Renowned for its picture-perfect villages, breathtaking views and natural beauty, the Cotswolds are synonymous with country charm – and is equally famous for its tearooms.
1. Tisanes Tea Room in Broadway
Tisanes in Broadway offers an extensive tea menu, including everything from English Breakfast and Cotswold Afternoon blends, to exotic Lapsang Souchong. Also offering vegan and gluten free options, Tisanes hopes to satisfy the most seasoned brew fans, while the freshly-made sandwiches and homemade cakes also go down a treat.
2. The Old Mill at Lower Slaughter
The Old Mill’s riverside tea room offers an unrivalled setting in the beautiful village of Lower Slaughter. Serving classic cream teas, homemade scones and ploughman’s lunches, the café promises a quaint visit.
3. The Bantam Tea Rooms in Chipping Campden
A cosy café set within a golden Cotswold stone building; The Bantam Tea Rooms are in Chipping Campden. On the menu, visitors will find homemade cakes, lunches and even cooked breakfasts. What’s more, cakes can be ordered to take away.
4. Lucy's Tea Room in Stow-on-the-Wold
A traditional tea room in the Cotswolds market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, Lucy’s Tea Room serves light lunches, teacakes and scrumptious homemade cakes.
5. The Kitchen in Minchinhampton
The Kitchen in Minchinhampton boasts a picturesque Cotswold location and rustic interiors, for an enjoyable and tasty experience just outside of Stroud.
Expect traditional afternoon teas, complete with dainty sandwiches, homemade cakes and crumbly scones.
6. Jacks Café & Tearoom in Cirencester
A charming café and tearoom in Cirencester, Jacks, serves up everything from Instagram-worthy brunches to traditional favourites like tea and fresh bakes. Don’t miss the incredible cake table offering all sorts of tasty treats.
7. The Tea Set Café in Chipping Norton
Nestled on Chipping Norton’s quaint High Street, The Tea Set Café offers a pretty setting in the centre of the market town. The indulgent menu promises quality and tradition in equal measure, from authentic afternoon teas and Cotswold cream teas, to steaming pots of loose-leaf blends and classic cakes.
8. Lavender Bakehouse and Coffee Shop in Chalford
An eatery in Chalford, Lavender Bakehouse and Coffee Shop serves up an impressive list of homemade dishes, with its vintage cream teas presented in traditional fashion with china tea sets and tiered cake stands.
9. The Cotswold Tearoom in Moreton-in-Marsh
A cosy tearoom with views across Moreton-in-Marsh High Street, The Cotswold Tearoom offers everything from classic cream teas to breakfasts, sandwiches and even a gentleman’s afternoon tea.
10. Smiths of Bourton
With an unrivalled setting within the Cotswolds’ ‘little Venice’, vintage tearoom Smiths of Bourton’s menu includes cakes, scones and traditional teas.
11. Huffkins in Burford
The first tearoom in the family-run Cotswold group, Huffkins in Burford offers a its famous ‘secret recipe’ lardy cakes. The quintessential menu also features a host of classic sweet treats, in addition to an assortment of loose-leaf teas, blended by hand in the Cotswolds.
12. The Marshmallow Restaurant and Tea Room in Moreton-in-Marsh
Nestled in the heart of Cotswold town of Moreton-in-Marsh, the award-winning Marshmallow Restaurant and Tea Room brims with classic delights including crumpets, speciality teas and Victoria sponge.
13. Bakery on the Water in Bourton-on-the-Water
An artisan bakery within a gorgeous Cotswold setting by the River Windrush, Bakery on the Water offers guests afternoon tea with freshly baked scones, picnics to go, breakfasts and pastries.
14. Well Walk Tea Room in Cheltenham
With its vintage décor and decorative antiques, Well Walk Tea Room offers a peaceful escape away from the hustle and bustle of Cheltenham town centre.
Visitors can look forward to tearoom favourites such as homemade cakes and scones with all the trimmings, crumpets with jam, sandwiches, and of course, lashings of tea served in traditional china teapots with dinky cups and saucers.
By Sophie Bird