There’s nothing more quintessentially English than sitting down to a traditional afternoon tea. Whether you take your tea traditionally with milk and sugar or prefer your tea with bubbles and a hint of tapioca, here are our Top 12 recommendations across the city of Bath.


For those who enjoy scones, light and fluffy sponge cakes and finger sandwiches to accompany a fragrant pot of tea.

Hands Georgian Tearoom

This unique and traditional tearoom offers a range of over twenty carefully selected teas, expertly sourced for their most discerning customers. A good range of coffees and other beverages to suit. Enjoy the choice of either a two-tiered High Tea or a cream tea, featuring home baked scones, preserves, clotted cream and a pot of tea.

The Orange Artichoke at the Apex City of Bath Hotel

Indulge in a decadent spread of delicious savouries and scrumptious sweet treats at the Orange Artichoke at Apex City of Bath Hotel. It’s the perfect excuse to treat yourself, your friends or your family.

The Gainsborough Bath Spa’s Canvas Room

A beautiful place to relax and socialise, the Canvas room exudes an irrefutably modern yet elegant atmosphere. Enjoy the Gainsborough’s traditional afternoon tea featuring delicate sweet treats and delicious savoury sandwiches.

Sweet Little Things - A Delightful Teahouse

Featuring a beautiful floral wall that is the perfect backdrop for your next Instagram post, Sweet Little Things is the perfect location for an afternoon tea, especially if you’re an aspiring photographer! Enjoy a selection of delicious sandwiches, homemade mini quiches, homemade scones, strawberry preserve and Devonshire cream. If you’re looking for a grown-up experience, you can enjoy a Bottomless Afternoon Tea featuring Prosecco, No-secco and Peroni. For the little ones, they also offer a kids’ afternoon tea.

The Ivy Brasserie and Garden on Milsom Street

Surrounded by beautiful Art-Deco detail, marble floors and striking brunt orange banquettes, enjoy a relaxed afternoon tea at The Ivy Brasserie. Featuring freshly baked fruit scones, finger sandwiches, sweet delights and a choice of teas and coffees.


Not all afternoon tea keeps to the traditional tea and cakes...

Robun’s - A Non-traditional Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea is presented in the form of a unique tea ceremony where you can choose from a wide selection of Japanese tea. The service brings together elements from their menu alongside fine Japanese teas, perfect for an elegant afternoon with friends.

Sally Lunn’s on North Parade Passage

For a true taste of Bath, head to Sally Lunn’s, the world-famous tea house situated in one of the oldest buildings in the city. Try the Bath delicacy, the famous Sally Lunn Bunn, a wonderful creation that has been made in Bath for over 300 years. Served with either savoury or sweet toppings including Scottish smoked salmon, strawberry jam and clotted cream or cinnamon butter.

Bubble Tea

Popular in Asia, the Bubble Tea phenomena has made its way to Bath. Enjoy a cup filled with delicious teas of various flavours and tapioca or popping balls!

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Great British Life: A sweet and savoury colection awaits at The Pump Room. A sweet and savoury colection awaits at The Pump Room. (Image: Bath BID)


Some of the most iconic locations in the city offer the opportunity to enjoy an afternoon tea.

Mr. Darcy at the Regency Tearooms

Enjoy a famous ‘Tea with Mr Darcy’, featuring a decadent and delicious serving of exquisite cakes, divine finger sandwiches and delightful warm scone served with Devonshire clotted cream. The splendid Regency Tearooms inside the Jane Austen centre offer an immersive and memorable tea experience for fans of everything Austen.

The Pump Room Restaurant
With its Corinthian columns, glittering chandelier and spa fountain, the Pump Room Restaurant embodies what was once the heart of the Georgian social scene.Enjoy their sumptuous interpretation of the afternoon tea, with a delicious sweet and savoury selection alongside a taste of Bath’s famous water from the Georgian fountain.

The Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa

Treat yourself to an indulgent afternoon tea in the beautiful surroundings of the Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa’s gardens. Enjoy a selection of delicious selection of sandwiches, freshly baked scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve and exquisite pastries and cakes. You can even make it more special with a glass of Taittinger Champagne.