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14 afternoon teas around the country which mum will love

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By Rebecca Shepherd, 13 March 2017
14 afternoon teas around the country which mum will love

Nothing quite says 'Happy Mother's Day' like enjoying a cuppa and a slice of delicious cake with your favourite lady.

An afternoon tea would make for the most perfect way to spend Mothering Sunday

And that's why heading out for afternoon tea would be the perfect way to spend Mothering Sunday, on March 26th. 

Traditionally, afternoon tea means buttery scones topped with a hearty dollop of clotted cream and jam - and that's exactly what you can enjoy in Asda's in-store cafés this Mother's Day; cream tea for two.

But nowadays, pastry chefs and baking buffs are getting more creative and straying from the traditional platters we once knew. For instance, how about gorging on a Beauty and the Beast-inspired afternoon tea? And for all us muggles who love the wizardry world you can now feast on a Harry Potter-inspired tea.

To inspire your choices of where to take your fantastic mum this Mother's Day we've rounded up some of the best places offering afternoon tea up and down the country. 

Wales

The Llety Cynin, St Clears

To celebrate the 10 years it's been since the seventh and final novel in the wonderful wizardry series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows first hit the bookshelves. a bed and breakfast in south west Wales has gone all out. The Llety Cynin has been transformed into a magical Howarts-inspired haven, with Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw flags hanging from the ceiling. You'll be able to enjoy a Wizard Tea, which is served in owl cages, and comes complete with creations like hot butterbeer (like they drink in the wizardry world), gamekeeper rock cakes and there's even a trifle named after Harry's nightmarish aunt, Petunia.

 

Lush pic @kgamston from #WizardsTea You look like you've had a blast. Hope to see you again soon.

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Celtic Manor, The Usk Valley, Newport

Spend this Mother's Day at one of Wales' most reknowned hotels, the Celtic Manor. There are four different types of afternoon tea to choose from from the more high-end including bubbles and a box of chocolate to the classic tea, cakes, scones and sandwiches. You, and she, will be spoilt for choice.

London

Sketch, Conduit Street, Mayfair


If you're a fan of fancy caviar-topped sandwiches, a lover of quirky pink tea rooms with waiter service and just can't get enough of big fresh scones which are refillable - this is the place to go. 

Dandelyan at Mondrian, Upper Ground, London

Enjoy afternoon tea with a botanical twist and specially paired cocktails while experiencing the rather stunning views of the River Thames.

Brighton

Metrodeco, Upper St James Street

The tea room, which oozes 1930s glamour, sells their our own blends of tea, serves wine, cocktails, artisan gins and also serves an abundance of cake. Perfect, if you ask us!

The Salt Room, Seafront

Relax on the seafront at The Salt Room and enjoy eating a range of savoury and sweet treats including crab scotch egg, rockefeller oyster, truffled grilled cheese, salmon & squid ink bun, plain scones and chocolate pebbles.

Manchester

Cloud 23, Deansgate

Cloud 23 is located at the highest point in Manchester so you can look out across the whole city whilst enjoying some afternoon tea (and a free glass of Champagne for mum) at Cloud 23.

Browns, York Street

Browns Manchester is set in the converted Athenaeum, complete with Edwardian baroque architecture. There, you can enjoy a traditional afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, fruit scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream, a selection of mini cakes, and a choice of loose leaf teas. 

Liverpool

Titanic Hotel, St James Street

Tiny, soft sandwiches filled with delicious delicacies. Check. Freshly baked steaming scones and flaky pastries oozing cream. Check. And all of this is served on china of course, that's if you visit Titanic Hotel in Liverpool.

Malmaison, Prince's Dock

Think cream, think chocolate, think fruity, jammy, light, and fluffy scones and you can even choose your favourite tea type, or add a cheeky little cocktail or a glass of fizz to really put the cherry on the cake at Malmaison

Scotland

Hopetoun House, South Queensferry

Enjoy your scones, clotted cream and homemade Hopetoun strawberry jam in a beautiful stately home setting, close to Edinburgh, which dates back to the 17th century. 

Cafe Modern Two, Belford Road

Situated in the gallery of Modern Art Two, you'll be able to drink some tea and then exploring the galleries art collection. If you can, try and get your hands on Scottish cheddar cheese and herb scone with plum chutney and butter - delish!

Fresh from the oven at Cafe Modern One in the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art - you know you want to! Pop in an enjoy after the Roy Lichtenstein exhibition. #scones #baking #art #scratchcooking #edinburgh #scotland

Leeds

Le Chalet, Park Row

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If you're looking for something a bit different then you'll love this family-run afternoon tea which has a French twist. 

Just Grand!, New Briggate

Pretty teapots, complete with a little timer so that you know when your tea is ready, this afternoon tea which brings a little touch of nostalgia to Leeds City Centre, is sure to go down a treat. 

Belfast

The Merchant Hotel, Skipper Street

Listen to live music while enjoying afternoon tea in the rather grand 'Great Room'. You can opt for traditional afternoon tea, vegetarian, gluten-free or or nut-free so there is something for everyone. We've got our eye on the banana bread (although we'll have a scone too please).

Love afternoon tea? Make sure you stock up on Asda's own range or pop into your local store