Personally, I think a cream tea in Snowdonia tastes the best for the simple reason, one tends to enjoy them off the back of a long walk or day in the mountains climbing, cycling… you’ve ‘earned it’ and we all know how much better things taste when you’ve earned them! Here are our top 5 cream teas in Snowdonia with a couple of posh ones thrown in for those who simply want a treat…
This is one of the friendliest places you will go for afternoon tea. Everything is homemade and the scones with jam and cream have certainly earned themselves a reputation as has the cafe which is listed at no 2 in Snowdonia. Sultana and cherry scones are the standard all year round flavours, but the summer sees the likes of the lemon drizzle scone return while the Christmas scone makes an appearance in December. Cream Tea starts from £4.60pp.
No doubt many of you will have seen this beautiful building over the bridge in Llanrwst, covered in ivy that changes colour with the seaons. The building, dating back to 1480 was originally a residential house, seen life as a court house and for the last 60 years, has been a Welsh Tea room. The recipe for scones is the orignal one and remains a well guarded secret. Cream teas start from £5.90 pp.
Whether you’re a fan of classic blends like Earl Grey or something a bit different like Ti Kuan Yin, Portmeirion’s new tea emporium has it covered. Accompanied by a tray of tasty treats and stunning views across the Estuary. Afternoon tea for 2 including entry into the village is £40.00.
Palé Hall has recently been refurbished into a stunning country house hotel. The fine dining restaurant, created in association with Michelin-star chef Michael Caines is open to non-residents and the separate menu for afternoon tea says it all really! A full afternoon tea is £25 pp and the Cream Tea / Welsh Tea is £16 pp.
This country house hotel is set in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park and has stunning views of the Mawddach Estuary. The restaurant has recieved recomendations for over twenty years by the Good Food Guide and the AA Restaurant Guide. Welsh Cream Tea £7.95pp, Full Afternoon Tea £18.50pp and a Champagne Afternoon Tea £15.00pp