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.
The Celtic Manor Resort, Newport
Spoil yourself with a delicious and decadent cream tea at the renowned five-star hotel, The Celtic Manor Resort. Their traditional Afternoon Tea includes speciality teas, freshly baked scones, home-made cakes and savoury treats. You can upgrade your experience with a glass of fizz or pink gin, or for an extra bit of all out luxury, check out Tea Time, Me Time at the Forum Spa.
Llechwen Hall, near Pontypridd
An early 18th century mansion with beautiful views of the countryside, Llechwen Hall is something of a hidden secret. Afternoon tea includes traditional homemade Welsh cream cakes and a sweet treat from the chef, available for your sweet-toothed pleasure on a sunny terrace or in the cosy lounge bar. There is a separate vegan menu as well.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.