The Chip­ping Nor­ton Tea-Set


Based in the heart of the Cotswolds, The Chip­ping Nor­ton Tea Set offers bespoke vin­tage tea par­ties for all occa­sions. Whether at your home or out­side venue, what­ev­er the cel­e­bra­tion or time of year, we pro­vide it all.


As well as reg­u­lar diets, we also spe­cialise in gluten & egg free cater­ing, so just ask when book­ing what the options are for your par­tic­u­lar menu choice. Please note: there will be an extra charge of £1 per per­son for any spe­cial dietary requirements


We car­ry a stan­dard stock of Eng­lish Break­fast, After­noon and Earl Grey tea togeth­er with fil­ter cof­fee, but please just ask when book­ing if you’d like any­thing else and we will endeav­our to ful­fill your wish­es

Sam­ple Tea

Here at The Tea Set we feel it is extreme­ly impor­tant for our brides-&-grooms-to-be to know exact­ly what to expect on their big day. So, to this end, we offer a free, no oblig­a­tion sam­ple tea for the cou­ple here at Tea Set Tow­ers’ to show just what we can do and how it will look laid out on our beau­ti­ful chi­na and linen
So, if you’re not too sure if after­noon tea is for you, or won­der if it will be fill­ing enough for your guests, come along and try before you buy’!

Vin­tage China

Our price per per­son includes the hire of our beau­ti­ful vin­tage chi­na com­pris­ing cups & saucers, tea pots, three tiered cake stands and all the vin­tage cut­lery to com­pli­ment your after­noon tea. Our chi­na is a mis-match of many colours, pat­terns & styles, exam­ples of which you can see through­out the site.
Vin­tage Linen

To real­ly enhance the whole vin­tage look of your after­noon tea we sup­ply beau­ti­ful linen nap­kins, all in dif­fer­ent styles & colours, togeth­er with gor­geous hand embroi­dered table­cloths in whites, creams and ivory. These are also all includ­ed in the price per per­son.
Please note that we can­not sup­ply vin­tage table­cloths for large round tables but use plain, ivory linen cloths as a sub­sti­tute.

Our team of high­ly trained and pro­fes­sion­al staff are on hand to pro­vide a seam­less, unob­tru­sive ser­vice for your event and for a small extra charge we can also pro­vide ser­vice for pre-event drinks and bar work.
Our ser­vice is ide­al­ly suit­ed for so many events, wed­dings, birth­days, hen par­ties, Chris­ten­ings, leav­ing do’s and also funer­al wakes and memo­ri­als, or any oth­er occa­sion where peo­ple will gath­er, enjoy good food and have a chat over a love­ly cup of tea.

The Begin­nings…

The Chip­ping Nor­ton Tea Set was born out of an unusu­al request for her 18th birth­day from our director’s daugh­ter. Hav­ing thought that a par­ty was on the cards, no-one was more sur­prised than Tea Set founder Vic­to­ria, when her daugh­ter request­ed a vin­tage after­noon tea par­ty!
So, after scour­ing the local shops and far­ther afield, for pret­ty chi­na, and also enlist­ing the help of a rel­a­tive for the mar­quee, Vic­to­ria set about pro­vid­ing her first sump­tu­ous feast for 65 guests, com­plete with flow­ers, bunting & bal­loons. Real­ly keep­ing it in the fam­i­ly Victoria’s hus­band Stephen came up with the apt, of the moment” name! And that, as they say, was that! The Tea Set — as it is fond­ly referred to — has gone from strength to strength, pro­vid­ing cater­ing to many sat­is­fied cus­tomers since it’s incep­tion near­ly two years ago, from wed­dings for over 100 to inti­mate hen par­ties for 8, it is the ide­al way to cel­e­brate, large or small.
We have grad­u­at­ed to a core staff of six who range in age from 16 to…well, a lit­tle old­er! We pride our­selves on our pro­fes­sion­al, yet friend­ly approach to serv­ing the many guests at our var­ied events.
Wher­ev­er pos­si­ble we try to use local, free range ingre­di­ents in all our cook­ing which pays div­i­dends as our cus­tomers can tell the dif­fer­ence and appre­ci­ate our atten­tion to detail.