What better way to while away an hour or two than with afternoon tea in the Cotswolds. In almost every town and village you will find the perfect spot to enjoy the best cream tea in the Cotswolds. Here we share ten of the best spots for afternoon tea that promise an unforgettable experience amidst the beauty of the Cotswolds.

Top 10 Destinations for Afternoon Tea in the Cotswolds

The Lygon Arms, Broadway

Nestled in the heart of Broadway, The Lygon Arms offers some of the best afternoon tea in the Cotswolds,  in an elegant setting. Within its 16th-century walls, guests can indulge in a selection of finely cut sandwiches, freshly baked scones and a variety of cakes and pastries. Served with a range of teas or a glass of champagne, for an added touch of luxury, The Lygon Arms is a perfect spot to enjoy afternoon tea in the Cotswolds.

Huffkins, Burford

Established in 1890, Huffkins is a Cotswold institution that has perfected the art of afternoon tea in the Cotswolds. Their Burford tearoom, with its elegant décor and attentive service, offers a delightful selection of baked goods, sandwiches, and teas that reflect the tearoom’s rich heritage and dedication to excellence.

Huffkins Tearoom in Burford for Afternoon Tea in the Cotswolds

The Kitchen, Minchinhampton, Stroud

The Kitchen in Minchinhampton offers a cosy, homely vibe, making it a hidden gem for those seeking the best cream tea in the Cotswolds. Their homemade treats and locally sourced ingredients along with their personal, friendly service, will make you want to return again. 

Old Bakery Tea Room, Stow-On-The-Wold

The Old Bakery Tea Room, a favourite among the team here at StayCotswold – and our guests – offers a traditional cream tea in the Cotswolds. This historic tea room, with its warm and inviting atmosphere, serves up a classic cream tea featuring two scones laden with jam and cream alongside a pot of fairtrade loose leaf tea! Simple yet perfect. 

The Tea Set

The Tea Set, close to Chipping Norton, will serve your very own afternoon tea in the comfort of your  Cotswolds holiday cottage. Their beautifully presented offerings include gourmet sandwiches, artisan scones, and exquisite cakes, served alongside a wide variety of teas or a celebratory glass of bubbly, making for a stylish and contemporary tea experience. As part of our Guest VIP scheme, you can get a FREE bottle of Prosecco with every order of afternoon tea for 4.

Tisanes Tearooms, Broadway

A short stroll from the Lygon Arms, Tisanes Tearooms is a cosy nook perfect for tea enthusiasts. With its wide selection of loose-leaf teas and homemade cakes, it is a must visit for anyone seeking the best cream team in the Cotswolds. Tisanes relaxed setting makes for a peaceful break when exploring the charming village of Broadway.

Rixy’s Cotswold Tearoom, Moreton-In-Marsh

In the bustling market town of Moreton-In-Marsh, Rixy’s Cotswold Tearoom offers a warm welcome and a scrumptious afternoon tea. Their selection of teas, sandwiches, scones, and cakes are a testament to the tearoom’s commitment to quality and comfort, making it a must-visit for those in the area.

Two images showing the outside of Rixy's Tearoom and an afternoon tea

Lucy’s Tearoom, Stow-On-The-Wold

Lucy’s Tearoom combines the best of traditional Cotswold charm with a friendly, inviting atmosphere. Here, the afternoon tea is a lavish affair, with a selection of homemade delicacies served in a setting that feels like a home away from home. Could this be one of the best cream teas in the Cotswolds?

The Feathered Nest Inn, Nether Westcote

Two images of afternoon tea in the Cotswolds at the Feathered Nest Inn

For those seeking afternoon tea with a view, The Feathered Nest Inn is unrivalled. Perched on a hillside in Nether Westcote, guests can enjoy their tea overlooking the stunning Cotswold countryside. The Inn’s menu features seasonal and locally sourced ingredients, ensuring a fresh and flavourful experience. Guests of StayCotswold can enjoy a free glass of wine with any main course meal at The Feathered Nest Inn.

The Cotswold Outpost, Burford

The Cotswold Outpost in Burford has made something of a name for itself when it comes to choosing where to enjoy afternoon tea in the Cotswolds. Offering a cosy setting and a menu that blends traditional favourites with innovative twists, it’s the perfect spot to unwind after exploring the enchanting Cotswold landscape. As a member of our Guest VIP programme, the Cotswold Outpost offers a free non-alcoholic drink with a meal for anyone not partaking in their afternoon tea.

Now Plan Your Visit to the Cotswolds

We did find it hard to only mention ten places, and for us, they all serve the best afternoon tea! Whether you’re drawn to the charm of historic inns, the warmth of family-run tearooms, or the elegance of modern establishments, afternoon tea in the Cotswolds can be taken in a place to suit every taste. Book your Cotswold stay with us – browse availability across all our Cotsowold holiday homes.