20 of the Best Afternoon Teas in Cornwall - Updated 2022

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Last Updated: 29 March 2022

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

The Padstow Harbour Hotel (Formerly The Metropole Hotel)
Station Road, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8DB
Full Afternoon Tea £20 per person* - Served with a selection of sandwiches, plain and fruit scones, clotted cream and jam and a selection of cakes and sweet treats.
Sparkling Afternoon Tea £28 per person* - Full afternoon tea with a glass of prosecco
Champagne Afternoon Tea £32.50 per person* - Full afternoon tea with a glass of Moët & Chandon Impérial, Brut
*Prices correct as at 17th March 2022

Afternoon Tea CornwallAfternoon Tea at Padstow Harbour Hotel is not just an indulgent tasty treat, it is an experience. Located in one of the most enviable positions on the north Cornish coast, the hotel offers stunning sea and harbour views over Padstow. Afternoon Tea features pretty pastries, homemade scones and delectable cakes, alongside fabulous finger sandwiches and savoury snacks. It’s the perfect accompaniment to a flute of fizz or a dangerously good cocktail or two! Served daily from 2pm until 5pm.

St Moritz Hotel
Trebetherick, Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 6SD
Afternoon Tea with a choice of Tea or Coffee and a glass of Prosecco - £30 Per Person
Make it extra special by adding a glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne - £35 Per Person
Served from 12.30 - 4pm (48 hours notice required)

cornish afternoon teaEnjoy Afternoon Tea at this Miami-inspired hotel on the north Cornish coast, perfectly situated in between the exclusivity of Rock, postcard-pretty Port-Isaac with its award-winning restaurants, and the burgeoning gastro-hot-spot, Padstow. 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.

Miss V’s Tea Room
St Just In Roseland, Near Truro, Cornwall TR2 5JD
Miss V’s Bakery
Honey Street, Bodmin, Cornwall PL31 2DN
Afternoon Tea - 2 hours £17 per person

Bodmin afternoon teaMiss V’s traditional Cornish Cream Tea includes freshly baked homemade scones & homemade jam, Trewithen Dairy cream, Tregothnan Tea and is listed as one of the top 5 Cornish Cream Teas in Cornwall. You’ll find Miss V’s Tea Room in the stunning sub-tropical gardens of St Just In Roseland Church. There is plenty of parking in the car park opposite the tea room and there is indoor and outdoor seating. Miss V’s only take bookings for Afternoon Tea (November - March), so any other time, just pop along and grab a table. Or if you're visiting Bodmin, you will find Miss V’s Bakery in Honey Street.

Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa
Esplanade Rd, Newquay, Cornwall TR7 1PT
Price: £21 per person when served with tea or £28 per person when served with tea and a glass of Prosecco.
Served from 12pm - 5pm daily.

afternoon tea at fistral beach newquayFistral Beach signature ‘Storm in a Teacup’ Afternoon Tea is fast gaining a reputation for being the best afternoon tea in Newquay. It’s the ultimate indulgence served in the perfect surfside setting. Kick back and watch the waves roll in as you sip tea and tuck into a tier of fabulous delights. Booking is advisable by calling 01637 852221.

The Scarlet Hotel
Tredragon Road, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, TR8 4DQ
Price: £30pp with tea or £44pp with champagne (March 2022). Please note that full pre-payment is required on all Afternoon Tea bookings.

cornwall afternoon tea north coastThe Scarlet Hotel is designed as a grown-up 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 between 2-5pm 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 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 Hall Hotel
Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1ET
Price: £35 per adult for a ‘Matilda’ afternoon tea, £15 per child for a Matilda Afternoon Tea

You’ll find the Fowey Hall Hotel overlooking the sailing and fishing port of Fowey on the south Cornish coast, between Looe and Mevagissey. If you are looking for a child-friendly Afternoon Tea, you have found the right place! Children and Adults can enjoy a ‘Matilda’ inspired Afternoon Tea experience that celebrates the magical foodie moments from the Matilda story. Fowey Hall Hotel guarantee that their “Brucie chocolate cake” will be one to remember!
The Matilda Afternoon Tea includes a selection of carefully curated sandwiches with delicious sweet treats and homemade scones alongside a selection of teas and coffees.
For The Youngsters
The creation of a children’s Matilda inspired afternoon tea is an experience to treasure, featuring a selection of treats, inspired by Matilda’s magical foodie moments. The eagerly anticipated children’s afternoon tea is served alongside Matilda themed activity sheets for children to enjoy alongside tea or to take home and enjoy later.

The Cornwall Hotel and Spa
Pentewan Rd, Tregorrick, Saint Austell PL26 7AB
Served 12 noon until 5pm every day
The Cornwall Afternoon Tea £26, Vegan Afternoon Tea £26 (24 hours' notice required),
Savoury Afternoon Tea £26, Childrens Afternoon Tea £15, Classic Cream Tea £8.50.

Experience the opulence and charm of the Tea Room at The Cornwall, serving quintessentially English afternoon tea in a contemporary high-ceilinged setting, styled with the finest fabrics and designs from Laura Ashley. All afternoon teas served on a traditional three-tier cake plate, with teacups, saucers and a generously proportioned teapot, in the beautiful Tea Room.

The Fowey Hotel
Esplanade, Fowey, Cornwall PL23 1HX
Price: £20 per person for afternoon tea, £28 for sparkling afternoon tea (March 22)

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.

The Carlyon Bay Hotel
Sea Road, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 3RD
Price: £24 per person (March 22)

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 Falmouth Hotel Cornwall

Castle Beach, Falmouth, Cornwall , TR11 4NZ
Price: From £14 per person for high tea (March 2022)

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
Served 2.30pm - 5.30pm in the Terrace Lounge
Price: Cornish Cream Tea £10, Full Afternoon Tea £20, Champagne Afternoon Tea £30 (March 2022).

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
Served from 12pm-5pm
Afternoon Tea £19.50 per person, add a chilled glass of Cornish Prosecco for £6.50. Cornish Cream Tea £8.50, Savoury Cream Tea £8.50 (March 2022).

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. Choose a seat in the relaxed restaurant, or on the terrace overlooking the waves, and enjoy a laid-back afternoon. Sit back with a proper afternoon tea – the Pollurian Afternoon Tea is so good they proudly won the Afternoon Tea of the Year Awards 2019! 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: £19.50 per person, £29 with a glass of Laurent Perrier Champagne (March 2022)

high tea cornwallSt Michaels Resort is a 4-star hotel and spa located overlooking Falmouth Bay. This award-winning hotel boasts one of the best spas 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.

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
Available from 3pm - 5pm
Price: £36 for full afternoon tea for two (serves 2). Laurent Perrier Champagne with Afternoon Tea £13.00 per glass (price correct as of March 2022)

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: £17 per person Add a glass of Prosecco for £6.50 or add a glass of Champagne for £9.50 (March 2022)

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
Available daily from 3 – 5pm.
Afternoon Tea £25 per person (March 2022). Advance booking is required.

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
Served from Monday to Saturday 12.30pm - 5pm and Sundays from 3pm - 5pm
Afternoon Tea per person £17.50 per person, £8.50 for children including a hot chocolate (March 2022).

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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