Charlotte's Tea House // Truro

Afternoon tea at Charlotte's Tea House is like stepping back in time. The staff wear traditional pinnies and lace caps while they serve perfectly cut sandwiches and pastries on china cake stands.

Located in the old Coinage Hall in the centre of Truro, Charlotte's really is a lovely place to escape the bustle outside. Here, it's about taking time to enjoy your pot of Tregothnan Earl Grey, with a toasted tea cake or slice of quiche.

The delicious cakes are baked on the premises, using local ingredients wherever possible. Upgrade your classic Cornish cream tea with a Tarquin's gin and Navas tonic (both made locally). Because the cafe is in a listed Victorian building, unfortunately it's not accessible. However, there is an excellent takeaway menu.