5 Terrific Tea Rooms Near Marlow
What’s better than a good old cup of Rosie Lee? One served with a sumptuous slice of cake, that’s what.
Thankfully for those of us who can’t help but crave a cuppa, the people of Marlow and its surrounding area pour some of the best brews around. So if you need to refuel after a walk in the Buckinghamshire countryside, pick from any of these terrific tea rooms.
And if you’re in the market for a glass of something stronger, don’t forget, The Chequers is home to one of the best pubs in Marlow.
1. Burgers Artisan Bakery & Tea Room (Marlow)
From one of the best pubs in Marlow to one of its finest tea rooms. Our Thameside town may not seem like the obvious place to be able to soak up some Swiss heritage, but that’s exactly what you’ll find at Burgers Artisan Bakery & Tea Room. Originally from French-speaking Neuchâtel in Switzerland, the Burgers’ business has been in operation since 1942 and their perfect pastries are served with continental panache. Pull up a pew in their terrific tea room and try a freshly baked croissant, an elegant eclair or a magical meringue.
2. Lady Grey Tea Room (Wendover)
This traditional tea room in the market town of Wendover has won a series of awards for its top-notch fare. It even has the seal of approval from local celebrity Mary Berry. And she knows a thing or two about good cakes.
Lady Grey’s selection of tea is impressive – there are more than 20 on offer – so whatever your taste, the chances are you’ll find the perfect pairing for a plate of scones and clotted cream.
3. Pony Espresso (Walters Ash)
Pony Espresso is run by former racehorse rider Blaine Wilsworth. Her coffee shop’s name is a play on the American express mail service that relied upon relays of horse-mounted riders back in the 1800s. It serves freshly-made sandwiches and salads, expertly poured coffee and – perhaps most importantly of all – dangerously delicious homebaked cakes.
4. The Old Tea House (Beaconsfield)
The Old Tea House is one of those quintessentially English institutions that’s stood the test of time, serving freshly baked cakes, scones, cookies and puddings as well as – it should go without saying – the classic afternoon tea. Located just 20 minutes from The Chequers, it’s the perfect pit stop before undertaking an afternoon of wild wandering.
5. Treacles Tea Rooms (Thame)
The Oxfordshire town of Thame is a must-see for fans of Midsomer Murders; the long-running show has been filmed in the area for more than 25 years. Thankfully, Thame’s crime rates are much lower than in the fictional town of Causton where the mystery drama is set. So you can relax as you take a tour of the sights before finishing off with a terrific cream tea at Treacles, where they serve some of the best refreshments in town.
And if you’ve still not solved the whodunit, head back to The Chequers and examine the evidence over a drink, poured by staff at one of the best pubs in Marlow.