Tea on the Terrace!

5th July 2018

Whether you’re here to stay a few nights or just visiting for the day, there is nothing more quintessentially English than enjoying Afternoon Tea in the Cotswolds!

During the summer, Afternoon Tea (or High Tea if you prefer…) is the perfect way to enjoy our country gardens and each hotel boasts a lovely terrace perfect for the occasion!


The Bay Tree Hotel (Afternoon Tea served 3 – 5.30pm)

Located just a couple of minutes from the High Street, The Bay Tree Hotel is home to a secret walled garden complete with scattered deckchairs and a newly re-landscaped terrace – ideal for Afternoon Tea in Burford!

The Bear of Rodborough (Afternoon Tea served 2.30 – 6pm)

Head to the lively Pavilion Bar for Afternoon Tea near Stroud at The Bear of Rodborough Hotel. What’s more, with Ping Pong and Table Football in the garden plus the acres of surrounding commons to walk, there’s plenty of opportunity to burn off the extra calories afterwards!

The Broadway Hotel (Afternoon Tea served 10am – 6pm)

Soak up the atmosphere of village life with Afternoon Tea on the green at The Broadway Hotel’s front terrace. Alternatively, The Broadway Hotel has a beautiful private garden exclusively for hotel residents that’s perfect for more tranquil-tea-taking!

The Close Hotel (Afternoon Tea served 12 – 5.30pm)

A hidden gem in the heart of town; The Close Hotel’s garden is an idyllic place to enjoy Afternoon Tea in Tetbury. Plus, with lovely boutiques and antique shops to peruse it could be just the break you need after some retail therapy!

Hare & Hounds Hotel (Afternoon Tea served 2.30 – 5pm)

Whether you’re staying at the hotel or fancy a little bit of indulgence after a walk around the Arboretum or Highgrove gardens, the charming terrace at The Hare and Hounds Hotel is a wonderful place to enjoy Afternoon Tea in Westonbirt.

The Lamb Inn (Afternoon Tea served 2 – 5.30pm)

On a quaint corner of Burford where Sheep Street meets Priory Lane, the historic Lamb Inn boasts a large garden with flower-filled terrace that’s a picture-perfect setting for traditional Cotswolds Afternoon Tea!

The Manor House (Afternoon Tea served 2.30 – 5.30pm)

Boasting a beautifully manicured garden and large terrace; at The Manor House Hotel you can enjoy a relaxed Afternoon Tea tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Moreton High Street. Top tip: try one of the Signature cocktails crafted from Mulberries handpicked from the hotel garden!

The Swan Hotel (Afternoon Tea served 2.30 – 6pm)

Afternoon Tea in Bibury is a lovely treat, especially after a day of exploring the famous Cotswold sights of Arlington Row and the Trout Farm. The ivy-clad Swan Hotel is a landmark in its own right with a charming terrace that’s perfect for enjoying summery sweet treats!


Our Cotswold Afternoon Teas consist of finger sandwiches, scones with home-made jam & clotted cream and a selection of chefs treats, served the traditional way on tiered stands with a fresh pot of tea. For extra sparkle, we highly recommend the Champagne Afternoon Tea!

There is no need to book your Afternoon Tea in advance however if you have special dietary requirements or are planning to bring a large group, please do let us know. Well-behaved dogs are also welcome!

Afternoon Tea makes a brilliant prezzie for any occasion, so why not spoil someone with a Gift Voucher? Simply choose from Cream Tea, Afternoon Tea or Champagne Afternoon Tea and select your favourite hotel. Alternatively, select ‘Any Cotswold Inns property’ to give them the choice of where to redeem their treat.

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