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The Regency Tea Rooms

40 Gay Street, Bath BA1 2NT, England
+44 1225 443000
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“clotted cream” (23 reviews)
“sandwiches” (37 reviews)
“cake” (17 reviews)
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40 Gay Street, Bath BA1 2NT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for afternoon tea having enjoyed a great cream tea here some years ago. Disappointing scones, light but very stodgy, small bowls of jam and clotted cream ( although we were told that we could ask for more if we wanted). The English breakfast...More

Thank DennisWestSussex_UK
LenkaWinter, Tea Room Supervisor at The Regency Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Good morning. I'm very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your cream tea. Our Scones are made and delivered fresh to us each morning by a local bakers, so i will be sure to have a word with them to ensure that the...More

Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We spotted this tearoom in Bath, almost empty, we were directed to a table and settled. No sooner had we done this we were asked to move to another table because a large group had come in off the street. We then left having received...More

Thank granniecakes
LenkaWinter, Tea Room Supervisor at The Regency Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Good Morning. Im so sorry to hear of your experience with us, this seems most unusual. I have spoke to the staff working that day and discovered that the group that came in were actually a booking, however due to some miscommunication the staff member...More

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

I came here for afternoon tea today for my birthday and was disappointed. Was very expensive for 4 people. The scones were very heavy and tasteless. Was disappointed overall after hearing such good reviews.More

Thank lealeamas
LenkaWinter, Tea Room Supervisor at The Regency Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Good morning. Thank you for your feedback, it is greatly appreciated. Our scones are freshly baked and delivered by a local bakery each morning so i was saddened to see they were not up to standard. Since seeing your review i have spoken to the...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

A little expensive for what you receive - packet cake & scones. Sandwiches were good. Tea was weak & coffee machine broken. Staff dressed in regency clothing but nose rings and big tattoos take away from the mood/scene they are trying to achieve. (I understand...More

1  Thank 76nkt
LenkaWinter, Tea Room Supervisor at The Regency Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Good Morning. I am very sorry to hear that you were not happy with your experience here with us. I can confirm that all of our cakes and our scones are baked and delivered fresh to us each morning by local bakers with outstanding reputations...More

Reviewed 11 September 2017

What lovely friendly staff. The cake was amazing, had two different sorts which my sister and I shared, then after going round the Fashion Museum came back for more!More

Thank wendyj902017
LenkaWinter, Tea Room Supervisor at The Regency Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for you review! All of our cakes are made fresh by a local, bespoke cake makers who are really excellent. I'm very glad we tempted you to come back and do i hope we can tempt you back fro more cake...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017

the setting is lovely in the heart of bath. They have a live pianist which adds to the atmosphere. The afternoon tea was very nice with fresh sandwiches and a good selection of cakes together with a scone and cream. My only criticism was their...More

Thank Tracey H
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

If you want to enjoy something that takes you back in time- delicious, delicate treats- and you don't mind walking up 4 flights of 11 stairs each, then come along here! I tried the Jane Austen tea- very weak. The light and fresh sandwiches were...More

Thank Cathy A
Reviewed 31 August 2017

I telephoned ahead to make sure as we were travelling some distance that we would be able to have an afternoon tea, I was told they don't take bookings but the day we were coming was fine there would be no problem and at most...More

Thank Sue J
LenkaWinter, Tea Room supervisor at The Regency Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

First of i would like to profusely apologise for the delay in responding, we have been under a change of management. I'm so sorry about your experience. This is an unusual occurrence for us. Our booking policy states that we do not take bookings for...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017

This tea room on the second floor of the Jane Austen Centre at No 40 Gay Street offers traditional cream teas served by staff dressed in the clothes of Jane Austen's time in Bath. Being a tea room it specialises in teas and the menu...More

Thank Edmund R
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed afternoon tea and cake at The Regency Tea Room. This is a Jane Austen tea room experience, where the decor in the rooms and staff are dressed according to the time period. Good variety of teas and various food including freshly made pies, small...More

Thank BBG777
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 15
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
11:00 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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