It’s Afternoon Tea Week, it’s a celebration of one of our favourite pastimes! As the Cornish invented the cream tea we take this very seriously and will only accept jam first on our scones! Below are some lovely places in Cornwall where you can grab yourself some afternoon tea or a scone or two:
Fowey Hall Hotel – Fowey
Fowey Hall was built 130 years ago as the home of prominent resident Charles Hanson and is believed to be the inspiration for Toad Hall in Wind in the Willows. It was later converted into a hotel in 1958. They now also provide dining experiences and afternoon teas inlcuding a “Waggy Tails Tea” for your four legged friend!
Woods Cafe – Cardinham, Bodmin
Woods Cafe is an independently run cafe in Cardinham Woods, a popular area for dog walkers and mountain bikers. All their food is home made, using local ingredients and is delcious! They’re open 7 days a week and are also dog friendly.
The Cornwall Hotel – St Austell
The Cornwall Hotel is set in 43 acres of parkland, on the road to Pentewan. This hotel has a long history, dating back to 1774 when tin miners found the Trewiddle Hoard on the land to the Coode family building their home (which is now the main hotel) in 1834. It was converted into a hotel during the 2000’s and opened it’s doors in 2010. They now have a dedicated Team Room which is open every afternoon serving a variety of Afternoon teas, catering to all tastes.
The Old Tea House – Wadebridge
The Old Tead House is a family run cafe in the heart of Wadebridge offering breakfast, lunch and of course cream teas! Their cakes and scones are all homemade and they use local produce, they also serve all their tea in vintage chine tea cups which makes the experience even better.