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Hands Georgian Tearoom

#164 of 477 Places to Eat in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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1 Abbey Street, Bath BA1 1NN, England (Formerly Hands Tea Room)
+44 1225 463928
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had looked online for somewhere to take my Mum for tea the day before Mothers Day. I found this in Visit Bath. My first impression on walking in was disappointment, I expected something a little more refined, the layout didn't look quite the way I expected and it smelled a little like a greasy spoon. However we ordered the... More 

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Thank EVL33
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere is very quintessentially English. A nice breakfast, a lovely pot of tea. Great service and I'd recommend it.

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Thank Mark N
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice breakfast with good service and a nice pot of tea. Reasonably priced for the centre of Bath. Recommend.

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Thank Kerry N
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I called in late morning for tea. Its a very gentile place inside with their oil paintings and Georgian style. I ordered a pot of Lapsang Souchang and a slice of Victoria sponge cake. The tea was great ( it is a vastly underated tea in my view) and the cake was good and presented nicely. I don't think I... More 

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Thank HBCourage
Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you go to a tea room you expect a cosy atmosphere to chat over a cup of tea and a piece of cake in a quiet atmosphere. But this is better, for us two french girls on a day trip to Bath it was a great experience! It was cosy with very elegant decoration, lovely staff (thank you to... More 

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Thank Marguerite2708
Fareham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Selected for the initial impression we were immediately let down by the wobbly table, and plastic tablecloth. Then we had to check for cash as they don't take any cards. Despite this we ordered a "combo ploughmans" and baked potatoe for our lunch. In fairness the baked potatoe was fine, and reasonably priced but for my £9 I was expecting... More 

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Thank Mike F
hands12345, Owner at Hands Georgian Tearoom, responded to this review

Hello sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your visit to our well known, busy tearoom. My team and I work hard to provide locally sourced food and good customer service. Whilst I would happily review our ingredients on this occasion I think nothing would have made you happy. Surely upon entering and seeing the table coverings with your critical eye... More 

Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Lovely, relaxing and elegant tearoom. Large selection of teas. We both had salads which were large and fresh. Good vegetarian options. Pleasant service.

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Thank June B
Singapore, Singapore
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124 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here after visiting the Roman Bath. This was our favourite meal for the whole UK trip. It is located near the Bath Abbey. Food was delicious and the atmosphere was exceptional. The variety of food was great too, with several choices for my vegetarian mother. We had a very enjoyable lunch followed by great tea. Highly recommended for... More 

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bristol
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Have just been to Bath for lunch with my mum. Went in here and we were directed to a table (to seat 4) right by the door. We took it but then noticed an empty table in the corner, much more cosy. We asked if we could sit there. No we couldn't it was for in case 4 people came... More 

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Thank marniabristol
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We happened upon this place, and still full from our hotel breakfast, didn't want anything more than a scone and pot of tea. there was a good choice of teas available, and the scone was beautiful. Service was prompt and friendly. seeing what others were eating for their lunch made me wish I had more space to be able to... More 

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Thank Amanda G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Abbey Street, Bath BA1 1NN, England (Formerly Hands Tea Room)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 463928

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?