20 of the Best Afternoon Teas in Cornwall - Updated June 2019

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Last Updated: 17 June 2019

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Newquay, Padstow, Bodmin, Bude, Launceston and North Cornwall Afternoon Tea

The Metropole Hotel
Station Road, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8DB
Price: From £15.95 per person (price from June 19)

Afternoon Tea CornwallLocated in one of the most enviable positions on the north Cornwall coast, the Metropole offers stunning sea and harbour views over Padstow and boasts delicious AA rosette dining in the Harbour Restaurant. Their afternoon tea comes with a pot of loose leaf tea, a selection of sandwiches, two scones, locally made strawberry preserve, Cornish clotted cream and various cakes and biscuits. Champagne afternoon tea is also available for £37.95 for two.

Rectory Farm Tearooms
Rectory Farm, Crosstown, Morwenstow, Nr Bude, Cornwall, EX23 9SR

Afternoon tea cornwall budeThe Rectory is located in the small rural parish of Morwenstow, overlooking the rugged coastline of North Cornwall. Built in the 13th Century the house is filled with character; from the antique furnishings and slate floors, to the open fires and original Oak Beams salvaged from the many ships wrecked along the North Cornwall coastline. The award winning tea rooms provide afternoon teas with almost all food homemade on premises. The tea room closes for winter so check their website for latest opening hours.

St Moritz Hotel
Trebetherick, Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 6SD
Price: £24 per person (June 19)

cornish afternoon teaLocated in Trebetherick, with views across the stunning Camel Estuary and Atlantic Ocean, close to Rock and Padstow and within five minutes of the beaches at Daymer Bay and Polzeath, St Moritz is the perfect destination for a relaxing afternoon tea. Expect fancy cakes, finger sandwiches, perfect macaroons and homemade scones, all with a modern St Moritz twist. Complement it with your choice of speciality tea, or, if you’re feeling really indulgent, a glass of champagne. Their current website doesn't mention afternoon tea so call them for more information.

Miss V’s Vintage High tea
St Benet’s Abbey, Truro Road, Lanivet, Bodmin, Cornwall PL30 5HF

Bodmin afternoon teaMiss V’s is located on the ‘Old Nursery’ grounds next to the beautiful St Just-in-Roseland church. It’s set amongst semi-tropical gardens on the riverbank of the Fal estuary and is easily accessed from the coastal path to St Mawes. They have outside seating and a Gazebo for shelter from rain or sun. Their cream teas are highly regarded and they were listed on Cornwall Life’s Top 5 Cream Teas in Cornwall. Miss V’s traditional Cornish cream & afternoon teas come with freshly baked homemade scones, homemade jam and Trewithen Dairy Cornish cream. They also specialise in tea parties, weddings and events.

Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa
Esplanade Rd, Newquay, Cornwall TR7 1PT
Price: £18 per person with tea (June 19)

afternoon tea at fistral beach newquaySituated overlooking Fistral Beach in Newquay, the Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa boasts panoramic views of Fistral Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Their signature ‘Storm in a Teacup’ afternoon tea claims to be the best in Newquay. They also offer two special edition afternoon teas to celebrate Easter and Christmas. These are carefully selected to compliment the time of year. Kick back and watch the waves roll in as you sip speciality Novus tea or Champagne and tuck into a tier of fabulously British delights, served from 12- 5pm.

The Scarlet Hotel
Tredragon Road, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, TR8 4DQ
Price: £25pp with tea or £37pp with champagne (June 19)

cornwall afternoon tea north coastThe Scarlet was designed as a grown-ups only escape, a place to spend time together very simply, sharing laughter and watching the sea. Both the interior and exterior design of the Scarlet embraces the building’s stunning cliff top location. Afternoon tea can be enjoyed every day between 3-5pm in the stunning restaurant, by the fire in the Lobby Lounge or alfresco on the terrace during summer days. The homemade cakes and pastries are delicate and delicious, from gorgeous macaroons to strawberry cupcakes. The scones are served with our homemade jam and local clotted cream. The sandwiches – made from artisan bread – are made to order. The tea, the only grown in the UK, is from the local Tregothnan estate.

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St. Austell, Looe, Fowey and South Cornwall Afternoon Tea

The Fowey Hotel
Esplanade, Fowey, Cornwall PL23 1HX
Price: £15.95 per person for afternoon tea, £22.50 for sparkling afternoon tea (June 19)

fowey hotel afternoon teaThe town of Fowey is tucked away on the picturesque south coast of Cornwall, alongside the River Fowey which is one of the deepest rivers in the world. The Fowey Hotel has great views of the town and the river flowing out to sea. Served daily between 2pm and 5pm afternoon teas come with a selection of sandwiches, a pot of loose leaf tea, two scones, locally made strawberry preserve, Cornish clotted cream and various cakes and biscuits.

Fowey Hall Cornwall
Hanson Drive, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1ET
Price: £22.50 per person (June 19)

fowey hall hotel afternoon tea in cornwallFowey Hall is a luxury family retreat overlooking the Fowey Estuary, it’s believed that the majestic Fowey Hall inspired Toad Hall in The Wind in the Willows. There's no better place to enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea complete with sandwiches, home-made cakes and, of course, warm scones with Cornish clotted cream. Gift vouchers for full afternoon tea or champagne afternoon tea are available through their website.

Trevalsa Court Country House Hotel
School Hill, Mevagissey, Cornwall , PL26 6TH
Price: £13.50 for person (June 19)

Mevagissey afternoon teaTrevalsa, Cornish for house on the cliff, was originally a grand seaside home, secluded within two and a half acres of sub-tropical gardens. The restaurant offers wonderful views over Mevagissey Bay and the SW Coast Path is at the bottom of the garden. For afternoon tea enjoy a selection of sandwiches, home baked cakes, freshly cooked scones, Cornish clotted cream and local strawberry jam.

The Carlyon Bay Hotel
Sea Road, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 3RD
Price: £21 per person (June 19)

st austell afternoon teaThe luxury 4 star Carlyon Bay Hotel offers stunning views over St Austell Bay. Relax in the comfortable Carlyon Bay Terrace Lounge or sun terrace by the pool for warmer days whilst enjoying an afternoon tea. The Carlyon Bay Afternoon Tea comes with finger sandwiches, homemade scones and jam, Cornish cream, various cakes and Cornish grown tea.

Penzance, St. Ives, Falmouth, Truro and West Cornwall Afternoon Tea

The Bay Restaurant
Britons Hill, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 3AE
Price: From £14.50 per person or £23 per person for Champagne afternoon tea (June 19)

Penzance afternoon teaLocated on the waterfront of Penzance, The Bay Restaurant is well known for its delightful afternoon tea. The Bay has been awarded two AA rosettes for culinary excellence for years, and has gained many awards as a mark of its quality. Afternoon Tea in The Bay Restaurant is a special treat and an indulgence that anyone can enjoy. Its served in the light, airy restaurant or on the fabulous terrace overlooking Mount's Bay, from 14.30 – 16.30. Gift vouchers are available through their website.

The Falmouth Hotel Cornwall
Castle Beach, Falmouth, Cornwall , TR11 4NZ
Price: From £14 per person for high tea, £16.50 for G & T cream tea (June 19)

falmouth hotel afternoon tea cornwallThe Falmouth Hotel is one of Cornwall's best known hotels, opening in 1865 as the Great Western Railway expanded into Cornwall. It boasts stunning Victorian architecture, spacious interiors, a fantastic sea front location and award winning foods. High Tea can be enjoyed in The Castle Beach Restaurant, featuring the best of local produce. They also offer Prosecco and Champagne afternoon tea.

The Royal Duchy
Cliff Road, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 4NX
Price: £18 per person, £26 for Champagne Afternoon Tea (June 19)

royal dutchy afternoon tea cornwallThe Royal Duchy is one of the finest luxury hotels in Cornwall with an unrivalled position on Falmouth's lovely seafront, giving glorious views across Falmouth Bay and towards Pendennis Castle. Full afternoon tea includes cucumber and smoked salmon finger sandwiches, homemade cakes and a Cornish cream tea with Champagne afternoon tea also available for £21 per person.

The Pollurian Hotel
Polurrian Road, Mullion, Cornwall , TR12 7EN
Price: From £16 per person (June 19)

afternoon tea in cornwallThe Polurrian Bay is a luxury family hotel perched on the cliffs of the Lizard Peninsula, famous for being where inventor Marconi stayed when he sent the first transatlantic message in 1901. The hotel’s classic Edwardian beauty has been revamped with boutique sea-view lounges and restaurant. On warmer days afternoon tea can be enjoyed on the hotels sun terrace. Gift vouchers for full afternoon tea or champagne afternoon tea are available through their website.

St. Michael's Hotel & Spa
Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth, Cornwall , TR11 4NB
Price: £16.50 per person (June 19)

high tea cornwallSt Michaels is a 4 star hotel and spa is located overlooking Falmouth Bay. This award winning hotel boasts best spa in Cornwall, large hotel of the year, 2 AA Rosettes, and a Gold Green Tourism Award. Afternoon tea is severed between 2 and 5.30 and includes a mini cream tea, a selection of individual miniature desserts, a choice of tea or coffee and finger sandwiches. Champagne afternoon tea is available for £17.95 per person.

Charlottes Tea House
1 Boscawen St, Truro TR1 2QU

tearoom truro afternoon teaSet on the first floor of Coinage Hall in Truro, which has a history that goes back to 1302 and the Halcyon days of Cornish tin mining, Charlotte's Tea House creates a sanctuary of Victorian tranquillity just a few steps from the busy main streets below. Charlotte's offers a large selection of leaf teas and quality freshly brewed bean to cup Italian coffee and Cornish leaf tea from the Tregothnan Estate.

Budock Vean
Helford Passage, Mawnan Smith, Nr Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5LG
Price: £31 for afternoon tea for two (June 19)

hotel afternoon tea cornwallOn a quiet bend of the tranquil Helford River nestles the award-winning 4 star Budock Vean Hotel. It’s set in 65 acres of glorious gardens, woodlands and has its own golf course. With an AA Rosette restaurant renowned for amazing food it’s a lovely place to enjoy an afternoon tea. The tea is grown on the Tregothnan Estate, just 17 miles from Budock Vean, and scones and cakes are made to the Pastry Chef's Grandmother's secret recipe.

The Alverton
Tregolls Road, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 1ZQ
Price: £15 per person

truro afternoon teaThe Alverton hotel in Truro is a historical Grade II listed building, previously a convent built by the same architect as Truro Cathedral. The Alverton poses a unique charm within walking distance to all that Truro has to offer. Their afternoon tea comes with a selection of finger sandwiches, a Cornish cream tea, Tregothnan Tea and a selection of homemade cakes.

The Idle Rocks
Harbourside, St. Mawes, Cornwall, TR2 5AN
Cornish Afternoon Tea £25 (June 19)

cornish cream teaThe Idle Rocks is situated idyllically on the Harbourside of St Mawes, perched perfectly on the rocks. Its restaurant and South facing Terrace offer an ideal location to appreciate the view across the water, whilst enjoying fabulous Cornish afternoon tea served daily from 3pm.

The Greenbank Hotel
Harbourside, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 2SR
Price: From £15 per person (June 19)

greenbark hotel cornwallNestled on Falmouth harbour, the Greenbank Hotel blends the best of coastal living with the finest in contemporary comfort, so you can experience life on the water’s edge. The restaurant, bar and terrace are open daily serving afternoon tea from 2 – 6pm. Greenbank afternoon tea includes a selection of traditional afternoon cakes, their house scones, Roddas clotted cream, strawberry jam and finger sandwiches. They also offer Children’s, Champagne or Chocohic’s afternoon teas.


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