Below is our collection of 22 of the loveliest places in Somerset where you can enjoy a traditional afternoon or cream tea. From quaint little B&B’s to manor hotels, Somerset has plenty of choice, so have a read and decide where’s next on your hit list 🙂
1) Love Food Café at The Emporium, Yeovil
If in Yeovil, don’t miss quirky Love Food Café, a real treat serving a range of scrummy food throughout the day.
Delicious homemade scones with clotted cream, jam and fresh strawberries with a tea of coffee are a bargain at £3.50. They also serve a tasty savoury cream tea with cheese scones and chutney which are also really popular. They have a full menu offering gluten free bread and cakes when available.
We also adore their Cream Tea hampers (prices start at £25). The basic hamper contains 4 scones with jam clotted cream and strawberries and brownie bites. They can also supply a bottle of fizz or it can be altered to suit a romantic picnic.
Wouldn’t this idea be a perfect gift for somebody living locally to Yeovil? Or, perfect for a leaving gift or baby shower in the office. Non consumables are to be returned to the café.
2) Living Pretty, Curry Rivel.
The Teashop at Living Pretty offers a home from home ambience where you can relax in the surroundings of the shabby chic mismatching interiors and try homemade seasonal dishes cooked on the Rayburn.
All produce is locally sourced within Somerset and everything is made on site including the delicious selection of mouth-watering cakes.
The teashop at Living Pretty is the perfect place to meet friends and enjoy a scrumptious breakfast, a light lunch with a glass of wine or experience a traditional afternoon cream tea.
They offer a range of Afternoon Teas including Somerset, Champagne and Celebration Afternoon Teas (starting at £20 for 2 people). Living Pretty also offer a sophisticated afternoon tea hen party at £20 per head, as well as a range of services including vintage china hire, catering for weddings and organised children’s parties. Take a look at their wonderful website
They can accommodate wheelchairs and have disabled access however the toilet is upstairs.
3) Cole Manor – Bruton
Cole Manor is tucked away on a country lane between Bruton and Castle Cary. The grounds of the manor span 5 acres of lovingly cared for gardens, with traditional country flowers and shady trees, and the river Pitt flows along its length. It’s a haven for wildlife.
The tea room offers panoramic views of the gardens, and is a bright and airy room where you can enjoy a cream tea with freshly baked scones and organic cream or chose from their selection of cakes.
On a fine day you can sit at one of the many tables in the gardens. Take a book and settle down by the river, under the gazebo, by the huge magnolia tree or under the yew tree. Blankets are also provided should you wish to sit on the on the ground and enjoy the peace.
Cole Manor Cream Teas are £5.50. That includes 2 freshly baked plain or fruit scones, organic local cream and strawberry or blackberry jam and a pot of tea.
There are lots of tables outside which wheelchairs can easily access. They can assist people in wheelchairs to enter the Tearooms.
4) Cross Lane House, Allerford.
Nestled just off the A39 in the pretty village of Allerford, famed for its PackHorse Bridge, just a short walk from the South West Coastal Path and the beach take a visit to Cross Lane House.
Celebrate traditional English Afternoon Tea with a towering feast of neat finger sandwiches, warm fresh scones, West Country clotted cream, exquisite pastries and a glass of fine chilled Champagne.
Make a day of it by taking a stroll on the clifftop beforehand, or even a dip in the sea if you’re feeling brave!
Each element is hand crafted so advanced reservations are required giving at least 48hours notice. Afternoon Teas start at £19.95 per person.
Wheelchair access and disabled toilet facilities.
5) The Blitz Tearoom, Weston–super-Mare
Step back in time to the 1940’s…The Blitz tearoom offers homemade cakes, tea & coffee and light snacks. All food is served from vintage china, surrounded with memorabilia to the sound of 1940’s music!
Cream teas are served starting at £3.95 per person which include scone with cream and jam and a pot of tea. Afternoon Teas are also on the menu.
Wheelchairs are able to fit through the door, toilet etc . There is a small step at the door so anyone with wheelchairs will need someone to help them in.
Check out their facebook page for more details www.facebook.com/theblitztearoom1940
6) Lanes Hotel, West Coker
Nestling amid the rolling hills of Somerset in the picturesque village of West Coker, this former rectory has been extensively renovated to create a fabulous, contemporary hotel and restaurant.
Stroll through the large walled gardens with a cool glass of something refreshing, take in the lovely Somerset air and absorb the tranquillity of the day.
Why not take afternoon tea for £12.50 per person, or, enjoy champagne afternoon tea for £18.50 per person. The teas are served in a choice of lounges, restaurant or gardens.
Disabled/ Wheelchair access.
7) Charlton House Hotel, Shepton Mallet
Charlton House Spa Hotel, Somerset has achieved an enviable reputation as one of the premier style hotels in the South West of England.
Delightful Cream Teas are served from 3pm – 5pm each day and start at £7.00 per person. Or you could really indulge with a traditional afternoon tea which includes finger sandwiches, scones, jam, clotted cream, selection of cakes and tea and coffee at £19.00 per person.
8) Scarlett’s Kitchen & Garden, Langford Budville.
Based in Langford Budville, near Wellington, Somerset, you can dine inside, in the tea gardens, or by the children’s play park. There is plenty of shade between the trees, and garden rugs and toys are available should your little ones need them, while you can relax and enjoy the gardens.
Cream Teas are on offer, which are freshly made in house and very popular, they actually use clotted cream made in the village and home-made Loganberry Jam.
Cream teas are served with warm scones as standard, Loose Leaf organic teas or freshly ground coffee all plated on vintage china.
For a celebration they offer rustic smoked salmon afternoon tea, with locally made Artisan Gravalax Salmon, Curd and Bread, followed by cream tea. You can also book this to enjoy with a glass of Prosecco.
They are open April to the end of September.
Everything is on one level here and accessible. The toilet facilities are suitable for all apart from large electric wheelchairs.
9) Montacute House, Courtyard Café
With hearty soups, homemade sandwiches and cakes, and wonderful sweet and savoury cream teas served all day, the café is the perfect place to stop off during your visit to Montacute House, and exploring the parklands and walks around the area.
You are able to visit the café without paying entry to visit the house.
Disabled access and facilities.
10) Hestercombe, Taunton
Discover Hestercombe and lose yourself in fifty acres of lakes, temples, cascades, tranquil woodland walks, formal terraces, vivid colours and views that take your breath away.
Last summer, they opened The Column Room, the prettiest room in Hestercombe House. The Column Room overlooks the formal gardens of the Victorian Terrace, providing the perfect view while you enjoy your tea – just as Mrs Portman would have done in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Hestercombe visitors can enjoy a quintessentially British afternoon tea comprising a delectable selection of cakes and sandwiches served with a choice of unique loose leaf tea, or cafetiere coffee. For an extra special experience, try a Champagne Afternoon Tea.
Disabled access and facilities
11)The Castle at Taunton
Visit The Castle, right in the heart of Taunton, a perfect place to stop when shopping or visiting The Museum of Somerset.
Scones, sandwiches, homemade cakes and jams along with one of the finest selection of teas in the South West, make The Castle’s afternoon teas a truly enjoyable experience.
You can choose from four different tea services – Somerset Cream Tea, which offers delicious tea and scones, full Traditional Afternoon Tea which includes finger sandwiches, or go for something more decadent – The Castle’s Champagne & Afternoon Tea. They also offer Chocolate Afternoon Tea – perfect for celebrations & birthdays!
Cream Teas start at £6.50 per person and are served throughout the day. Afternoon Tea is served between 3pm – 5pm.
Wheelchair access and facilities.
12) Mount Somerset Hotel, Taunton
The Mount Somerset serves a variety of cream teas, full afternoon teas and, for a touch of luxury, sparkling afternoon teas with a glass of fizz. Spend an afternoon taking tea without a care in the world, or combine with a spa treatment or 2 for a day of being spoilt.
Wheelchair access and facilities.
13)Stable Cottage Tea Rooms, Triscombe
Established over 30 years ago, Stable Cottage is situated at the foot of the Quantock Hills with stunning views over Taunton Deane.
A warm welcome is guaranteed making Stable Cottage the perfect place to enjoy delicious cream teas, either in front of a roaring log fire or outside in the beautiful garden.
Cream teas are served including traditional clotted cream and jam (£5.60 for two plain homemade scones with clotted cream and jam and a pot of tea or coffee) as well as Cheese Scone Tea.
As well as cream teas, they also offer the Triscombe Special – poached or boiled eggs, with plenty of toast and jam, plus scones or homemade fruitcake. If you are part of a group of 10+ please call to make a booking.
14)Vintage Shop and Tea Room, Wells.
Enjoy Tea and treasures in the Wells Artisian quarter. What could be better than sitting down to a slice of one of Lilyroo’s homemade cakes – all displayed in Grandma’s cabinet – accompanied by a proper pot of tea?
Everything is served to you on pretty mis-matched china, by very lovely tea girls. A basic cream tea costs £4.00 and you get a scone, jam and clotted cream with a pot of tea of your choice. They also serve fabulous coffee and a selection of delicious sandwiches and brunch items.
And for something extra special why not treat yourself and a friend to one of Queenie’s amazing afternoon teas? You get a three tiered cake stand filled with finger sandwiches, cakes and of course scone, jam and cream and tea of your choice – all for £12.00 per person. They do ask that people book a day in advance for this one.
15)Fenny Castle Tea Rooms
Fenny Castle Tea Rooms and Bicycle Hire is situated approximately 3 miles from Wells and Glastonbury, bordering the Somerset Levels adjacent to the River Sheppey in a stunning rural position next to the ancient Motte and Bailey of Fenny Castle.
They have a large modern restaurant with great views across the Levels complete with a couple of sofas to laze on. . There are pretty gardens in which you are welcome to sit with your cappuccino and enjoy the tranquillity.
Afternoon tea including homemade scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam can be found on the menu.
Wheelchair access and facilities.
16) Sheppy’s Farm & Cider Centre, Three Bridges, Bradford-on-Tone
As well as a visit to Sheppy’s Museum and Farm shop, visitors are welcome to the farm and are encouraged to take farm walks in the beautiful setting of their orchards.
Enjoy the Cider House Tea Room, which has recently been refurbished.
They offer you the best service and care, together with excellent quality home-made catering in a relaxed and comfortable setting. A good selection of home-made meals, light refreshments, snacks and home-made cakes is always available along with cream teas that include West country strawberry jam and clotted cream, a large plain or fruit scone and a pot of tea. Prices start at £4.95.
Wheelchair access to all public buildings and a disabled access lavatory. They also have tracks out into the orchards which are a bit bumpy but ok in the Summer for anyone who wants to get out a bit further.
17) Midney Gardens, Somerton.
Midney Gardens is a delight for garden lovers and also a lovely relaxing spot to enjoy a bite to eat. The 1-acre garden located just 1mile SE of Somerton comprises a series of interlinked areas combining fabulous planting, wildlife areas and lots of quirky touches.
The tearoom (which you can visit separately from the garden if you wish) serves simple light lunches, delicious cake and cream teas. A cream tea here costs £4.50 and includes a pot of tea, 2 medium sized scones with generous helpings of clotted cream and good quality strawberry jam.
Wheelchair access to the tearooms but only partial access to the gardens.
18) Miller’s at The Anchor, Porlock Weir
For over 200 years the Anchor has served Porlock Weir’s 15th century harbour for sailors, walkers and huntsmen alike. Where Exmoor meets the sea, Porlock Weir is an idyllic working harbour with stunning coastal views.
Cream teas are on offer, which include two scones per person with jam and clotted cream and tea @ £5.50 per person.
They also offer a full afternoon tea (to be booked a day in advance) @ £12.50 per person and includes, cream tea, sandwiches, cakes and petit fours.
Wheelchair access, although there is one step into the hotel.
19) Daisy May’s Tea Room – Taunton & Bridgwater
Daisy May’s Afternoon teas look delightful.
A British traditional cream tea is on offer at £4.95 per person, Afternoon tea including a three tier cake stand filled with a selection of fingered sandwiches, homemade cakes and scones served with a pot of English Tea is priced at £10.95 per person, or High Tea- which has everything in the Afternoon Tea as well as mini tartlets and quiches and delicious mini deserts is priced at £13.95 per person.
Or you could opt for the Daisy May’s Cake Tower for two – a three tier cake stand filled with a selection of homemade cakes – perfect for those who can’t decide which slice of cake to try, this way you can try them all!
Check out their facebook page www.facebook.com/Daisymaystearoom
20) Swan Hotel, Wells.
Wells is a beautiful city, home to many historic buildings. The award-winning market and thriving independent shops are well worth a visit.
The Swan Hotel offers modern amenities in a beautiful setting. It is directly opposite the magnificent West Front of Wells Cathedral.
Cream Teas are on offer. During the summer months they can be served on Swan Terrace (with amazing views of Wells Cathedral) or in their peaceful Walled Garden Café.
Cream Tea is also available in their bar and lounge areas. Fruit Scone, Clotted Cream and strawberry jam is £3.00 per person with a choice of Tea or Coffee served at £2.00 per person.
All areas can be accessed by Wheelchair users.
21) Capland Farm, Hatch Beauchamp
Delightful Capland Farm serve cream teas but mainly by prior booking. They are £5 each and that is for tea or coffee, and two home-made scones. Bookings can be taken for parties of up to 16 outside and 12 inside in the dining/breakfast room (they also run a b&b) if the weather is bad.
There is plenty of room for children to run around and friendly dogs are welcome outside.
22) Mr Miles Tea Rooms, Taunton
If you are looking for a relaxing experience in beautiful surroundings, look no further than Mr. Miles in the High Street, Taunton.
Chefs provide meals of the highest quality for breakfast and lunch. Homemade afternoon teas and cakes serve as a wonderful treat, whatever the occasion.
Cream Teas are on the menu, Included per person is two home made scones – fruit or plain (G/F plain available) – Local Clotted Cream, award winning Brendan Hill Crafts Strawberry Jam, a pot of Miles Tea Room Blend loose leaf tea or a cafetiere of Mr Miles Blend coffee from DJ Miles Ltd of Porlock.
They also we offer a savoury alternative with 2 cheese scones and cream cheese and their own Fig Chutney. Priced at £6.95 per person
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