Thursday, August 6, 2015

Afternoon Tea - The Bantam Tea Room, Chipping Campden

Although breakfast was a few short hours earlier, we found ourselves in Chipping Campden, a delightfully quaint Cotswolds village complete with several tea rooms to visit. After walking around the town, we decided to pop into The Bantam Tea Room.













Hot chocolate has become a popular selection among the youngest in our entourage.

Susanna opted for the Bantam Afternoon Tea which included one scone with cream and jelly and a choice of cake plus tea.

Nancy selected a meringue shell filled with clotted cream and topped with fresh strawberries accompanied with tea.

We were all quite pleased with our selections for the morning.




The Cotswolds provide many charming little towns to walk through. Chipping Campden was just one of many. All the little towns featured an abundance of flowers and the homes and businesses were all built up to the road.



At Chipping Campden there is a market place on the square that was built in 1627. Although there wasn't any trading taking place in the market the day we were there, it is still used.
Just down the street from the Bantam tea room is Badgers Hall. Although we didn't stop here, a few fun photos capture the essence of this tea room.





5 comments:

relevanttealeaf said...

Our Globus Tour in 2001 took us to Chipping Camden. I bought a Shelley trio in one of the shops, and the tour had arranged for an outdoor cream tea at a private residence. I sure would like to go back there The Cotswolds are so beautiful and charming.

Bernideen said...

How many tea rooms all total did you go to on this trip? I take it you all planned your own trip. This looks wonderful!

Ruth W said...

How fun! We had a week's holiday let just outside of Chipping Camden one year and remember both tea rooms! And, as we were on our antique buying annual month in the UK I bought Shelley there too, as well as a bunch of other things. There were several neat shops, and a Saturday car boot sale just outside of town that we slogged around in the rain in our wellies. Lovely area!
I am so glad you are sharing your visits, as of 2 years ago we had to stop our annual visits because of my husband's Parkinson's Disease. He can no longer handle the long flights. We so miss it. .Thank you.
Ruth

Angela McRae said...

What a charming town! That tea room looks delightful, and of course now I want a bite of everything y'all had!

Marilyn Miller said...

The scones look amazing! Another lovely town I have walked in, but no tea. I did find an antique sale in this town and came home with several beautiful tea cozies.