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Best Afternoon Tea in Somerset [10 Tried & Tested Options]

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Edited by Adele Horwood
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If you’re looking for the best afternoon tea in Somerset, you’ve come to the right place.

As a self-proclaimed afternoon tea enthusiast, I’ve embarked on a delicious journey to discover the best spots in our charming county.

This article is for:

  • Somerset locals seeking a refined outing for special occasions or leisurely afternoons.
  • Travelers looking to indulge in the region’s culinary delights and cultural experiences.
  • Tea enthusiasts keen on discovering unique and authentic tea offerings in charming settings.

I’m going to break down my favourite spots for afternoon tea in Somerset.

Traditional Charm

The Pump Room, Bath

Housed in the historic Roman Baths complex, The Pump Room exudes timeless elegance.

I love their classic selection of finger sandwiches, delicate pastries, and warm scones with clotted cream and jam.

The live pianist adds a touch of sophistication.

Buttercross Teamrooms, Somerton

Buttercross Tearooms in Somerton is a traditional tea room with a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Their afternoon tea includes finger sandwiches, scones, clotted cream, jam, and a selection of cakes.

Time for Tea, Street

Time for Tea in Street is a family-run tea room that serves a delicious and affordable afternoon tea.

Their menu includes finger sandwiches, scones, clotted cream, jam, and a selection of cakes.

Countryside Delights

Roth Bar & Grill, Bruton

Set within the Hauser & Wirth art gallery, Roth Bar & Grill serves an exceptional afternoon tea with a focus on locally sourced ingredients.

I’m always delighted by their creative flavor combinations and artful presentation.

The Pig Near Bath

This rustic-chic hotel offers a relaxed countryside afternoon tea.

I think the warm, freshly baked scones are some of the best I’ve ever had.

They also have a lovely outdoor terrace for sunny days.

The Lawns Tea Room and B&B, Ashcott

The Lawns Tea Room in Ashcott is a charming tea room set in a beautiful country house.

Their afternoon tea includes finger sandwiches, scones, clotted cream, jam, and a selection of cakes and pastries.

Holcombe Inn, Holcombe

Nestled in the Mendip Hills, this cozy pub offers a hearty afternoon tea with a countryside twist. 

If I’m craving a classic English experience, this is the spot.

Coastal Escapes

The Luttrell Arms, Dunster

This historic hotel in the picturesque village of Dunster serves a delightful afternoon tea.

I always make a point to try their seasonal specials, as they often showcase local Somerset produce.

Hidden Gems

At The Chapel, Bruton

This former chapel turned bistro delivers an afternoon tea with a unique twist.

I love their eclectic mix of sweet and savory treats, and the atmosphere is both cozy and stylish.

Miles Tea & Coffee House, Portishead

This delightful tea house boasts a vast selection of teas and a charmingly mismatched décor.

Their afternoon tea is beautifully presented, and I think they have some of the flakiest pastries in Somerset.

Closing Thoughts

Let’s be honest, the only difficult part of afternoon tea in Somerset is choosing where to go!

With so many amazing options, you might just have to plan several outings – it’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it!


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