If you’re looking for a special treat, an afternoon tea is a great choice. It’s a British tradition and can be found in many restaurants and hotels. A typical afternoon tea consists of dainty sandwiches, cakes and scones with fresh cream and jam served with a freshly brewed pot of tea. In Wales you are likely to find Welsh cakes and bara birth and sandwiches may include Welsh cheese or beef.
Here are some of the places you can enjoy an afternoon tea in Wales.
Angel Hotel Abergavenny
For a special occasional, head to Abergavenny. The Angel Hotel is one of the few holders of a Tea Guild Award of Excellence outside London, the ‘Oscars’ of tea world.
Enjoy a Laura Ashley afternoon tea with elderflower champagne, a selection of floral teas, finger sandwiches, scones and various cakes at Llangollen Hall, the former home of this Welsh designer.
St Tudno Hotel, Llandudno
The deluxe afternoon tea includes Prosecco and fresh strawberries with cream or ice cream. Take a walk along the seaside after and burn those calories!
Grand Hotel Swansea
Enjoy an afternoon treat in this city centre hotel. A glass of Prosecco is an optional extra.
Lake Country House Hotel & Spa
Enjoy traditional Welsh cakes and bara brith in this country hotel.
Bryn Celyn Farm Shop, Artisan Kitchen, Cafe and Cookery School
If you are in Anglesey, why not try the Bryn Celyn Rustic Afternoon Tea. Savouries include slices of free range pork pies (with black pudding, apple and blue cheese), mini cheese savouries and crackling with apple. Sweets include warm brownie and hot toffee sauce, blueberry and port eton mess, mini eclairs and strawberry turnovers. View their website here.
Ruthin Castle Hotel & Spa
This 13th century castle overlooks the Clwydian Range, one of our 5 areas of outstanding natural beauty. Enjoy an optional glass of champagne and you can enjoy it 'al fresco' on the Bar Terrace or Peacock Garden (weather permitting).
Enjoy an afternoon tea at this Grade II listed building in Cardiff. Then take a tour and enjoy the paintings on display that the National Museums and Galleries of Wales kindly provide.
As well as the traditional jam and scones and Welsh cakes, if you want something a bit different then head to Chaiholics in Cardiff and enjoy its signature Chai Bites.
Tu Hwnt i’r Bont
This award-winning tea rooms is situated near the edge of the Snowdonia National Park. Visit in the autumn and see its stunning autumn foliage.
Enjoy an indulgent treat at Château Rhianfa, on the Isle of Anglesey.
The Celtic Manor
The Celtic Manor near Newport, south east Wales is known for its golf but the seasonal afternoon tea is pretty good too.
St Brides Spa Hotel
With views of Saundersfoot harbour and sea, treat yourself to a range of sweet treats and sandwiches at St Brides.
Pettigrew Tea Rooms
Take a stroll in Bute Park, one of Cardiff's beautiful parks and then relax at the Pettigrew Tea Rooms.
Enjoy a traditional tea at this country house near Lampeter.
Booking in advance is required at some of the establishments.