With so many delightful restaurants, cafés and hotels offering sumptuous afternoon teas, here's a selection to help you decide where to have yours in Bath...

Afternoon tea at The Pump Room restaurant

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The Pump Room Restaurant

One of the grandest venues in Bath, The Pump Room is the original Georgian social hub. You can enjoy traditional sandwiches, scones and petit fours with the choice to upgrade your tea to a glass of Chandon sparkling wine. During the holidays don’t miss special themed teas for kids too!

Afternoon tea at No.15 by GuestHouse

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No.15 by GuestHouse, Bath

Independently owned and set in three Grade I listed Georgian townhouses, No.15 by GuestHouse is a quintessentially English boutique townhouse full of surprises. Although their scrumptious afternoon tea sticks to tradition in many respects – you'll find an enticing selection of finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with clotted cream and homemade jam, and an extensive and tasty tea selection – there are a few unique (though similarly delicious) flavour pairings amongst the classics.

Al fresco afternoon tea is also an option too, as the team can deliver your spread to neighbouring Henrietta Park. 

Couple having afternoon tea with champagne at The Royal Crescent Hotel

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Royal Crescent Hotel

In the summer, take your lavish afternoon tea in the hidden gardens of the luxurious Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa or by the cosy fireplace in winter. Pick from a wide-ranging tea selection courtesy of premium brand Ronnefeldt, swapping for champagne if you'd prefer. 

Henrietta House

Henrietta House is an elegant and tranquil hotel just a few minutes' walk away from Pulteney Bridge. Afternoon tea is a charming affair here, with delicate sandwiches and mouth-watering cakes and scones whipped up by their bakers. Swap from the fine teas on offer to prosecco or champagne for an extra treat, perfect if you're celebrating a special occasion. 

Sally Lunn's bun with lemon curd and tea

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Sally Lunn’s Historic Eating House and Museum

Sally Lunn's Historic Eating House and Museum is home to the light and airy Sally Lunn bun, a local delicacy in Bath and a must try when visiting. Enjoy The Bath Cream Tea – half a Sally Lunn bun topped with homemade cinnamon butter and a dollop of clotted cream.

The Bath Bun Tea Shoppe

Another famous bun is the Bath Bun, sold at the quaint Bath Bun Tea Shoppe. This bun is laced with sugar and has a sprinkling of currants on top. If you can’t manage a full blown afternoon tea, why not have a toasted Bath Bun with melting butter accompanied by the house blend tea?

Afternoon tea from the Abbey Hotel

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Abbey Hotel

Sample a selection of sweet treats, delicate sandwiches and warm scones at Abbey Hotel. Choose to enjoy yours with a pot of classic British tea, or opt for a glass of fizz or bespoke ArtBar cocktail.

Three people having afternoon tea at the Jane Austen Centre's Regency Tea Room

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Regency Tea Room

The charming Regency Tea Room at The Jane Austen Centre is a winner of the Tea Guild’s Award of Excellence, thanks to their exceptional level of quality and service. Enjoy your warm scones while swooning over Mr Darcy’s portrait which hangs on the wall.

Afternoon tea at Lucknam Park

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Lucknam Park

Where could be finer to take afternoon tea than in a luxury mansion surrounded by 500 acres of beautiful grounds? A visit to Lucknam Park is a real treat on special occasions and certainly has the wow factor.

Afternoon tea at The Gainsborough Bath Spa

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The Gainsborough Bath Spa

Retire to The Canvas Room and treat yourself to a traditional afternoon tea at the luxurious five-star Gainsborough Bath Spa hotel. JING artisan teas are the perfect accompaniment and are usually found in Michelin-starred restaurants.

Emily's Tea Room at The Francis Hotel

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Emily’s Tea Room at the Francis

Nibble on exquisite petit fours and finger sandwiches alongside jumbo scones at the Francis Hotel’s tearoom. With its elegant Regency-style décor, it's the perfect setting for taking tea.

The Secret Garden restaurant at DoubleTree by Hilton Bath City Centre

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Emma’s Bar and Restaurant at DoubleTree by Hilton Bath City

Seek out DoubleTree by Hilton’s Secret Garden for an afternoon tea with views over the River Avon and historic Pulteney Bridge. Take your pick between a sweet or savoury version, with the latter featuring a mini ploughman’s, goat’s cheese cheesecake, and mature cheddar and carrot flapjack.

Hands Georgian Tearoom

Get the full Regency experience at Hands Georgian Tearoom, a traditional family-run tearoom in a beautiful townhouse. Just steps from the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey, head there for high tea with friendly waitress service after exploring the city sights.

Cakes and flowers for afternoon tea at Sweet Little Things

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Sweet Little Things

Just as impressive to look at as the pretty floral décor, this independent tearoom’s afternoon teas are made up of perfectly presented sandwiches, scones and cakes. Choose between tea, gin or fizz as well as special packages if you’re toasting a bride or mum-to-be.

Interior of The Ivy Bath Brasserie

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The Ivy Bath Brasserie

Settle in for a top-quality afternoon tea experience at the beautifully decorated Ivy Bath Brasserie – one of many stylish places to visit around Milsom Street. The menu features classic scones with cream and jam alongside seasonal treats like smoked salmon on beetroot bread and pistachio nasturtium crème brûlée.

Why not continue your day of indulgence with a spa treatment too? Find spa and wellbeing experiences here.


The Pump Room Restaurant
The Pump Room Restaurant

The Pump Room restaurant is open for morning coffee and afternoon tea daily.

Afternoon Tea at No.15 by GuestHouse, Bath
Afternoon Tea / Cream Tea
Afternoon tea

The perfect blend of sweet and savoury treats.

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
Spa Hotel
Master Suite

Experience Georgian grace and elegance in the centre of the world-famous Royal Crescent.

Afternoon Tea at Henrietta House
Afternoon Tea / Cream Tea
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Afternoon Tea at the Henrietta house is an unforgettable, charming experience. Enjoy a delightfully delicious tea, brimming with special treats. Tuck into warm scones, sandwiches made from home-baked bread, and moreish indulgent cakes, made by the fabulous bakers. To make it even more special, add a glass of champagne or prosecco. After all, it is always a good time for a glass of bubbly.

Sally Lunn's Historic Eating House
Tea Room/Coffee Shop
Sally Lunn's Historic Eating House & Museum

Bath's oldest house, serving the famous Sally Lunn Bunn. Delivery available nationwide.

Abbey Hotel Kitchen
Al Fresco
Abbey Hotel Kitchen

Abbey Hotel Kitchen is the perfect city-centre social dining spot.

Regency Tea Room at The Jane Austen Centre
Tea Room/Coffee Shop
The Jane Austen Centre Regency Tea Rooms

Enjoy the taste of a bygone era at The Jane Austen Centre.

Afternoon Tea at Lucknam Park
Afternoon Tea / Cream Tea
Afternoon Tea at Lucknam Park

Take afternoon tea in an eighteenth-century Palladian mansion.

The Gainsborough Bath Spa
Classic Room in the Gainsborough Bath Spa

The Gainsborough Bath Spa offers the only natural thermal spa inside a hotel in the UK.

Francis Hotel Bath
The Lounge at The Francis Hotel

In the heart of historic Bath, this Regency-style townhouse hotel boasts 98 bedrooms.

Doubletree by Hilton Bath City
Doubletree by Hilton Bath City

Centrally located, the Hilton Bath City is the perfect hotel to easily explore historic Bath on foot.

Sweet Little Things
Tea Room/Coffee Shop
Sweet Little Things

Independent tea room in the centre of Bath.

The Ivy Bath Brasserie
The Ivy Bath Brasserie

The Ivy Bath Brasserie on Milsom Street offers relaxed yet sophisticated all-day dining.



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