Cumbria’s going potty for afternoon tea!

We doubt many would have anticipated how popular afternoon tea has become in the UK. It has gone from being something mostly enjoyed by the older generation or at levels most cannot afford such as at The Ritz and The Savoy to a national obsession. From cafes to hotels, even restaurant and bars, afternoon tea can be booked and served and really, it’s not a surprise it is so popular. This meal is made up of delicious cakes, scones, pastries and bakes as well as the nation’s favourite, sandwiches which us Brit’s love so much!

It’s time of the day most definitely adds to the special occasion nature of this dining experience. Mid afternoon, not lunchtime, not dinner, just sitting perfectly in the middle. It’s not a time most people dine in the week or even weekends. For that special occasion, celebration or when on holiday, the afternoon tea is the ultimate treat.

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The grounds and view at Roundthorn, oh and the cakes!

The Lake District and Cumbria has always been a firm lover of an afternoon tea but now there’s even more choice and most definitely some of the finest cakes and sandwiches around freshly baked and prepared using Cumbria’s plentiful larder.

Roundthorn Country House Hotel in Penrith now offer afternoon teas and they have been a real hit since the launch. Having the views to look out on over The Eden Valley makes it an ideal location for a special treat and afternoon tea gift cards are available, a top tip for Christmas gifts this year. They even do a fizz filled one too with a glass of sparkling wine. Afternoon tea gift card options start from £14.75 per person and can be order online here,