Margaret Thornby’s Tea & Tea Room Talk Magazine

About The Tearoom Guide

This fourth edition of Margaret Thornby’s Guide to Tea Rooms of Britain includes 215 tea rooms, many newly discovered by Margaret. The tradition of taking tea is flourishing and all of these places provide a relaxed, unhurried atmosphere. Margaret Thornby has visited all the tea rooms in this Guide personally and is sure that having visited one you won’t be able to resist visiting another, and another …

Great as a gift anytime. A reader who received Margaret Thornby’s Guide to Tea Rooms of Britain from a friend said; “It’s the best birthday present I’ve had.”

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About Tea Magazine

Following on from the success of the Margaret Thornby Guides to Tea Rooms of Britain, readers became Oliver Twist-esque and asked for MORE.

Margaret and the Whitehill Team got their heads together and pondered how to meet their readers wishes. Not wanting to make a huge initial outlay without being more certain of the market, they developed “Margaret Thornby’s Tea Room Society News”. This was a simple 12 page newsletter, going out quarterly to interested readers. Even with this small, low-key publication, real interest generated with tea merchants wanting to be interviewed and prizes being offered from those selling tea to tea paraphernalia.

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Ten Minutes with Margaret Thornby

Margaret Thornby has personally visited all the tea rooms featured in the guide to tea rooms of Britain. Here we take 10 minutes to find out more about her.

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Tea thoughts


Tea rooms

The Orchard

Mill Way
Grantchester
Cambridgeshire
CB3 9ND


Exchange Coffee Company

Market Hall
Todmorden
West Yorkshire
OL14 5AJ



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