Newcastle, England – Afternoon Tea With a Twist

It doesn’t get much more British than a tea-house so if you’ve found your way to the friendly North-Eastern city of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne then we’ve got THE place to immerse yourself in Brit-culture and become a true English gent (or lady) in no time. As much as us Brits try to shun the afternoon-tea stereotype, it’s world-renowned for a reason… and well, because tea and cake between lunch and dinner really doesn’t need an explanation, does it?!

Enter Quilliam Brothers’ Tea HouseCool and charismatic, these self-proclaimed purveyors of the finest tea and offer a mood-lifting range of ‘lush scran’ (local dialect for ‘great food’) and home-bakes fit for even the Queen to indulgence in. If choosing from 60 loose-leaf teas isn’t exciting enough, the huge scones will win you over and compliment our favourite blend for first-time tea triers, Assam tea, perfectly. Feeling a little more adventurous? Their Ammaretto blend has an alcoholic-style kick for those wanting something a little stronger and paired with a Peanut Butter Brownie is a real winner.

Surely there’s a million places to find tea and coffee in this British city so what’s so special about Quilliams? Well, it’s open until midnight every night of the week, allowing you to spend dreary winter evenings cozied up on a beanbag with a warm comforting cuppa watching the city go by. They even show old-school movies in their vintage style cinema room, think shabby-chic Chesterfield leather sofa’s and battered wooden floors for the ultimate laid-back luxe vibe. It’s also a great alternative social idea if you’ve been spending too many evenings meeting people for drinks! We’re just wondering why nobody else thought of late-night-tea first…


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