Monday, August 10, 2015

The Bridges Tea Room, Bradford-on-Avon

Next on our agenda was a stop at The Bridges Tea Room in Bradford-on-Avon which is also included on the 'must visit' list of tea rooms. The village of Bradford-on-Avon has narrow streets, historic buildings and charming architecture. When we asked about the location of the tea room, they told us to walk across the bridge and look for the building that appears to be falling down. We found it!
In its former life, the building was a blacksmith's cottage dating back to 1502. Now housing the tea room, they proudly advertise that they are double winners of the UK's top tea rooms receiving a 'near perfect' score awarded by the prestigious UK Tea Council.

Vintage charm in every nook and corner. We were ushered up to the second floor where our waitress, dressed in Victorian costume, took our order.

They are committed to making homemade food using locally sourced and organic produce, proudly serving Afternoon Teas, Cream Teas, Cakes and light meals throughout the day.

Bridges Cream Tea

Victoria Sponge Cake

This tea room ranks up there as one of our favorites. The atmosphere, the pretty china, the quaint building, the service, the costumes, tea or hot chocolate, it offers it all. We only wish we were hungry enough to order the full Afternoon Tea. Next time, perhaps.


Elizabeth said...

What a wonderful tea room ! Thanks for sharing!

Linda @ Friendship Tea said...

I need to go back to this tea room. We loved the location, but our experience was not good in 2008.

Bernideen said...

I've seen this one written about somewhere. It looks very charming! What a great trip you had. One question. Did you miss...................hamburgers?

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

I added this one to my list. Thanks as always for sharing!

Marilyn Miller said...

Oh how I would love exploring the nooks and crannies of this tea shop. It looks amazing!

Marjorie Reppert said...

Fun to see my family having tea! I

Angela McRae said...

This looks like such a charming tea room, and the cake and clotted cream look so dreamy, I can just imagine how delicious they were — especially in that environment! 1502? Kind of makes me wonder why we call anything "old" here in the U.S.!