18 Spots for Afternoon Tea in Britain I Really Must Visit

I have a great love of history, afternoon tea, and Britain.  I have discovered online several tea shops I really must visit when I go.  There are teashops on every corner, but you must do some research and seek out ones that really make you feel you’ve stepped back in time.  I don’t want to go to just any old tea room.  I can get tea in my B&B.  I can get tea at McDonalds.  I want to find a tea room that makes me say to myself “Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore.”  I want ambience.  I want atmosphere.  I want character.  I want quirky.  I want to feel I’m in England. There are many gorgeous 4 and 5 star hotels who will serve a beautiful afternoon tea, but I don’t want to be charged an arm and a leg and I probably wouldn’t have appropriate clothing with me.  I love the smaller home grown tearooms or ones attached to a historic spot I might want to visit anyway. When researching, I found a frustrating number of tearooms that don’t show any photos of the interior of their shop, or only show photos of the food they sell. My motto is, if they are afraid to show photos of their restaurant, then its probably someplace I don’t want to go.  There are many more tea rooms I would love to visit, these just happened to catch my eye.  I might float my way through Britain!

Some of these require reservations or 24 hour notice. A few are closed in the winter months. Check websites before just stopping by.

I want to take a tour of England and plan a route so I can stop at each of these:

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Blackbird Inn, Brighton

Blackbird Inn, Brighton

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Old Bakery Tea Room, Newark on Trent

Old Bakery Tea Room, Newark on Trent  Now that is atmosphere!

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The Swan Hotel, Wells

The Swan Hotel, Wells What a view!

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The Blitz Tearoom & Jazz Lounge, Kettering

The Blitz Tea Room with a focus on WW2

 

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The Apothecary Coffee & Tea Shop, Rye

The Apothecary Coffee Shop, Rye

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The Bridge Tea Rooms, Bradford on Avon

The Bridge Tea Rooms, Bradford on Avon

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The Slaughters Country Inn, Gloucestershire

The Slaughters Country Inn, Gloucestershire

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Bishopstrow Hotel, Warminster Wiltshire

Bishopstrow House, Wiltshire an 18th Century Manor House

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Woolley Grange Hotel, Bradford on Avon
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Woolley Grange Hotel

Woolley Grange, Wiltshire a Jacobean Manor House

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Almshouse Tea Shop, Axbridge

 

Alms House Tea Shop, Axbridge Somerset

Screen Shot 2018-06-12 at 12.51.28 PM.pngRydalmount Tea Rooms. Rydal Mount was the home of poet William Wordsworth

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Ashburnham

Ashburnham

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Old Farm House in Burley, New Forest

Old Farmhouse in Burley

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Barnsley House, Cirencester

Barnsley House Hotel

 

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Mt. Ephraim Topiary Gardens kitchen tearoom, Faversham

Mt. Ephraim Topiary Gardens

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Kelmscott Manor tearoom, Oxfordshire

Kelmscott Manor   The retreat of artist and designer William Morris

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Corfe Castle tearoom, Dorset

Corfe Castle

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