8 Great Spots for Afternoon Tea
It's #AfternoonTeaWeek this week (August 14th-18th) and there's nowhere better for a brew and a scone than Staffordshire!
Here are eight fab tea rooms you can try this summer to celebrate.
Afternoon tea at World of Wedgwood is a truly memorable experience - particularly if you love your cuppas!
Choose from over 50 different teas sampling the wonderful flavours of the Orient and the Middle East, alongside finger sandwiches and classic handmade cakes, tartlets and fancies.
Or transport yourself back to the heyday of afternoon tea at the Churnet Valley Railway, where you can relax on the heritage locomotives and enjoy stunning views in Staffordshire's Little Switzerland.
Acton Trussell's Moat House Hotel, Restaurant of the Year in the 2016 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards, offers a tantalising afternoon tea with a twist!
The Gentleman's Afternoon Tea includes beef and Stilton Club sandwiches, a Yorkie chocolate bar, and three 1/3 pints of a real ale of your choice!
Meanwhile, you can't get much more local than the afternoon teas at Denstone Hall Cafe and Farm Shop, our Food Retailer of the Year in 2016 - most of the ingredients come from the farm next door!
Offering views of rolling green fields and woodland, the Dorothy Clive Garden uses locally sourced artisan breads for their afternoon teas, plus some deliciously indulgent cakes.
There are wonderful features to explore through the seasons including a waterfall, Laburnum Arch and magnificent displays of rhododendrons.
And at the majestic Weston Park, home to Capability Brown's magnificent gardens and parkland, the Capabili-Teas use recipes dating back to the 1700s, like gingerbread with ginger cream, as well as traditional favourites.
If you like your afternoon tea vintage-style, head to Drayton Court Hotel in Tamworth, an 18th Century country house.
Served on the finest English vintage china, on traditional gingham tablecloths, it's the perfect afternoon tea experience.
Or watch the world go by in a beautiful Georgian mansion at Swinfen Hall Hotel with a freshly-baked buttermilk scone, washed down with your choice from a wide selection of teas.
Relax on the terrace overlooking the stunning gardens and deer park, or in front of a roaring log fire during the winter.