Afternoon tea at the Old Course


In all my time at St Andrews I’ve unfortunately never before made it to the Old Course hotel for afternoon tea. Probably because it’s £20!

Finally on Sunday, to say goodbye, a close friend and I (horribly underdressed) slobbed along past all the Mercedes and Bentleys in the car park to proper tea, cake and sandwiches.

It was glorious and decadent.

old_course2It was held in a beautiful restaurent at the back of the hotel.

old_course3They do unlimited refills of their tea. I had Vanilla to start with, which smelled amazing, and my friend had Earl Grey.


old_course5The dark chocolate cake was also great.


I really loved the tiny scones with clotted cream and jam. They even had pancakes hidden underneath, what an excellent surprise.

old_course7This is the beautiful view across the Links as we headed back.

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