“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea,”...
A nice cuppa, perhaps a scone or two or a slice of lusciously mouth-watering cake, and you’re in heaven. Add the scenery of the Cotswolds as well and it doesn’t get any better.
Fortunately, when you’re in this part of the country you have plenty of tea rooms to choose from. Afternoon tea has never been easier – nor more delightful – to have than here.
When you see it for yourself and sample their wares, you’ll see why we’ve gone for that heading. The setting is in Broadway, appealing in itself, and they pride themselves on providing tasty treats for everyone – including gluten-free temptations.
Afternoon tea is worth missing lunch for, as it provides a selection of sandwiches, a scone with jam and cream, a slice of cake and (to wash it down) tea or coffee. You can also take home some appealing treats from the shop. Who says you can’t have it all?
If prizes were given for superb names, this tea room would be the winner. However, it ranks equally highly for the quality of its afternoon teas. The vintage tea rooms provide a lovely place to rest and relax after a tour of the local area in the Vale of Evesham.
Even diabetics and those on a diet are welcome here, as there are plenty of options for those who have limitations with their dietary needs. You’ve even got the chance to take home some of their own preserves, to bring back memories of the best cream tea you’ve ever had.
Aunt Martha’s is located out to the west of Cheltenham, but it’s worth making the trip for this tea room alone. You don’t just get a lovely cream tea here – you step back into the 19th century, when taking tea was perhaps more refined than it can be today. Turn off your phone, settle in and enjoy a themed high tea, a cream tea or simply (if you can resist) tea and cake.
You’ll soon see why Aunt Martha’s has won awards – among them the Finest Tea-rooms Award 2014 from This England. Stepping back in time has never been so appealing.