21 Absolutely Charming Tea Rooms You Have To Visit Before You Die
Time for tea.
This 16th-century tea room is too pretty to pass by.
Eat delicious cakes in a sunny tea room, or go one step further and join the monthly Tiny Tim's pudding society. If you'd prefer a more traditional tea, try The Moat.
If historically perfect tea is your thing, then visit The Bridge Tea Rooms. It's been around since circa 1675, it's won numerous awards, and all the waiting staff wear Victorian costumes. Adorable.
Afternoon tea at Claridge's is simply divine. Endless sandwiches, dainty china, and perfect service. Yes, it's pricier than most, but worth it.
Low-key with a vintage feel, Hidden Treasures is a little gem. It also caters brilliantly for vegetarians and gluten-free/wheat-free customers.
The oldest house in Bath is best-known for one thing – the Sally Lunn bun. Rich, like a brioche, it suits either sweet or savoury flavours, and is worth travelling for.
Bettys is an institution, and rightly so. Pictured here is the Harrogate branch, but there are five others across the north of England, including branches in York, Ilkley, and Northallerton.
If you're in Melton Mowbray, it would be sacrilege not to get a pork pie. And you'll need a cup of tea to wash it down with too.
Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1904, The Willow Tearooms is an art nouveau haven that serves a particularly good scone.
Draped in wisteria, this utterly charming tea room is pretty as a picture. And if you like, you can stay in the adjoining B&B.
Homemade cherry scones. Need we say more?
Housed in a beautiful 16th-century building, this tea house is run by jam-making firm Tiptree, so you can anticipate a fine spread.
Check out those cupcakes – they are something else! And the scones don't look half bad either.
A slightly edgier tea room, Lee Rosy's puts on gigs and serves up delicious vegan peanut-butter cookies.
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