Best Places For Afternoon Tea in Bath

Considering an Afternoon Tea in Bath but unsure which establishments offer afternoon tea and which are the best places to go.

We have compiled a list of the best afternoon tea Bath can provide, so if you are looking for the perfect afternoon tea with friends, a romantic valentines afternoon tea, a mothers day afternoon tea treat for your mum, or just a special treat for yourself, check out:

26 Afternoon Teas Bath has To Offer

Afternoon Tea Bath - The Pump Room Restaurant

The Pump Room Restaurant

Pump Room, Stall Street, Bath, BA1 1LZ

The Pump Room Restaurantis an attraction in itself with its stunning Georgian architecture that includes the famous fountain spewing water from a natural hot spring. Nowhere will a Champagne afternoon tea feel more fitting and this one is about as traditional and luxurious as they come. They also offer a festive afternoon tea.

From £26 per person; £35 with Champagne

Open daily.

Afternoon Tea Bath - Comptoir+Cuisine

Comptoir+Cuisine

5 George Street, Bath, BA1 2EJ

Tuck into cheese and charcuterie boards at the quirky French bistro. Delight in a selection of cheeses with bread and jam, macarons, biscuits and other sweet delicacies.

Champagne Afternoon Tea à La Française £48

Served Thursday to Sunday from 12 noon.

Afternoon Tea Bath - Bath Soft Cheese Cafe

Bath Soft Cheese Cafe

Park Farm, Kelston, Bath, BA1 9AG

Award-winning artisan cheese made with organic milk, from the farm’s herd at Bath Soft Cheese. The cafe serves fresh baked sausage rolls, cheese and fruit scones and homemade cakes and tarts.

Open daily please visit website for more details.

Afternoon tea Bath - The Ivy Bath Brasserie

The Ivy Bath Brasserie

39 Milsom Street, Bath, BA1 1DS

The Ivy Bath Brasserie offers relaxed yet sophisticated all-day dining, bringing old-school glamour with plush furnishings and white table cloths. Enjoy sandwiches, savouries, cakes and scones created and presented to excite the taste buds.

Afternoon tea from £44

Open daily.

Afternoon Tea Bath - Sweet Little Things

Sweet Little Things

6 Lower Borough Walls, Bath, BA1 1UQ

This independent tea room is an Instagrammers heaven, with pastel colours and flower walls. The afternoon tea is as pretty as the décor with with delicate sandwiches, scones and pretty cakes to feast on.

Priced from £18.95 per person

Served daily from 12 noon – 4.00pm

Afternoon Tea Bath - Hands Georgian Tearoom

Hands Georgian Tearoom

1 Abbey Street, Bath, BA1 1NN

A family run, traditional tearoom in a Regency townhouse.

Get the full Regency experience at this family run, traditional tearoom in a Regency townhouse. These traditional tearooms on Abbey Street are a welcoming and unique spot to enjoy a two-tiered High Tea which includes a selection of homemade cakes, sandwiches, and scones with a large pot of tea. It’s a more laid back affair than most but this adds to the appeal. All comes served to the tinkling tunes of an in-house pianist who plays most weekends and afternoons.

Priced from £18.50 per person

See website for opening times.

Afternoon Tea Bath - The Brook Bar & Bistro at Bath Mill Lodge

The Brook Bar & Bistro at Bath Mill Lodge

Newton Road, Bath, BA2 9JF

The Brook Bar & Bistro is located on the grounds of the five-star Bath Mill Lodge Retreat. Traditional afternoon tea packages are on the menu but they’ve added their own twist with the G & Teapot and traditional afternoon tea with mini prosecco.

Priced from £16.95 per person

See website for opening times.

Afternoon Tea Bath - The Bath Bun

The Bath Bun Tea Shoppe

2 Abbey Green, Bath, BA1 1NW

The famous Bath Bun is sold at this quaint tea shop. The bun is laced with sugar and has a sprinkling of currants on top. The family run café claims to have the best selection of homemade cakes in the city, and offers a traditional Afternoon Tea.  The food all comes served on precious porcelain by staff in period costume with rare teas from around the world.

Priced from £18.50 per person

See website for opening times.

Afternoon Tea Bath - The Roseate Villa Bath

The Roseate Villa Bath

The Roseate Villa Bath, Henrietta Road, Bath, BA2 6LX

The Roseate Villa Bath encompasses 2 converted Victorian houses which have had a characterful legacy. Start by picking from a selection of loose-leaf teas, followed by a selection of sandwiches on home-made bread, warm plain and fruit scones with strawberry jam and Cornish clotted cream. Then move on to lavish selection of moreish tarts and French pastries.

Standard £25 per person or £35 with Champagne

Served Monday to Sunday 2 – 4.00pm.

Afternoon Tea Bath - No. 15 Great Pulteney

No.15 Great Pulteney

15 Great Pulteney Street, Bath, BA2 4BS

Independently owned and set in three Grade I listed Georgian townhouses, No.15 Great Pulteney is a boutique townhouse full of surprises.  The menu remains faifthful to the classics with a few surprising additions, including an intriguing ’18-carat’ chocolate orange dome.

Standard £30 per person or £38 with Champagne

Monday-Saturday 12 noon -5.oopm; Sunday 2.30-5.00pm.

Afternoon Tea Bath - Regency Tea Rooms Jane Austen Centre

Regency Tea Rooms at The Jane Austen Centre

The Jane Austen Centre Regency Tea Rooms, 40 Gay Street, Bath, BA1 2NT

Afternoon tea at The Jane Austen Centre is part and parcel of the package – and as you would expect is inspired by Austen’s heroes and heroines. Visitors can choose from the likes of Mrs Bennet’s cake of the day, Mr Dashwood’s aromatic teacake, or Lady Catherine’s proper cream tea. For the full experience, opt for ‘Tea with Mr Darcy’ which comprises a full selection of sweet and savoury treats.

From £11.50 per person

See website for opening times.

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Afternoon Tea Bath - The Priory

The Bath Priory

Weston Road, Bath, Somerset BA1 2XT

Traditional afternoon tea is served in The Pantry, lounges or on the terrace. Opt for the full afternoon tea or indulge with champagne. Expect classic finger sandwiches such as ham and mustard, creamy smoked salmon and egg mayonnaise; homemade British cakes including zesty lemon drizzle, moist carrot cake and fresh raspberry tart. Finish off with fluffy, warm plain or fruit scones with thick clotted cream and local jam.

Priced from £35 per person

Served Wednesday to Sunday 2.30-4.00pm

Afternoon Tea Bath - Woolley Grange

The Restaurant at Woolley Grange Hotel

Woolley Green, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1TX

Although not in Bath itself, it’s worth the six mile trip just to enjoy a traditional afternoon tea in an 18th Century Palladian mansion surrounded by 14 acres of parkland and manicured gardens. Enjoy sandwiches, scones, handmade cakes and patisserie. There is also a children’s afternoon tea available.

Standard £25 per person or £35 with Champagne

Served daily 2-3.30pm.

Afternoon Tea Bath - Newton Farm Shop and Cafe

Newton Farm Shop and Café

Newton Farm Shop, Newton St Loe, Bath, BA2 9BT

A wide selection of beautiful home made cakes is available daily with this afternoon tea. The Park Room is a lovely light and airy space to sit, with plenty of natural light.

See website for prices.

Served daily.

Afternoon Tea Bath - Sally Lunn's Historic Eating House

Sally Lunn’s Historic Eating House

4 North Parade Passage, Bath, BA1 1NX

Bath’s oldest house, serving the famous Sally Lunn Bunn. Enjoy The Bath Cream Tea – half a Sally Lunn bun topped with homemade cinnamon butter and a dollop of clotted cream. Enjoy a high tea with a famous Sally Lunn Bunn with smoked salmon and cream tea.

From £11.95 per person

Served daily.

Afternoon Tea Bath - Lucknam Park

Lucknam Park

Colerne, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 8AZ

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. Enjoy sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and a patisserie selection.

From £34 per person

Available Monday to Sunday 1.30pm – 5.00pm

Afternoon Tea Bath - Royal Crescent Hotel

Royal Crescent Hotel

16 Royal Crescent, Bath BA1 2LS

In the summer, take your lavish afternoon tea in the hidden gardens or by the cosy fireplace in winter. Choose the savoury option if you don’t have a sweet tooth and enjoy a Bath Chaps beignet and salmon tartare with caviar. There’s even a special afternoon tea for children under the age of 11.

Standard £37.50 per person or £50 with Champagne.

Children’s afternoon tea, £19.50

Afternoon tea served everyday from 1.30-6.00pm.

Afternoon Tea Bath - Abbey Hotel

Abbey Hotel

North Parade, Bath, Somerset BA1 1LF

Sample a selection of sweet treats, delicate sandwiches and warm scones with a pot of classic Bristish tea or a glass of fizz or a bespoke cocktail.

Prices from £23 per person

Served everyday between 12 noon -5.00pm.

Afternoon Tea Bath - The Gainsborough Bath Spa

The Gainsborough Bath Spa

Beau Street, Bath BA1 1QY

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.

Served 3-5.00pm advanced booking only see website for details.

Afternoon Tea Bath - Browns Bar and Brasserie Bath

Browns Bar and Brasserie

Old Police Station, Orange Grove, Bath BA1 1LP

Browns Bath serves an afternoon tea on a three-tiered platter with a selection of savouries, sandwiches, home-baked scones, and an assortment of mini cakes and puddings. A highlight comes in the form of a tiny whisky marmalade bread and butter pudding. Gluten-free options are also available.

Standard £19.00 per person

Served 2-6.00pm

Afternoon Tea Bath - MacDonald Bath Spa Hotel


Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel

Sydney Road, BA2 6NS

The luxurious Drawing Room at Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel overlooks the stunning landscape gardens making it a particularly memorable spot to enjoy a traditional afternoon tea. Sink into one of the comfortable sofas, sip on bubbles and enjoy the fluffiest of scones as you soak up the regal atmosphere.

Standard £25 per person or £35 with Champagne

See website for opening times

Afternoon Tea Bath - The Thoughtful Bakery

The Thoughtful Bakery

19 Barton Street, Bath, BA1 1HG

Great for a posh Bath bun, as well as all manner of other baked goods, this sustainably minded bakery focusses on seasonal, hand-crafted breads and cakes. They are currently operating a takeaway service.

See website for prices

Tuesday-Saturday 8am-5pm, Sunday 9am-4pm

Afternoon Tea Bath - Cafe Rouge Bath

Cafe Rouge – Bath

15 Milsom St, Bath , BA1 1DE

Their Afternoon Tea features a French twist on the great British tradition of Afternoon Tea such as a croque monsieur that can be indulged before tucking into sumptuous sweet delights including a mousse au chocolat and chocolate red velvet cake.

From £13.50 per person

Available every day from 12noon-5pm.

Afternoon Tea Bath - Doubletree by Hilton Bath

DoubleTree by Hilton Bath

Walcot Street, Bath, BA1 5BJ

DoubleTree by Hilton Bath has glorious views of the River Avon and Pulteney Bridge. Their elegant restaurant provides a sophisticated environment to indulge in afternoon tea. Delve into a selection of classic British treats such as sumptuous sultana scones and an array of traditional finger sandwiches.

See website for prices

Open daily 2-5.00pm

Afternoon Tea Bath - The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

5 Orange Grove BA1 1LP

The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party is a family run tea room located right in the heart of Bath. On the menu are cream teas, homemade cakes, snacks, the finest selection of Lavazza coffee and Teapigs.

Contact directly for bookings and prices

Open daily.

Afternoon Tea Bath - Bailbrook House Hotel

Bailbrook House Hotel

Eveleigh Avenue, London Road West BA1 7JD

With two lounges to choose from – the Princess Elizabeth and Queen Charlotte, the historic, feature-rich surroundings, lend themselves perfectly to the great British tradition. Aside from the finest loose teas, delicious sandwiches, handmade cakes, pastries and scones, they also serve the traditional Bath Bun – a large fruit bun, sprinkled with crushed sugar. 

From £24.50 per person

See website for opening times

Have you spotted your favourite Afternoon Tea, or do you have any to add to the list?

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At present all cafes and restaurants are closed due to the lockdown, why not have a read and jot down new places for Afternoon Tea to try once they all open again.

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