Mother’s Day is just around the corner; what have you got planned? How about treating mum to an afternoon tea? And maybe even a weekend away if you’re feeling generous? Our mum’s have given us so much over the years, let’s spoil them rotten on the 26th March. Afternoon tea is a quintessentially British past-time and a fantastic way to spend some quality time with you mum to say ‘thanks for everything’.
So, if you’re looking for inspiration, read on for our Top 5 spots for afternoon tea on Mother’s Day…
1. Betty’s Yorkshire
Found in locations across Yorkshire, including York and Harrogate, Betty’s afternoon teas are the stuff of legend. People have been coming to Yorkshire for almost 100 years to enjoy this famously good treat. You’ll get a refreshing pot of tea, a selection of sandwiches, a scone with clotted cream and jam, as well as a selection of miniature cakes. It is a feast fit for a queen. If you’re feeling indulgent you can even add in a glass of champagne.
2. Rosylee, Manchester
Rosylee is an elegant spot in Manchester to treat you mum to afternoon tea. It started as a tearoom in 2013, and although it has expanded its horizons the afternoon tea remains delectable. There are two afternoon teas to choose from; the traditional ‘Rosylee afternoon tea’ or the ‘Rosylee royal afternoon tea’. As well as tea, scones, sandwiches and cake, the latter also comes with a glass of bubbles and strawberries dipped in chocolate. Delicious!
3. Fitzbillies, Cambridge
This Cambridge institution has been going since 1921 and now has two locations in the city. Fitzbillies started as a cake shop so unsurprisingly the afternoon teas at Tumpington Street are delicious and if you wanted to pop in for a sweet treat their famous chelsea buns are mouthwatering wonderful. Choose from the ‘Fitzbillies traditional English afternoon tea’ or ‘Champagne afternoon tea’; either way we’re sure you won’t be disappointed.
4. Cherwell Boathouse, Oxford
Cherwell Boathouse is a bright and airy spot is tucked away by the river, and has the perfect relaxed atmosphere for afternoon tea. You’ll also be perfectly placed if you fancy going punting along the river either before or after your tea. The afternoon tea requires a group of eight or more (ideal for an intergenerational Mother’s Day!), but if it’s just the two of you their afternoon cream teas are also a delight.
5. Frieda’s Tearoom, Bournemouth
This gem of Devon is a quirky place to treat your mum. Frieda’s Tearoom makes the most of all the amazing, seasonal produce Devon has on offer. It’s a relaxing place to while away the afternoon and their choice of afternoon tea is impressive; including gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian. For a day out to remember, there is also a Teabus where you can enjoy your afternoon tea while also soaking up the Bournemouth sea front.