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The sandwich was invented in Georgian times and the tradition of afternoon tea not long after the Georgian era ended, so it is perhaps fitting that you would enjoy a delicious and traditional afternoon tea in the Regency tearoom at The Francis Hotel. Sit back and let us wait on you.


Indulge in the timeless charm of afternoon tea at The Francis Hotel in Bath, where tradition meets sophistication. Nestled in the heart of this historic city, our elegant Regency-style setting sets the stage for an experience that is nothing short of exquisite.

Immerse yourself in the quintessential English tradition of afternoon tea, complete with finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones, and a delectable array of pastries, all paired with your choice of the finest teas or a glass of bubbly.

Our delicious afternoon tea is available daily from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

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Sweet and savoury

Guests can enjoy the traditional elements of a quintessentially English afternoon tea with a selection of finger sandwiches including smoked salmon and beetroot butter, ham and mustard and classic cucumber and cream cheese.

Of course no afternoon tea would be complete without freshly baked fruit and plain scones served with Cornish cream and jam and a mouth-watering selection of delicious mini teacakes. All topped off with your choice of loose-tea from local tea producers Gillards of Bath.

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Add fabulous fizz

Want to go the extra mile? Upgrade your afternoon tea to enjoy a glass of Da Luca Prosecco or Louis Dornier Brut Champagne.

Or why not opt for one of our signature Bridgerton cocktails? Take your pick from the Whiskey inspired Simon Basset, the rum inspired Colin Bridgerton  or the fruity Eloise Bridgerton.

Cream Tea

Indulge your sweet tooth with cream tea. After a day exploring Bath, head to Emily’s Tea Rooms for a relaxing break. Tuck into your choice of plain or fruit scones all topped off with Cornish cream and jam. Delicious.

Gift vouchers

In search of the perfect gift? Whether it is for a birthday celebration, anniversary gift or just a little treat for someone special, our afternoon tea gift vouchers are just the thing. Pick from our traditional afternoon tea or indulgent Champagne afternoon tea gift vouchers for the ultimate treat.


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