Royal Crescent Hotel Bath Afternoon Tea
The Royal Crescent Hotel is Bath’s most iconic and famous hotel. Located in the centre of arguably the world’s finest crescent, Afternoon Tea here is like taking Tea at the Ritz.
Royal Crescent Hotel Bath Afternoon Tea for a real sense of occasion
Afternoon Tea at the Royal Crescent Hotel in Bath was the perfect way to celebrate a recent reunion with old friends. The hotel setting makes it both a beautiful and tranquil place to meet in this historic city. The cake stand was piled high with exquisite patisserie, finger sandwiches and mini savoury treats. With a flute of champagne to toast the occasion and attentive service, it was a special afternoon. If you’re looking to treat a friend, I highly recommend Afternoon Tea here as a gift. With spa options and overnight stays available too, this is the gift that keeps on giving.Sally, Editor, The Foodie Travel Guide
- 5 Afternoon Tea Selections
- Children’s Afternoon Tea
- 3 Afternoon Tea Sittings every day
- Served in the Dower House or garden
- Afternoon Tea Gift Experiences
From Red Letter Days
Bath – A World Heritage City
Living in Bath, you must quickly get used to walking up hills. Visitors to this World Heritage city, may have to huff and puff a bit, but once they’ve climbed the streets to the city’s finest address – the Royal Crescent, they are richly rewarded with a magnificent sight. The Georgian façade of the stunning and historic crescent is breathtaking. And, it’s so perfectly preserved, you’d almost expect to see Jane Austen, a former city resident, stepping out of one of its fine townhouses.
Royal Crescent Hotel, Bath with its magnolia tree
Doorman at the hotel’s entrance
Afternoon Tea at The Royal Crescent Hotel
The Royal Crescent Hotel, with its huge magnolia tree, stands proudly in the centre of the crescent. Its doorman, a clue that behind this façade, lies a luxurious abode. If you want to experience a sense of occasion, this is the place to come for one of Bath’s finest Afternoon Tea experiences. The hotel’s garden, where you can take Afternoon Tea in the summer, is a real oasis from the city’s bustling streets, shops and busy throng of tourists.
Drawing Room, Royal Crescent Hotel Bath
The hotel’s shiny brass doorbell
Choose From Five Afternoon Tea Experiences
The hotel offers 5 different Afternoon Tea experiences so you can choose between sweeter or more savoury options. Each one is designed to be shared between two people. The Royal Crescent Afternoon Tea is the most classic with finger sandwiches, delicate cakes and pastries followed by warm freshly-baked scones. Of course, every tea includes Bath buns, for which the city is famous. They come Nordic-style, served with cinnamon butter. Imaginative touches include a zingy panna cotta made with Bath Gin, amusingly called ‘Gin Austen’, Kaffir lime leaves and topped with a juniper crescent.
Afternoon tea includes mini lime Panna Cotta made with Bath Gin
Royal Crescent Hotel Bath Afternoon Tea includes Bath’s famous Buns
Gift Experiences For a Really Special Treat
Nestled behind the hotel’s acre of leafy and secluded gardens, is the hotel spa. It’s a wonderful place to retreat and unwind in luxury. For a stellar experience while visiting Bath, combine Afternoon Tea with a spa day and a night in one of the hotel’s 45 individually designed guest rooms. In between shopping and sight-seeing, you’ll be relaxing in true Georgian splendour.
SHOP THIS STORY
- If you’re taking Afternoon Tea in the Dower House, request a table overlooking the garden or by the fireside
- The Children’s Royal Crescent Afternoon Tea, (ages 3-11 years), includes treats such as chocolate tiffin slices, vanilla cupcakes and takeaway Tuck Shop sweets
- Visit the Canary Gin Bar to taste and buy Bath Gin
- Browse the wonderful gifts and kitchen accessories in The Foodie Bugle Shop on Abbey street
- Learn to bake Bath buns and bread at the Bertinet Kitchen Cookery School
WHERE TO STAY
Brooks Guest House Bath – A boutique guest house with 22 stylish bedrooms just 5 minutes walk from Victoria Park. Part of a small family-owned group of hotels (read our review of Brooks Country House Hotel near Ross-on-Wye).
The Gainsborough Bath Spa – for total luxury, stay at this five-star spa hotel, with access to the natural thermal spring waters, located in the centre of Bath (part of Leading Hotels of the World).
They tell me that I’m welcome to stay in the pet-friendly rooms at the hotel but please keep me on a lead at all times when I’m in the grounds. I’m not allowed in the Restaurant, Bar, Public Rooms or The Spa & Bath House and Taittinger Spa Garden.