Top teas at Turnberry

As well as being a top place to tee-off, Turnberry Hotel has once again been named as one of the UK’s leading afternoon tea destinations.

The five star resort’s Grand Tea Lounge has, for the fourth year in a row, been awarded the Tea Guild Award of Excellence for 2013. It joins the Palm Court in Edinburgh’s Balmoral Hotel, as one of only two Scottish venues to be given the accolade this year.

Now in its 28th year, The Tea Guild Awards are considered the Oscars of the tea industry. To seek out the finest tea experience in the UK, a team of expert tea inspectors undertake clandestine afternoon tea assignations in tea rooms and hotels across Britain.

The judges - who all dine anonymously and pay like regular clientele - follow strict guidelines and criteria that cover every aspect of the afternoon tea experience, before reporting back to The Tea Guild.

Jordi Tarrida, General Manager at Turnberry Resort, commented: “It is a great pleasure to see the Grand Tea Lounge recognised by the Tea Guild as one of the UK’s best venues. It further underlines the quality and commitment to great service that we promote at Turnberry as we strive to offer our guests an unforgettable experience with every aspect of their visit.”