35 High St, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 6HP Telephone: 01993 703540 www.huffkins.com Witney is a town on the River Windrush, 12 miles west of Oxford in Oxfordshire.
The place-name "Witney" is first attested in a Saxon charter of 969 as "Wyttannige"; it appears as "Witenie" in the Domesday Book of 1086. The name means "Witta's island".
Witney is a town on the River Windrush, 12 miles west of Oxford in Oxfordshire, England.
The place-name 'Witney' is first attested in a Saxon charter of 969 as 'Wyttannige'; it appears as 'Witenie' in the Domesday Book of 1086. The name means 'Witta's island'.
Huffkins is situated right in the heart of Witney and a fine example of an English tea room, although in my opinion, not as nice as it's sister tea room in Stow on the Wold. I visited some time back.
The mock wood floor, wooden tables with, oddly, some metal tables is an eye opener, as seems to want to be a traditional tea room trying to force itself into the new Millennium. Cotswold stone walls, little arches with seating inside makes this a rather unique way to enjoy an cuppa or maybe something to eat from an extensive menu or special board which also includes; afternoon tea and ice cream sundaes is extensive.
In relation to the tea, you have a choice of tea selection and then you also have a choice whether you want a tea bag or loose tea….very rare.
I can recommend this tea room although, personally, I would dump those metal tables. Tons of free parking is available nearby.
Contact Joe Ellis:
Joe Ellis' English Tea Room Guide PO Box 262, Herne Bay, Kent, England, CT6 9AW Telephone: 01227 376180