There is nothing quite so very English than taking afternoon tea and, in West Norfolk, we like to honour this tradition with style.
Many of the tearooms and coffee shops around the county serve up this English delicacy, with that very difficult choice of whether you have fresh cream or preserves on your homemade scone!
To truly enjoy this tradition, get yourself into true English surroundings by heading over to one of our several cafes situated in famous country houses and stately homes. Take in the view whilst savouring each of the carefully prepared pastries, sandwiches and the finest tea, served to perfection.
Or enjoy pleasant treats in the working bakery of Bircham Windmill, a very popular rural destination with regular exhibitions from local artists to catch your eye and imagination as you sample their delicious treats.
Step back to yesteryear and enjoy a light lunch on the quayside in historic King’s Lynn at one of the several venues there, serving cream teas and more in relaxed cafe areas. Warmed scones, butter, cream and jam with a selection of cakes and tea or coffee – what more could you ask for?
If out on a rural stroll with the family and you energy levels dip, stop by any of the cafes in one of our rural attractions, such as at WWT Welney Wetland Centre or Pensthorpe Wildlife & Gardens, with lots of our countryside cafes offering daily specials and treats whilst surrounded by wildlife spectacles and wetland-based animals to spot during your relaxing time exploring West Norfolk.
For a total day of pure indulgence, why not partake in the selection of teas, coffees and snacks in one of the many coffee houses in King’s Lynn town centre before seeing a show at one of the many entertainment venues there, from a wide selection of theatre, dance, comedy and music shows.
For more information about these and other great places to enjoy the honest delights of a freshly prepared light lunch or cream tea served in West Norfolk, please browse our growing list of establishments.