AFTERNOON Tea Week is upon us — the perfect excuse to devour a scrumptious selection of finger fancies. 

But where can you go to enjoy delicately-cut sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, sweet pastries and cakes in Bolton? 

To mark the week, which runs until Sunday to celebrate the great heritage of afternoon tea in the UK, here is a round-up of some places to visit. 

Chill out and fill up on tasty treats at a cute cafe and ice cream parlour in Horwich.

CHILL @ the cowshed, Winter Hey Lane, offers afternoon tea for £9.95 person.

For that, you get three types of sandwich, mini quiche, salad, crisps, mini cake, scone with jam and cream and, of course, tea and coffee. Just give 24 hours notice. 

Book a table at the picturesque Wellbeing Farm in Edgworth where you can enjoy a selection of fancy sandwiches, assortment of cakes and shortbread with tea or coffee for £17.95 per person.

Add a miniature bottle of Prosecco for £5.50. Oh and you can say hello to the farm's animals, including the adorable llamas. 

Think the Octagon Theatre is just about plays, think again. Choose from the venue's Octagon Afternoon Tea for £11.95 per person (pre-booking required) or the classic Octagon Cream Tea for £6.95 per person.

If it's a special occasion, add a glass of Prosecco for £5. 

Get down to the The Victoria Inn, Markland Hill — better known as Fanny's — for an afternoon treat costing £9.95 or £15 with Prosecco.

They are on offer Mondays to Thursdays, between 3pm and 5pm, although other times may be available — booking is essential. 

Visitors to Smithills Hall can enjoy a cuppa and cake with their culture. A tea room opened on July 13 for six months, serving a selection of traditional favourites — including breakfast, lunch and afternoon teas.

Smithills Tea Room, which seats 40 people, is open seven days a week, from 10am to 5pm.

The Stables Cafe, set in the heart of Ryders Farm in Kearsley, offers afternoon tea served on mismatched vintage China crockery.

The next will be on Thursday, between 6pm and 8pm, as part of a card-making class with Liz Griffiths. Last few places available, call into the cafe in Manchester Road, to book for £15. 

You can expect a selection of sandwiches, mini pizzas, home-baked scones, jam and cream with lashings of hot tea from a real teapot. Booking is essential, £9.50 per person for the cafe's regular afternoon tea.  

Head to The Tavern Fayre at Hunger Hill, from 2pm until 4pm Monday to Friday, to try out their afternoon tea.

Enjoy a choice of sandwiches, a savoury surprise, scone with jam and clotted cream, a selection of delicate handmade desserts, Twinings Tea with a complimentary top up for £25 for two people.

Include a glass of Ponte Prosecco for £30 for two people. Booking is essential. 

Travel a little further afield to Slattery Patissier & Chocolatier, Bury New Road, Whitefield.

Their dining room serves a range of teas, from Lancashire Afternoon Tea to Champagne Afternoon Tea. Gift vouchers are available, call for more information or to book.