Afternoon tea is not what you might associate with North Wales, but it is a fantastic – and tasty – British tradition that everyone can enjoy. Finger sandwiches, scrumptious scones and a pot of tea is a lovely way to spend an afternoon in a café near our North Wales caravan parks – here are some of the best places to get an afternoon tea in the area:
St Tudno Hotel, Llandudno
The Victorian hotel on Llandudno’s promenade is the perfect setting for a fancy afternoon tea. You can enjoy bara brith, scones with cream and jam, lemon cake, finger sandwiches, Welsh cakes and more. The mini afternoon is priced at £6.95, St Tudno Afternoon Tea comes in at £11.95, and for those going all out, they can add a glass of Prosecco and strawberries along with the usual afternoon tea menu for £19.95.
Fron Coch Coffee Shop and Restaurant, Caernarfon
Fron Coch Coffee Shop and Restaurant has been voted the best in North Wales in the past, and it is easy to see why. Afternoon tea, served from 2.30pm to 4.30pm Monday to Saturday and 4pm on Sundays, is priced at £9 and includes a mixture of sandwiches, Fron Coch’s homemade cream cakes, a slice of bara brith, a slice of cheesecake or torte and an impressive cream filled choux pastry. You can add some bubbly to your afternoon treat at £12 per person. If there is a group of you, it is best to book in advance.
Ty Hyll, Betws-y-Coed
This hidden gem in Betws-y-Coed was, according to legend, built by robbers who were taking advantage of travellers on the A5 as they made their way through Snowdonia. Ty Hyll translates as ‘the ugly house’ and the robbers were the ‘ugly’ people. However, it’s reputation has now changed, as it has become the Pot Mêl tearoom. Indulge in a pot of tea, a homemade scone with cream and jam along with homemade Welsh cakes and bara brith. On top of all the Welsh goodness is a slice of their cake of the day. Priced £14.40 per person, afternoon tea at Ty Hyll is available from 10.30am to 5pm.
Characters Teahouse, Llandudno
A boutique teahouse on Llewelyn Avenue in Llandudno is a favourite place with locals and visitors. The afternoon tea at the teahouse includes a selection of finger sandwiches, homemade cakes, warm scone with fruit conserve and fresh cream. Choose from a variety of hot or cold drinks to accompany your food. Afternoon tea is at £9.95 per person and served from 11am to 4pm Monday to Saturday.
Beau’s Tea Rooms, Beaumaris
If you want a day trip to Anglesey and the lovely town of Beaumaris, then the traditional tearoom on Beaumaris high street, Beau’s Tea Room has over 30 types of tea available along with a selection of homemade cakes and light meals. The tea rooms are in a Grade II listed building that dates to 1602 with wooden beams and fireplace creating a cosy atmosphere for you to enjoy your Welsh afternoon tea. Open 10am to 4pm; afternoon tea is priced at a reasonable £5.95.
Butterfly’s Tea Rooms, Kinmel Bay
Within the grounds of North Wales Garden World and close to Rhyl, Butterfly’s Tea Rooms offer up homemade cakes and light lunches, with produce sourced locally. A child-friendly café, the afternoon tea is a favourite of customers which includes a pot of tea with a homemade scone with butter, jam and cream priced at £4.25, and served from 2.30pm. The tea rooms are open 9.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday and 10.30am to 4.30pm on Sundays.
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