Tough Times for Tea Rooms…

On the letter T for the A to Z Challenge and I’m choosing Tea Rooms and Tea. I hope all the Tea Rooms in Great Britain survive the COVID-19 shut down! All these photos are from our trip to England in July of 2014.

Stow on the Wold 028Although we passed quite a few tea rooms while we were in England I only had tea once and it wasn’t in a tea room. Oye. I will show you many lovely tea rooms that you can choose from if you travel to England. Lucy’s was in Stow on the Wold.

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This one was in Broadway in the Cotswolds.

Our daily timing was way off for stopping to enjoy a cup of tea in the afternoon. By then we were usually a bit warm and needed something cooler to drink.

Broadway Day 7 072Love the name of this one, Mrs. T. Potts…pretty clever. It was real close to Martha’s coffee house on the main street running through Moreton in Marsh.

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Sunday-Banbury 010On our way to Banbury we saw Mrs. Brown’s Tea room.

Bourton-Gloucester 020In Bourton on the Water there were a few tea rooms to choose from.

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This restaurant/tearoom was less appealing than the Small Talk Tearoom above.

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If we didn’t manage to walk right past a tearoom we enjoyed seeing signs for tearooms.

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2014-07-12 Hay on WyeWe got a little closer to a proper tea experience with these delicious scones and clotted cream but the drink of choice on this morning was coffee in Hay on Wye.

To Windsor 158On one of our last days in England I decided it was high time to have some tea so as not to totally disappoint my tea drinking readers.

To Windsor 162It wasn’t the finest of tea services in the bar of our hotel. The scones were no where near as nice as the ones we had in Hay on Wye.

To Windsor 159This was my tea and tea experience. One hot and the other one cold. The cold one may or may not have had some alcohol in it.

Like I mentioned at the beginning of this post I hope that the many tea rooms in Great Britain will survive the COVID-19 lock down. We are hoping that things will look good enough come September for us to keep our flight and apartment reservations for Oxford, England. We wait and we’ll see.

What is your favorite tea? Do you have a favorite Tea Room? Have you ever attempted to host a proper Tea?

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

6 thoughts on “Tough Times for Tea Rooms…

  1. I love to visit quaint tea rooms, when I was frequently visiting antique shops in a small town nearby, there was a favorite tea room we so enjoyed!
    I enjoy ice tea and since it is a favorite in the south we drink lots of it, especially in summer.I do drink regular hot tea, flavor spiced tea as well as ginger tea,
    I enjoyed reading the names of the tea rooms/restaurant! I also pray that you both will be able to travel to England, these are trying times.
    Thanks for visiting and for your sweet comment.
    Blessings,
    Sue

  2. The tea rooms are lovely. There aren’t any around here! Though I do like tea don’t really have a favorite and no I’ve never held a proper tea.

  3. I too hope these tea rooms survive! We were scheduled to be in the UK in June but of course that is not going to be happening. When we get there, hopefully some day, I will be checking for some of these shops. In the meantime, enjoying a sip of Orange Pekoe, probably my favourite. I did host a high tea once – for my niece’s wedding shower. It was lovely and one of the last times my mum was able to attend a family gathering! We have a lovely tea room near us, Harry Ten Shilling, which I hope survives as well!

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