Abbey Tea Rooms
If you’re looking for a traditional tearoom in Somerset, look no further than Glastonbury’s Abbey Tea Rooms. The tearooms’ convenient location among the main street’s quirky shops, just a stone’s throw from the abbey, is what first enticed us to call in. The perfect vintage style proved an added bonus – we loved the chintzy china and paintings of the local area on the walls. During our visit, the attentive service and soothing background music encouraged us to sit back and relax.
I chose to indulge in the afternoon tea, comprising a warm scone with clotted cream and jam, and dainty egg mayonnaise finger sandwiches with a pot of Earl Grey. Served on a beautiful tiered china cake stand, this delightful feast was fresh and filling. My partner opted for a hearty serving of roast chicken with stuffing, roast potatoes and lashings of gravy. I was pleased to see a range of dairy- and gluten-free cakes on offer, so we tucked into a huge slab of gluten-free lemon drizzle cake. The reasonably priced menu has a broad range of hot and cold food to suit every palate and every pocket, from crumpets and filled jacket potatoes to cheeseboards and pies. Abbey Tea Rooms is open every day for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea with a traditional lunchtime roast served on Sunday, and I for one can’t wait to return.