Cornish Blogger Meet Up || Afternoon Tea at Bone China, Truro

In the glorious sunshine last weekend, we set off on a road trip to Cornwall for the day. Primarily it was so that I could meet up with some other Cornish Bloggers I’ve got to know since starting blogging, as I’d been invited for afternoon tea in Truro, but Adam came along to keep me company on the drive and do a bit of shopping whilst I was off meeting and greeting.


The journey took ages, with all the emmets flooding across the Tamar towing their caravans and stacking up traffic, but we’d left plenty of time and even managed to park for free (note: if you’re in Truro and willing to walk from the train station, on the main road there are free spaces for up to 4 hours). As it was, I arrived first which left plenty of opportunity for some photos of the beautiful little tea shop nestled down a side street that Anna at The Cornish Life had found. Soon after she’d arrived too, Annabel at Brain Food, Alex at On Serpentine Shores and Sarah at The Salty Sea Blog had all come to join us.


I’d describe Bone China as an eclectic mix of old fashioned cameras, fantastic wallpaper and  mismatched china teacups and saucers (of course). They had fantastic lighting, lovely service and the cutest hidden garden outside complete with a piano, herb garden, sofa and bunting.

We ordered a mix of drinks (sadly most of us couldn’t have the delicious cocktails on offer as we were driving) and my fruit punch tea was delicious. Though I did envy Anna’s “Apple of my eye” and Alex’s “Apple Crumble” cocktails.


The afternoon tea was incredible and amazing value at £10pp. We each had so many sandwiches in loads of lovely flavours – prawn and marie rose, cucumber and cream cheese, chorizo, chutney and rocket, brie and bacon, cheese and pickle…you name it, there was one there. We also had an accompaniment of vegetable crisps in teacups and green salad.

The sweets were even more impressive – a cupcake each to choose from salted caramel, strawberry white chocolate, double chocolate, red velvet, coffee vanilla. On top of this, there was also a selection of miniature puddings – lemon posset, chocolate mousse and eton mess with a slice on victoria sponge and fresh fruit. Needless to say, we were all stuffed by about half way through and had to wrap up most of the remainders in foil to take home!


It was such a lovely way to spend the afternoon, with a group of girls who instantly felt like they’d been friends for years. The blogging community is so surprising, but even more so when you’ve been following someone for months on their blog and then they’re exactly as you hoped in real life. As Alex and I went to uni together, it was lovely to see her again, and I really enjoyed how open, friendly and inspirational everyone else was too. Compared to other blogging events this was a much smaller group so we got to chat continuously to everyone and I came away feeling full and happy.


From left – right, Sarah at The Salty Sea Blog, Alex at On Serpentine Shores, Annabel at Brain Food, ME (Alice at Wooden Window Sills- though if you’re on here you should know that!) and Anna at The Cornish Life.


The staff in Bone China were so lovely and friendly, and I’m pretty sure it’s still relatively new to Truro so I’d definitely recommend visiting if you need a break from shopping, want a posh afternoon tea with your granny, or fancy a quaint evening dinner (looking at their menus online, I’m gutted I don’t like closer – they have some dishes that look seriously good!).

*This post wasn’t sponsored by Bone China or anyone else for that matter, it was just a lovely place to meet up and get to know some new people with a similar interest. It just so happens that I loved everything they’d done there and I think they deserve a big shout out.*