It's National Afternoon Tea Week next week, so we have rounded up the best places in Swindon to get your scones fix. 

As a nation famous for our tea drinking it is only appropriate that we have a yearly celebration, after all tea drinking is arguably our country’s biggest ritual. 

Introduced in Britain in the early 1840s, afternoon tea started off as a mini-meal used to curb people’s hunger before their evening meal at 8pm. 

The delightful affair usually comprises delicate finger sized sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, sweet pastries and cakes. 

Afternoon tea can be enjoyed almost anywhere including at home or in the park. However, the most splendid way to enjoy this British tradition is whilst being waited on in a hotel or tea room. 

No matter your budget or taste, there is guaranteed to be an afternoon tea venue on this list to suit your preferences.

Chiseldon House Hotel and Restaurant

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The epitomy of high tea can be found at Chiseldon House Hotel with their classic chinaware and finger sandwich offerings in a stunning setting.

Tea drinkers will have a choice of sitting inside or enjoying the sunshine outside in the courtyard or the terrace.

Partner Mark Pennells said: "The chefs, the food and the gorgeous surroundings are what makes afternoon tea at the Chiseldon Hotel so fantastic."

With three teas to choose from, including traditional afternoon tea, champagne tea and Hendricks gin tea, there could be something for everyone. 

Prices start at £20 for the standard afternoon tea which includes a selection of finger sanwiches, homemade sconeswith clotted cream and jam, tea sorbet, assortment of cakes and tea, coffee or hot chocolate. 

Chiseldon House are also taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme so between Monday and Wednesday until the end of August, their afternoon tea is £10 per person. 

READ MORE: All the restaurants in Swindon taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme

McCtaffs Tea Room

McCtaffs Tea Room can be found inside The Brunel Shopping Centre.

The tea room offers a range of freshly baked goodies - and this afternoon tea is possibly one of the most budget friendly at only £10 per person. 

It includes a rande of sandwiches, scone with jam and clotted cream, cakes and pastries served with tea or coffee. 

Stanton House Hotel 

Afternoon tea at Stanton House can be enjoyed in the conservatory or terrace from 12pm to 4.30pm everyday. 

A much more affordable option than Chiseldon House, price starts at £12.50.

Afternoon tea includes: sandwiches, cakes, scone with jam and tea or coffee.

The hotel is also taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, but only for advanced bookings. 

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