Festive afternoon teas to be enjoyed in Cornwall this Christmas

PUBLISHED: 17:18 15 November 2017 | UPDATED: 17:18 15 November 2017

Festive afternoon tea

Festive afternoon tea


The weather outside might be frightful but this Christmas you can warm up in Cornwall with an afternoon tea of festive proportions. We pick some of the best places to enjoy a magical take on this quintessential tradition

The Greenbank Hotel, Falmouth

‘Tis the season to be jolly and there’s plenty of Christmas merriment taking place at The Greenbank Hotel this winter. In the 2 AA Rosette award-winning restaurant a festive afternoon tea will be served throughout the Christmas season. Indulge in a festive feast whilst enjoying panoramic views across Falmouth’s historic waterfront.

How much: Festive afternoon tea is £15 for adults including a mulled wine and £8 per child.

Call 01326 312440 to book your festive afternoon tea

The Headland Hotel, Newquay

Cosy up in The Headland Hotel lounge this winter, as the fire is roaring and there’s a delicious festive cream tea awaiting you on the table. Think quintessential high tea with a magical sprinkle of Christmas. The spectacular cliff-top location of the hotel means Christmas diners can enjoy uninterrupted views across Fistral Bay and beyond. Look carefully and you might even be able to see St Nicholas and his reindeer shooting across the sky!

How much: Festive afternoon tea is £18.50 per person and includes a mulled wine.

Call 01637 872211 to book your festive afternoon tea

Carlyon Bay Hotel, St Austell

In the luxurious Terrace Lounge this Christmas there will be stunning winter vistas and plenty of seasonal treats to warm you up. Enjoy cranberry and cinnamon scones with Cornish clotted cream, spiced rum and raisin butter, and homemade lemon curd. To truly round off the festive celebrations, enjoy your afternoon treat with a Christmas Cracker cocktail for £8.00.

How much: Festive afternoon tea is £18.50 per person and includes a pot of ‘Cornish Grown’ tea or coffee. Mulled wine is an additional £5.75 or Winter Pimms is £6.00.

Email reservations@carlyonbay.com to book your festive afternoon tea

Pentire Hotel, Newquay

Pentire Hotel takes afternoon tea very seriously, especially at Christmas time. This December there are mince pies and lemon possets topped with winter berries to be devoured and cups-upon-cups of freshly brewed tea to be sipped. Calories don’t count at Christmas so indulge in turkey and cranberry sandwiches and Brandy Snaps to boot. To make your afternoon extra special, add Prosecco or gin and tonics to your festive afternoon tea for an additional fee.

How much: Festive afternoon tea is £21.95 for two people. Add two Gordon’s gin and tonics or two glasses of Prosseco for £7.60.

Call 01637 872334 to book your festive afternoon tea

Royal Duchy Hotel, Falmouth

The Royal Duchy Hotel’s festive afternoon feast is available in December only and includes festive cake, mince pies and Cornish cream tea - that’s not forgetting the cucumber and smoked salmon finger sandwiches. Afterwards, diners can head to the Champagne Bar for a post-tea tipple and a spot of cosmopolitan glamour.

How much: Festive afternoon tea is £15 per person.

Call 01326 313042 to book your festive afternoon tea or email reservations@royalduchy.com

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Pentillie Castle, St. Mellion

For one day only, Pentillie Castle will be hosting a festive afternoon tea on 17 December. Guests can explore Pentillie gardens and woodland to work up an appetite ahead of their Christmas feast. Tables for cream tea are available between 12 and 4pm.

How much: Festive afternoon tea is £18.50 per person or £25 with a glass of Prosecco.

Call 01579 350044 to book your festive afternoon tea or email contact@pentillieco.uk

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