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Afternoon Tea in Bath at the Regency Tea Room

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Afternoon Tea in Bath at The Regency Tea Room

Looking for a truly elegant afternoon tea in Bath? Then the Regency Tea Room at The Jane Austen Centre is not to be missed! Our tea rooms have a lovely period atmosphere a special afternoon tea in Bathand very friendly staff, contributing to our ‘Trip Advisor’ Certificate of Excellence.

Located immediately above the exhibition, the comfortable rooms provide the perfect backdrop to an Austen-themed trip to Bath. The staff are dressed in full regency regalia, allowing you to step back in time as you enjoy a delightful range of loose leaf teas, coffees, sandwiches, snacks and sweets.

The Regency Tea Room is a highlight of a visit to the Jane Austen Centre and has a wonderful ambiance. The staff provide exemplary standards of customer care and the food is delicious and beautifully presented.  – VisitEngland  Quality Assurance Scheme 2014

You can be sure that a visit to the Regency Tea Room will delight and enhance your experience at the Jane Austen Centre – it is very much part of the tour. We serve 15 varieties of loose-leaf-tea, Belgian hot chocolate and fresh coffee as well as a selection of luscious cakes, sandwiches, scones and toasties. Especially popular are our ‘Tea with Mr. Darcy’ and ‘Lady’s Afternoon Tea’, or why not try a slice of victoria sponge or Crawford’s crumpets? Whatever you choose, you can be sure it will be delicious!

Take a look at the Tea Room Menu

 Entry to The Regency Tea Room is Free

There is no entry fee for the Tea Room: simply arrive and request a table, or book in advance. You do not have to visit the Jane Austen Centre’s exhibition to stop by at any time. Just come up to the second floor of 40 Gay Street, Bath and join us.

Afternoon tea for groupsThe Regency Tea Room is also available for private room hire outside of our opening times. Please contact us for further details. It’s perfect for afternoon tea in Bath.

For information and reservations* call 01225 443000 –  Option 2.


*Please note that we cannot take reservations during July, August, and until after the Jane Austen Festival in September. At any other time of year we are happy to take reservations for groups of 6 people or more, up to a maximum of 20 during opening hours or for 35 people after the Jane Austen Centre has closed.

With its emphasis on quality and service, the Regency Tea Room has for the second year running been awarded the Tea Guild’s highest accolade, the Tea Guild Award of Excellence.  


 Visit Date Opening Time Last Orders
Summer Opening Hours

April – October

Everyday 10am
Everyday 4.30pm
(July & August 5pm)
Winter Opening Hours

November – March

Everyday 10am
Sun – Fri 3.30pm
Saturday 4.30pm

Additional Opening Times

February School Half-Term – Opening hours 10am to 5pm (last orders 4.30pm)

Annual Closures:
The Regency Tea Room is closed for afternoon tea in Bath on these dates: December 25th, 26th and January 1st.

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