Today (June 25) is National Cream Tea Day.
It seems we have a national day for pretty much everything these days but, hey, if it gives us an excuse to spoil ourselves with sandwiches, savoury snacks and sweet treats, we say let us embrace it.
We have put together the ultimate guide for grabbing a scrumptious afternoon tea in Northamptonshire.
Whether you want to enjoy your scones in a luxurious glasshouse restaurant or away from the hustle and bustle of shops in an idyllic countryside setting, this county's independents spoil us for choice.
Here are 19 places where you can grab a delicious afternoon tea:
5. Jeyes - Earls Barton
Pay a visit to the Apothocoffee shop at Jeyes in Earls Barton where you can enjoy a scrumptious traditional afternoon tea or a celebration afternoon tea with prosecco in their beautiful conservatory. Prices start at £14.95 per person. For more information, call 01604 810289.
Photo: Apothocoffee Shop Earls Barton
6. The Garden Deli - Wellingborough
The Garden Deli is a local favourite in Wellingborough with their mouth-watering afternoon tea platters from £10 per person. Call 01933 222126 for more information or to book an afternoon tea for two.
Photo: The Garden Deli
7. Westone Manor Hotel - Northampton
Treat yourself to a traditional afternoon tea at Westone Manor Hotel (with vegan and gluten free options available). It is served every Friday - Sunday from 12.30pm to 5pm at £18 per person. Call 01604 739955 to make a reservation.
Photo: Westone Manor Hotel
8. Kettering Park Hotel and Spa
Enjoy a beautiful vintage afternoon tea at Kettering Park Hotel and Spa with delicious sandwiches, scones, cakes and pastries. They are served daily from noon to 5pm. Call 01536 416666 to book a table on their terrace.
Photo: Kettering Park Hotel and Spa