The Queen's Platinum Jubilee is just around the corner and what better way to get you in the swing of things than enjoying a terribly British afternoon tea?

Cucumber sandwiches with the crusts cut off, Victoria sponge cake, scones with jam and clotted cream, all washed down with a lovely pot of tea - items which, naturally, should be consumed with your little finger raised at all times.

If you want to raise a cuppa to the Queen, or you just feel like treating yourself to a tower of tasty treats, we've turned to Tripadvisor to find the best places serving up the traditional fare, according to reviews left by the people who have been there.


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Best places for afternoon tea in Somerset

Lion Rock Tea Rooms

Yeovil Express: Afternoon tea items at the Lion Rock Tea Rooms (TripAdvisor)Afternoon tea items at the Lion Rock Tea Rooms (TripAdvisor)

Where: The Cliffs, Cheddar, BS27 3QE

Tripadvisor rating: 4.5/5

Located in the village of Cheddar, you can find the Lion Rock Tea Rooms, which has garnered a reputation for its cream teas and hot food as well.

Its scones and cakes have come in for praise in particular.

Out of its 1,111 reviews, 800 of them were rated as 'Excellent' on its Tripadvisor page.

One reviewer wrote: "Called in today after a walk around the Gorge. Friendly welcome, great food and lovely and warm room. We had the Cream tea / sandwich deal and it was fantastic. Proper thick cheese on malted bread. Beautiful."

Castle of Comfort Country House restaurant

Where: Castle of Comfort Dodington Nether Stowey, Bridgwater, TA5 1LE

Tripadvisor rating: 5/5

This hotel and restaurant offers up good options for afternoon tea in Bridgwater.

Out of its 89 reviews, 79 of them were rated as 'Excellent' on its Tripadvisor page.

One reviewer wrote: "Stopped off after a walk for a cream tea. All the staff extremely welcoming to both us and our very muddy dog! Scones were delicious with ample clotted cream and good choice of Jam."

Kitnors Tea Room

Yeovil Express: Afternoon tea at Kitnors (TripAdvisor)Afternoon tea at Kitnors (TripAdvisor)

Where: Bossington, Minehead, TA24 8HQ

Tripadvisor rating: 4.5/5

Next up is Kitnors Tea Room in Minehead which has received praise for its "wonderful scones" among other items.

Out of its 326 reviews, 240 of them were rated as 'Excellent' on its Tripadvisor page.

One reviewer wrote: "My wife and I called in for a cream tea whilst staying locally. Very warm friendly welcome. Cream Tea was first class served in the delightful garden. Thoroughly recommended."

Apple Tree Tea Rooms

Yeovil Express: Apple Tree Tea Rooms (TripAdvisor)Apple Tree Tea Rooms (TripAdvisor)

Where: 29 The Avenue, Minehead, TA24 5AY 

Tripadvisor rating: 4.5/5

Yet another establishment in Minehead has been recommended as a good option for afternoon tea in Somerset.

Apple Tree Tea Rooms has been praised for its scones and whortleberry jam in many reviews.

Out of its 733 reviews, 609 of them were rated as 'Excellent' on its Tripadvisor page.

One reviewer wrote: "Yes, we went for Traditional Cream Tea, but nicely surprised by the extensive menu. Great service, nicely presented and a fair price. Definitely worth a visit!"


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Edelweiss Cafe

Yeovil Express: Afternoon tea at Edelweiss Cafe (TripAdvisor)Afternoon tea at Edelweiss Cafe (TripAdvisor)

Where: The Cliffs, Cheddar, BS27 3QA

Tripadvisor rating: 4.5/5

Finally we come to another establishment in the village of Cheddar with Edelweiss.

Out of its 386 reviews, 282 of them were rated as 'Excellent' on its Tripadvisor page.

One reviewer wrote: "As a lover of cream teas I'll eat them whenever and wherever, and this venue didn't disappoint. I was asked if I'd like even more jam and cream, and the teapot was a generous size."