10 Best Afternoon Teas in The Cotswolds
The Cotswolds is such a traditional, atmospheric region that you'll have a delightful time touring the gorgeous honey-coloured villages and towns.
What could be better than taking a break in your tour by having a delicious afternoon tea? You can choose your dream afternoon tea venue from this collection of delightful places that we've put together for you:
Tisanes Tea Room, Broadway
The garden is available during spring, summer and early autumn, and is a lovely peaceful hideaway as it is only accessible via the tearoom!
Badgers Hall Tearoom, Chipping Campden
You couldn't ask for a more traditional place to enjoy your afternoon tea at the weekend.
The Lygon Arms, Broadway
You start with delicate finger sandwiches and seasonal savouries, followed by freshly baked scones and clotted cream. Round it all off with a selection of cakes and pastries designed by the in-house Lygon Arms pastry team.
Afternoon Tea costs £29 per person and £15 per child under 12 years. You can add a glass of champagne for £10 or a champagne Bellini for £15.
The New England Coffee House, Stow-on-the-Wold
Dogs and children are welcome to this friendly little coffee house.
Burleigh Court, Stroud
You can take Burleigh Court Afternoon Tea on Wednesday to Saturday afternoons (3 to 5 pm) and enjoy the peaceful and elegant surroundings.
Classic, vegan and gluten-free afternoon teas cost £22, including tea and coffee. Bookings need to be made 24 hours in advance. Sandwiches are not normally part of the menu, but you can request sandwiches instead of the savoury treats when you are booking (£5 extra).
The Broadway Hotel, Broadway
Afternoon Tea at The Broadway Hotel is a deliciously traditional affair, including finger sandwiches, homemade scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, and sweet treats from the pastry kitchen.
The Bantam Tea Rooms, Chipping Campden
The Bantam Tea Rooms have a lovely private courtyard garden and terrace where you can sit and admire the Cotswold stone buildings whilst you indulge yourself with a delicious afternoon tea.
You'll be able to soak up the ancient Cotswolds atmosphere whilst enjoying the delicious Huffkins Afternoon Tea.
Their Classic Afternoon Tea is the perfect afternoon treat. It's served on a traditional three-tier stand and includes a selection of sandwiches, fruit or plain warm scone and strawberry preserve with clotted cream, and a selection of cakes and pastries - you can even have one of the famous Huffkins eclairs.
Prices start from £15.95 per person, and there are gluten-free and vegan options available. Don't forget to book your tea in advance!
Barnsley House, Barnsley, Cirencester
The first type of Barnsley Tea is the traditional Afternoon Tea with finger sandwiches, homemade fruit scone with jam and clotted cream, a selection of cakes of the day and your choice of tea or coffee.
Both varieties are £25 per person, and you can upgrade to a Gin Tea for £30.50 and a champagne tea for £33.50.
Whilst you're at Barnsley House, don't forget to look around the beautiful gardens where they grow a lot of their own ingredients.
Lavender Bakehouse, Stroud
The Lavender Bakehouse want to make sure afternoon tea is a special occasion for you, so the table is laid out with their best china, and your food is served on the prettiest of cake stands and old fashioned platters.
We hope you've enjoyed our selection of places to indulge in a Cotswolds Afternoon Tea - hopefully, one of them will take your fancy. Most require advance booking, so it's probably best to check with your chosen place beforehand.
If you're looking for somewhere for your evening meal or lunch whilst you're in the Cotswolds, look at our Best Pub Food in the Cotswolds article: