The Fourteas Story

The Fourteas, was originally created 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 things started falling in place.

They wanted a theatrical theme to the Tea Room and the 1940s was a time when people came together and made the most of what they had, yet also 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! In no time, “The Fourteas” concept was up and running!

Then, as the years passed by, it was time for Zenios to take over. Zenios, a born hotelier, with 20 years top managerial experience in Five Star Hotels and a passion for authentic genuine, good old-fashion service (his, ex- London Ritz employee, experience having irrevocably defined his understanding of tradition and service) is now living the dream, with every intention to upgrade and enhance the same concept even further.

At The Fourteas, 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 form locally sourced pure ingredients – no packet mixes or frozen Cakes here! Our sandwiches and cooked food are prepared on the spot, thus ensuring freshness and thebest taste achievable. All these, delivered with a friendly personal service and a genuine smile!

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 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 cater for coeliac sufferers by supplying at least one cake/scone a day made from non-wheat ingredients and although we take all possible precautions to avoid any cross contamination we cannot guarantee it.
We are not a nut free environment so although we can advise you of which products do not contain nuts we cannot guarantee cross contamination. If you have any other allergies that you wish us to cater for please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
For parties of 8 and above a service charge of 10% will be made.
All tips are shared equally among the staff each shift.
We can accept debit or credit cards for bills over £10.

Please pay at the front desk when you are ready to leave
where your bill will be waiting for you