list and the one from Age Co can give you an idea of some of the best locations to enjoy a slice of British culture.