PUBLISHED: 14:15 15 December 2016 | UPDATED: 12:28 30 August 2017



The weather outside might be frightful, but this Christmas you can warm up in Cornwall with an afternoon tea of festive proportions. We pick five of the best places to indulge this December.


Tis the season to be jolly and there’s plenty of Christmas merriment taking place at The Greenbank Hotel this December. In the 2 AA Rosette award-winning restaurant a festive afternoon tea will be served throughout the Christmas season. On the menu there is delicately made mini cakes, including Instagram-worthy Christmas pudding truffles, a generous selection of finger sandwiches and cranberry and orange scones with lashings of . Indulge in a festive feast whilst enjoying the panoramic views across historic waterfront.

Price: £15 per person with mulled wine and teas/coffees inclusive.


Cosy up in The Headland Hotel lounge this winter, as the and there’s a delicious festive 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 and beyond. Look carefully and you might even be able to see St Nicholas and his reindeer shooting across the sky!

Price: £37 for two with complimentary mulled wine.


Fowey Hotel’s festive afternoon feast includes spiced cranberry macaroons, dainty gingerbread trees and miniature Christmas puddings - that’s not forgetting the gooey chocolate yule log and a large selection of festive-themed sandwiches too. If you’re looking to kick-start the yuletide celebrations in style, add a glass of sparkling Moet Chandon for an additional £7.50. Afterwards, diners can head to the for a post-tea tipple where there are stunning views of the estuary and gins aplenty.

Price: £24.95 for two.


In the luxurious  this Christmas there will be fantastic wintery sea views 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. The mouth-watering selection of Christmas tea cakes includes Stollen bundt Christmas cake, Viennese mince pies and a moist winter fruit opera cake. To truly round off the festive celebrations, enjoy your afternoon treat with a Christmas Cracker cocktail.


Fistral Beach Hotel takes afternoon tea very seriously, especially at Christmas time. This December there are tiers of festive cakes and sandwiches to be devoured and cups-upon-cups of freshly brewed tea to be sipped. To make your afternoon extra special, Fistral Beach Hotel have teamed up with Laurent-Perrier this Christmas so enjoy a glass of sparkling pear and cranberry cocktail to really kick-start the yuletide celebrations.

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