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Regency Tea Room Menu

Regency Tea Room Menu

Regency Tea Room menuThe Regency Tea Room menu items below are served with one of our great teas or coffees of your choice; all our teas can be topped up free of charge upon request.
All our prices are for one person unless stated.
Tea with Mr. Darcy – £19.50 /£37 (for 2) – A decadent and delicious serving of exquisite cakes, divine finger sandwiches and a delightful warm scone served with Dorset clotted cream and seasonal jam.
Also available with the following options:
£65 (for 2) – For the true high tea experience: A bottle of champagne to go with the delights of the tea with Mr Darcy.
£27 (for 1)/£52 (for 2) – Reach true elegance with a bit of tipple on top of the Mr Darcy elements. Includes a 20cl bottle of Bottega Gold Prosecco each.

Ladies’ Afternoon Tea – £11.50 – Combining our mouth-watering fresh finger sandwiches with a warm scone served with Dorset clotted cream and seasonal jam. (Or, exchange the scone for a slice of cake for an additional supplement of just £1)
Lady Catherine’s Proper Cream Tea – £9 – A traditional serving of warm scones served with delectable Dorset clotted cream and scrumptious seasonal jam.
The Savoury Tea – £9.50 – Fancy something slightly different…How about our savoury tea served with a tantalising cheese scone, roast gammon ham, brie and a flavoursome spicy tomato and caramelised onion chutney.
Savoury Soup – £9.50 – Feed the soul with a sumptuous serving of soup of the day, served alongside a warm cheese scone and Brie.
Mrs Bennet’s Cake of the day – £7.45 – A scrummy treat of a cake served with seasonal fruit and a raspberry coulis.
Mr. Dashwood’s Tea – £6.45 – An aromatic teacake served with delicious butter and our seasonal jam (served until midday)
Crawford’s Crumpets – £6.45 – Tempting crumpets served with local honey and a good helping of butter. (served until midday)
Taste of Bath – £6.45 – Bath Bun served with seasonal jam and butter. A sugary delight. (served until midday)

All our ingredients are sourced locally where possible.

Tea & Coffee: Gillards of Bath     Bakery: Bakers of Bath    Cakes: Didi Cakes, Bath
Jams and Chutneys: Cherry Tree Preserves
If you wish to purchase any of our teas, jams or chutneys, please speak to a staff member:
Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements or allergies and we will be more than happy to help.
Please note a discretionary 10% service charge will be applied to groups of 6 or more.

 

The Regency Tea Room Menu is seasonal and will occasionally change.

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Jane Austen News – Issue 159

The Jane Austen News enjoyed this new TED-Ed video

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An Animated Lesson on Jane Austen 

This week we came across a wonderful new video on the TED-Ed website.

TED-Ed are original lessons published on the TED website, only instead of an on-stage talk given by a speaker, the Ted-Ed videos feature the words and ideas of educators, that are then brought to life by professional animators.

This video below is given by Iseult Gillespie, who explores the sly societal satire and unique tongue-in-cheek humor of Jane Austen. At the Jane Austen News we thought the video utter charming.

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Jane Austen News – Issue 158

The Jane Austen News is Red Nose Day

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‘Such Fun’ With Colin Firth 

The popular British comedian Miranda Hart did something many of us can only dream of doing; she got to cuddle up with a copy of Pride and Prejudice, by a roaring fire, alongside Mr Darcy himself – Colin Firth!

The video below in which Miranda gets very cosy with Mr Firth, appeared in a Red Nose Day charity segment, which saw her take on a different challenge every day for the last month.

The idea was spawned from her book Miranda’s Daily Dose of Such Fun!, which offers 365 ideas of small activities that can help brighten up each day, while also helping to spread joy to others.

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Jane Austen News – Issue 157

The Jane Austen News looks at women on bank notes

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The Current Women on Currency 

When Jane Austen was announced as the new face of the £10 note we were thrilled, and now thanks to an article written for International Women’s Day, we’ve been introduced to other remarkable women who’ve been honoured on currencies around the world. These are just a few of them:

Syria

Syria’s 500-pound note features Queen Zenobia, a 3rd-Century ruler of the Palmyrene Empire who is most famous for leading a revolt against the mighty colonizers, the Roman Empire.

Sweden

Opera singer Jenny Lind is currently on the 50 krona note, and Selma Lagerlöf – the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature – is on the 20 Krona note.

Australia

Australia has one woman on either the front or back of every banknote currently in circulation. These include: social reformer and writer Dame Mary Gilmore (back of the $10); 19th-century businesswoman Mary Reibey (front of the $20); social worker and the first female member of an Australian parliament Edith Cowan (back of the $50), and famous soprano Dame Nellie Melba (front of the $100 note).

Turkey

The 50-lira note currently in circulation features turn-of-the-century novelist and women’s rights activist who died in 1936, Fatma Aliye Topuz on its reverse side.

Norway

The first of the two women featured on Norwegian notes is Kirsten Flagstad, who can be found on the 100 krone note while the second, Sigrid Undset, is featured on the 500 krone note. Flagstad is known as the greatest Wagnerian soprano of the mid-20th century and Undset was a novelist who received a Nobel prize in literature.

Switzerland

Sophie Taeuber-Arp is on the 50 franc note. She was one of the foremost figures of the rebellious Dada art movement and her multimedia works bridged the gap between fine and applied arts.

What a fantastic collection of women!

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Jane Austen News – Issue 156

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Would Mr Darcy’s Wet Shirt Be As Good Today?

In an article published this week for BBC Culture, Emma Jones explored the new wave of TV shows which are featuring nudity and sex, and whether they mean that modern viewers are becoming “less prudish”.

Jane Austen news 7She looked at some of the most memorable moments from the past few years of TV, and noted that there was a trend. In 2016 the viewers of radiotimes.com voted Aidan Turner, playing historical hero Poldark, stripping off and taking a bath, as TV’s most memorable moment that year. Also in 2016, the spy series The Night Manager caused a stir when a graphic sex scene showing Tom Hiddleston’s naked backside. Then in 2018, The Bodyguard series, which included explicit sex scenes and nudity had viewing figures which peaked at 11 million in the UK!

There are more TV programmes released each week than anyone can realistically watch and so naturally you need to get people talking about your show over others.

Natalie Jamieson, popular culture journalist


This got those of us at the Jane Austen News wondering, as the acceptable levels of nudity have seemingly been raised by the industry to include full nudity in a greater number of productions, would the scene from the BBC’s 1995 production of Pride and Prejudice, where Mr Darcy dives into the lake at Pemberley and emerges in a figure-hugging wet shirt, have become such a hit with audiences had it been first broadcast in this day and age?

If more nudity (both for men and women) is what directors are using to get a series noticed, what will that mean for the world of Jane Austen adaptations? Will the upcoming 2020 production of Pride and Prejudice feature Darcy in the buff? And, if it does, what will Austen fans think? Too much? Should Austen always be PG? Or will it be a welcome sight?

Emma Jones’ full article can be found here.

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Jane Austen News – Issue 155

The Jane Austen News sees Statue scrapped

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Ammonite Arrives in Lyme Regis  

Jane Austen’s Sanditon isn’t the only Period drama being filmed this year that we’re looking forward to. A new film called Ammonite is another film in progress that we’re keen to see.

As well as Jane Austen, if you’ve read about some of the other marvellous women from the Georgian and Regency eras, you’ll certainly have heard of Mary Anning. Anning is renowned for her discoveries of Jurassic fossils around Lyme Regis, Dorset, and in 2010 she was named as one of the Royal Society’s ten most influential British women in science. Although her work, including the unearthing in around 1811 of a 17-foot ichthyosaur skeleton when she was just 12, went largely uncredited in her lifetime because she was a woman (and a very young woman too), now her life will come to the silver screen in a new Period film.

Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan are to star in the film, named AmmoniteAmmonite, will be set in a British coastal town in the 1840s and is understood to follow Anning as she becomes the nursemaid for a wealthy woman from London who visits for a period of convalescence. Ammonite is been developed by See-Saw Films, the British Film Institute and BBC Films, and filming is set to start in March in Lyme Regis.

There are no pictures of the film in progress yet, as filming is yet to commence, but when it does start there’ll be quite the sight to see as the filming crew want to build a two-storey fake Georgian house front and install a fake stone wall to help take Lyme back to the 1840s.

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Jane Austen News – Issue 154

The Jane Austen News looks at the cast of Sanditon

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Jane Austen Letter Remnants  

When a private US collector paid £16,000 in September 2017 for a book of historical autographs (including those from such prominent figures as George Washington and Queen Victoria) they probably weren’t expecting to come across something which Jane Austen fans worldwide are always longing for – a lost extract from one of her letters. That is just what they found however.

Although the text of the extract had been known for many years as it was featured in Letters of Jane Austen, edited by Edward Lord Brabourne and published in 1884, the letter itself had been missing for years. Part of the reason for this being that as Jane Austen’s popularity grew in the 19th century her relative Lord Brabourne sold off a lot of her notes, since the desire to possess some of her hand written work was one felt keenly by many. This is part of the reason that there are scraps from letters found rather than whole letters. In the case of this letter scrap, the autograph is missing – so that was probably sold separately at some point previously.

The contents of the six handwritten lines in the autograph book come from letter 87 – a letter Jane wrote in September 1813 to her sister Cassandra, detailing advice to her brother Henry’s French housekeeper:

By the time you get this, I hope George & his party will have finished their Journey.

God bless you all. I have given Mde. B. my Inventory of the linen, & added 2 round towels to it by her desire.

She has shewn me all her storeplaces, & will shew you & tell you all the same. Perhaps I may write again by Henry.

Although it’s not a juicy new insight into Jane Austen’s literary plans for future novels, or an extract of a love letter long forgotten, it’s still wonderful to discover that another small piece of her epistolary past still survives to this day.
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Jane Austen News – Issue 153

The Jane Austen News is enjoying Pride and Prejudice and Passports

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A Surprise Newcomer Beats Pride and Prejudice 

To mark Valentine’s Day, Goodreads have announced their top romance novels of all time, based on the ratings of their 80 million members.

But it wasn’t one of the well-known and much loved romantic tales that came out as number one. Even though Pride and Prejudice regularly tops lists of the best books of all time! The book which took first place as the top romantic novel of all time in this latest poll is Coleen Hoover’s It End With Us, which is a relative newcomer given its release in 2016.

The New York Times bestseller It Ends With Us is all about successful business owner Lily, who meets a neurosurgeon called Ryle. And although the pair are clearly attracted to one another, she’s left flummoxed by his aversion to relationships. Later, thoughts of an old love only confuse Lily more.

It does sound like a good read, but we were amazed to find that Pride and Prejudice only reached number four on the list! Second was Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, and in third place was Jojo Moyes bestseller, Me Before You. Having said that, Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre fared far worse, only making it to number 13 on the list…

Well, Pride and Prejudice will always be the winner in the eyes of the Jane Austen News!

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