Pastel-coloured bunting and china tea-sets galore, the UK is no stranger to quaint tearooms, overflowing with that classic sense of Englishness, turning your average cup of tea into a wonderful, instagrammable experience to remember. So read on for our break down of the Best Tearooms in the UK!
in Bowness, the Lake District
Tucked away in the alley next to St Martins Church, Aunty’s Kitchen in Bowness is a lovely Cumbrian cafe where a warm welcome and a board full of wonderful specials awaits. Perfect for both those after a quick cappuccino or a full-blown chunky fish finger lunch, Aunty’s Tearooms is a short distance from the lake shore, so once the scone is gone, you can go and enjoy the waters!
at 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 heart 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, head down an unsuspecting cul-de-sac and totter off-the-beaten track 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. It’s really no wonder this little cafe is the official number 1 dessert spot in Chorley!
in Stow-on-the-Wold, the Cotswolds
Lucy, whoever and wherever you are, you sure know how to put together a great tearoom! This Cotswoldian treasure is much loved by customers and locals alike, partly due to its wonderfully middle English exterior, complete with 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
A delightful end to a day’s walk up to Chanctonbury Ring, the Steyning Tea Rooms are an oasis of rhubarb scones, crema coffee and heartily filled sandwiches. Fairly priced for the area and always service with a smile, you can get an upgrade in size on your afternoon tea as well as enjoying your drink in a fine china-cup. Perfect for rustic vibes in a wonderful walkers’ paradise.