Weather it’s for a catch up with friends, a birthday celebration or simply just for an impromptu visit, a trip to a tearoom is a great excuse to eat lots of delicious cake and enjoy some tasty tea.
Gloucestershire is home to lots of lovely tearooms and SoGlos has rounded up nine of the very best in this hot list.
1. The Fairview Gardener and Tea Room in Gloucester
The Fairview Gardener’s Tea Room is home to the most extraordinary herbal teas which quite literally bloom before your eyes. Pair with a slice of one of the tea room’s homemade cakes or even an afternoon tea for a delicious treat.
Using locally-sourced ingredients, the tea room also offers heart-warming meals such as chilli con carne and jacket potatoes as well as an all-day breakfast on Sundays.
2. Well Walk Tea Room in Cheltenham
Decorated with wonderful antiques, Well Walk Tea Room in Cheltenham is a quirky setting for tea and cake. It serves a range of traditional, homemade refreshments including sandwiches, quiche, paninis and ploughman’s as well as speciality afternoon teas. Treat yourself to a cake medley, which includes six slices of homemade cake!
3. Once Upon A Tea Room in Cheltenham
With cakes galore, Once Upon a Tea Room in Cheltenham has all the delights of sugar heaven. From crepes and cakes to chocolate brownies and fruit scones, it has everything to satisfy a sweet craving. The tea room also has a great selection of teas and savoury dishes.
4. Aunt Martha's Victorian Tea Rooms in Drybrook
Aunt Martha’s Tea Room nestled away in Drybrook is Victorian themed, serving delicious cakes, afternoon teas, and a la carte dishes. With a menu changing seasonally, the tea room also serves savoury snacks and Sunday lunches.
The ever-popular Huffkins cafés around Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds, entice you in with a scrumptious display of pastries. The quaint cafés also serve a whole host of homemade cakes, coffees and teas, as well as savoury plates such as quiches, sandwiches and soup. Try its yummy millionnaire’s shortbread – there’s no scrimping on caramel.
6. Henry’s Tea Room in Cheltenham
This quaint little tea room in Cheltenham uses fresh, locally-sourced ingredients in its afternoon teas, cakes and savoury dishes. From flapjack to biscuits, scones to Danish pastries, there’s something for every sweet tooth.
7. Lily's Restaurant and Tea Room in Gloucester
Lily’s in Gloucester is a stone’s throw away from the cathedral, offering a pretty location for tea and cake. Serving a great selection of tasty sweet and savoury treats, as well as warming lunches, Lily’s also caters for gluten free and vegan alternatives. Sit outside underneath the bunting on a lovely summer’s day.
8. Temple Guiting Shop and Tearoom
Temple Guiting’s Pantry Café has a homely atmosphere, with a cosy fireplace and décor. The menu features luxury loose leaf teas, coffees and afternoon teas. Pick up some beautiful home and giftware at the adjoining pantry shop.
9. Old Dairy Tea Room in Longhope
Old Dairy Tea Room at Harts Barn Craft Centre is full of character and charm, with exposed beams and countryside views. Serving a range of lunches, light bites, sandwiches and breakfasts, the tea room certainly has a lot of choice. Its homemade cakes, desserts and ice cream all use fresh, local ingredients.