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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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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:

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The Rose Tree Cottage African Children’s Foundation

A 501(c)(3) Public Charity

Rose Tree Cottage’s African Children’s Charitable Foundation ‘Bloom Where Planted’ is now firmly established and enables us to provide much needed assistance, both practical and financial, to help maintain the school buildings; provide materials, and, most importantly, support and improve the education of the many dear children who attend Rose Tree Cottage’s adopted school in Kenya.Our_Foundation.htmlOur_Foundation.htmlshapeimage_6_link_0

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

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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.


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’.




Coming Soon!

Downton Abbey-style Full English Breakfasts

Coming Soon!

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 (Publication Date: 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.

Call to reserve copies today.

Cover Price: $ 24.95


In planning stage

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

Call us for further information