Where to go for afternoon tea…
The Angel Hotel, Abergavenny, Wales
At a glance:
Price…from £22.80 per person
Best for… Tea buffs, and long walks
Star turns… Warm sausage rolls, lemon meringue puffs and Welsh cakes
Contact details…15 Cross Street, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales, NP7 5EN UK angelabergavenny.com
The full lowdown: A roaring fire on cold days adds to the cosy dining room. The selection of teas on offer has won prizes and is longer than a posh restaurant’s wine list. Expert staff navigate you through it, pairing more unusual and exotic infusions to your everyday preference. Savouries are classic high tea: think coronation chicken and smoked trout pâté, but with an attention to detail that raises the bar. Sausage rolls are served warm. On the sweet side, the chef has a light touch with choux pastry, which appears in a few guises, and there are dinky miniatures of nostalgic British bakery favourites like wobbly custard slices and cream horns. On your way out make sure you visit the newly opened Angel Bakery for more contemporary bakes and some of the best sourdough we’ve ever tasted.
Review by Barney Desmazery
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