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The Regency Tea Rooms

40 Gay Street, Bath BA1 2NT, England
+44 1225 443000
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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40 Gay Street, Bath BA1 2NT, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My mother, sister and I spent a lovely hour having Tea at the Regency Tea Rooms during our Jane Austen history trek. We had a great time and some really good food. The tea room is on the small side so reservations are a good...More

Thank Ruth K
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend chose this for a large group afternoon tea for a special occasion. There were a couple of dietary requirement people in the group but I was the only vegan out of about 20 people. Pre-dining communication There were some communication issues which made...More

Thank Emily123Liz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice in principal, but a little shabby in places, could do with just a general clean round and fresh flowers on the tables would have made such a difference instead of artificial. Sandwiches were ok, just rather on the chunky side and unfortunately staff were...More

Thank caroljchapman
JenHuxley, Manager at The Regency Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good evening. Thank you for your feedback. I’m so sorry to hear you found your visit with us disappointing. Unfortunately it is our policy to not swap pots of Teas on our Afternoon Tea menu for cold bottled beverages. Our menus are put together with...More

Reviewed 29 January 2018

The tea rooms are quite small and at the top of several flights of stairs - but worth the climb! There is a good selection of teas and simple meals but well done (my cheese scone with ham, brie, salad and spicy tomato chutney was...More

Thank Steve L
JenHuxley, Supervisor at The Regency Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us. All of our produce is locally sourced, and our jams and chutneys are also available to buy should you wish to take some home on your next visit!...More

Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Afternoon tea at the Regency Tea Rooms is something every visitor to Bath should experience. The pianist played and on previous visits a three piece orchestra entertained. The selection of cakes and pastries would satisfy even the most discerning visitor. The service was friendly and...More

Thank IMAK1000
Reviewed 19 January 2018

had a friend visiting from the USA so wanted her to experience a traditional afternoon tea - and this turned out to be the perfect place. Lovely traditional surroundings, staff in traditional costume who were very polite and helpful. The afternoon tea was beautifully presented...More

Thank sheena b
JenHuxley, Manager at The Regency Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We have just changed suppliers for our quiche so they will be being changed as of next week, thank you for your feedback, it is important for us to know these things so we can keep on...More

Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday and found the tea room to have a lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. I had the Ladies Afternoon Tea and my boyfriend had the Savoury Tea. My selection was really tasty, presented wonderfully on a two-tier. The scone was the...More

Thank tealover93
JenHuxley, other at The Regency Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

I'm so glad to hear you had such a lovely experience with us. Our scones and bread are baked fresh for us daily by a local Bath Bakery. Our jams and chutneys are also supplied locally and are indeed delicious; they are all also available...More

Reviewed 1 January 2018

I made a special trip to Bath, to take my friend for a special tea(she came all the way from Weston S-M. It took 20 minutes to find a parking which cost £4, freezing cold and raining. Got inside after another 20 minute walk and...More

1  Thank jaj22000
JenHuxley, Supervisor at The Regency Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Hi jaj22000, I am so sorry to hear about your experience. Unfortunately we had a bout of the flu hit all of our staff all at the same time (we have a very small team within the Tearoom) so of course, due to health and...More

Reviewed 30 December 2017

I visited the tea rooms this afternoon for a cream tea, having heard great things about the place from friends and family. I must say, that I was not disappointed! The cream tea was delicious with wonderfully fluffy scones and the staff were charming, and...More

Thank ThoughtsOfThom
JenHuxley, Supervisor at The Regency Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Hi ThoughtsOfThom, We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit, do come see us again soon. Jen

Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

A dreadful experience. Rude and impolite. When cancelling 2 places (for a 12 place party the day before) we were met with a full charge despite saying the cancellation was owing to illness. The response from a very unsympathetic ‘Saskia’ (tea room manager) was ‘I’ve...More

1  Thank stevendeb020
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Gay Street, Bath BA1 2NT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 443000
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Set on the 2nd floor of the Jane Austen Centre is the elegant Regency Tea Room. We are Tea Guild members which ensures that you will enjoy high quality tea, food and service.The tea rooms have a lovely period atmosphere and very friendly staff.
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