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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 today

We called in here for afternoon tea having visited the museum downstairs. First of all we had to join a queue for a table. I don't mind waiting but there is nowhere to wait -- we just had to stand on the stairs for 15...More

Thank Adrian H
Reviewed yesterday

This quaint tea room was a very relaxing experience in the historic Jane Austen Center. The ambiance was really nice. I think the tea room, and museum had a lot of potential but the center wasn't really living up to my expectations; I would rather...More

Thank Crystaldawn3
Reviewed 6 days ago

Two hour coach stop in Bath on a cold and rainy Friday. What to do? Head to the Jane Austen Centre and the Regency Tea Room to enjoy a Bath Bun and pot of Jane Austen Blend tea served by Maria, looking suitably demure in...More

Thank Lynn H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely tea room upstairs in the Jane Austen museum. We had a pot of tea and a Bath bun which was presented beautifully by very polite costumed staff. The tea room compliments the museum perfectly, we all enjoyed the experience.

Thank LancashirePolly
JenHuxley, Manager at The Regency Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am so happy you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Jen

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here after doing the Tour. The tea room is quite small but luckily we went mid week so didn’t have to wait to be seated. I have been to much nicer tea rooms, we were on a small table that was cramped and...More

Thank Huffy010512
JenHuxley, Manager at The Regency Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so ,much for your feedback. Unfortunately due to the building being over 250 years old the floor can be very slightly uneven in certain areas. However, we do have table stabilizers, so if there are any issues with a slightly wobbly table due...More

Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

At last! From film locations and alternative books, we have done the Jane AUSTEN CENTRE! The ladies and gentleman here are brilliant and I reccomend the Jane Austen top trumps from the gift shop and the Darcy Tea in the tea rooms upstairs!

Thank Hannah K
Reviewed 8 April 2018

We were after some cream teas with all the trimmings and the Regency Tea Rooms looked promising. The service was friendly, although just after the food arrived we were then told that the tearoom was closing in 20 minutes... We'd just spend £42 on three...More

Thank glenvantooting
JenHuxley, Manager at The Regency Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you for your feedback. I’m so sorry your experience was not up to par. Although last orders are at 4.30pm, we do not have a specific closing time, we finish when the customer finishes, so it is odd that you were told this and...More

Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

The tea rooms were very quirky, especially with the serving staff in costume. The tables were well decorated and the window table provides a fantastic view. The scones were delicious - particularly with the unique jam (vanilla, strawberry and rhubarb). The sandwiches and quiche were...More

Thank 706mj44
JenHuxley, Manager at The Regency Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Thank you so much for such a positive and lovely review. We try our utmost to make the Tea Room as welcoming and cosy as possible, and source only the best, local produce. We get so many wonderful comments on our Jam; it is indeed...More

Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We came here and had wonderful cakes, scones and cream teas, with great service as well. We hope to return soon!More

Thank George J
JenHuxley, Manager at The Regency Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thank you so much for your review. We do have some wonderful suppliers for our produce who we looked long and hard for to ensure that we had the best! I am also very happy to hear you enjoyed the service, we have a lovely...More

Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

We visited for an afternoon tea. Everything is regency themed even the staff who are all in costume. We all had a nice time and enjoyed the food. I'd have to say the cleanliness could be improved though.More

Thank ADZ552
JenHuxley, Manager at The Regency Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thank you so much for your feedback. I am very pleased to hear you all had a lovely time. With regards to the cleanliness i am extremely sorry you felt this way. We actually had our health and hygiene inspection this month and retained our...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$24
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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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