A five-star Cornish hotel has added new dates for its festive afternoon tea by the sea this Christmas.

Originally running from December 1 to 23, The Headland in Newquay, will now also offer its festive treats from December 27 to 30 due to popular demand.

The traditional tea will include festive sandwiches, homemade scones with lashings of Cornish clotted cream and jam and Christmas fancies and cakes to celebrate the fetive season.

Falmouth Packet: The Headland in Newquay, will now also offer the delicate delights from December 27 to 30.The Headland in Newquay, will now also offer the delicate delights from December 27 to 30.

Cakes include mulled wine trifle, cranberry macaroon, chocolate orange yule log, homemade Christmas cake and, of course, a mince pie.

The Festive Afternoon Tea is served in the hotel’s multi award-winning restaurant, The Samphire, with dramatic views over the Atlantic Ocean.

Falmouth Packet: The traditional tea will provide festive sandwiches, homemade scones with Cornish clotted cream and jam as well as Christmas fancies and cakesThe traditional tea will provide festive sandwiches, homemade scones with Cornish clotted cream and jam as well as Christmas fancies and cakes

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The Headland’s Director, Veryan Palmer, said: "We are enjoying putting our fun festive twist on the classic afternoon tea and invite guests to take home a little slice of Headland Christmas spirit.

"After the disruption of last Christmas, people have been able to get together with family and friends.

"We have now added more dates to give guests the opportunity to enjoy a delicious and indulgent treat while admiring the spectacular ocean views."

Falmouth Packet: Guests can also take home a decoration from The Samphire’s 'wonderfully huge' Christmas tree Guests can also take home a decoration from The Samphire’s 'wonderfully huge' Christmas tree

Guests can also take home a decoration from The Samphire’s 'wonderfully huge' Christmas tree as a reminder of their festive tea by the sea.

The Festive Afternoon Tea follows on from the success of The Witches Afternoon Tea held during autumn.

Tickets for the Festive Afternoon Tea are priced at £35 per person on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and £30 Monday to Thursday.

The hotel has also stated that booking is essential.