The afternoon tea is a British staple. What better excuse to meet up with friends and family to enjoy tiny sandwiches, cakes and scones?
No longer just a menu in posh hotels and restaurants, these days, high street chains and even local pubs are offering up their own take on the quintessentially English classic.
We've put together a list of some of the best afternoon teas to enjoy in and around Plymouth.
The Flower Cafe is home to the famous unicorn hot chocolate, but is also renowned for its tasty afternoon tea, cakes and sandwiches.
The cafe's afternoon tea includes a pot of tea for one, a choice of either cheese and cucumber or ham and tomato sandwich, two scones, clotted cream and strawberry jam.
What's more, for those in your party who fancy something else, it serves brunch all day, has a range of sandwiches, toasties and paninis and plenty of homemade cakes and cookies.
Situated in a listed building on one of the oldest streets in Plymouth, the Tudor Rose tearoom is dog friendly and boasts a charming lounge, elegant patio and historic walled English garden - making it the ideal spot to feel like royalty as you dine on freshly baked scones.
If you're after something a bit more special, then the Tudor Rose also offers the 'Ultimate Afternoon Tea' for £16.95, which includes: "A delicious combination of our traditional and savoury afternoon tea brought together to create our ultimate afternoon tea experience."
"A selection of freshly cut finger sandwiches, mini teacup of homemade soup, a variety of savoury bites and sweet treats, warm Devonshire scone with local clotted cream and strawberry jam, a slice of homemade cake, a pot of Drake blend Plymouth tea, plus a bottle of sparkling lemonade."
The Tudor Rose also offers a Sunday roast as well as other lunch options, breakfasts and drinks aplenty - including a range of loose leaf teas and West Country coffees ground at the Tudor Rose itself.
The Treasury Bar on Catherine Street in Plymouth's Royal Parade is one of the city's best venues for drinks, dining, events and entertainment. It also offers a range of organic coffees, premium spirits, beers, wines, champagne and plentiful food options from lunch right the way through to evening meals.
What's more, it boasts its own Function Lounge for private hire with event buffets and caters to any dietary requirement needed.
Each afternoon tea comes with scones, jam, cream, a selection of cakes and four finger sandwiches.
This five-star hotel boasts its own private events spaces, two restaurants, fire-lit lounges, enchanting nooks, manicured grounds and even a purpose-built spa.
It's the perfect quintessentially British location for a spot of afternoon tea, too - and boy, does this one deliver.
In addition to regular dining options, including Sunday lunch and meals, Boringdon's afternoon tea selection is served between 12 noon and 4pm and comes in a variety of forms; traditional, Laurent-Perrier Champagne, Laurent-Perrier Rose Champagne and vegan and gluten free options, too.