Afternoon tea in North Wales
The Bulkeley Hotel, Beaumaris
Follow in the footsteps of royalty by taking afternoon tea in Georgian opulence, with lovely views over the Menai Strait. The Bulkeley Hotel dines in style, with a resident pianist playing while you indulge yourselves with a fine selection of finger sandwiches, patisseries and a cold glass of something fizzy. Hounds are welcome too - there are dedicated dog friendly areas indoors and al fresco. Head to the Bulkeley Hotel website for more info.
The Lemon Tree, Wrexham
If the thought of an afternoon filled with Mini Espresso Martini Cupcakes, and a fab selection of unusual cocktails floats your boat, head to The Lemon Tree Restaurant with Rooms. The award winning restaurant is based in a beautiful Victorian Grade II listed neo-gothic building, not far from Wrexham's town centre. To look at the menu and book, head to The Lemon Tree's website.
Palé Hall Hotel, Gwynedd
Palé Hall Hotel is a wonderful country hotel in Bala. The hotel uses the finest fresh local seasonal produce. The light and elegant Henry Robertson Dining Room is an ideal setting to have such an indulgent afternoon tea treat. Children are welcome too.
Bodysgallen Hall & Spa, Conwy
The Times named Bodysgallen Hall's afternoon tea one of the best in the country. Spoil yourself and guests with a sparkling glass of Prosecco on the terrace or in the beautiful drawing rooms.
Caffi Florence, Denbighshire
A swish modern space within the glorious sprawl of the Loggerheads Country Park, the Caffi Florence team are utterly passionate about their baking – so much so that they’re keen to offer a recipe or two. Their afternoon cream tea, made with local ingredients, is one which always lingers on the tastebuds.
Afternoon tea in Mid Wales
The Falcondale Hotel, Lampeter
After a busy morning exploring the Teifi Valley, an afternoon tea at the Falcondale Hotel is just the ticket for a spot of rural relaxation. The Victorian Grade II listed country house hotel has been awarded two AA Rosettes, and makes the most of local produce in their menus. Afternoon tea delicacies include chicken and tarragon mayonnaise sandwiches, spring herb tartlets and strawberry and chocolate shortbread. There's also a children's menu, and plenty of space in the beautiful gardens to walk off some energy afterwards.
The Hive, Aberaeron
There is quite a view over the harbour to be had at The Hive. You can devour ice cream on a sunny day, or sit by the fire if the sea brings in a chill. Whether you choose cosiness or the courtyard, this is the place for cream tea and homemade food.
Lake Vyrnwy Hotel in Powys
Afternoon tea in West Wales
Lawrenny Quayside Tearoom, Pembrokeshire
Winners of a clutch of awards, the Lawrenny Quayside Tearoom's surroundings are as choice as its culinary delights. Sample tea at the centre of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, and find out why its ability to cook local food to perfection (including lobster and crab) has been a key part of its success.
The Cliff Hotel & Spa, Gwbert
Head to a restaurant with sea views - the Cliff Hotel & Spa offers afternoon tea in the Carreg restaurant, overlooking the splendid curve of Cardigan Bay. There are a few tasty options to try out including cream teas, Welsh teas and full-on traditional afternoon tea, with vegetarian, vegan and children's options. For a special treat, they also offer a 'You, Me and Tea' two hour spa package.
Grove of Narberth, Pembrokeshire
The Grove of Narberth is a small luxury hotel set in the beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside. There you can have afternoon tea inside or within the hotel’s beautiful gardens. Have homemade cakes, pastries, and sandwiches, with a wide selection of teas or a cheeky glass of champagne or some local gin.
Black Pool Mill Restaurant, Narberth, Pembrokeshire
Treat yourself to sandwiches, homemade savories and sweet treats at Black Pool Mill Restaurant, Narberth, Pembrokeshire. There's tea or coffee to accompany your afternoon tea, or perhaps a glass of prosecco. Gluten free and vegan alternatives are available.
Afternoon tea in South Wales
The Angel Hotel, Abergavenny
Housed in a stylish Georgian building, the Angel Hotel is one of only a handful of places outside of London to be inducted into the prestigious British Tea Guild Council, winning their Top City and Country Afternoon Tea Award and The Award of Excellence. The in-house bakers prepare their delicious specialities fresh every morning. Find out why it’s among exalted company by treating yourself to Afternoon High Tea, accompanied by a comprehensive list of infusions.
Llanerch Vineyard, Vale of Glamorgan
Enjoy seasonal produce in Llanerch Vineyard's picturesque garden room or in a dog-friendly area overlooking the vineyard. There are three tiers, with cakes, scones, sandwiches plus a savoury slate.
If you're coming to Cardiff for a break or shopping trip, why not relax with an afternoon tea too? There are many places to choose from including the luxury The Parkgate Hotel in Westgate Street, a short distance from the shops. Spoil yourself with a delicious afternoon tea at the 5 star voco® St David’s Cardiff in Cardiff Bay. It comes with a selection of cakes and sandwiches that use local produce. You can choose from a number of teas or perhaps have a glass of bubbly. Or have a classic afternoon tea at Waterloo Tea. There's a vegan option too. All their branches in Cardiff and Penarth offer afternoon tea and there are gift vouchers available too.