Evelyn's Tea House is situated on the outskirts of Bitterne and Thornhill on the A443 Bitterne/Southampton Road. We are easily accessible either from Bitterne or via the M27 Junction 7; just follow the signs for A443 and we are half a mile off the Thornhill roundabout at the end of the M27 link road. At Evelyn's Tea House we aim to offer an excellent, old-fashioned customer service and always strive to exceed your expectations. Our menu is inspired by traditional fayre and childhood memories and also caters for our youngest to our most senior customers. Table bookings are accepted by telephone only.


Evelyn's Tea House offers a wide range of finest quality loose leaf teas, all ethically sourced.

We are very proud of our large range of the finest quality loose leaf teas, now totaling over one hundred different types and all ethically sourced. From green tea, black tea, white tea, special blends, flowering teas and fruit or herbal infusions we have a tea to suit you. So, whether you are a tea connoisseur, enthusiast or just fancy exploring the world of loose leaf teas, there is a perfect cup of tea at Evelyn's for everyone. We now stock our teas in retail sizes, which are perfect as a gift or perhaps to treat yourself. The retail teas are beautifully packaged and customers can purchase these in the tearooms. We hold tea tasting events regularly so please check out our events for upcoming dates.

Evelyn's is not just a tea house although we admit that tea is our first passion! We are proud to serve ethically sourced Mozzo Coffee beans, imported through Southampton Docks and then roasted at their headquarters in Northam, Southampton. Our Mozzo trained team serve a full range of coffee drinks, either hot or iced, accompanied by syrups, sprinkles and toppings. We also serve freshly squeezed juices, fruit smoothies and a wide range of traditional sodas too.


Our food is inspired by traditional fayre and childhood memories

Our food is freshly prepared to your order and preferences. All of our cakes, scones, pastries, puddings and biscuits are home made. Afternoon teas, cream teas and traditional pastries are our speciality. In fact we have three different afternoon teas for your enjoyment. Our Evelyn's Platinum Afternoon Tea is best ordered in advance as due to its component parts, we usually need time to prepare these and it may not be available without advance notice.

We try to keep gluten free, dairy free and vegan cake on our cake counter every day and we also bake our usual scones plus gluten free, dairy free and vegan scones daily; both sweet and savoury versions. During busy periods there may be a wait for your food but we will always keep you informed of this. Our team work as fast as possible to serve excellent quality food and drinks and we thank you for your patience whilst we work to offer an outstanding, old-fashioned service.

We can adapt much of our menu to be made with gluten free ingredients and we have vegetarian and vegan choices on our menu too. You can browse our menu or here are some examples of our homemade cakes to whet your appetite:

Evelyn's is a family owned, vintage style tea house

Our local community is very important to us here at Evelyn's. We are keen to build links with local groups and to support local events. If you would like to use Evelyn's as a meeting place for a local group please get in touch.


TUES-FRI Kitchen closes 15:15 daily. Last afternoon tea 14:45. Last drinks & cake served 15:30

SATURDAY & SUNDAY Kitchen closes 16:15 daily. Last afternoon tea 15:45. Last drinks & cake served 16:30

Please check our Facebook page for details of any closures due to themed events or early closing due to private tea parties

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We hope to welcome you to Evelyn's soon. You are guaranteed a warm welcome.