As a self-confessed tea-addict, I’m in love with the UK’s incredible array of tea rooms and quirky cafés. From afternoon tea to cat cafés, I’ve rounded up some of my favourite tea shops, with guides on where to find the very best tea rooms in England and beyond.
Perfectly placed in Upper Hulme, just off the Leek to Buxton road through the Peak District is the dreamy Roaches Tea Room. Overlooking endless natural vistas in this Staffordshire beauty spot, the tea room has undergone a number of changes over the years. From the Wednesday outings where I would be taken for tea by my grandparents as a child to my own hikes through the Roaches, this tea room has been my go-to spot for tea (and perhaps a slice or two of cake). … More The Roaches Tea Room – Tea Shop Walks in the Peak District
Living in the heart of the Potteries, Staffordshire, I’m lucky to have a number of lovely tea rooms nearby. Perfectly placed in Froghall Wharf in the Staffordshire Moorlands, Hetty’s Tea Room is a dream of cosy interiors, home made scones and incredible oatcakes. … More Hetty’s Tea Room, Froghall – Tea in Staffordshire
Ever one to search for new afternoon tea spots, today’s adventure took us to the lovely Dartmouth Golf Course for tea at The Lewisham. A dream of climbing floral displays and quirky lights, this was the perfect spot to experience that great British tradition. … More Afternoon Tea in the West Midlands – The Lewisham
Taking a wander to the lovely town of Stratford-Upon-Avon in Warwickshire, we went in search of the purr-fect Cat Cafe. Inspired by its position in the birthplace of William Shakespeare, the Shakespaw Cat Cafe is home to a family of furry friends and an abundance of sweet treats to enjoy. … More Shakespaw Cat Cafe – The Midland’s First Cat Cafe
A beautiful place of dreams and every type of ice cream you can imagine, Snugbury’s ice cream farm is not the first place you would think of when looking for a stop off point during the winter cold. Passing by on a recent trip to Beeston Castle however, we were more than tempted. … More Why Snugbury’s is the Perfect Outing, Even in the Winter.
The powerhouse of the north, Manchester never fails to surprise me when it comes to one-of-a-kind spots to check out. Its dining scene is no exception to this rule, sure you could take a look at one of the many mouth-watering chain eateries but when it comes to the unusual, these Mancunian cafés are my … More Quirky Cafés in Manchester
With its distinctive cultural heritage as the home of pottery, the Potteries offer an abundance of places to take tea using authentic locally-made pottery. Inspired by my weekend of pottery-based past-times I’ve rounded up my favourite places to take tea in Staffordshire. … More Taking Tea in the Potteries
Looking for a multi-generational afternoon out is a difficult affair in these parts so when the Rabbit Hole Tea Room was reccommended to me, I jumped at the chance to sip tea and gorge on cakes in the quirkiest of surroundings. … More Down the Rabbit Hole – Stoke’s Intriguing Tea Room