Monkton House, 53 High St, Honiton, Devon (01404 548739; www.bostonteaparty.co.uk)
'This combines the classic afternoon tea experience with Eastern hospitality and ritual,' sums up Georgina. 'Run by the Miyawaki family, there's also a lovely garden'. Tonia agrees, adding that 'this is as cute as any ye olde Cotswolds tearoom, except its owner is Japanese, so teas include a good selection of loose-leaf classics as well as matcha, the lurid green tea served in Japanese ceremonies. The owner trained at Le Manoir, so cakes are also top-notch.'
Where High Street, Winchcombe, Cheltenham (01242 602469; www.juris-tearoom.co.uk)