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The Polly Tea Rooms

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February 1, 2015 / Cake / By
Nicola

Marlborough is a small but affluent town situated towards the north of Wiltshire, England. It is right in the heart of the countryside, but it still has excellent transport links to large towns such as Swindon, Salisbury and even Bristol.

Marlborough has a very olde-worlde feel about it, much like some of the other wealthy and historic English towns like Guildford. In fact, Marlborough and its surrounding villages are home to some of the rich and famous; Marlborough College is an independent high school which has alumni including some of Britain's biggest celebrities, including Kate Middleton!

The heart of the town is actually very small, with just one high street filled with shops and cafés. There is plenty of parking in the middle of the street, although much of this is taken up with stalls on market days.

"High Street, Marlborough from St Peter's church roof - geograph.org.uk - 460662" by Brian Robert Marshall. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:High_Street,_Marlborough_from_St_Peter%27s_church_roof_-_geograph.org.uk_-_460662.jpg#mediaviewer/File:High_Street,_Marlborough_from_St_Peter%27s_church_roof_-_geograph.org.uk_-_460662.jpg

Some of the shops and businesses include restaurants, gift shops, supermarkets, clothes shops and more. There are quite a few coffee shops for such a small town; these include both big chains and small, independent names.

One of the biggest and best cafés on Marlborough High Street is called The Polly Tea Rooms. It's always busy regardless of the time or day, which is always a good sign of a quality establishment.

This is a traditional English tea room at its best. The Polly Tea Rooms is a destination for anyone looking for good cake and a warm drink in the area. However, they do also serve food (including some delicious lunches) so you can't really ask for much more.

Depending on what you're having, the prices can be a little steep. However, they're not out of place in a town such as Marlborough, and quite frankly, you do get what you pay for.

The freshly baked cakes and brownies are to die for, and I've never been disappointed with a small portion! One bonus is that some of their sweet treats are dairy free, so they do cater for a wide range of diets.

"Cake from WHR(P)" by Phil Parker from UK - Cake !. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cake_from_WHR(P).jpg#mediaviewer/File:Cake_from_WHR(P).jpg

Aside from all their food, drinks and cakes, near the entrance The Polly Tea Rooms also stocks a number of other items which are available to purchase. This means that your afternoon tea experience is about more than just tea and cake; it's a little shopping trip, too!

All the members of staff at The Polly Tea Rooms have always been incredibly friendly and welcoming. They accommodate every request, no matter how unusual it may seem at the time! This is one very friendly, relaxed place to go for a meal or afternoon tea, and it's guaranteed to have a good atmosphere. I have seen patrons ranging from babies and small children right up to pensioners, so a visit to The Polly Tea Rooms can be a grand day out for the whole family!

The Polly Tea Rooms

Country: United Kingdom

Province/State: Wiltshire

City: Marlborough

Address: 26 High Street

Zip/Post Code: SN8 1LW

Location Tips: N/A

Phone: (01672) 512146

Website:http://www.thepollytearoo...

Price Guide:$$ (What's this?) N/A = home cooked meal,etc
$ = street food, fast food,etc
$$ = bistro, cafe, pub, bar,etc
$$$ = fine dining,etc

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