Afternoon tea is a quintessential British tradition, and there are no shortage of great places to enjoy it in Somerset. No matter what your budget or taste, you’re sure to find a great place for afternoon tea. Go on, treat yourself to a little bit of luxury and enjoy a traditional afternoon tea in this beautiful county.
Here are five of our favourites:
This charming café, with a beautiful garden, is set inside The Gifted Company. Their afternoon tea menu features a variety of teas, as well as sandwiches, scones, and cakes. Open from Monday to Saturday, from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Their afternoon tea must be pre-booked. West St, Somerton.
An historic tearoom located in the heart of Glastonbury town. Their afternoon tea is served in a traditional setting, with finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, and a selection of cakes and pastries. Open from Monday to Saturday, from 10am to 5pm, Sunday 11am to 5pm. Magdalene St, Glastonbury.
This family-run tearoom serves up delicious afternoon teas with a modern twist. Their sandwiches are made with creative fillings, such as chorizo and goat’s cheese, and their cakes are all homemade. Outdoor seating is available in a small courtyard garden. Open from Monday to Friday, from 10:30am to 3:00pm, Saturday & Sunday, from 10:30am to 4:30pm. Afternoon tea requires 48hrs notice. Served with unlimited tea! High St, Street.
A popular spot for an afternoon tea with a view. The tearooms are located on the banks of the Bridgwater & Taunton Canal, so you can enjoy your tea and cake while watching the boats go by. Their afternoon tea is served with sandwiches, scones, and cakes. Open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:30am to 4pm. North Newton, Bridgwater.
This tearoom is located in the heart of the Cheddar Gorge, complete with 6 themed rooms and a rooftop garden. The menu features traditional afternoon tea, as well as a selection of teas from around the world. Open from Monday to Sunday, from 9:30am to 5pm* A ‘Classic’ afternoon tea is priced at £18.95 per person, a ‘Celebration’ (with prosecco) is £24.95. *Closing times may vary depending on the season. The Cliffs, Cheddar.
Here are some additional tips for choosing the perfect place for afternoon tea in Somerset:
- Consider the location. If you’re looking for a place with stunning views, you might want to choose a tearoom that’s located in a scenic spot, like Maunsel Lock Tearooms or Lion Rock Tearooms.
- Think about the atmosphere. Some tearooms are more formal than others. If you’re looking for a relaxed and informal setting, you might want to choose a tearoom like Courtyard Café or Time For Tea.
- Check the menu. Make sure the tearoom you choose has a menu that you’ll enjoy. Some tearooms offer traditional afternoon tea, while others have more creative options.
- Book in advance. Afternoon tea is a popular activity, so it’s a good idea to book in advance, especially if you’re visiting during peak season.
- Check opening times before travelling.
- Prices correct at time of publishing.
We hope this helps you choose the perfect place for afternoon tea in Somerset!
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