Ashmolean Dining Room, Oxford

English Breakfast, Ashmolean dining Room
English Breakfast
Ashmolean Dining Room

Oxford is a long way from London to go for a cuppa, but is a beautiful and engaging city, with plenty to see, and is only an hour by train from Paddington.
I enjoyed a short break with my Dad and sister; so should you find yourself there, in need of a cuppa, or if you are planning a trip westwards, this may be of interest.

Highlights of the trip included: staying at Keble College; the bizarrely wonderful Pitt Rivers Museum; Christchurch College and Blackwell’s Bookshop (where Caffe Nero do a good cuppa).
For a great overview of the city there is a fantastic open-top bus tour, which you can hop-on at the Railway Station. We saw some magical harpsichord while perched on uncomfortable, but authentic, seats at Christopher Wren’s Sheldonian Theatre.

C.S. Lewis who taught at Magdalen college stated:

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me”

I agree with him wholeheartedly…well the tea bit at least.

The Ashmolean Museum is the oldest in Britain, established in 1642, and one of the finest. The collection is huge, covering human civilisation from pre-historic times.

The Ashmolean Dining Room, on the third floor is a beautiful light space with glass walls and a fantastic terrace with a magnificent view over the rooftops and all the way to the Oxfordshire countryside.
They serve a range of loose leaf teas by the pot. My pot of English breakfast was lovely and refreshing. There are a good range of scones and cakes. You can also take afternoon tea, and dinner.

An excellent spot to rest your legs and take stock of the wonders you have seen, and refuel for those to come.

Tea Pots in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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Ashmolean dining Room, Notes
Price of a Cup of Tea in LondonPrice of a Cuppa : £2.35 pot whole leaf tea
Tea in London, Tea LeafLeaf or Bag : Leaf
Cup of Tea in London, Tea PotCrockery : Pretty china cup and saucer
Tea shops in London with MusicMusic : No
Cup of Tea in LondonService : Table service. Friendly
Booking Office St Pancras foodFood : Sample menus:
All Day; Afternoon Tea (PDF)
Ashmolean dining Room, TeapotKitty says: Beautiful light space, with roof terrace. Civilised place for a cuppa
Address: Ashmolean Dining Room
Beaumont Street
Oxford OX1 2PH
Website: Ashmolean Dining Room

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