I was very lucky to be invited to The Alverton, the only four-star hotel in Truro, to sample their afternoon tea* and Friday’s National Cream Tea Day seemed like the perfect opportunity. I was able to bring a guest and thought I’d treat my mum to thank her for all the help since Jenson has come along. And it was bloody amazing!
Friday started out as a bit of a shit day – I had to get the raincover out for the pram for the first time and the idea of traipsing around Truro in the pissing down rain with a pram didn’t sound particularly enticing. But by the time we got off the bus in Truro the rain was letting up and the sun was shining by the time we got to the hotel. Bonus!
I really can’t thank the staff enough for making us feel so welcome and special. We were seated outside in the beautiful terrace, with gorgeous views of the gardens, and nothing was too much trouble for them. We were even offered a glass of complimentary champagne – and it took me a minute to remember that I could actually have a glass now! It has been a while…
The food was incredible and I always like to see a generous serving of cream for my cream tea. We don’t skimp on the important things in Cornwall! Look at all that cake!
The Alverton offers a selection of afternoon tea options, including various flavours of tea, so there really is something for everyone.
If you’re heading there on a nice day, I really do recommend sitting out on the terrace; it’s a beautiful location. Earlier this year, The Alverton was awarded the best wedding venue in Cornwall at the South West Wedding Awards and it’s easy to see why. It’s a stunning building and every member of staff is dedicated to ensuring that each guest feels valued and catered to.
The Alverton is just a ten-minute walk from the centre of Truro and I really do recommend popping up there next time you’re in the city, whether you fancy coffee and cake, a light lunch, a full roast, or partaking in one of their amazing afternoon teas. A cheeky cocktail out on the terrace as the sun sets sounds pretty good too!
Truro is a bit of a trek on the bus, especially with a four-week old baby, so we made the most of the trip by calling into a few essential stores while we were there. Jenson may have been treated to a few more bits seeing as he couldn’t actually enjoy a cream tea himself. Everyone fell in love with him though, so he got plenty of attention.
Massive thanks to all the staff at The Alverton for ensuring we had a lovely afternoon! It felt great being treated when trying to navigate through life with a newborn – lately the height of luxury is an extra long shower or going back to bed when Luke comes home from work!