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A trip to the Cotswolds in the gorgeous autumn months is unbeatable. Long walks amidst the beautiful countryside, the crunch of crisp leaves on the ground beneath you, cosy pubs with roaring fires and blazing colours dominating the Cotswold scenery. Of course this wonderful landscape comes with all the usual perks of a Cotswolds retreat – quaint villages and shops, cosy country inns and fabulous foodie markets, to name just a few!

Enhance your break with an afternoon tea

At The Chipping Norton Tea Set we like to celebrate the change in season with our warming, tasty autumn afternoon tea. The tea features our usual selection of warm beverages, delicious home made cakes and tarts, freshly baked scones with clotted cream, but is enhanced by seasonal treats that capture the rich, tasty flavours of autumn. Rather than cupcakes and lemon drizzle cake, we advise a more comforting carrot cake or a rich chocolate cake. Savoury scones with butter and chutney, along with spiced teas also go down a treat throughout this season.

Delivered to the comfort of your cottages

Whatever the weather on your autumn stay, you needn’t venture out to enjoy your afternoon tea – The Chipping Norton Tea Set bring the freshly prepared goods to you! So after that morning long walk within Batsford or Westonbirt Arboretum, you can retire to your cottage for an afternoon of warmth, comfort and indulgence. Have children in tow? Not to worry! They can either enjoy the afternoon tea with you, or spend some time having fun indoors whilst the adults relax and enjoy some time together over tea, sandwiches and cake.

Crafty hens

Our autumn afternoon tea is also a great idea for Cotswold hens, looking for something fun to enjoy over the cooler months. Perhaps combine one of our afternoon teas with a crafty activity like pottery painting, bunting making or knicker customisation. Companies like The Crafty Hen based in Bristol, will come to you, so that you can enjoy a day of entertainment within the comfort of your Manor Cottage.

Out and about with The Chipping Norton Tea Set

When you’re not enjoying our afternoon teas at the cottages, you can find us at various locations across the Cotswolds throughout the autumn. On September 21st, we’ll be serving delicious cakes and tea at The Cotswold Table in Kingham. Enjoy a slice or two whilst you take a break from shopping the excellent selection of food, drink and gift stalls. And on November 15th you’ll find us at the last flea market of the year at Chipping Norton Town Hall. Here you can enjoy some pre-Christmas shopping, before enjoying yet more tea and homemade cake prepared lovingly by the team at The Chipping Norton Tea Set.

To make a booking for an autumn afternoon tea, call us on 07967 833979 or drop us an email on to check availability for parties of eight or more. We come to you, set up, put the kettle on and leave you to enjoy. What’s more, we’ll also return at a mutually convenient time later too, to clear everything away – so you don’t have to!