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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

Tisanes © Ed Butcher

This is a great traditional tea room in the centre of Broadway, next to the war memorial, with space indoors and outdoors to enjoy your afternoon treat.

The garden is available during spring, summer and early autumn, and is a lovely peaceful hideaway as it is only accessible via the tearoom!

Tisanes © Ed Butcher

The Tisanes Afternoon Tea includes freshly prepared sandwiches, a scone with jam and cream, a slice of cake, and coffee or tea. It is £15 and is served from 12 to 4:30 pm.


Badgers Hall Tearoom, Chipping Campden

© Badgers Hall

Badgers Hall is a beautiful Cotswold stone building dating back to the 15th Century, with exposed beams everywhere!

You couldn't ask for a more traditional place to enjoy your afternoon tea at the weekend.

© Badgers Hall

What could be more traditional, with finger sandwiches, freshly baked AGA scones with clotted cream and jam, and slices of cake? The only question is - jam first or cream first?


The Lygon Arms, Broadway

© Lygon Arms

With over 600 years of history to soak up, you'll relish the traditional atmosphere of a Lygon Arms Afternoon Tea.

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.

© Lygon Arms

The Lygon Arms loves it when you bring your children for afternoon tea - they even have a themed children's afternoon tea during the school holidays.


The New England Coffee House, Stow-on-the-Wold

© New England Coffee House

The New England Coffee House is different from your average Cotswold tea room. You can enjoy an afternoon tea in their quirky coffee shop right in the heart of Stow. There are delightful rooms arranged over different floors for you to choose from.

Dogs and children are welcome to this friendly little coffee house.

© New England Coffee House

You'll need to book afternoon tea at the New England Coffee House 24 hours in advance, with a 2 person minimum, but it's well worth the forward planning! For £19 per person, you can indulge yourself with a selection of sandwiches, a fruit scone with jam and clotted cream, a brownie, macaroons and a tea of your choice.


Burleigh Court, Stroud

© Burleigh Court

Burleigh Court is the ideal place to indulge yourself with a decadent afternoon tea. You'll find yourself in a Grade II listed traditional Cotswold manor house, with breathtaking views and stunning gardens.

You can take Burleigh Court Afternoon Tea on Wednesday to Saturday afternoons (3 to 5 pm) and enjoy the peaceful and elegant surroundings.

© Burleigh Court

The menu consists of savoury treats such as sausage roll, scotch eggs and charcuterie, and the sweet treats including a freshly baked homemade scone with jam and clotted cream, and a selection of cakes. Vegan and Gluten-free afternoon teas are also available. You can upgrade your tea with organic prosecco or champagne from £6 per glass.

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

© Broadway Hotel

There are many places in The Broadway Hotel to take your afternoon tea - in addition to the brasserie or bar, you can choose the traditional sitting room or the terrace which leads straight onto the picturesque village green.

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.

© Broadway Hotel

Classic Full Afternoon Tea costs £23 per person, and you can treat yourself to a champagne version (including a glass of Pommery Royal NV Champagne) for £32.


The Bantam Tea Rooms, Chipping Campden

© The Bantam Tea Rooms

The Bantam Tea Rooms are situated in the heart of historic Chipping Campden, just opposite the famous market hall. The Tea Rooms themselves are in a building dating back to 1693!

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.

© The Bantam Tea Rooms

The Afternoon Tea includes a sandwich, a freshly baked scone with strawberry preserve and clotted cream, and a choice of cake. If you have Afternoon Tea for Two (£29.90) your treats will be served on a traditional tiered serving plate.


Huffkins, Stow-on-the-Wold

© Huffkins

The Huffkins Cafe and Bakery in Stow-on-the-Wold (they have other cafes in the Cotswolds too) is situated in a stunning Cotswold stone building - right in the heart of the town, in the Market Square.

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.

© Huffkins

You can make the occasion even more luxurious by ordering a Celebration Tea for Two which includes prosecco or gin and tonic.

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

© Barnsley House

There are two types of afternoon tea served in the luxurious surroundings of the Potager Restaurant at elegant Barnsley House.

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.

© Barnsley House

The second type is for those who prefer a savoury treat, with finger sandwiches, a homemade cheese scone, pork & fennel sausage roll, paté en croute with red wine jelly, a scotch egg, garden pickles, chutney, and of course 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

© Lavender Bakehouse

Afternoon Tea is available from 2:30 pm every day at the Lavender Bakehouse and Coffee Shop, which is in the Chalford area of Stroud, in a historic and quirky renovated general Co-operative store.

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.

© Lavender Bakehouse

Afternoon tea typically includes finger sandwiches, a mini cheese and chive scone, a mini sweet scone with clotted cream and jam, and not forgetting a miniature selection of their homemade cakes with tea or coffee. This is £15.95 per head.


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: 



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