The best places to celebrate in high tea heaven for your hen party
22 February 2018
A county famed for its gastronomy and hospitality, Cornwall is jam-packed full of delectable afternoon tea options. We have shortlisted the clotted crème de la crème of establishments offering high tea heaven for your hen party.
Afternoon tea is the perfect opportunity to give the bride-to-be a memorable afternoon that oozes class and sophistication. What finer way to spend the afternoon than dressing up with your favourite ladies, being waited on and eating some luxurious and decadent sweet treats in elegant surroundings?
Hotel Tresanton is an iconic hotel and with good reason. Elegant interiors, panoramic sea views, luxury furnishings, impeccable service and cuisine unlike any other are what make Hotel Tresanton one of the most outstanding places to dine in Cornwall. Owned by famed hotelier and queen of style Olga Polizzi, The Tresanton provides the ideal setting for the most perfectly girly, and opulent hen party experience. Make it extra special for the bride to be by hiring Tresanton's private terrace The Nook. Complete with far reaching views out across the bay, The Nook is designed with alfresco eating in mind, and provides the ultimate backdrop to your exclusive pre-wedding soiree.
With a sweeping drive that takes you to the old oak door, your hens are bound to be clucking with delight as they make their grand entrance into this historic manor. The luxurious hotel is just minutes from the city centre making Afternoon Tea the perfect hen party activity before a night out on the town. Take high tea on the terrace in the summer or by the glowing embers of the fire in their cosy bar in the winter. Gather your favourite ladies, and gauge into delicate macaroons, rich brownies and light cucumber 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’ll also get to sip upon a delicious glass of Champagne (or two) each to make things even more sophisticated!
The Idle Rocks is a tranquil haven, with beautiful interiors, fabulous hospitality and oozing with charm throughout. Afternoon tea on the rocks is decadent and delicious affair. The hotel have remained faithful to the classic combination of finger sandwiches, scones and sweet treats, with welcome savoury additions including cheese scones and vol au vents. Masterfully bought together by multi-award winning Head Chef Guy Owen using the very best locally sourced ingredients, each course arrives as a beautifully presented piece of art served on fine vintage crockery. The Idle Rocks serve the tea/champagne first, then the savoury and then the sweet allowing your party to enjoy the experience at a leisurely pace, spending all afternoon sat back indulging and having a good old gossip with your besties.
The Falmouth Hotel
The Falmouth Hotel is positioned in the prime location to enjoy breathtaking sea views making the dream venue to celebrate in style with a seaside loving bride. A Victorian chateau-style building, The Falmouth Hotel has a real sense of history woven into the striking architecture and has even welcomed royalty, as one of the most glamorous and iconic hotels in the county. Enjoy the traditional high tea with and a truly scrumptious selection of cakes and sandwiches or let the hen party fun be-gin by booking the G & Afternoon Tea. This brand new menu includes a gin and tonic a selection of sandwiches, hand-made scones, strawberry preserve, Cornish clotted cream, Lime Macaroons, cucumber cake with gin icing & sloe gin and elderflower jelly and custard.
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 girly get together. Catering for every kind of every bride to be The Greenbank offer a divine choice of Afternoon Tea options. Perhaps the sweetest of all is the Chocoholics Afternoon tea complete with Finger sandwiches, chocolate chip scones, strawberry jam, clotted cream, chocolate brownie, chocolate muffin, chocolate tartlet, chocolate eclair.
Get pampered, spoilt rotten and waited on for an afternoon! Hen Parties don’t come much sweeter than high tea in Cornwall.