Afternoon tea is a popular British tradition that dates back to the 1800s. It is primarily a social event based around high tea and sweet treats, such as slices of cake, pastries and scones, with sandwiches and other savoury snacks also on offer to accompany the tea itself.
There are many places you can go to enjoy a spot of afternoon tea in Plymouth, and if you are trying to cut back on spending, there are plenty of great deals to be had.
Head to the Tudor Rose Tea Room situated at the famous Barbican where you can get a Tradition Cream Tea deal - 2 homemade scones, clotted cream, strawberry jam and a pot of tea for just £5.95, or if you want something a little more substantial, they offer Traditional High Tea, consisting of a cucumber sandwich platter, homemade cake selection and a pot of Devonshire tea for £7.50. They regularly do special deals and offers on top of this, too.
The Bordingdon Hall Hotel offers Traditional Afternoon Tea at just £9.95 per person, with smaller menus available at around £5.