Is there anything better than a fabulous afternoon tea or something sweet and tasty on a summer afternoon?  A visit to the Cotswolds is the perfect excuse to tickle your taste buds with one of our incredible treats – from the occasional cheeky cake to a full blown afternoon tea with all the trimmings…..


The Lygon ArmsWhat could be more quintessentially English than afternoon tea in the Cotswolds?  At The Lygon Arms, this traditional pastime is served against the backdrop of more than 600 years of history and can be served in the terrace restaurant or outside in the courtyard so you can savour your treats whatever the weather.  The Wimbledon Afternoon Tea is a seasonal special option, available 2 – 15th July and featuring Pimms jelly with Panna Cotta, a Battenberg tennis court and raspberry tennis balls.  It’s the perfect pairing for your memories and moments spent in the Cotswolds. 
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Afternoon tea at Ellenborough ParkEllenborough Park are also getting into the spirit of Wimbledon with their themed afternoon tea this summer.  Indulge in the Great Hall or make the most of the sunshine and take your tea on the South Lawn Terrace.  Ellenborough Park’s Wimbledon themed afternoon tea includes a delicious Pimm’s jelly and lemon meringue tennis ball complete with pistachio grass. The tea runs until the end of Wimbledon on 22nd July, is available seven days a week but booking recommended. 
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Afternoon tea at Sudeley CastleIndulge in a delightful Cotswold afternoon tea in the glorious surroundings of Sudeley Castle and Gardens this summer.  Afternoon tea is served in the Terrace Café – a grand, former banqueting hall and includes a delicious selection of finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam and a selection of locally made, handcrafted patisserie.  Why not make it an extra special occasion with a glass of champagne?  As the afternoon tea is served within the castle, a castle admission ticket is also required for each person – the perfect day out. 
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Champagne Tea Tours at Highgrove HouseEnjoy an afternoon tea fit for a prince at The Royal Gardens at Highgrove.  The private residence of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, Highgrove is home to spectacular gardens which are open for guided tours from April to October.  Special Champagne Tea Tours include a delicious afternoon tea with scrumptious sandwiches, sweet treats and freshly baked scones, tea or coffee and a glass of Highgrove champagne served to the delightful melodies of the resident pianist. 
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Heath Farm Holiday CottagesHeath Farm Holiday Cottages are living proof you can have your cake and eat it!  Each guest receives a scrumptious cake baked on the farm by Cotswold Baking – made using only the freshest of ingredients including free range eggs.  Choose from a variety of gluten free flavours such as Tunisian orange and almond, carrot and cardamom or courgette and coconut.  There’s also chocolate and beetroot, ginger or lemon drizzle on offer!  Cakes and patisserie can be custom made if you ask in advance and tea and fresh ground coffee is also supplied.
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Star Bistro at Ullenwood

StarBistro at Ullenwood has launched a brand new menu including a delicious glazed lemon crème tart with pistachio ice-cream and praline.  Enjoy a tasty treat in the sunshine on their gorgeous patio and pick through the delicious menu in a relaxed and unrushed atmosphere. In addition to serving some of the finest food from the Cotswolds, StarBistro offers young people with complex disabilities the opportunity to gain real work experience within a bustling hospitality environment.
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The Calcot CollectionWhat’s a trip around the glorious Cotswolds without a spot of afternoon tea?  Satisfy your sweet tooth with a summertime tea at one of the gorgeous Calcot Collection hotels.  Tuck into a homemade Scotch egg on The Painswick balcony, taste delicious finger sandwiches I the famous landscaped gardens of Barnsley House or indulge in fresh scones on the terrace at Calcot & Spa – relaxing in quintessentially English surroundings. 
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Hatton CourtWith a rosette award for culinary excellence and just a ten minute drive from Gloucester City Centre, Hatton Court offers an afternoon tea to remember.  The country house hotel located on the beautiful Upton Hill gives you a chance to experience this much-loved English tradition of afternoon tea at its finest.  Served in the Tara Restaurant every day, guests can enjoy a tasteful and traditional selection of home-made delights, loose leaf tea and fresh coffee while soaking up the gorgeous panoramic views of the surrounding Cotswolds. 
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New Brewery ArtsNew Brewery Arts think it’s their date slice that keeps visitors coming back time after time.  But it could also be the raspberry pistachio baked cheesecame, flourless orange cake or raspberry scones with clotted cream – it’s hard to know!  With so many home made treats to choose from and locally roasted coffee beans, it’s little wonder that the place is considered a little gem in the heart of the Cotswolds – and a great place for fabulous coffee, lunch and afternoon tea.  Set within an art gallery setting showcasing arts and crafts, the café epitomises local, independent culture and the art of good food. 
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Afternoon tea at Lords of the ManorLords of the Manor Head Pastry Chef Romain Caschera invites you to one of the finest afternoon teas in the Cotswolds in a beautiful setting.  His scrumptious creations include a variety of key lime pie with hints of coconut to add a modern touch; berry cheesecake entremets composed of a dense yet light ambrosia cake soaked in light lime syrup; chocolate choux buns filled with intense 68% dark chocolate and nougat dome made with lavender honey.  What’s not to love? 
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Afternoon tea at Tewkesbury Park

Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea whilst soaking up stunning views of the Cotswolds and Malvern hills at Tewkesbury Park Hotel this summer.  Set on a vista with views to mesmerize, you’ll be served afternoon tea on the terrace including freshly prepared sandwiches, home-baked cakes, scones with lashings of cream and your perfectly preferred infusion!  If you’re feeling decadent why not include a glass of Champagne Taittinger Noctorne for a touch of luxury?  Two great family brands working together.
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The Tea Set

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy a luxury afternoon tea and The Tea Set in Broadway and Chipping Norton are the perfect places to be.  Dainty sandwiches, light fluffy scones, fresh strawberries and cream and a scrummy selection of sweet treats are the order of the day – so don’t delay – book today! 
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Diversitea

For the ultimate tea experience, visit Diversitea Café tucked away in Cirencester’s Corn Hall.  A wide choice of tea is available all served in pretty vintage china cups as well as cream teas, afternoon teas and a selection of homemade cakes including gluten-free options.  Dogs are welcome and there’s good wheelchair and pram access too. 
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The Lygon Arms
Hotel
The Lygon Arms, Broadway

The centrepiece of the picturesque Cotswold village of Broadway, The Lygon Arms, a traditional inn, is an international-standard hotel with an enviable reputation for the finest cuisine and the best of 20th-century comforts. It has three acres of grounds which include lawns, flower gardens, and croquet lawns for the exclusive use of guests. The Lygon Spa is open to all guests. It boasts a well-equipped fitness centre, spa bath and heated indoor pool with a roof that can be opened in sunny weather.

Ellenborough Park
Country House Hotel
Ellenborough Park exterior

Ellenborough Park is a majestic country house situated adjacent to the famous Cheltenham racecourse in the village of Southam, just outside Cheltenham, England.

Sudeley Castle & Gardens
Castle/Fort
Sudeley Castle

Award-winning gardens surrounding Castle and medieval ruins. Exhibitions, rare-breeds pheasantry, restaurant & cafe, adventure play area.

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