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The Latest Trends. By Fiona Duncan.
Afternoon Tea may have grown to become wildly popular in hotels (just look at The Ritz, which serves it from 11am till 9pm every day)
but it’s all got out of hand in my view and just a bit naff. Instead, I love the laid back answer to Afternoon Tea that the Pig at Combe has come up with. In the relaxing and comfortable sitting rooms, you won’t find finger sandwiches and tiers of fondant fancies; instead, this being Devon, you’ll be offered a Victoria sponge cake dusted with icing sugar and packed with strawberries and clotted cream.
Hotel Endsleigh has a similarly relaxed approach, with cakes and sandwiches laid out temptingly in the sitting room from 4pm.