No visit to the Jane Austen Centre would be complete without a visit to our Regency Tea Room. Experience our tradition English ‘Afternoon Tea with Mr Darcy’ with a decadent and delicious serving of exquisite cakes, divine finger sandwiches and a delightful warm scones served with Dorset clotted cream and seasonal jam.
If an Afternoon Tea with Mr Darcy doesn’t take your fancy, we have a selection of Regency treats available including Cream Teas, Delicious Cakes and an extensive selection of teas and coffees.
We have achieved Tea Guild ‘Award of Excellence’ status so you can expect an exceptional level of quality and service from our friendly staff.
While we do advise you book an ‘Afternoon Tea with Mr Darcy’ in advance to avoid possible disappointment, you are very welcome to just pop in for a bite and we will do our best to offer you a table.
Regency Tea Room Menu
The menu items below are served with one of our great teas or coffees of your choice; all our teas can be topped up free of charge upon request.
Tea with Mr. Darcy
£26.50 per person V,VG,GF
A decadent and delicious serving of exquisite cakes, divine finger sandwiches and a delightful warm scone served with Dorset clotted cream and seasonal jam.
Also available with the following options:
£33.75 per person
Reach true elegance with a bit of tipple on top of the Mr. Darcy elements. Includes a 20cl bottle of Bottega Gold Prosecco each.
For the ultimate high tea experience:
£82 for two
A 37.5cl bottle of champagne to go with the delights of the tea with Mr. Darcy.
Jane's Juvenilia Tea
£11.00 per person V,VG,GF
A smaller version of our Tea with Mr. Darcy, especially for our younger visitors (when accompanied by an adult).
Includes yummy finger sandwiches, a fresh scone, a miniature cake, and a choice of squash.
(Vegetarian / Vegan / Gluten free options available for all of the above on request)
Our kitchen handles all allergens and use shared equipment, so unfortunately, we cannot guarantee to be trace free.
Miss Dashwood's Afternoon Tea
Combining our mouth-watering fresh finger sandwiches with a warm scone served with Dorset clotted cream, seasonal jam and your choice of tea or coffee.
Lady Catherine's Proper Cream Tea
A traditional serving of warm scones served with delectable Dorset clotted cream, scrumptious seasonal jam and your choice of tea or coffee.
Mrs Bennet's Cake of the Day
A scrummy treat of a slice of today’s cake.
Toasted Tea Cake
A delicious traditional Tea Cake served with butter and your choice of jam.
All our ingredients are sourced locally where possible.
Gillards of Bath ~ Bakers of Bath ~ Sweet Little Thing ~ Tiptree
Our most popular teas, tea strainers and tea timers are available for purchase.
All of our Teas are Loose leaf and have been skilfully blended by the dedicated tea tasters at Gillards of Bath,
many recipes being over 100 years old.
Tea and Coffee served with semi-skimmed milk, please ask for a slice of lemon or dairy free alternative.
Jane Austen Blend - £3.50
A light blend of China black teas, popular in regency times, when Indian teas were not readily available.
English Breakfast - £3.25
Traditional English tea made from a mix of India and Ceylon.
Earl Grey - £3.25
Black China tea, with citrus bergamot oil.
Russian Caravan - £3.25
Bold China tea with a smoked flavour.
Oolong - £3.25
Between black and green tea, rich in antioxidants.
Assam - £3.25
Black tea with malty flavour and bright colour.
Darjeeling - £3.95
The ‘Champagne of teas’ with a light delicate flavour.
Chun Mee Green - £3.25
A pale green China tea, low in caffeine.
Spicy Black Chai - £3.50
An Indian Black tea with cinnamon, aniseed, chicory, ginger.
Rooibos - £3.25
Red South African tea, sweet nutty and caffeine free.
Peppermint - £3.50
Light tea with peppermint oil, naturally refreshing.
Coffee - £3.75
Americano, Cappuccino, Espresso, Latte, Mocha or Cafetière.
Syrups: Vanilla, Caramel and Hazelnut
Hot Chocolate - £3.95
Marshmallows, cream on request.
Dairy Free milk alternatives available: Oat and Soya
Champagne, Prosecco and Wine
Duval Leroy Brut - 75cl btl £60.00 or 1/2 btl £33.00
Bottega Prosecco - 75cl btl £30.00 or 20cl btl £9.50
Garden lemonade - £3.00
Elderflower - £3.00
Raspberry Lemonade - £3.00
Pomegranate elderflower - £3.00
Ginger beer - £3.00
Coca cola - £2.75
Diet coke - £2.75
Coke zero - £2.75
Bottled Bath water - 330ml £2.50 or 750ml £4.00
If you have any special dietary requirements or allergies, please speak to a member of staff.
Please note a discretionary 10% service charge will be applied to groups of 6 or more.
Adults need around 2000kcal a day.