Always keen to find a new venue for a catch up with friends, I sampled the delights of the sixth Laura Ashley Tea Room in the country which has recently opened at The Cornwall Hotel.

The Cornwall is a relaxing venue for meeting friends, with a delightful sunny terrace and lawns overlooking a lake. The Tea Room is operated as a franchise with the Laura Ashley company. It is decorated in true Laura Ashley style, elegant and chintzy with crisp white table linen and fine bone china. Doors and windows open onto the terrace, making it a light, airy space.

Afternoon Tea at the Laura Ashley Tea Room, The Cornwall HotelWe met at lunchtime and ordered the afternoon tea for two people. This included finger sandwiches, a selection of mini cakes, a lemon posset and two scones with jam and cream. It arrived beautifully presented on a bespoke serving tray, accompanied by real leaf tea in china teapot. ‘Proper Job’ my Cornish friends would say!

Afternoon Tea at the Laura Ashley Tea Room, The Cornwall HotelEverything was delicious! There was far too much for us so they gave us a pretty cardboard carrying box to take some home for later.

Afternoon Tea at the Laura Ashley Tea Room, The Cornwall HotelThere are several options on the menu, including a savoury tea and a gluten free or vegan option.

I would definitely recommend a visit. It would be perfect for families with young children who could romp about on the lawn whilst the grown ups were relaxing and chatting in the tea room.

Terrace at The Cornwall HotelGetting there & more information

The Cornwall Hotel is just down the road from Bosinver on the St Austell to Mevagissey road. It’s approximate 7-8 minutes’ drive, or a short cycle ride. Postcode for satnavs: PL26 7AB.

If you fancy pampering yourselves, you could combine afternoon tea with an indulgent treatment at The Cornwall Hotel’s Clearing Spa.

More places to visit near Bosinver

There are lots of great places to visit close to Bosinver, including the ever-popular Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project. You can get to many of them without a car.

Download our 50 things to do without a car ebook for inspiration for car-free days out in Cornwall.