FANCY a cuppa? You'd be well-placed to enjoy some of the UK's finest here in Dorset after the county has just secured the top spot for the best afternoon tea in Britain.

According to the latest study based on customer reviews and ratings, Dorset has been named as the best place for afternoon tea in the UK. 

Tourist Tr-eats: Afternoon Tea, created by Dorset Coastal Cottages has revealed that the county pips places like Cardiff, Liverpool and York to the top spot. 

With more Brits than ever looking to the UK for alternative travel options, indulging in this traditional dish is the perfect way to start supporting local businesses and tearooms while enjoying time away.

Whether you’re in the north or the south, the UK boasts plenty of spots to enjoy an afternoon tea. 

The top regions to enjoy an afternoon tea are:

1. Dorset

2. Cornwall

3. York

4. Whitby

5. Isle of Wight

The study also named the top-rated tea room in each location. Here in Dorset, the Garden Gate Tea Room  in Wareham was the most highly rated.

The average price of afternoon tea in the UK is around £27 per person.

Whether you’re strictly cream first then jam, or prefer the Cornish way, scones are the most-ordered item, followed by a classic cup of tea. One popular item that might rock the boat is prosecco which sits in fifth place.