8 charming tea rooms and cafes you need to visit in the Cotswolds

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After a morning exploring the delights the Cotswolds has to offer, there’s nothing more satisfying than relaxing with a cuppa and a slice of homemade cake. Here are eight charming tea rooms and coffee shops that are worth visiting in the region

The Yurt Cafe at Nicholsons (c) Ian Wallman

The Yurt Cafe at Nicholsons (c) Ian Wallman - Credit: Archant

The Yurt Café at Nicholsons

The Park, North Aston, OX25 6HL

Telephone: 01869 340342

Facebook: @Nicholsonsgardendesign

Twitter: @nicholsonsgb

The Yurt at Nicholsons provides simple and surprising delights under canvas in their tree nursery in North Aston. Bringing fresh and local ingredients to your plate with honest cuisine; it's a real celebration of food at The Yurt at Nicholsons.

Offering a tasteful selection of organic, fresh, and local food in the form of breakfasts, sharing platters and light lunches, all dishes are designed to leave you feeling energised for the rest of the day. The Yurt Café at Nicholsons have a delicious breakfast and lunch menu. Can they tempt you with a home-made potato Rosti served with pan fried mushrooms and freshly prepared avocado with the finest poached egg perched on top? Or would you rather save yourself for one of the lunchtime plates of Red Onion, Courgette, Feta and Olive Strudel?

The chef celebrates local fresh food...everything is prepared in the kitchen using herbs from their garden and the finest salad leaves from North Aston Organics.

Heythrop Park Resort (c) Ivor McCullagh / Vine House Studios

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Afternoon Tea at Heythrop Park Resort

Enstone, Oxfordshire, OX7 5UE

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Telephone: 01608 673333

Facebook: @heythropparkresort

Twitter: @heythroppark

Situated on the edge of the Cotswolds and near to the beautiful towns of Chipping

Norton and Woodstock, Heythrop Park Resort is an 18th century architectural gem set amidst 440-acres of stunning grounds.

Indulge your sweet tooth and treat yourself or a loved one to a quintessential afternoon tea which can be enjoyed in any of their lounges or bars. If it's a glorious day, why not taste the delights of freshly prepared finger sandwiches, warm scones and homemade cakes whilst admiring the views of their beautiful gardens from the manor house terrace; the perfect way to feel like Lord and Lady Grantham!

The Wedgwood Afternoon Tea is priced at £16.95 or add a touch of sparkle with a glass of fizz - Luxury Wedgwood Champagne Tea £24.95.

The Bantam Tea Rooms

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The Bantam Tea Rooms

High Street, Chipping Campden, GL55 6HB

Telephone: 01386 840386

Facebook: @thebantamtearoomsofficial

Enjoy, Rest & Nest! Whether you are looking for a hearty English breakfast, homemade soup or a lite bite for lunch, all food is freshly prepared to order; your day wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Bantam.

With a large Tea Rooms and a new glass atrium to choose from the Bantam is the perfect venue for a wide range of occasions. Their mouth-watering home-made cakes and scones, including gluten free options, are freshly baked daily.

A real gem, Bantam Tea Rooms' story began in 1949, their treats are just as delicious and the welcome just as warm, this family business led by Carolyn has been lovingly restored and also now offers delightful boutique accommodation with eight fabulous rooms. They also offer private parking; a liquor licence and all the family are all welcome to enjoy.

The Painswick Pooch Coffee House

The Painswick Pooch Coffee House - Credit: Archant

The Painswick Pooch Coffee House

New Street, Painswick, Stroud, GL6 6XH

Telephone: 01452 812560

Facebook: @thepainswickpooch

Twitter: @PainswickPooch

Instagram: @thepainswickpooch

When Gemma, Alistair and their miniature schnauzer Poppy first came to Painswick in early 2018, they fell in love with the town immediately. They knew that the coffee

shop was perfect for their dream of living and working in the Cotswolds and set about making it dog-friendly (so Poppy would have friends as well!) and sourcing local suppliers such as Rave Coffee in Cirencester and The Lavender Bakehouse in Chalford.

Formerly known as "The Patchwork Mouse" and now hosting regular exhibitions of local artists and offering excellent free WiFi, The Painswick Pooch Coffee House has become the hub of the town, welcoming many regular local customers alongside those walking the Cotswold Way National Trail, plus international visitors exploring the delights of this beautiful small town. You'll find a friendly welcome, attentive service, great tea and coffee plus delicious cakes at "The Pooch" - head along and give them a try!


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16 Vine Mews, Vine Street, Evesham, WR11 4RE

Email: info@jellypicklejam.co.uk

Facebook: @Jellypicklejam

Twitter: @JellyPickleJam

JellyPickleJam is a quirky, memorable award-winning Vintage Tea and Gift Shop where every day is a treat; serving a range of quality loose leaf teas, decadent hot chocolate melts and variety of coffees. They aim to give you the treat you deserve and to make your visit an indulgent experience. Come for breakfast, lunch or one of their speciality afternoon teas which include handmade cakes and preserves using ingredients from their Community Crop Scheme. At JellyPickleJame, they also cater for special diets with allergen-free and vegan foods across the menu. Visiting dogs will also receive a warm welcome and a treat or two!

Planning a special event? Groups of up to 40 guests can be accommodated with prior booking. 'Be our guest' in the tearoom, venture into the Wonderland basement, buy yarns, Belgian chocolates, local foods, books and gifts, or join in craft classes and groups in the vintage circus style shop.

Tisanes Tea Room

Tisanes Tea Room - Credit: Archant

Tisanes Tea Room

Cotswold House, 21 The Green, Broadway, WR12 7AA

Telephone: 01386 853296

Facebook: @TisanesTearooms

For a truly authentic English tea shop experience, visit Tisanes Tea Rooms close to the war memorial in the chocolate box village of Broadway.

Take a nostalgic trip down Memory Lane to the music and décor of the post-war 1940s and choose from a wide range of coffees, quality loose teas or soft drinks and treat yourself to a tasty homemade cake, snack or light meal.

At Tisanes Tea Room walkers and dogs are both welcome inside and in their charming private garden, and if you've enjoyed their tea or coffee there's an extensive range to buy to take home along with preserves, chutneys and other gifts and goodies.

Trek with the Llamas and enjoy a delightful homemade afternoon tea afterwards at Briery Hill Llamas

Trek with the Llamas and enjoy a delightful homemade afternoon tea afterwards at Briery Hill Llamas - Credit: Archant

Afternoon Tea Experience at Briery Hill Llamas

Briery Hill Lane, Kilcot, Newent, GL18 1NH

Telephone: 01989 720517

Facebook: @BrieryHillLlamas

Twitter: @bh_llamas

Visit Briery Hill Llamas today and enjoy afternoon tea on their beautiful farm in Newent, Gloucestershire. There are different options on offer for afternoon tea including cream teas with both vegan & vegetarian options available. They also cater for food intolerances including gluten free. Briery Hill Llamas are 5 star food hygiene rated and create a range of tasty sandwiches, scones and cakes for you to enjoy. Trek with the Llamas and enjoy a delightful homemade afternoon tea afterwards! Prices from £41.99 per person.

Taurus Crafts

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Taurus Crafts

The Old Park, Lydney, Forest of Dean, GL15 6BU

Telephone: 01594 844841

Facebook: @TaurusCrafts

Twitter: @TaurusCrafts

Taurus Crafts is a vibrant visitor centre based alongside the River Severn in the beautiful Forest of Dean. Here you can see arts and crafts, discover your own creativity, meet artisan makers, shop for distinctive gifts, attend special events or simply relax and unwind in the café, all while supporting a national charity. As part of the Camphill Village Trust charity, Taurus Craft's shops and café are operated by mixed ability teams, providing work placements & supported employment for people with learning and other disabilities. Support from customers is helping to ensure these opportunities can continue.

The Café serves a delicious range of light bites, daily specials, organic tea, locally roasted organic coffee, award-winning local cider & beer and cakes freshly made by renowned onsite artisan chocolatiers 'The Chocolate Bar'. Visit the website for up to date event and exhibition details and special offers.

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