Whether enjoyed in a 5-star hotel or a delightful Welsh Cafe, Afternoon Tea is one of the best ways to treat your Mum this Mother’s Day! The Brecon Beacons have some of the finest Afternoon Teas around, using local produce to create an afternoon tea worth having! Here are our top places to enjoy afternoon tea this Mother’s Day.
Where?A country mansion next to the River Wye, just next to the A470 near Llyswen, on the fringes of the Brecon Beacons.
What can you have? Sandwiches, homemade fruitcake, cream pastries, trifle, homemade scones, preserves and clotted cream, elderflower champagne if you’re feeling indulgent, all served on beautiful and exclusively designed bone china crockery. More here
A simple Cream Tea is £15 per person; Welsh Tea with bara brith and Welsh cakes is £12.50; the Full Afternoon Tea, including cakes and pastries from Llangoed Hall Patisserie is £20; the Laura Ashley Afternoon Tea, with a glass of elderflower champagne, is £25, or the champagne afternoon tea is £30.
Where? A grand hotel right in the heart of Abergavenny, just down the street from the town’s bustling market.
What can you have? Choose between afternoon tea, which involves sandwiches, scones, freshly cakes and pastries, and your choice of teas, infusions or coffee, or high tea, to which you can add a selection of warm savoury pastries. The hotel is one of very view holders of a Tea Guild Award of Excellence outside London. It costs £25 per person for afternoon tea, or £30 per person for high tea. More here.
The Old Railway Line Garden Centre
Where? Set in the heart of the picturesque Wye Valley, in the town of Three Cocks.
What can you have? ‘Mums don’t cook on Mother’s Day!’ Our Luxury Afternoon Tea is the perfect treat this Mothering Weekend (10th & 11th March). Call 01497847055 to book your table
The Hours Cafe and Bookshop
Where? Situated on Ship Street in the Market town of Brecon in the heart of the Brecon Beacons, known for its quirky exterior.
What can you have? The Hours have a selection of Sandwiches available, served on locally baked granary or white bread with Penpont Estate organic salad. They also serve a selection of sweets, including teacake and Welsh Cakes. They sell a range of coffee and tea. More here.
Foyles of Glasbury
Where? located in the pretty riverside village of Glasbury on Wye, just four miles from Hay on Wye, 12 miles from Brecon and 25 miles from Hereford.
What can you have? Afternoon Tea is served daily from 3-5pm. A perfect place to pop in and have a relaxing afternoon tea. Choose from a selection of teas and coffees, or why not try one of their cocktails? Lovely to sit outside in the sunshine and watch the world go by. More here.
The Welsh Venison Centre
Where? Just off the A40 in Bwlch between Abergavenny and Brecon, with Venison roaming in the fields around the Farm Shop.
What can you have? Stop for a cup of tea and slice of cake, admire the stunning views of the Brecon Beacons, and see deer, sheep and cows roaming the fields. Enjoy a spot of shopping in their farm shop afterwards. More here.
The Gliffaes Hotel
Where? Overlooking the River Usk in its own grounds. Follow signs for Gliffaes from the A40 west of Crickhowell.
What can you have? Take your homemade cakes to the terrace and enjoy the sun or sit by the fire if chilly. They serve their tea buffet style so you can help yourself from the selection of scones, sandwiches, and cakes…and then come back for more if you want. Afternoon Tea costs £17 per person. More here.
Where? An elegant mansion just north of the A40 between Abergavenny and Raglan, just outside the borders of the Brecon Beacons National Park. You’ll need to take the A4598 to get there, rather than the dual carriageway.
What can you have? A choice of three teas named after local villages: the Llanvihangel Tea offers a selection of finger sandwiches with a pot of tea or coffee; the Llanarth Tea pairs Welsh cakes or scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam together with tea, coffee or a selection of fruit or herb infusions; or the Llansantffraed Full Afternoon Tea features finger sandwiches, fruit cake, Welsh cakes, scones with clotted cream and jam, plus tea or coffee. The Llanvihangel Tea is £10.25, the Llanarth Tea is £11.75 or the Llansantffraed Full Afternoon Tea is £18.
The Manor Hotel
Where? Just outside the main town and high street, in a prominent position just off the A40.
What can you have? The Afternoon Tea Menu is served daily from 12noon till 6.00pm. They serve a great selection of fresh sandwiches, homemade cakes and scones with clotted cream and jam. Their cream tea is £5, afternoon tea is £12 and their Champagne Tea is £18. More here.
The Dragon Inn
Where? The historic Dragon Inn is an old hostelry located directly on Crickhowell High Street, just down past the butchers and florist.
What can you have? Afternoon Tea is a speciality and a favourite at the Dragon and should not be missed. All produce for the teas are sourced locally including local jams and homemade scones. Perhaps add a bottle of Prosecco or Champagne for that special occasion! More here
The Lake Country House Hotel
Where? In the heart of mid-Wales lies this country hotel set within 50 acres of parkland with lake and riverside walks, not far from Builth Wells. The hotel is a perfect base to explore the Brecon Beacons.
What can you have? Enjoy Afternoon Tea in the lounge or outside which includes finger sandwiches, scones with preserves and cream, homemade cakes and pastries and a selection of teas and coffees for £17.95 per person. More here.
Ty Newydd Country Hotel
Where? Lies on the edge of the stunning Brecon Beacons National Park. Local attractions include Caerphilly Castle or Blaenavon, country parks, forest drives, waterfalls and narrow gauge railways.
What can you have? Afternoon Tea includes a selection of finger sandwiches, bara brith (traditional Welsh fruit loaf), Welsh cakes and scones with cream and strawberry jam, served with a choice of tea or coffee. From £36
We hope this has wet your appetite and you will be going along to one of these marvellous locations in the Brecon Beacons soon! Or why not check out our mother day experiences here!