The Polly Tearooms, Marlborough, Wiltshire
All the traditions of the great British teatime are alive and kicking on the High Street in Marlborough; tablecloths, little vases of flowers, low beams and service with a smile. A tearoom was first opened here in i912 by two local ladies, one of whom was a suffragette; in those days men didn’t frequent tea rooms, so it was somewhere for the women to go, to eat and chat. These days it’s different and anyone who’s well behaved is warmly welcomed. You can go there for breakfast, lunch and tea, or drop in for a cuppa and a snack anytime of day; the bakers are there with the lark, getting on with things as all the bread and cakes are made in the kitchens at The Polly Tearooms. All other ingredients are sourced as locally as possible and out to good use in dishes like Homemade local steak & Ramsbury ale pie, Homemade quiche, Pan fried salmon fillet with lemon sauce, barbecue pulled pork burger and fish and chips. There’s a good choice for vegans too; well, you have to, there are so many of them these days. The Duchess of Cambridge used to come here when she was at school in Marlborough, and over the years Polly’s has been visited by the likes of John Betjeman, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Robbie Williams, Emma Watson and Tom Bradby. Go and have a pot of tea and a nice hot crumpet, dripping with butter.
Mon-Fri 9.00am.5.30pm Sat & Sun 9.00am-6.00pm
T: 01672 512146 All information correct at the time of writing