Spend some time by the sea at this pretty hotel in Eastbourne – a perfect setting in which to relax for afternoon tea. Head to the Verandah Bar and make yourselves comfortable or take a seat outside in fine weather. Start with a glass of sparkling champagne each and proceed to dine on sandwiches filled with egg mayonnaise with rocket, Sussex organic Ashdown cheddar, pickle and tomato and home-cooked gammon with sliced cucumber. Fairtrade tea or coffee pairs perfectly with tasty homemade sweet treats such as chocolate eclairs and traditional scones, with clotted cream and jam. A stunning sea view and friendly service help make this afternoon tea experience unforgettable.