Afternoon Tea

16 April 2018

It’s National Tea Day on 21st April so with the weather warming up and the spring flowers in full bloom, why not take yourself for a ramble in the country followed by a delicious afternoon tea at one of our fabulous pub with rooms – or make a real celebration of it and stay the night too.  Don’t forget, if you make an on-line room booking with us by the end of April (for any date during 2018), we will send you a copy of David’s recently published guide book – to redeem this offer simply send an email to including your address and the name of the inn you have booked.

As always, head to for many more recommendations of the best places to stay.

Shibden Mill Inn, Shibden, West Yorkshire

A renovated 17th-century corn mill hidden in the folds of the wooded Shibden Valley, overlooking the babbling Red Beck perfect for an alfresco afternoon tea – a truly peaceful spot just minutes from the hustle and bustle of Halifax.
Read more about this pub with rooms in West YorkshireBell Inn, Bramshaw, Hampshire

Ponies wander past this classic New Forest inn, refurbished in country-chic style with a lovely tree shaded garden – perfect for long walks, off-road cycling and a cracking round of golf next door.
Read more about this pub with rooms in the New ForestThe White Horse, Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk

Slick seaside inn with stunning saltmarsh views, innovative fishy menus, sea-breezy modern bedrooms, and great walking.
Read more about this pub with rooms in NorfolkGrosvenor Arms, Shaftesbury, Dorset

A grand old inn, the thriving hub of Shaftesbury with a cool, contemporary feel, Mediterranean-inspired food, a secret alfresco courtyard and smart, spacious rooms.
Read more about this pub with rooms in DorsetPheasant Inn, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cumbria

A beautiful North Lakes location for this classic old coaching inn, renowned for its timeless bar, traditional atmosphere, warm hospitality and modern British cooking; great garden too.
Read more about this pub with rooms in CumbriaThe Milk House, Sissinghurst, Kent

Be wowed by wood-fired pizzas, classy menus that brim with local goodies, and the laid-back vibe at this stylish inn – drop in for afternoon tea after a visiting Sissinghurst Garden
Read more about this pub with rooms in Kent

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