Pastel-coloured bunting and china tea-sets galore; the UK is no stranger to quaint tearooms. Expect gorgeous places overflowing with that classic sense of Englishness, turning your average cup of tea into a wonderful experience to remember. Read on for our break down of the best tearooms in the UK!
on the Lizard, Cornwall
The most southerly cafe in the UK, Polpeor Cafe in Cornwall is a record-breaking location that offers more in stunning views than most cafes combined. Even in busy hours (weekends and bank holidays in particular!) this cafe runs like clockwork, serving up beautiful cream teas and fresh crab meat sandwiches, washed down by a hearty milkshake or frothy coffee. And to top it all off, it’s pretty reasonably priced!
The Old Stables Vintage Tea Shop
in Chorley, Lancashire
For a true hidden gem, you’re going to have to make a sharp turn off the high street and head down an unsuspecting cul-de-sac to find The Old Stables Vintage Tea Shop in Chorley. With fun-loving staff and some distinctly vintage vibes, this cafe features gorgeous china teacups, adorable cupcakes and fab milkshakes, as well as hand-crafted decorations at every turn.
in Stow-on-the-Wold, the Cotswolds
Lucy, whoever and wherever you are, you sure know how to put together a great tearoom! This Cotswolds treasure is much loved by customers and locals alike, partly due to its wonderfully middle English exterior, complete with a Union Jack flag. Here you can enjoy big fluffy scones and a warm coffee, all before a day sight-seeing around Stow-on-the-Wold!
Steyning Tea Rooms
in Steyning, West Sussex
Offering a delightful end to a day’s walk up to Chanctonbury Ring, the Steyning Tea Rooms are an oasis of rhubarb scones, coffee and heartily filled sandwiches. Fairly priced for the area and always service with a smile, you can upgrade the size of your afternoon tea as well as enjoying your drink in a fine china-cup. Perfect for rustic vibes in a wonderful walkers’ paradise.