Welcome to The Garden Tea Rooms, a Worcestershire treasure and treat

Morning coffee and a toasted teacake, a light lunch made with local produce, afternoon tea with a freshly baked scone or a big slice of cake all in the majestic grounds of Witley Court.

We always have a selection of gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan cakes.

The village of Great Witley boasts the spectacular ruin of one of England’s great country houses, a 19th century mansion set in stunning landscaped gardens, now cared for by English Heritage. The Court is next to Britain’s finest baroque church, Witley Church, complete with an extensive crypt with its own fascinating history.

Our traditional English tea rooms grew out of a need to raise funds for the upkeep of the church. Now the tea rooms has itself become a visitor attraction.

Taking tea in more than an acre of garden, formerly Lady Rachel Dudley’s private topiary garden, visitors can still see where her tennis court lay. On cooler days there are plenty of tables inside the main room or in the conservatory.

We also have a range of giftware and cards on sale.

Photographs of the plants and garden were all taken at the tea rooms by Gill Wood.



We are open until the end of October serving hot and cold drinks, homemade scones, our usual range of cakes, soup, sandwiches, ice cream and other treats.

We have plenty of space in the garden and a few tables inside the conservatory too and have implemented measures to ensure visitors and staff are kept safe. As a consequence we have fewer workers and a more limited menu than usual.*

As always we welcome well-behaved dogs on leads.

All visitors will be asked to stay at a two-metre distance from others not from their household.

*Unfortunately the menu on this website will not be available at this time

Opening Hours

October  2020:

Opening hours are 11am-4pm

Last day of the 2020 season is Sunday 1st November.

We are planning to reopen for 2021 earlier than usual (in March instead of April).
Watch this space.

From our Visitors' Book

“Wonderful to find such a choice of gluten-free cakes! I normally chew at the napkin.”