The Fourteas Story


The Fourteas is run by a husband and wife partnership. Ian and Rachael met whilst stage managing shows at the RSC and little thought when they first became friends that one day they would have a house in Stratford, grown up children and an idyllic 1940s tearoom. Rachael left the theatre, pursued a Pastry and Confectionary course at Nottingham College and is now living the dream.

We wanted a theatrical theme to the tea rooms and the 1940’s was a time with people coming together and making the most of what they had, yet also a of good quality service and carefully sourced ingredients – it seemed the ideal period. Also who could resist ‘The Fourteas’ pun as supplied by Rachael’s witty brother!

We are passionate about the flavours of loose leaf teas and the quality of our cakes and scones which are all baked on the premises from locally sourced fresh ingredients- no packet mixes or frozen cakes here! And we deliver high quality friendly service which will not be beaten anywhere in Stratford.

Our Aunty Betty always serves the most delicious homemade cream teas whenever we visit, and we want everyone who joins us here to feel just as special.


The Fourteas is not just a cup of tea it’s an experience!

We hope you will enjoy your visit to ‘The Fourteas’ as   much as we will enjoy welcoming you to the ‘40s.


The Fourteas is honoured to be the winner of the Best Café/Bistro in the West Midlands in the Food Awards England 2017 and 2018 and a finalist in the Best Restaurant Category at the Coventry and Warwickshire Cultural and Tourism Awards 2017. The Fourteas won the Touch FM Pride of Stratford Town Outlet of the year award 2012. The Fourteas is also honoured to be featured on the Stratford-upon-Avon Monopoly board.

We are also very proud to be again listed in the Lonely Planet Guide 2019.