When I found out it was Afternoon Tea Week this week I almost wet myself. No joke I love afternoon tea! The thought of sitting in a cute setting surrounded by scones, cakes and tea makes me giddy!

So in celebration, here are my top 5 places for afternoon tea in Hertfordshire:

1. Church Farm, Ardeley

After a day exploring the farm animals and woodland play area, a good scone is much needed. And I am telling you these are the best scones I have ever tasted. Complete with fresh jam and cream from the farm! I can taste it as I type.

2. Molly’s Tea Room, Hitchin

My sister took me here for my birthday and it was my first experience of afternoon tea. I have been hooked ever since! It is such a dainty, florally setting which is how I imagine my kitchen would look if it wasn’t for James! The food is nothing too posh but delicious all the same. The staff are super lovely too!

3. Shendish Manor Hotel, Apsley

This is where I want to get married. The grounds are just stunning and their afternoon tea will be on my wedding menu for sure!

4. Orchard Tea Rooms, Shenley

I discovered this place completely by accident. It is situated in Shenley Park which is the cutest little place. There is a walled garden, fairy door trail and play area. Although I have not actually tried their scones I can tell you their breakfast is nice! Their scones are on my list.

5. Pendley Manor Hotel, Tring

Now this is another I have not actually tried but I plan to. The photos I have seen look delicious and I think I’m getting quite good at determining a good looking scone!

Are you an avid scone eater like me? Now I need to know.. cream or jam first? I personally cut the scone in half, slap some cream on and then smooth the jam on top!!