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Betty @ tea cozie cottage

Monday, 4 June 2012

Tea Time Tuesday at Tollgate

In 2008, we went to England and Wales. We left Wales and was going across the M4 highway, we turned toward Bath  on A46 and lo and behold their was a tearoom on the right hand side.
 We were too early, it wasn't open and advice to anyone in the same predicament. Go into Bath, guaranteed to get lost and you will be on time. Bath is out of this world. In fact it was almost closing time when we got back there. The view was amazing, the tea was great, we didn't take a lot of pictures because it was almost closing time and didn't want to waste time, so copied off their site.

The two top pictures are off their website, a little blurry, below is mine and table cloths are the same from way back then. The china was the blue and white as shown in the picture below. Frank looks angry - isn't -telling me to stop taking his picture and let him take mine. I have a thing about pictures of me. I was too excited at the time to sit still. I was in a real live English Tea Room...

my picture below, the view East toward Wales

Their picture of the back yard and same view

We are hopefully going back this summer, so will be back to Tollgate

Below from their website
Home Page Image
Welcome to Tollgate Teashop
Situated on the A46, three miles south of junction 18 on the M4, and six miles north of Bath, Tollgate Teashop is in an elevated position with panoramic views across Bristol, the Severn and to the Welsh Hills. The listed building was an old Turnpike.
front of cafe
Tollgate Teashop is a 'Miss Marple' style cafe/restaurant with background classical music creating a peaceful oasis. Customers can choose to sit in the cosy teashop with its wood burning stove, or in the Victorian conservatory with its stunning scenery. In the summer months we also have tables in both the front and rear gardens. We serve traditional food such as full English breakfast, soup, cottage pie and cream teas. All of our food is made on the premises from locally sourced ingredients

Iam sharing Teatime Tuesday with Sandi at sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.ca
Faith Hope & Cherry @faithhopecherrytea.blogspot.ca
Marthas favourites@marthasfavorites.com


  1. We've had tea there! I think I have a menu somewhere. How fun! Thanks for bringing back some great memories!

  2. Hello Betty,
    I really enjoyed your post. I love visiting England too, and your post reminded me of my lovely visits too. I have never been to the tea room you suggest. I have been to Bath and it was fabulous as you say. Next time, I will look for your lovely tea room. It does look really wonderful. I am so glad you found it and had such a good time.

  3. Nicely captured.!

    My BLUE, have a nice week ahead.

  4. Good morning Betty,
    I have always wanted to go to England and visit a tea room! My uncle who is from England regales me with stories and it is so enjoyable listening to him! I adore his accent! Thank you for sharing with us and coming for tea. {I fixed your link for you.} Hope you have a splendid day.


  5. Thank you so much for the visit to the Toilgate Teashop. What fun! Looks like you have a wonderful time! Happy Tea Day!

  6. Oh, Betty, what a WONDERFUL trip! I long to spend some time in the U.K. - I spent 3 days in London and loved it, but am hungry for more. You asked about my OCR teapot. You are right in that it isn't the one you usually see. I love it, though! I got if off Ebay. Have a great week, Betty, and thanks for sharing the Toilgate Teashop. I loved my virtual journey!

  7. Hi Betty,
    this trip lloks fabulous. And the sweets from their homepage show how quality. Would be nice to have tea there.
    Best greetings, Johanna