Something about the onset of Spring always makes me think about lazy Afternoon Teas, with fragrant Earl Grey served in floral bone china tea cups and delicate finger sandwiches and dainty cakes on a pretty, tiered cake stand.
Maybe it's because of Mother's Day, or maybe it's the daffodils and blue skies and the first touch of warmth on your shoulders... whatever it is, if this is your idea of an afternoon well spent, then read on!
6 Top Choices for Afternoon Tea
1. Gentle Giants Shire Horses, Moylegrove
Our favourite recommendation just happens to be mere minutes away, and the best part about this is that you get to enjoy a Shire Horse Drawn Carriage Ride too! You'll have a one hour ride in a carriage, enjoying spectacular views of the Pembrokeshire coastline, Cardigan Bay, and the Preseli Hills, followed by Afternoon Tea back at the farm.
2. The Cliff Hotel, Gwbert
The Cliff Hotel has a lovely terraced restaurant with, of course, views to die for and has several choices available. You could choose the Cream Tea, Welsh Tea, Full Traditional, Vegetarian, Vegan, or - sweetly - a Children's Afternoon Tea, which includes a fruit and marshmallow skewer and a milkshake. Remember to look out for dolphins in the Bay while enjoying your tea.
3. The Grove, Narberth
The Grove is a spectacular award winning hotel, reviewed in the Michelin guide as "...becoming one of Wales' premier dining destinations". You can choose to have your Tea inside or on their gorgeous sunny terrace, and they have a traditional Tea, or a Gin or Champagne Tea.
4. Penrallt Country House Hotel - the Bay View Restaurant
A delightful option, as the name suggests the hotel has wonderful views over Cardigan Bay and is just 15 minutes away. As well as a traditional afternoon tea, you could choose the Prosecco, Gin, or if you really fancy pushing the boat out, the Champagne Afternoon Tea.
5. Scolton Manor, Haverfordwest
Slightly further afield is Scolton Manor, although should you visit you can enjoy the rest of the Park while you're there. There is 60 acres of park and woodland, plus a children's play area, a Walled Garden, and a Victorian Manor house to explore. You'll have your tea in Edie's Tea Room, with fruit and vegetables picked from the Manor's kitchen garden.
6. Adele's Cafe, Cilgerran
Not forgetting of course Adele's Cafe in our nearby village of Cilgerran for a traditional tea in a lovely village cafe (wander to the castle afterwards).