For the love of tea (and cake!)
Due to my sheer love of tea - (some would call it an addiction) - I get a little quiver of excitement when anyone suggests a trip to a tearoom. Throw in a slice of cake and a bit of vintage decor and I'm all over it! Bea's vintage tea rooms on Saville Row is a truly divine tearoom tucked away in the backstreets of Bath which oozes quaint English charm and doesn't leave a huge hole in your purse. Parfait! Upon entry, you're faced with a scrumptious cake display, an array of wartime decor and soft, dulcet tones of oldschool music which transports you right back to yesteryear. The waitresses look polished and smart, donning hair scarves and vintage pinnies as they hand you a mouth-watering menu full of homemade treats.
A glorious selection of loose-leaf tea is at your disposal, served in beautiful China teacups and saucers. I decided to try the Welsh Rarebit along with my Earl Grey and certainly was not dissapointed! At only £6.95 this was certainly a hearty lunch and enough to share between two with a generous slice of cake to follow.
A teapot for two gives you enough for at least two cups each and so unsurprisingly I headed downstairs to spend a penny where I discovered that even the toilets are decorated to look like air raid shelters! The attention to detail and smattering of quirky wartime posters really emulates the vintage vibe, but wartime rations are certainly a thing of the past as in this charming little tearoom you get a lot for your money. This venue would be a perfect stop-off for a girly day out if you fancy living the high life and being ladies who lunch, as high tea (for one) costs a respectable £14.95 whilst traditional afternoon tea (served all day) is a not too shabby £14.95 with tea or £12.45 without.
The surrounding area of The Circus and Bath Abbey further down into town also make for a great view. I meandered around to walk off my lunch and photograph the glorious city. The beauty of Bath stone really is brought out by the sunshine!
You can take a look at the menu here.
Thanks for reading,