When Hands Georgian Tearoom first opened its doors in 1860 it was just as its founder Charles Hands had visualized. Initially a successful dairy delivering clotted cream, milk and cheeses to Bath locals then as the popularity grew the Tearoom evolved. The legacy of Charles Hands is still apparent on the external wall sign. As recently as 1981 a Roman tessellated pavement was discovered right under this outdoor historical sign for Hands Dairy together with a medieval burial site.
The tearoom is set in a Grade Two Listed Georgian Building and has been maintained accordingly. Situated opposite the Bath Abbey and the famous Roman Baths we offer a place of relaxation and refreshment from the hustle and bustle of the City. Decorated in true Georgian style with beautiful chandeliers and period portraits, we are pleased to present our gallery to you. Hands Georgian Tearoom is very much a family affair. Since 1860 and after the Hands family just one other family kept the legacy going until the current proprietors took ownership over 15 years ago. The tearoom is very much an independent business and where possible seeks all its produce from other local independent suppliers.
Celebrating over 100 years of Hands Dairy
The owners commissioned a local art reproduction specialist to produce high quality prints of famous artwork found in Bath and the National Portrait Gallery. The exhibition will change frequently and we hope you enjoy the works.