Afternoon Tea: The Angel, Abergavenny

The first of hopefully many more afternoon tea reviews.  Using a voucher I was given when I left my previous job (thanks guys!), I booked us in for high tea at The Angel in Abergavenny, current holders of the Tea Guild Award of Excellence.  Having been for Sunday lunch in the past, expectations were high

Arriving at reception, were a harpist was playing, we were taken to the Wedgewood room and presented with a champagne and tea menu.  After having a glass of Baron de Marck, we were presented with a beautiful three tier stand of pastries, sandwiches and cakes along with our selected tea


The tea was limitless allowing us to try as many as we liked.  We worked our way through:

  • Vanilla
  • Pheonix Honey
  • Strawberry and Kiwi
  • Imperial White
  • Iron Budha

All of which I would recommend but Vanilla was my favourite


After a cute little pot of strawberries and cream, out came the warm scones followed by the compulsory questioning of cream or jam on top....cream first and jam on top for me


Finally, we were happy to discover we could take home the cakes we didn't eat, placed in a little cake box wrapped with ribbon, allow us to continue to enjoy the experience throughout the weekend

For high tea at £26.80 per person, I would definitely recommend a visit if you are in the area

I am giving high tea at The Angel, Abergavenny, 4 scones out of 5.  Why you might ask, when it was so good.  Well, there was one little thing..the clotted cream, it just wasn't quite thick and creamy enough and lacked the crunchy top which I have grown to love and expect