Jubilee Lake Tea Room, Royal Wootton Bassett

Date visited: Monday 17th August 2020

Whilst the Jubilee Lake Tea Room serves a range of tea, cakes, ice cream, toasties and other hot snacks, as well as a selection of hot and cold drinks, as would befit any small tea room, one thing it lacks is a room! This establishment is a family run business serving refreshments from a cabin close to a children’s play park, with several garden tables for those taking tea.

Photo of a cup of iced tea and a slice of cake
Peach ice tea and a slice of strawberry and vanilla cake for £4.80.

On the day of my visit four different cakes were on offer, with their other offerings displayed on boards and notices nearby. On a warm and sunny summer’s day, the tea ‘room’ was doing a brisk trade. Peach ice tea and a slice of strawberry and vanilla cake came to £4.80. Both were delicious.

With all seating outside, opening times are weather dependent, with advertised hours being from 10 am to 4 pm of ‘until it rains’. As much of their trade is from users of the adjacent play park, opening is also linked to the school holidays, with the tea room open daily, weather permitting, during school summer holidays, but only Friday to Sunday at other times.

The Jubilee Lake at Royal Wootton Bassett has been owned by the town council since 1940, and the area around it was developed to mark the queen’s silver jubilee in 1977. It was designated a local nature reserve in 2007.
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