Spend an afternoon taking afternoon tea in the elegant surroundings of the Beechwood Hotel, Norfolk. The hotel boasts beautifully tended gardens which invite exploration before or after tea. The hotel was frequented by the crime author Agatha Christie back in the 1930s and she even dedicated a novel to the hotel’s owners. Head to the warm and intimate lounge bar to enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches including Norfolk ham, cheese and chutney, smoked salmon and cream cheese and cucumber. Devour homemade scones with clotted cream and Ollands Farm Foods preserves. In addition, tuck into a selection of cakes, pastries and savoury treats. Wash down these treats with a great choice of teas, tisanes and coffees.