The Tea Shop

Open daily, 10.30am - 5pm

Last orders are at 4:45pm

The Tea Shop provides fresh, English seasonal food made on the premises and served by our friendly staff. The Welsh Rarebit is what we are famous for, but we also offer a selection of homemade seasonal soups, sandwiches and salads. Check out the daily specials on the chalk board.

If it's afternoon tea that you are after, we offer a sumptuous selection of cakes, mouth-watering creams teas and a selection of hot desserts.

The Tea Shop building was originally used as a showroom for the Compton Pottery which was established on this site by Mary Watts in 1901. The pottery became well known for its large ornamental pots, bird baths, garden ornaments and sundials, and famous stockists included Liberty of London. Today, the Tea Shop retains much of its original charm, and we pride ourselves on offering freshly prepared food in a friendly and unique environment.

The Tea Shop has full wheelchair access and welcomes assistance dogs, we also provide free wi-fi internet access.

Families are welcome, and we offer our younger diners a children's menu along with fun colouring activities to keep them entertained. Baby-changing facilities and high chairs are available. Please ask a member of the Tea Shop team if you need assistance.

At present we are unable to take any bookings for the Tea Shop and cannot reserve tables, we will do our best to accommodate all our visitors including large groups.


The recently restored Old Kiln next to the Tea Shop can be hired out to groups or used for venue hire.

If you have any unwanted crockery, please donate it to the Watts Gallery Tea Shop, thank you.



Awarded Silver 'Eat out, Eat well' award

Awarded Silver 'Eat out, Eat well' award