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    Posted on Oct 14, 2015

    15 Bloody Delicious Afternoon Teas You Must Eat Before You Die

    Tea for two.

    1. Alice in Wonderland afternoon tea at Richmond Tea Rooms, Manchester

    Richmond Tea Rooms
    Richmond Tea Rooms
    Richmond Tea Rooms
    Richmond Tea Rooms

    This delightfully OTT tea-room is decorated in homage to Tim Burton's movie version of Alice in Wonderland. Expect lavish wallpaper and Alice in Wonderland-themed menu options. Our fave? The Hatter's Tea, which includes savoury pastries, finger sandwiches, scones, and pot of tea. It comes in a gluten-free option too.

    2. Titanic afternoon tea at the Titanic, Belfast

    Titanic Museum
    Titanic Museum
    Titanic Belfast
    Titanic Belfast

    First, explore the fascinating museum. Then make like Jack and Rose and dine next to an opulent replica of the Titanic's Grand Staircase. Best to skip lunch though as their afternoon tea menu is extensive, and indulgent.

    3. Macaron-filled afternoon tea at Harriet's, Cambridge/ Bury St Edmunds/ Norwich

    Harriet's
    Harriet's
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    With waitresses in charming uniforms, and as many macarons as you can shake a stick at, afternoon tea at Harriet's Café is all you could ever want. Can't make it there for yourself? Why not order their champagne afternoon tea to be delivered to your house?

    4. Yorkshire afternoon tea at Blacker Hall Farm, Wakefield

    Blacker Hall Farm
    Blacker Hall Farm
    Blacker Hall Farm
    Blacker Hall Farm

    Visit Blacker Hall Farm Shop and discover the Yorkshire Cream Tea. Yes, there's the usual scones and clotted cream, but there's also open sandwiches (check out the ham and piccalilli on the above right) and doorstopper-thick slices of millionaire's shortbread.

    5. Dainty afternoon tea at Pettigrew Tea Rooms, Cardiff

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    Trip Advisor
    Pettigrew
    Pettigrew

    "Dainty" here doesn't refer to the portion sizes, rather, to the place settings. Located in the beautiful Bute Park, this tearoom dishes up on exquisite bone china. Bonus! You can choose your own sandwich fillings, and importantly, whether or not you want fruit in your scone.

    6. Vintage afternoon tea at Biddy's, Norwich/Aylsham

    Biddy's Tea Room
    Biddy's Tea Room
    Biddy's
    Biddy's

    This delightful indie tearoom has an impressive menu of sandwiches (including Coronation Chicken), and its bakes are as pretty as a picture. That's not even mentioning the fact that you can order a ~lavender scone~ too.

    7. Hidden treasure afternoon tea at Beauvale Priory, Nottingham

    Beauvale Priory
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    Beauvale Priory

    This location is a little off the beaten track, but is worth it. The tearooms can be found in the ruins of a 14th-century monastery, which make for an atmospheric background to your nibble. The monastery features in several D.H. Lawrence works, so keep an eye out for dishes like Lady Chatterley's platter.

    8. Secret afternoon tea at Oh Me Oh My, Liverpool

    Oh Me Oh My
    Oh Me Oh My
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    Oh Me Oh My

    This super-cool secret space serves afternoon tea Monday to Friday, but for a truly special experience, track down one of their sporadic secret sessions. Follow them on Instagram and Twitter to keep up.

    9. A Devon cream tea at Hidden Treasures, Exeter

    Hidden Treasures
    Hidden Treasures
    Hidden Treasures
    Hidden Treasures

    To be honest, you'll be spoilt for choice when tracking down a cream tea in these parts. But we like Hidden Treasures – especially thanks to their handmade clotted cream truffles (left). Don't agree? Seek out Tea on the Green or Tea by the Taw too.

    10. Vintage Afternoon Tea at The Blitz Tea Room, Kettering

    Blitz Tea Room
    Blitz Tea Room
    Blitz
    Blitz

    The Blitz Tea Room and Jazz Lounge in Kettering channels a 1940s vibe with its afternoon tea. Choose from the Vera Lynn or the Churchill (the latter comes with mini Yorkshire puddings *filled* with mini pigs in blankets) and enjoy the sounds of Glenn Miller on the wireless.

    11. A cosy wee afternoon tea at The Butterfly and the Pig, Glasgow

    The Butterfly and the Pig
    The Butterfly and the Pig
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    It's hard to get more charming than the Butterfly and the Pig, which describes itself as "a cosy wee place to catch up with friends and treat yourself to some yummy home made cake". Plus, at £16 for afternoon tea (including a glass of prosecco) it can't be beat.

    12. An idyllic afternoon tea at Tudor Rose Tea Rooms, Plymouth

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    Tudor Rose's building dates from 1640, and even has an Elizabethan garden. Which means that these tearooms are almost too dreamy to be real. Tuck into a cream tea, complete with oodles of clotted cream. Or take a breather with a luxurious hot chocolate like the one above.

    13. A perfectly Instagrammable afternoon tea at Blackbird Tea Rooms, Brighton

    Blackbird
    Blackbird
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    Creative Commons

    Whether it's close-up of a giant slab of coffee and walnut cake, or a flat lay of your scones and jam bonanza, Blackbird is pretty as a picture. Plus, they have a gigantic selection of teas for your perusal.

    14. A historical afternoon tea at Sally Lunn's, Bath

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    Home to the Sally Lunn bun, this tearoom is worth travelling for. The Sally Lunn is almost like a brioche, and suits both sweet or savoury flavours. Which means you'll have to try one with butter and one with jam. To make sure which you like best, of course.

    15. And a legendary afternoon tea at Bettys, Harrogate/York/Ilkley/Northallerton and more

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    Operating since 1919, Bettys' legendary status is well-deserved. Think fluffy scones, steaming pots of tea, and dainty sandwiches galore. Can't make it there? Fear not, you can order online.

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