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Afternoon tea in the cotswolds

Treat yourself to a lovely afternoon tea in the Cotswolds with your friends and family. With sandwiches, cakes, and pastries, you can enjoy a combination of snacks, tea and sweet treats to feel indulgent.

Why not get out and find your favourite place for afternoon tea in the Cotswolds. Whether you’re in StroudChipping Campden or Burford, there is always somewhere to enjoy a fancy afternoon tea.

It’s the perfect chance to catch up with friends and see the beautiful scenery surrounding the Cotswolds.

Get started with 13 of the best afternoon teas in the Cotswolds…

Once Upon a Tearoom

108 Winchcombe Street, Cheltenham, GL52 2NW, 01242 577 929

Specialising in afternoon tea in the Cotswolds, Once Upon a Tearoom offers everything you may expect from a Cotswolds café.

There are a variety of menus that cater to many different afternoon tea requirements. Whether you want a children’s afternoon tea in the Cotswolds or a gluten-free afternoon tea, Once Upon a Tearoom has it all.

They also offer Crafternoon tea, which allows you to get hands-on and create treats to take away. The menu offers mini biscuit decorating, biscuit decorating and cupcake decorating. For more things to do in Cheltenham read: Your Guide to Cheltenham Lido.

Tisanes Tea Rooms

21 The Green, Broadway, WR12 7AA, 01386 853 296

In the beautiful village of Broadway, Tisanes looks like a tea shop you would see on a postcard.

The afternoon tea menu combines cold sandwiches, scones, cakes and tea or coffee. Plus, if you need to swap out the glutinous bread and scones, Tisanes is more than happy to accommodate.

The café is open from 10-5 but afternoon tea is only available between 12-4:30.

If you want to indulge in a few more sweet treats after your afternoon tea in the Cotswolds, there is a range of homemade cakes and snacks.

Why not treat your friends to an afternoon tea with one of Tisanes gift vouchers.

Lucy’s Tearoom

The Square, Stow-on-the-Wold, GL54 1AB, 01451 830 000

In a beautiful grade 2 listed building, Lucy’s Tearoom is a popular destination for afternoon tea.

The staff serve afternoon tea on a traditional tiered stand. And it comes with a selection of finger sandwiches, scones, cakes and loose tea or coffee.

If you visit in the summer months, you can choose to sit outside or enjoy the interior of this 300-year-old tearoom.

The regular opening times are from 10-4, and the last orders for food are at 3:30.

Plus, if you are with your four-legged friends, Lucy’s has a selection of dog ice cream as a treat.

Accommodation: Check out these 23 cottages in Stow-on-the-Wold.

Lavender Bakehouse & Coffee Shop

20 London Road, Stroud, GL6 8NW

Using ingredients sourced from the nearby villages, Lavender Bakehouse is a relaxing break on your visit to Stroud.

The menu is seasonal and changes when the chefs create a new exciting recipe.

Afternoon tea is available from 2:30, and the Lavender Bakehouse caters for parties, weddings, christenings and a range of special occasions.

Accommodation: Browse through this selection of cottages in Stroud.

Lords of the Manor Hotel

Upper Slaughter, Cheltenham, GL54 2JD, 01451 820 243

If you want to try something a bit more fanciful, the Lords of the Manor Hotel offers an unforgettable experience.

You can enjoy your Cotswolds afternoon tea on the lawn or cosying up next to the log fire in the lounge.

And, to let the food settle, you can enjoy a stroll around the stunning flower and herb gardens.

Hunters Tea Room

47 High Street, Broadway, WR12 7DP

Tucked away in a beautiful yellow stone building, Hunters of Broadway offers a range of traditional afternoon teas.

They also supply a range of sandwiches, jacket potatoes, and hot dishes to fill you up on a winter’s afternoon.

Buckland Manor

Broadway, WR12 7LY, 01386 852 626

In the stunning Buckland Manor, you can enjoy a full afternoon tea with your friends.

You can enjoy a selection of sweet and savoury snacks while you enjoy a choice of loose tea or coffee. Or, why not make it boozy with a glass of champagne to enjoy with your food.

If you’re staying in one of these Broadway cottages, why not enjoy the afternoon tea hamper and explore the region with the food conveniently packed for you.

Buckland Manor offers a range of gift vouchers if you want to treat your friends to a luxurious afternoon tea in the Cotswolds on you.

The Priory Tea Rooms

35 High Street, Burford, OX18 4QA, 01993 823 249

Sit back and relax with afternoon tea at The Priory Tea Room on a warm summer’s day.

You can enjoy afternoon tea, tea cakes, ice cream surrounded by the beautiful stone walls of The Priory.

If you have any special dietary requirements, The Priory Tea Rooms is happy to help.

Accommodation: Discover these 42 Burford Cottages for your next trip.

The Abbey Tea Rooms

59 Church Street, Tewkesbury, GL20 5RZ, 01684 292 215

The Abbey Tea Rooms offers a variety of afternoon teas choices.

There’s not much more relaxing than enjoying a cup of hot tea, chatting with your friends and tucking into some sweet and savoury treats.

If you’re not in the mood for afternoon tea, you can also pick up anything from breakfasts and lunches to cakes and snacks.

Whatley Manor

Malmesbury, SN16 0RB, 01666 822 888

Whatley Manor is a luxurious choice for afternoon tea in the Cotswolds.

On a warm summer’s day, you can enjoy your sweet and savoury treats on the terrace with a glass of sparkling wine.

Afternoon tea is a fundamental part of British culture. But Whatley Manor adds a hint of elegance to make your afternoon a little more luxurious.

Bookings are required to have afternoon tea at Whatley Manor.

The Georgian Tearoom 

1 Rowcroft, Stroud, GL5 3BA, 01453 759 791

If you want a unique afternoon tea experience, The Georgian Tearoom in Stroud is for you.

Here you can find traditional food from the Georgian era to take you on a journey through history.

There are a variety of choices for afternoon tea at The Georgian Tearoom. Each one tells a story of Stroud’s distinct past.

Dormy House

Willersey Hill, Broadway, WR12 7LF, 01386 852 711

Dormy House is a 17th-century manor house that has been converted into a spa and dining experience.

The afternoon tea is a selection of sandwiches, cakes, macaroons, scones, tea and coffee.

You could always enjoy a day at the spa followed by afternoon tea at the Dormy House restaurant.

There is also a gluten-free option for anyone that has gluten requirements.


16 Vine Mews, Evesham, WR11 4RE, 07939 346 623

In the Vale of Evesham, JellyPickleJam is a craft tearoom with an Alice in Wonderland theme.

With so much delicious food on the menu, JellyPickleJam hopes to reduce food waste and educate people on growing and preparing food at home.

The Spoil Me afternoon tea is a great choice that adds a couple of hot portions to the traditional cream tea.

Choose from a variety of meat or vegetarian sandwiches when you visit JellyPickleJam.

Enjoy an afternoon with your friends and family as you sit back and indulge in some of the best afternoon tea in the Cotswolds. 

If you aren’t quite in the mood for afternoon tea but love the charm of the traditional cafes, check out our guide to tearooms in the Cotswolds.

Plus, make the most of your visit by spending a week in one of these Cotswolds holiday cottages.