A Favourite #1...Vintage Tea Room - through these gray eyes...: A Favourite #1...Vintage Tea Room

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

A Favourite #1...Vintage Tea Room

I thought I would begin a series of some of my favourite places... You might like to visit them yourself after my 'glowing' review and it gives me an excuse to go back to them so that I can share them with you! We're all winners here!

First up is this Vintage Tea Room in Welshpool. There is definitely something wrong with that sentence and it isn't the Vintage Tea Room bit. It's the Welshpool bit. When I lived in Welshpool I would never have put it down as a place that would one day be sporting Vintage Barbers, Sweet Shops, Tea Shops, Clothes Shops etc but things change, it still doesn't quite fit in my head but that Tea Shop is the best I've found. And, I really am a sucker for Vintage & Tea, Scones, Cake etc.

On your approach you are greeted by a bicycle with a sign for the Baytree Tea Room and a pannier of flowers. I love this bike, I don't know why I find it so appealing but there you have it... I know I'm biased but the sign draws me in before I even get a look at the front of it! 

The windows are dressed with all things vintage... bunting, chandeliers and tables laid for afternoon tea. The entrance is flanked by two bay trees and two tables are set up for those who would like to sit outside.

Once inside the vintage atmosphere continues through the three seating areas downstairs. Bunting lines the walls, with vintage adverts, quotes and bicycles. Chandeliers hang from the ceiling. The juke box plays a great mix of era appropriate music. Beautiful cushions add comfort to the seats. Vintage 'artifacts' are dotted about on display such as a Singer sewing machine. 


In the three seating areas downstairs there are also welsh dressers and book cases with vintage style/shabby chic items for sale.

Upstairs there is a lounge type area with plush leather sofas,the walls decorated with vinyls and a beautiful gramophone and camera either side of a 'you can't beat the good old days' sign.

The whole vintage affect is rounded off nicely with a slightly rudimentary loo which is full of signs and adverts that make you giggle while you are 'freshening up'.

On all the occasions I have been there I have found the service and food excellent. I usually stick to tea and cake or an afternoon tea while Tom tends to branch out and have breakfast type meals so we can recommend both. Also, nothing beats coke in a glass bottle!


The atmosphere is perfect and I really look forward to going there whether it's for a date, brainstorming ideas with my bridesmaid for my wedding or just a quick stop on the way somewhere.

If you do visit... don't miss the tea set in the ceiling.

Do you know of a Vintage Tea Room that I should visit?

Alice

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  1. I really enjoy all of your blog posts. I have nominated you for the Liebster Award ... http://masteringflanerie.com/blog-1/2015/4/18/liebster-award-2015

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  2. Looks lovely, I love anywhere with vintage-style teacups!

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