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5 fantastic places to celebrate National Afternoon Tea Week in Shrewsbury

In honour of National Afternoon Tea Week, which celebrates one of Britain’s favourite traditions, Original Shrewsbury hit the streets to collect some of the finest afternoon tea experiences in Shrewsbury.

From themed bars to 4 star hotels, and everything in between, there is nothing quite like indulging in this quintessentially British tradition.

Ten and Six, Mardol

Located on one of Shrewsbury's most historic streets, Ten and Six is Shropshire's only Wonderland themed bar. Inspired by Alice's adventures through the looking glass, the champagne bar is renowned for it's unique and refreshing cocktails.

Join the Mad Hatter for his themed afternoon tea: a selection of sandwiches and wraps, cakes, brownies, desserts and other treats - all calling out 'Eat me!'. Accompany your meal with a selection of teas or fizz.

From £20 per person.

Camellias Tea Rooms, St Alkmund's Place

Situated across from the historic St Alkmund's Church, Camellias Tea Rooms is an impressive environment in which to dine. Its menu is just as opulent as its interiors, and boasts an extensive array of fresh cakes, sandwiches and hot food.

Camellias Traditional Afternoon Tea is a chance to sample a selection of their menu, with your choice of five sandwich fillings, cakes, scones and a pot of traditional loose leaf tea.

From £11.95 per person.

The Loopy Shrew, Bellstone

A stylish British restaurant, The Loopy Shrew never fails to delight with its modern, locally sourced menu. Their interior is indulgent, offering seating to suit any occasion; a vibrant bar, main restaurant, café bar and snug, and private mezzanine.

Their afternoon tea menu is a board of treats, with locally sourced sandwich fillings and their famous Scotch egg, completed with a selection of sweet treats, teas and artisanal coffees.

From £17.50 per person, please book in advance.

The Armoury, Victoria Quay

Based in Shrewsbury's waterside Victoria Quay, The Armoury is the perfect spot for any meal: tables by the river for those sunny days and a truly impressive space inside, illuminated with large windows, making the most of the riverside view.

Indulge in 3 tiers of classic British cuisine; cakes, scones, finger sandwiches and more. Complimented with pot of tea or coffee – or upgrade for a glass of fizz!

From £29.95 for two.

Treat Yourself, Abbey Foregate

Indulge yourself at one of the sweetest restaurants around: Treat Yourself. Sharing menus with their neighbour The Peach Tree, Treat Yourself offers something a little sweeter; homemade waffles, crepes, delicious milkshakes, smoothies, ice cream splits and more.

Their homemade afternoon tea is a celebration of classic British food with classically flavoured sandwiches, mini quiches and a selection of desserts, including cheesecakes and éclairs.

From £15.95 per person, please book in advance.