Ladies' Afternoon Tea at Regency Tea Room
I got a job! It's in Bath, so I made my way there on Thursday for a pre-employment meeting. The commute is a little lengthy but not horrible. Most days the commute will entail a 30-minute walk, a 45-minute bus ride, then another 15-minute walk. There are additional buses available if the weather is bad, though I prefer to walk because the buses can be a little unpredictable. I'm trying to maintain a mindset of the walking being my daily exercise, hoping that it will make the commute feel shorter and my mornings feel more productive!
After my meeting I was STARVING and of course craving some afternoon tea (as I frequently am while living in England). I found a close tearoom on Yelp and took the bus to a stop about 2 blocks away (near Queen Square), then walked the rest of the way. The Regency Tea Room is actually located on top of The Jane Austen Centre (Jane Austen is Bath's most famous resident, and Bath is the setting for two of her novels). The employees were all dressed in 18th century clothing! I ordered the Ladies' Afternoon Tea, which included finger sandwiches (cranberry and brie, lemon chicken, and cucumber), a slice of ham and cheese tart, a warm scone with Dorset clotted cream and jam, and tea (I chose the Jane Austen blend). The room was cozy and decorated with Jane Austen novels, candles, china dishes, a fireplace, and a portrait of Mr. Darcy of course! I definitely recommend stopping here if you're ever in Bath!