Time for Tea

After exploring National Trust’s Trerice my friend Emily and I made our way to Newquay to the Headland Hotel. Here we were booked to try their Festive Afternoon Tea and we couldn’t wait! It was super wet and windy on the coast and so it was definitely time for tea (and mulled wine!)

Festive Afternoon Tea

We were seated in the restaurant at a lovely table in the corner which overlooked Fistral Beach – it was nice to watch the few brave surfers battling the waves and see the rain crashing onto the sea below. It wasn’t too busy in the restaurant which meant it was quite quiet and the service was good. We were able to have a right old natter too!

We were given the choice of hot drinks – I had tea and Emily had a coffee and we both had a warm glass of mulled wine which was delicious. There were Christmas crackers on the table and which added a bit more festive sparkle.

When the tier of plates which the festive treats arrived we both let out an “oooooh”. It all looked super yummy and we didn’t watch ay time digging into the sandwiches and Cornish scones.

Christmassy Treats

After devouring the sandwiches and scones and with the mulled wine going down nicely we moved on to try the delightful festive treats on the top tier of the afternoon tea stand. There was some stollen cake, a mince pie, a snowman macaroon and orange flavoured posset in a glass adorned with a christmasy candy cane plus some other tasty delights. It was all super yummy and we were stuffed by the end – not too bad for £18.50 each I don’t think.

Concluding Thoughts

Whilst I have had quite a few afternoon teas in the last few years I really enjoyed this one at the Headland and the festive spin they put on it – it made it something a bit more special and different from others I have been too.

I also think the hotel was decorated beautifully for Christmas and it felt really warm, cosy and traditional. I would have loved to have stayed here over the festive season. Maybe I’ll be back next year!

You can find out more about the Headland Hotel, Newquay here.


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