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Bath's Best Afternoon Tea Spots
If there was ever a more Bath pursuit than taking afternoon tea, we have never heard of it. This English tradition of sipping a piping hot pot of tea with scones and cake is a wonderful slow way to pass a few hours with friends or family.
Needless to say, Bath has some very desirable destinations where one can take afternoon tea, all with reputations for excellent bakery skills, excellent service and wonderful surroundings too.
Our top Afternoon Tea picks are:
1.) The Pump Room Restaurant
If you imagine one of Jane Austen’s elaborate regency social occasions in a grand banqueting hall, you are part way to knowing how wonderful this setting truly is. All of which is within view of the source of Bath’s thermal spring.
Find out more about The Pump Room here.
2.) The Royal Crescent
The private gardens at this world-famous hotel make for a wonderful setting for afternoon tea on warm days. Equally, its fine dining restaurant serves up everything you could wish for. You can also add champagne on special occasions. Open to non-residents. Booking recommended.
Explore more about The Royal Crescent here.
3.) Sally Lunn’s
The oldest house in Bath serves up a secret recipe for its world-famous Bath Bunn with mouth-watering options for toppings. It serves both sweet and savoury afternoon teas and has a wheat and dairy-free option too.
4.) Thermae Bath Spa
After taking to the hot waters of Bath’s thermal hot springs water, why not indulge in an afternoon tea with fresh scones and sandwiches in the Spa’s dedicated restaurant; all part of their Tea for Two at the Thermae Spa Package.
Book your afternoon tea at Thermae Bath Spa here.
5.) Francis Hotel
This beautifully kept ‘ensemble of regency townhouses’ is now an exquisite hotel that over-looks Bath’s original classic square, Queens Square. Take tea in the comfort of the classically designed drawing-room in regency style.
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6.) Jane Austen Centre
Enjoy the period atmosphere of The Regency Tea Rooms where all the staff are dressed in regency costume! Their menu includes ‘Ladies Afternoon Tea’ and Mrs Bennet’s Cake of the Day. A must-visit for Jane Austen and literary lovers.