The Lancashire places doing afternoon tea that you absolutely must try

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This Afternoon Tea Week why not visit some of Lancashire best and quirkiest spots for afternoon tea.

 

Owd Barn at Bispham serving a tower of delicious treats
Owd Barn at Bispham serving a tower of delicious treats (Image: Joe Ferguson)

What says ‘Britain’ more than conversing with companions over cucumber sandwiches, jam and cream scones and of course, tea?

This week is Afternoon Tea Week, a celebration of the British tradition and the perfect excuse to catch up with loved ones and eat some cake.

Afternoon Tea Week runs from August 9 to 15 so now is the time to grab a friend or family member and find a local tea room – or steam train depending on your preference.

Lancashire is home to numerous tea rooms and cafes hidden amongst high streets and down cobbled roads, all serving up delicious afternoon teas.

Here are some of the places to enjoy afternoon tea in Lancashire.

Bon Bon’s Coffee Bar- Penwortham

Bon Bon's Penwortham serves delicious afternoon tea
Bon Bon’s Penwortham serves delicious afternoon tea

Rated five stars on TripAdvisor for their delicious food and service, Bon Bon’s Coffee Bar in Penwortham is very well regarded by customers.

A tower of sweet and savoury delights balance each other out for and a large pot of tea to boot.

Owd Barn at Bispham

Owd Barn at Bispham serving a tower of delicious treats
Owd Barn at Bispham serving a tower of delicious treats (Image: Joe Ferguson)

A rustic-themed afternoon tea within a rustic barn makes for a cosy afternoon spent eating cakes and drinking tea.

Served on beautiful cake stands filled with a range of scones, jams, creams, cakes, tarts and traybakes and a mixture of savoury treats to enjoy.

With a beautiful location to enjoy on top of the delicious treats, the Owd Barn is a great place to discover this Afternoon Tea Week.

Bread and Butter- Penwortham

Bread and Butter tea room in Penwortham
Bread and Butter tea room in Penwortham

As the name suggests, this little Penwortham cafe specialises in tasty bakes.

It offers a three-tier traditional afternoon tea with all the trimmings and more.

Each tier is filled with scones, tarts, profiteroles, sandwiches and soups all made to delight the taste buds.

You’ll be spoilt for choice on what to pick to eat first.

East Lancashire Railway

East Lancashire Railway Line
East Lancashire Railway Line (Image: The Press Association)

What better way to enjoy afternoon tea than while travelling through the scenic Lancashire countryside.

Aboard a steam train, passengers can enjoy a beautiful 90 minute steam train ride through the Irwell Valley whilst drinking fizz alongside a selection of sandwiches, savouries, scones and cakes with unlimited tea and coffee.

An afternoon of refinery and sophistication is definitely on the cards aboard the Pullman-style carriages.

Beautiful Bake and Fabulous Cakes- Blackpool

A spectacular view of the Pleasure Beach
A spectacular view of the Pleasure Beach

Afternoon tea on the Promenade, there’s a treat.

Beautiful Bake and Fabulous Cakes makes scones, pavlova and cupcakes every morning and pairs them delicious sandwiches made with quality home roasted meat.

Sit on the outdoor decking and get a spectacular view of The Big One whilst enjoying some delicious afternoon tea at this unique location.

The Quirky Tea Room- Lytham

Afternoon tea served on mini picnic tables
Afternoon tea served on mini picnic tables

Quirky by name, quirky by nature. This afternoon tea is delivered on picnic benches, definitely quirky.

Delicious sweet and savoury picks to choose from including scones with cream, jam and fresh berries, mini cakes with delicious swirls of icing and scrumptious sandwiches to enjoy.

This tea room in Lytham is a brilliant little place to visit whilst visiting the coast and a great way to spend the afternoon with loved ones.

The Mill- Lostock Hall

The Mill at Lostock Hall serving a fantastic spread of sweet and savoury treats
The Mill at Lostock Hall serving a fantastic spread of sweet and savoury treats

For a tower of delectable delights served on beautiful stands, The Mill, within St Catherine’s Park provides a delicious afternoon tea.

Beautifully handmade cakes and traybakes each crafted to perfection so not only easy on the eyes but also the taste buds.

All profits raised here are given to St Catherine’s Hospice too.