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The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

5 Orange Grove, Bath BA1 1LP, England
+44 1225 466733
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“scones” (66 reviews)
“cake” (22 reviews)
“paninis” (7 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
5 Orange Grove, Bath BA1 1LP, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Passing by we thought we'd grab a bottle of water then saw the many flavours of ice-creams available. Well lets say the raspberry pavlova(?) was bloody gorgeous along with the waffle cone it came in! It is decorated with Mad Hatters everywhere and the lady...More

Thank Tracey S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took my daughter here for afternoon tea for her birthday, in between shopping.Got to sit in the mad hatters chair.we were speechless as our tea arrived! It was beautifully arranged sandwiches with salad, scones huge with jam and clotted cream and cakes all with strawberries...More

1  Thank TINA E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a table through their website, which was easy and Helen communicated with me via email in a timely fashion. The shop is located in the heart of bath and perfect for people watching while having a long catch up. The service was amazing...More

Thank tashismee
Reviewed 16 April 2018

We had booked this for a private party for a hen do. In the run up to the booking we had plenty of communication with them, they were very helpful and responsive. The food on the day was lovely and they were able to accommodate...More

Thank laub644
Jake W, Owner at The Mad Hatter's Tea Party, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Glad you had a good day, come back soon.

Reviewed 11 April 2018

I loved the cream tea so much. Everything inside the place is decorated as Alice in Wonderland, the detail of putting different tea cups creating a "messy" table is just lovely and the scones are superb. Highly recommended.

Thank lali24811
Jake W, Owner at The Mad Hatter's Tea Party, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thanks for the nice feedback

Reviewed 10 April 2018

We quite often pop in here for a coffee as it's the best coffee we've had in Bath! The staff are always very friendly and the coffee is reasonably priced. They also do a good selection of homemade cakes and snacks.

Thank AJK_Reviews
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped for a snack and coffee with friends on a cold day. Food average. Small seating area which was very chilly. Barman refused to close the door due to passing trade. Made to eat with cold hands and feet next to open door. Not what...More

1  Thank Juliette P
Jake W, Owner at The Mad Hatter's Tea Party, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hi Juliette and thanks for your feedback. I remember your visit well as it took a while to clean the door window as you kept insisting on shutting it in customers faces as they where trying to buy takeaway coffees. As you've pointed out the...More

Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Recently had a trip after a bus tour of bath. We were not disappointed. The art work and decorations kept my two children entertained until their mad hatter hot chocolate arrived. They could not get over the size of it, they were silent for about...More

2  Thank malone2010
Jake W, Owner at The Mad Hatter's Tea Party, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hi and thanks for your kind review, We do our best and always appreciate people liking it. Thanks again

Reviewed 4 February 2018

Booked for afternoon tea for 3 in this quaint little tea shop. Sandwiches were lovely and well filled, scones were warm with plenty of jam and cream provided, although the fruit ones disintegrated when you tried to cut it open but the top layer could...More

1  Thank Susan L
Jake W, Owner at The Mad Hatter's Tea Party, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hi Susan and as ever thanks for your feedback. Not really sure why your score was so low when your review was so nice so all I can think is you were expecting an endless supply of mochas when the afternoon tea package is advertised...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

It was very cold inside and our tea cooled very quickly as a result. It was very strange to be given tea bags in cups and a teapot of hot water! Cream for scones was very runny. Scones didn’t taste great - but I recognise...More

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Jake W, Guest Relations Manager at The Mad Hatter's Tea Party, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thanks for your comments, Unfortunately for some, the world of tea drinking has somewhat moved on from the old days whereas, it is now quite common to brew your own tea in the cup so that it is to your exact liking (hence the tag...More

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28 August 2017|
Response from AJK_Reviews | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely no idea! I only drink the coffee (which is excellent).
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Response from Nancy S | Reviewed this property |
As did not have small children with me I did not notice , room is tight so Prob a fold away pushchair best
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Orange Grove, Bath BA1 1LP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 466733
Step into Wonderland and join the Tea Party. Come and join us for breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea in our quirky, friendly tea room. A favourite with visitors to Bath, we pride ourselves on a welcoming atmosphere; delightful homemade food and lovingly handcrafted cakes and scones. We cater for all types of Hatters and welcome everyone who has a love of good food and a bit of a quirky side. Located behind the Abbey, we are away from the bustle of the high street. So come and join the friendly staff for a truly Mad Hatter Tea Party.
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