We are the Original
Rose Tree Cottage

English Village Shop Hours

Open 7 Days a Week

10:00am to 6:00pm

California’s Original Tea House

can only be found at ...

801 S Pasadena Avenue
(on corner of Bellefontaine)
Pasadena CA 91105


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Her Majesty Commands

A short humourous home-made movie starring Edmund Fry, with Tilly Snow, the Rose Tree Cottage Resident Cat, in this classic ‘silly’ movie, ‘A Butler’s Tale’.


Rose Tree Cottage

Celebrates Downton Abbey

Tea is served in our main indoor tea rooms at your own table which is surrounded by lovely items from Britain and a lovely garden setting, with the sound of clinking bone china cups and saucers; the fragrance of freshly baked hot scones; the aroma of fresh roses and the soft dulcet tones of ‘Tea Time’ music - close your eyes - and you will think you’re in another time and place far, far away from the noise and hustle and bustle of modern day living. All this and more, plus the pleasure of having your tea served to you on the finest Royal Crown Derby and Royal Doulton Bone China.

A Typical Afternoon

Tea Menu

Rose Tree Cottage’s very own loose leaf English Village Tea

A mouth-watering selection of finger sandwiches including the all time favourite, English Cucumber.

Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding, served hot out of the AGA Cooker.

Delicious freshly baked Scones with lashings of Devonshire Clotted Cream & Rose Tree Cottage’s own label preserves.

A selection of delicious desserts which might include our own Shortbread, Sticky Toffee Pudding (the original recipe), Hot Apple Pie or Petit Fours and pastries

We welcome enquiries concerning our set Traditional English-style Afternoon Tea Menu.  Please telephone us.

Unless otherwise stated, reservations for Afternoon Tea are only taken by telephone no more than one week in advance:

(626) 793-3337

We advise you to call at 10:00 a.m. the week previous. Groups of 9 (nine) or more are considered a 'private party' for which special Booking Requirements apply. (Please call us).

We request that Gentlemen please wear both Jacket and Tie.

Rose Tree Cottage Reserves the Right to change the number of Afternoon Tea seatings and/or the published seating times

Rose Tree Cottage’s Famous Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea is served Tuesday through Sunday at

3 seatings,

each seating precisely at:

Rose Tree Cottage is ‘The’ place in Pasadena where Downton Abbey “speak” is spoken and where Downton Abbey withdrawal symptom sufferers & avid fans alike can meet and indulge! So said none other than the Huffington Post!

Rose Tree Cottage is pleased to be able to still offer occasional Downton Abbey themed Teas and Events. To receive advance information and your invitations to these events, please telephone or Email so that we can place you on our special Downton Abbey Teas and Events mailing list.

1:00pm, 2:30pm and 4:00pm

Come and Celebrate Special Days at Rose Tree Cottage

A festive round of annual Special Event Teas which celebrate Mother's Day; Valentine's Day; Easter; Father’s Day; the Official Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and two of our most popular Special Event Teas, are those that celebrate Christmas (English style) and New Year’s Eve.

We also cater for Baby and Wedding Showers, Birthday Teas, Memorial Teas and Private Parties

Special Event, Shower, Birthday, Memorial and Private Party Tea reservations taken only by telephone  (from 10:00am onwards), normally no more than ONE MONTH in advance of your event. However, please do call us to discuss your plans and/or requirements.

Voted Best Afternoon Tea

in Southern California 2014

Enjoy the Anglophile Channel’s Downton Dish episode where they visit us here at Rose Tree Cottage, chat with Downton Abbey actors Tom Cullen and Matt Barber, and show a celebration of a Downton Abbey wedding!

Afternoon Tea Reservations


Why Me?

Rose Tree Cottage’s range

of beautiful Tiaras

Rose Tree Cottage is the

Perfect Venue ...

Rose Tree Cottage’s Special Event’s Teas

Barbour. The legendary maker of weatherproof clothing. The famous brand of waxed jackets, quilted jackets, motorcycle jackets; of country gear and casual clothing. A British brand to the core. Founded in 1894 by John Barbour, in South Shields in the North East of England, the company supplied oilskins and other garments to protect the growing community of sailors, fishermen and dockers. Since then, Barbour has continued to thrive on the unique values of the British countryside, and offers a full range of wardrobe essentials.

Rose Tree Cottage is pleased to be able to offer an EXCLUSIVE range of beautiful Tiaras for you to wear at all those special and/or formal occasions

Rose Tree Cottage’s English Village Shop

We don’t pretend or claim to be the cheapest supplier of the best and tastiest traditional foods and preserves from Britain and Ireland, but we are proud to be able to offer not only our very own Rose Tree Cottage Private Label favourites, but some of the other most popular items so enjoyed by the British.

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Check out our English Village Shop Page for any

current offers and/or specials.


Downton Abbey

April, 2016

The Anglophile Channel’s Downton Dish ladies join Edmund and Mary Fry for a Farewell to Downton Abbey Tea at Rose Tree Cottage.



Our Downton Abbey-style Full English Breakfasts

Available Now !

Taking Tea: Favourite Recipes

from Notable Tearooms

Lorna Ables Reeves (editor)

Rose Tree Cottage is honoured to have been selected for inclusion in this New Edition Guide (Published: 8th August 2016) containing a collection of 18 must-visit places for afternoon tea in the United States - from luxury hotels to independently owned tearooms, just like us here at Rose Tree Cottage in Pasadena.

This 136-page guide is illustrated with beautiful colour photography and includes a Tea-Steeping guide; Recipes for scones, savouries, and sweets along with recommended tea pairings.

Cover Price:

$ 24.95

Occasional Full English Breakfast (Downton Abbey-style) sittings!

Call us for further information

Not to be missed Christmas and New Year Celebrations at Rose Tree Cottage


2:45pm to 3:45pm

A Live Carol Concert 

on the lawns, surrounded by Christmas Trees, accompanied by the 30 member strong 

Golden State Brass Band

Stay after the 1:00pm English Christmas Tea seating or come early for the 4:00pm seating and sing-along.

The CAROL CONCERT is FREE, with cider and roasted chestnuts.

You're sure to find your Christmas spirit!

11:00am to 2:00pm

A visit with the REAL Santa Claus!

Bring your little ones for a wonderful Christmas photo opportunity!  

Free and open to the public.

1:00pm and 4:00pm

Begin your Christmas season with a very Merry

Full Afternoon Tea

($57.50 per person)

Each seperate Afternoon Tea seating (1:00pm and 4:00pm) is by telephone reservation only commencing no earlier than the 26th November, 2016 at 10:00a.m.

If you are unable to join us for tea, feel free to come to the Christmas Carol Concert only, do some shopping to buy your Christmas Foods, Gifts and Ornaments.


Monday, 26th December, 2016

Boxing Day

1:00pm and 4:00pm Seatings

Fun-filled Boxing Day Afternoon Tea

Traditionally, a day off for the workers, 

but instead, we will be serving a Festive, Fun Tea with games!

$49.50 per person

Reservations taken by Telephone only from 19th December, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.


31st December, 2016

New Year’s Eve

(3:30pm for 4:00pm)

A Rose Tree Cottage Tradition

Champagne Tea served at 3:30

At 4:00, the clock strikes 12:00 in London!

$57.50 per person

Reservations taken by telephone only,

24th December, 2016 10:00 a.m.

Buy an Ornament, give a Dream ~

Help support our Children’s Charity...

... by choosing from hundreds of beautiful Christmas Ornaments. You're sure to find some wonderful ornaments for your tree on our trees 

or to be given as gifts, from the whimsical to the exquisite ... many hand made ($2.50-35.00).

All proceeds will go towards benefitting the children in Kenya sponsored by our own charitable foundation,

Bloom Where Planted (501 (c)(3) Public Charity)

Christmas Shopping Essentials

For that Traditional Celebration


It wouldn’t be Christmas morning without them!

Clotted Cream

Scrumpteous on Scones, Christmas Puddings

and Sticky Toffee Puddings

Rose Tree Cottage’s famous Preserves

Raspberry, Summer Pudding, Strawberry, Blackberry, Daphne’s Three Fruit and, for your Christmas morning Toast, Marmalade.

Christmas Crackers

Also known as ‘Poppers’

Christmas Pudding

Plumb Pudding

Mince Pies and Brandy Butter

Sticky Toffee Pudding


Turkish Delight & Crystallized Ginger

Yorkshire Pudding Mix, Sausage Rolls, Pork Pies, Scottish Haggis, Paxo Sage and Onion Stuffing, Oxo Cubes

Bangers (English Pork Sausages) and Irish Bacon

Scottish Porridge Oats

Horseradish Sauce, Mint Sauce and Branston Pickle

Christmas Tea (Spiced Blend) and Rose Tree Cottages’s

very own English Village Tea

Cadbury’s Hot ‘Drinking Chocolate’ and Ribena

Shortbread, Oatcakes, Digestive Biscuits and Savoury Biscuits for Cheese

Fudge (Clotted Cream or Scottish)

Stocking Stuffers - Sweets, Cadbury’s Flakes,

Crunchie Bars, Smarties and more

Bendicks (the best of London), and Quality Street Chocolates

Crumpets, Lemon Curd, Orange Curd

Elderflower Presse

The non-alcoholic alternative to Champagne!

To avoid dissapointment, telephone your order today - 626-793-33337

Great Gift Idea

Give a Rose Tree Cottage ‘Tea for Two’ Gift Certificate in a denomination of your choice! Call 626-793-3337

Great Gift Idea

Only recently published, Taking Tea, a lovely book filled with teatime recipes from 18 famous spots for tea around the U.S. And yes! One of the 18 famous spots covered is none other than Rose Tree Cottage!


It’s Christmas and that means it can be cold, cold, cold!

But you can save $$$‘s and stay both warm and cosy with our special Keep Warm Sale offering 20% to 50% off normal retail prices!

Alpaca, Cashmere, Cashmere and Cotton (perffect for California!) Lambswool, Cotton, Silk all reduced.

Call us for special prices on the famous Barbour range of apparel as well as all Made in Scotland and England offers.

Beautiful and Thoughtful Christmas Gifts

The Main Event

Saturday, 3rd December, 2016

English Christmas Tea, Santa and a Christmas Carols Sing-along accompanied by a Brass Band!


English Village Shop

Open Daily

10:00am to 6:00pm

(or call for ‘after hours’ appointment!

Sunday, 25th December, 2016

Christmas Day

We will be Closed all day

A Very Happy and Blessed Christmas to You All