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The Tea Bar

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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Cafe, British
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 2 days ago

In my view this is the best place for hot drinks and a nice range of proper food in Basingstoke town centre. The staff and other patron's are all very friendly. There is a good range of seating and tables so you can relax on...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank carolebG6648UX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a fan. Bar staff are slow, so little point of waiting 20 minutes to get served on a Saturday night. Also, this is now a part-time gay bar, so I'll give this digusting place a wide berth.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Dean W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have often walked past and have never seen The Tea Bar open. When my daughter suggested popping in for a drink. I immediately said yes, as I wanted to see what it was like. There was security staff outside, which made me think oh...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank FranC706
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to go today for afternoon tea. Stated open on the internet. Walk up there and closed. Poor business ethic. No note on the door just locked up. So advise to call ahead.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 21 December 2018

The Tea Bar, at the "Top of Town" roughly opposite the Red Lion Hotel, is somewhat of a paradox. On the one hand it serves a wide range of teas, and also coffees and excellent hot chocolate in pleasant somewhat modern surroundings including leather sofas...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Matt_Probert
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Unfriendly young girl with no personality that brought tea/cakes etc. Was meant to be unlimited tea but she never came out to ask if we wanted anymore or if everything was ok. Cakes and sandwiches were very nice though. Man behind the bar was very...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Elaine S
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Well this used to be a favourite of ours to have a pre dinner or night cap. Unfortunately not anymore. We visited on a Saturday evening for a night cap after a lovely meal with family and friends for a 50th Birthday. My friend and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 789lucyl
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Popped in here on a Saturday morning. Sat right in the window on two lovely big cosy sofas. We had a hazelnut soya latte and a fruit infusion tea! Fast efficient service, reasonable prices and the presentation of the fruit infusion tea was really lovely...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Spearey
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

We frequently return to the Tea Bar for lunch as they do the most incredible cream teas! Scones are warm, there is a generous helping of cream and jam and the whole experience is amazing. We love the mis matched crockery. The kids enjoy the...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Epping22
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Good atmosphere in the Tea Bar as always, and a jazz band/singer every last Sunday of the month, between 1 & 4pm. Enjoyed "tea for two" - tea is unlimited. I tried a pot of Lapsang Souchong first (no milk) then a pot of Assam...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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26 June 2017|
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Response from Natasha A | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so, I don't think they serve afternoon tea as such.in the evening you can have cocktails in teapots
21 January 2016|
Response from breeze60 |
had afternoon tea today. There is a huge selection of teas served in lovely teapots and china cups and saucers. we had a good selection of sandwiches, egg and cress, ham and mustard, corned beef and horse radish... More
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