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Afternoon Tea in Penzance, Cornwall

A chance to celebrate, treat and catch-up

Come and join us for Afternoon Tea on the south coast of Cornwall. When the sun shines, afternoon tea can be enjoyed al-fresco on our terrace. It’s a sensory overload, the sea expands before you, the Mediterranean planting overlooks you and the food is lip-smackingly good. For those days you feel romantic, snuggle up in one of our lounges. For extra special occasions, our restaurant adds an element of grandeur.

Naturally, we have Cornish cream teas, with Cornish clotted cream and jam – please observe the correct method of applying jam first! Or the more traditional Afternoon Tea with finger sandwiches, pastries, scones and tea, or coffee if you’d prefer, served on china fit for the Queen.

Celebrate, treat or catch-up with friends and family. They’re fantastic for group meetings, baby showers, hen parties, anniversaries and birthdays. We can happily assist in themed events or special occasions, contact us with your ideas.

Afternoon Tea at Hotel Penzance is available to both residents and non-residents daily from 2.30 - 4.30pm.

Choose how you wish to enjoy yours...

Full Indulgence Afternoon Tea 

Full Indulgence Afternoon Tea with a glass of Prosecco 

Cornish Cream Tea 



afternoon tea - gift a treat

Gift a treat 

Surprise someone with an Afternoon Tea gift experience at Hotel Penzance. Treat them to delicious finger sandwiches, irresistable little cakes and scones with plentiful tea or fresh ground coffee.

Gift experiences start from just £16.95.


"I believe bringing back ideas such as afternoon tea parties is like tapping into old core values of a time gone by, and allowing time to sit and chat over a nice cup of tea and a pastry in a world where no one has time for such niceties anymore is just perfect".

Trevor Eat Out Cornwall

"We thoroughly enjoyed our tea at The Bay. Everything was just as a traditional tea should be. It was served on very pretty china by delightful staff and we helped ourselves to a wonderful array of savouries, scones and cakes everything home made and were both delicious and beautifully presented. I would defintely recommend anybody looking to celebrate a special occasion to go and take tea at The Bay".

Tania Hopkinson Here and Now

"Afternoon tea parties are such a lovely idea. I took my mother, who thoroughly enjoyed herself, but I am certainly looking forward to arranging to meet up with friends there, and share in the ambiance, the artwork, and the special afternoon treat sensation again, and probably again".

Christine Allen, Artist