It’s National Cream Tea Day!
It is thought that Afternoon Tea was introduced in Britain in the early 1840s to stem the hunger before an evening meal, usually served later in the evening during this time. It is often seen now as an occasional indulgence or an ideal way to celebrate a special event. Of course we can refer to that wonderful idea of afternoon tea brought to life by the magical Alice in Wonderland tales and the Mad Hatter’s tea party; a celebration of friends coming together and the traditional Cream Tea holds it own critique – cream or jam first?
Here we want to share some fantastic places for afternoon or a cream tea in Herefordshire with you where you can treat yourself and whoever you choose to enjoy this wonderful past time.
We kick off with the splendour of Castle House Hotel in Hereford where you can enjoy your afternoon tea in the restaurant or on the terrace overlooking the duck pond.
Glewstone Court is the perfect setting where groups of six or more can enjoy a divine afternoon menu in stunning surroundings steeped in history and listed on The Historical Heritage Register. Booking is essential.
If you love cute animals, visit Wynnes of Dinmore, near Leominster who offer an afternoon tea for two people with a selection of sandwiches, cakes and delights along with a refreshing pot of tea. With lots of gorgeous animals to adore as well as the family farm shop, this is great afternoon out.
Aylestone Court Hotel in Hereford offers a real treat serving afternoon tea on pretty tiered cake stands in their Georgian dining room.
Just outside Hereford is the fabulous shopping village, The Hop Pocket, where you can enjoy a choice of over 15 different types of cake every day in the family friendly café, which also offers a gluten free range of cakes to add to your afternoon tea mix. Follow up with a browse in the interesting artisan shops that make up this unique shopping village.
Hereford Cathedral’s Café Mundi is a great place to sit and enjoy afternoon tea before you embark on a fascinating tour of the historic cathedral including The Mappa Mundi and Chained Library. The café is situated in the Bishop’s cloister and adjoins the beautiful chapter house gardens, perfect for an August afternoon tea.
The Chase Hotel in Ross on Wye has long been one of the most popular venues for afternoon tea in Herefordshire. The English favourite can be enjoyed in the relaxing atmosphere of The Chase Bar Lounge or on the beautiful Terrace overlooking the award-winning gardens and the surrounding Chase Woods, the perfect way to spend an afternoon.
Fans of art and crafts might enjoy a trip to Trumpet Corner Tea Rooms and Gallery near Ledbury, where you can experience an award winning cream tea and browse creative masterpieces by local artists.
So next time you thinking of doing something different why not try a Herefordshire Afternoon or Cream Tea.
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