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...

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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!

Montagu’s Mews at The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

Enjoy your afternoon tea in the stunning surrounds of the garden at The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, one of Bath's most famous locations. Choose to have your selection with a choice of Hoogly Teas, which are fairly traded, vegan and gluten free, or upgrade to a flute or flight of Taittinger Champagne. Montagu's Mews also offers a dedicated Children’s Afternoon Tea. You can book in daily between 1.00pm and 4.00pm and choose to eat in the bar, restaurant, dining terrace or garden.

Afternoon Tea at Montagu's Mews
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The Restaurant at The Bird

Choose from a range of afternoon tea delights at the stylish restaurant located in The Bird boutique hotel. In the warmer months you can enjoy afternoon tea on the terrace.There's also the option to add a touch of sparkle with a glass or two of fizz.

Afternoon tea at PLATE
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Sally Lunn’s Historic Eating House

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.

Sally Lunn's bun with lemon curd and teaImage - Sally Lunn's Historic Eating House

The Bath Priory Hotel

Treat yourself to a luxurious afternoon tea at The Bath Priory Hotel, where you will enjoy a selection of freshly prepared sandwiches, scones, cakes, and pastries, accompanied by your choice of tea or coffee. Whether you choose to sit on the Terrace and admire the floral views of the award-winning gardens, or in the Restaurant 's more formal setting, you will always experience a five-star service and a tranquil atmosphere. 

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Japanese-style afternoon tea at Robun

Want to try an inventive twist on a classic afternoon tea? In the version at Robun you can snack on sushi and bao buns, plus miso cake and mochi ice cream for some sweet treats. Choose whether you want to have it paired with traditional Japanese teas or a crisp sparkling wine.

Japanese afternoon tea
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Apex City of Bath Hotel 

Take a trip to The Orange Artichoke, the Apex City of Bath Hotel's on-site restaurant, and enjoy a moreish selection of delicious savouries and scrumptious sweet treats. Savour freshly cut finger sandwiches, homemade fruit or plain scones, and a selection of Twinings teas and coffee. You can also opt for a Lanson Le Black Champagne or Prosecco upgrade. Vegetarian options are also available.

Image: Apex City of Bath Hotel 

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.

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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.

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

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.

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Roseate Villa

Tuck into warm scones, sandwiches made from home-baked bread and indulgent cakes, all made on site by Roseate Villa's fabulous baker. You can choose to upgrade to a glass of Prosecco if you wish. Afternoon tea is served every day in the dining room or on the garden terrace. A vegan afternoon tea is also available.

Roseate Villa afternoon tea
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The Gainsborough Bath Spa

Ttreat yourself to a traditional afternoon tea at the luxurious five-star Gainsborough Bath Spa hotel, with both classic and Champagne options.

Afternoon tea at The Gainsborough Bath SpaImage - The Gainsborough Bath Spa

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.

Emily's Tea Room at The Francis HotelImage - Francis Hotel

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.

The Secret Garden restaurant at DoubleTree by Hilton Bath City CentreImage - DoubleTree by Hilton Bath City

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.

Cakes and flowers for afternoon tea at Sweet Little ThingsImage - Sweet Little Things

Homewood

Enjoy an indulgent selection of Mediterranean influenced treats in the restaurant at Homewood, or out on the lawn. Treats include open sandwiches, dainty pastries and naughty delights, as well as scones with world-famous West Country clotted cream and homemade jam. Vegan and gluten-free options are also available.

Homewood afternoon tea
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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. 

Heavenly Desserts

Traditional afternoon tea is available daily from 12pm to 5pm at Heavenly Desserts, alongside their extensive menu of bakes, cakes, sundaes and croffles.

The Bridge Tea Rooms

The Bridge Tea Rooms in picturesque Bradford on Avon offers a quintessential traditional British afternoon tea, served by friendly staff in Victorian costumes. Housed in a cottage dating from 1502, this is an afternoon tea experience to remember.

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.

Interior of The Ivy Bath BrasserieImage - The Ivy Bath Brasserie

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.

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?

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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.

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

Sweet Little Things
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