Celebrating Afternoon Tea Week : 10-16 August 2020
In honour of ‘Afternoon Tea Week’ this week, we thought we would celebrate by sharing our top picks for afternoon tea in Cornwall. Cornwall is jam-packed full of delectable afternoon tea options so we have shortlisted the clotted crème de la crème of establishments offering high tea heaven.
If you’re looking for decadent and delicious in equal measure, set sail to The Idle Rocks in St Mawes. Served in the Restaurant or outside on the seaview terrace, all our afternoon teas are served with Cornish Tregothnan Tea. Afternoon Tea at this super-stylish, foodie hotel by the sea is classic combination of finger sandwiches, scones and sweet treats. Masterfully brought together by each course arrives as a beautifully presented piece of art served on fine vintage crockery. Give yourself the whole afternoon to sit back in the luxurious surroundings soaking up the stunning open views out to sea. Why not really treat yourself and take the St Mawes Ferry from Falmouth and make it a ‘Sparkling Afternoon Tea’ swapping your cup of tea for a glass of fizz!
For high tea by the sea, you can’t get much closer than The Greenbank Hotel. Situated right on the waters-edge with sweeping views, private pontoons and irresistible interiors this hotel is the ideal setting for a super stylish get together. Catering for every kind of every taste The Greenbank offer a divine choice of Afternoon Tea options.
Afternoon Tea at this beautifully unique, Grade II listed hotel offers a little slice of luxury away from the bustle of the city centre. Take high tea on the terrace in the summer or by the glowing embers of the fire in their cosy bar in the winter. Gauge into rich Chocolate pear mille-feuille and light salmon sandwiches. All the cakes are homemade, including the scones, and the selection of sandwiches are freshly made. Oh and did we forget to mention? You can also sip upon a delicious glass of Champagne (or two) each to make things even more sophisticated!
Re-fuel after your adventures exploring the beautiful National Trust Trelissick with cream tea at Crofter Cafe. Whether you’ve meandered your way through the sub-tropical garden or trekked across acres of countryside, this delightful courtyard cafe offers the perfect location for a well-earned bite to eat, locally sourced, freshly prepared. As an extra treat, why not arrive at Trelissick by boat from Falmouth or St Mawes on the Enterprise Boats? Soak up the beautiful surroundings and natural beauty of the Fal River before exploring the woodland and gardens; then reward yourself with that Cornish Cream Tea.
Afternoon Cream Tea at a country house hotel by the sea is something very special to behold. Served daily for residents in the lounge at 4pm, when the Dining Table in the Drawing Room is set out with a selection of home-made scones, jams and cream, A cake is baked daily and homemade shortbread is always available and a choice of teas are served. In the summer Afternoon Tea spills out onto the cocktail bar terrace overlooking the gardens, making the most of the sea views. In the winter the log fires ensure you enjoy the sea view from the comfort of your armchair.
Treat yourself and enjoy a classic Cornish Cream Tea from the comfort of your own home! This summer Tregothnan are selling their very own Cornish Cream Tea Gift Boxes for you to enjoy in your own time and at your own pace. No other cream tea comes complete with a selection of 16 Tregothnan Black and Herbal Teas, Kea Plum Jam (a large 227g jar), Rodda’s Clotted Cream (a large 227g tub) and the most delectable scones from our baker friends here in Cornwall.