St Tudno Hotel Llandudno

St Tudno Hotel Llandudno Welsh cake and buttered Bara Brith are among your options if you fancy settling down for a tea treat at this award-winning coastal spot. Set in a glitzy restaurant overlooking (the other) Lake Como, the seven-chef restaurant at St Tudno Hotel Llandudno has also won praise, and the elegant bar lounge is full of Victorian charm.

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.

Gliffaes, Powys

The Gliffaes Country House Hotel is set right within the Brecon Beacons, so stroll along the riverbanks, wander among the trees and flowers and peek up at the mountains on your way there. Then relax, put your feet up and enjoy tea and cakes courtesy of a team dedicated to their craft.

Croes Howell, Wrexham

Set in the North Wales Borderlands and committed to keeping things fresh and local, this modern cafe and restaurant is somewhere to relax and unwind in style. The Croes Howell afternoon tea includes scones, shortbreads, Welsh cakes and Bara brith, and you can even have a glass of Champagne at a modest extra cost.

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Quayside Lawrenny Tearoom

Winners of a clutch of awards, the Quayside Lawrenny Tearoom’s surroundings are as choice as its culinary delights. Sample tea at the centre of the Pembrokeshire 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 Newbridge On Usk

Spoil yourself with a delicious and decadent cream tea at a 200-year-old inn just up the river from the renowned five-star hotel, The Celtic Manor Resort. You can take in a wonderful view of the water by popping outside with your nibbles, or relax in the quaint tearoom and warm up by the fire.

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.

Miskin Manor, Vale of Glamorgan

A 10th century manor house is the setting for the Miskin Manor Hotel, with award-winning gardens, a terrace, a light-filled drawing room and a fire. Their cakes are made from scratch and include classic scones with jam and clotted cream, and they’re rightly proud of their made-from-scratch pastries and sandwiches.

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.

The Angel Hotel, Abergavenny

Housed in a stylish ancient building, the Angel Hotel is one of only a handful of places outside of London to be inducted into the prestigious Tea Guild. Find out why it’s among exalted company by sampling some of the in-house baker’s specialities, accompanied by a comprehensive list of infusions.