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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Tea Cup Tuesday-Tea Rooms

Hello All and welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday once again!
Today I am sharing with you some images of Tea rooms I saw while in England.
The first photo above is in Romsey, King John's House. This dwelling is about 800 years old. There are beautiful walled gardens surrounding it, with gorgeous flowers, and fruit growing on the walls. Inside the house is a lovely tea room. A total delight to visit.
Here I am in Lyndhurst at another tea room that I think some of you might love. I did not get a chance to go inside, but it looked really fanciful on the outside.
The photo above is the sign handing above the next tea room, in Honiton. You have to walk down a narrow passage to reach it, on one side the passage opens onto a tea garden. The walk is full of flowers in planters as well.
It is very charming inside. The tables were all set with tea cups and plates just waiting for hungry and thirsty customer. And this place has gluten free options as well.
This is one of the sweetest little tea room, down a very tiny lane in Port Isaac.
And this tea room (which I forgot to take a photo of the exterior of the building) is in Tintagel. The inside is very traditional yet cozy. I have the absolute worst leek and potato soup there! See my dear hubby at our table?
These are their scones. They were not gluten free so I did not get to have any, but they were heavenly to look at!
I also wanted to share with you this beautiful tea pot I saw at an antique shop in Honiton. It is quite large, maybe holding 12 cups. The price, if I remember correctly, was about $32 USD. If I could have brought it home safely, I would have bought it!

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit. I think I have caught up with every one from the last two T.T. I really enjoyed seeing all your posts (and being able to comment again! Yay!).
Next week I will be sharing a tea cup trio, and a lovely little limoges tea pot I did get to bring home from our trip.

And believe it or not, I am on another trip! I will be home again in a few days.
Hugs to you All,


Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Terri....the linky didn't work. Thanks again for the wonderful photos. Taking tea at the small tea shops in the UK is so fab! I got nostalgic looking at your photos. Thanks for posting!

xinex said...

Wow! You are just so busy traveling, Terri. How fun! Lovely tea room and I love that teapot too. Too bad you didn't buy it...Christine

Julie Goucher said...

The one thing we have an abundance of here in the UK is tea shops! The one in Honiton I have been to; Honition is about 30 minutes from here and the last time I was there, it was noticeable that there was less antique shops; a sign of the times I guess. I also recognised the one in Tintagel, as the company I worked for had a store there and I would infrequently do store visits. I also loved the blue and white Kettle!

Micupoftea said...

How enjoyable to sit and sip and look at your post! Love the photos, Terri! Lucky girl...traveling again!? Have fun :)

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hello Terri,
how amazing to travel through the region of best tea rooms. I would love to go on tour there. To enjoy all those fabulous sweets and to rest with tea. Thank you for sharing the tour and have a save trip.
Best greetings, Johanna

♥ Miss Tea said...

oooh Terri!! thank you so much for these wonderful information on tea rooms in england, I'd love to visit each one of them! i love the exteriors of each tea rooms and what a wonderful setting inside them as well! totally love them! Thank you for hosting and sharing the lovely post!


Marjanne said...

Lovely pictures! So English, j'adore...

Linda Vincent said...

I must put Port Isaac on my list of places to visit....looks delightful! We are hoping to visit Devon and Cornwall in September.
Love all the photos...especially the blue tea shop :-)

Beth said...

Terri, I adored this post!!! It has whetted my desire to truly explore England. I've been to London, but that's all and I know there is much, much more to see. I would be curious to know how one plans such a trip, when you initially don't know anything about the country. I also want to invite you to participate in my link party on the 15th of each month called Travels Near And Far.
Hugs, and thank you so much for sharing this great post!!!! ~Beth

parTea lady said...

What a great trip. I enjoyed seeing all those English tea rooms (amazing scones). That blue and white teapot was pretty and the hanging kettles sign was a clever advert.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What fun! And how charming the tea room with the tea kettles hanging outside. Thanks for sharing your adventures with us.


Maminka Girl - Loribeth Robare said...


That photo of the Stowaway Tea Shoppe is delightful and the pictures of Port Isaac make me want to pack my bags right this minute! Thanks for sharing the sights with us.


Elaine A said...

Terri -

Thanks for posting all the tea shoppe photos. I loved looking at them. So sorry about the bad potatoe and leek soup though - lol! And what a gadabout you've become, another trip, lucky girl! Enjoy yourself.

Elaine Allen

Marianne C. said...

Terri, thank you for sharing your wonderful England visit...what a delight to see all the sites and quaint tea rooms. I just love quaint places. And I am enthralled with 800 year old buildings...I often imagine all the history behind it.

Enjoy your new trip!
Marianne xo

Tea & Chocolate Guy said...

Oh what a wonderful tea time you must have had in the UK (minus the leek soup experience)... each building looked so charming. Can't wait to see your treasures next week... happy travels ..xo HHL

Snap said...


I bet you were in heaven in England! Thank you for sharing your visit with us. Where ever you are ... have fun! Happy Tea Day! :D :D :D


Julie Goucher said...

Linda, Devon and Cornwall are lovely places to visit, and hopefully the weather should be nice. It is beautiful today - 23 degrees centigrade and a gentle breeze and lovely sunshine; alas when it rains it is a bleak place!Fingers crossed for your visit.

Donna Heber said...

Beautiful tea rooms Terri. I wish we had one near me. I look forward to seeing the teapot you brought back with you. Thank you for hosting.

Dorthe said...

Terri, tea in England is something very special, and served in those wonderful places, it must be even more wonderful. I so love the blue front place,- it looks so cosy and lovely.
Wish you a beautiful new trip- have fun, dear.

Jann said...

Loved the post! And have fun on your second trip, too!

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

uauuu belas casas de Chá!


belas postagens de todas aqui!!!

tenham todos uma excelente semana!

Unknown said...

Sorry for my tardiness this week for tea tuesday! It was fun to read about your tea room adventures and that teapot, well I love that blue! Fun times for you and have a great week.

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Neat tea rooms. You're back on the road? Enjoy!
Thanks for hosting.

Maria Andrade said...

Beautiful post Terri!
Nice tea rooms and very good photos.
You must have had terrific days in England!
And on the road again!
All the best for you.

Unknown said...

This is lovely! Makes me want to get that tea room feeling here at home!

Createology said...

You really are the traveling lady this summer. Your trip in England looks lovely...and what a sweet hubby to sit in tea rooms with you! Safe travels and I am really enjoying my visits sipping tea...

Donna said...

Dear Terri, I LOVE these photos! I've never been to London and can't imagine a better place to have tea. You must have been in heaven!

Someday..maybe me too!

Love your photos..Thanks for sharing and for hosting your lovely tea party.
Donna @ Comin' Home

Suz said...

Dear Terri,
What a great post. Thanks for sharing all of this. I have been on vacation and absent from the party and really missed it. I kept hoping I could photograph some of my friend's cups but didn't see anything quite right.
Hopefully next week!

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Terry
What a lovely travel ! That tea cup is beautiful but I understand you were afraid to fly with it by plane
Today I am too late sorry but I could´t come in time

Lady Jane said...

Hi Terri, I so enjoyed your pics of tea rooms and thanks so much for the tour. LJ

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Terri: I love all the places you have taken us to. Your posts are so amazing lately. I am so happy you are getting to do all this travel. Have a wonderful time dear friend. Blessings, Martha

Creative Grammie said...

Aloha Terri,
This is such a wonderful post; brings back memories of my visit to England. Thank you so much for sharing your photos and the wonderful information of tea houses you visited.
Have fun on your next trip!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Terri, this was like a walk down Memory Lane for me! You know I left my heart in England each time we've visited. *sigh*
Thank you for the lovely "trip".
Hugs, Diane

Cinderella Moments said...

The stone work is gorgeous. I love the tea shop in blue. Thanks for sharing those beautiful places.

Unknown said...

Terri! Your post is so fun! I am jealous UK travels. The tea shoppes was a great idea to post, I feel like I have visited vicariously, thank you.. xoDianna

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