You’ve arrived in Axminster, a market town on the eastern border of Devon, England. It lies some 28 miles from the county town of Exeter, situated on a hill overlooking the River Axe.

The area is perhaps best known for carpet-making. However, there are also a handful of places to get an Afternoon Tea in Axminster, including venues found on the list below.

The history of Axminster dates back to at least Celtic times. It later appeared in the Domesday Book of 1086 as “Aixeministra”, meaning “monastery or large church by the River Axe.”

Centuries later, immediately following the Battle of Trafalgar (1805), dispatch riders travelled through the town on en route to London with news of victory. Nowadays, though, people worry less about conflict and more about finding an Afternoon Tea Axminster venue.