The Best Places For Afternoon Tea Nearby

Bath and Wiltshire are home to some of the best afternoon teas in the country so indulge in a tier of sandwiches, scones and cakes at one of these charming spots during your stay at Burghope Cottage to enjoy the quintessential English treat.

1. Homewood, Freshford

Treat yourself to afternoon tea at the luxurious and secluded country house; Homewood. Choose between their full afternoon tea, or make it extra special with a glass (or two) of champagne. If you’re lucky enough to catch the sun, enjoy your freshly-baked cakes, scones and sandwiches on the Olio terrace (reopening on Friday 10th May 2024)

2. The Pump Room, Bath

Located above The Roman Baths, The Pump Room provides the perfect setting in which to enjoy the quintessentially English afternoon tea. The afternoon tea menu, created by Searcys pastry team, uses the best quality seasonal ingredients and has been inspired by the beautiful region of Somerset. Enjoy a chilled glass of Prosecco with your savoury and sweet treats. Click here to view the menu.

3. The Bridge Tea Rooms, Bradford-on-Avon

Step back in time in the former blacksmith’s cottage dating from 1502. The Bridge Tea Rooms in beautiful Bradford-on-Avon are double winners of The Tea Guild’s Top UK Tea Place and the Home of West Country Afternoon Teas: Judged as ‘near perfect’ and awarded The UK’s Top Tea Place by the prestigious UK Tea Guild! Give them a call in advance to book on 01225 865537.

4. The Royal Cresent Hotel, Bath

Enter a five-star haven of elegance and tranquillity in the historic centre of Bath. The Royal Cresent Hotel is set in an acre of glorious gardens with spectacular views. Enjoy a selection of delicious sandwiches, freshly-baked scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve along with a range of exquisite pastries and cakes – each one dainty enough to eat in one delicious mouthful.

5. Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa, Colerne

Where better to indulge in a traditional afternoon tea than at Lucknam Park Hotel. The magnificent mile long lime and beech avenue will guide you graciously towards the beautifully restored 18th century Palladian mansion set within 500 glorious acres of gardens and parkland. Whether it’s for a special occasion or just a treat after a day exploring Bath, Lucknam Park has always been a firm favourite.

6. The Bath Priory, Bath

Treat yourself to a full afternoon tea including a selection of delicate finger sandwiches, delicious homemade cakes and warm scones served with clotted cream and homemade preserve at the peaceful Bath Priory, just a short stroll from the Georgian city centre of Bath. A vast selection of teas and coffees are also available, and for a little more indulgence why not enjoy a fine glass of Champagne too. The Bath Priory also offer an incredible afternoon tea hamper, perfect for taking with you on a day trip.

7. The Manor House, Castle Combe

The Manor House is a 14th Century luxury hotel and golf club in Castle Combe, often named as the ‘prettiest village in England!’ The traditional Afternoon Tea is served in one of their stunning lounges or, weather permitting, on the terrace in the glorious sunshine. Take a relaxing stroll around the chocolate box village and surrounding countryside afterwards.

8. Jane Austen Centre, Bath

Enjoy tea for two with Mr. Darcy. Combine your visit to the Jane Austen Centre with a special afternoon at the Regency Tea Room. They’ve achieved Tea Guild ‘Award of Excellence’ status, so you can expect an exceptional level of quality and service from their friendly staff! View the menu via their website and for bookings please email:

9. Sally Lunns’s Eating House, Bath

Sally Lunn’s is much more than a world famous tea and eating house in the centre of the wonderful city of Bath. The historic building on the cobbled streets behind Bath Abbey is one of the oldest houses in the city, dating back to 1483, and serves one of the most famous local delicacies – the original Sally Lunn bun! Opt for the Bath Cream Tea to try a Sally Lunn bun served with their famous cinnamon butter.