Welcome

Welcome to  Anne Hathaway Cottage Tea Room, just 2 minutes from downtown Staunton, located on West Beverley Street the main street through town. It looks as though we are in the country, it’s certainly a lot quieter here. What could be more fun than to lunch in a real thatched cottage, to respite, and enjoy the unique atmosphere of a bygone age.

 

Anne Hathaway Cottage Tea Room offers a traditional High Tea, light lunches and Devonshire Cream Teas on a daily basis. Groups of 8 to 25 with reservations, can also be accommodated please contact us for more information. 

 

Hours   –    11.30am till 4.00pmCottage

High Tea and full menu service is available Wednesday through Saturday

 

We are no longer open on Sundays

 

please call for reservations 540 885 8885    

(please do not email for reservations) Thank You.


 

One of the favorites at the Tea Room

Shortbread may have been made as early as the 12th Century, however its invention is often attributed to Mary, Queen of Scots in the 16th Century. Petticoat Tails were a traditional form of shortbread said to be enjoyed by the queen. The round shortbread was flavored with caraway seeds, baked and cut into triangular wedges. The triangles resemble the shape of fabric pieces used to make petticoats during the rein of Queen Elizabeth I. Shortbread was also made in individual round biscuits called shortbread rounds and in a rectangular slab, which was cut into thin pieces known as fingers. All of these forms of shortbread are still made today.

Scottish Petticoat Shortbread fresh from the oven, ready for our High Tea today.

Scottish Petticoat Shortbread fresh from the oven, ready for our High Tea today.