7 Amazing Afternoon Tea Spots in The Lake District 7 Amazing Afternoon Tea Spots in The Lake District

7 Amazing Afternoon Tea Spots in The Lake District

Whether you love your afternoon tea traditional or with a twist (and some bubbles), you’ll be spoilt for choice in the Lake District. The quaint villages that pepper this magnificent area are filled with hidden gems that serve homemade bakes in a relaxing atmosphere, so whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, or fancy it ‘just because’, you’re in for a treat! To help you get the most authentic experience, we’ve put together a list of our top five places to visit for afternoon tea in the Lake District. 

Lakeside Hotel

Enjoy your afternoon tea at Lakeside Hotel whilst looking at great views of Lake Windemere. With friendly staff, freshly made delights and a sunny conservatory overlooking the water, you won’t be disappointed. Not only does this afternoon tea include all the usual treats, but you’ll also receive a little cup of soup too – which is perfect if you’ve been on a long walk!

Price: £64 for two.


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Spend a Winter’s day on Windermere with our fabulously new three course Afternoon Tea. Just to tempt you here’s our selection of wintery delights… – Lime curd and toasted coconut éclair with a hint of timut pepper – Peanut & chocolate macaroon – White chocolate & bergamot mousse – Warm poached plum clafoutis – Rhubarb & eucalyptus parfait – Liquorice & vanilla cookie – Blackcurrant marshmallow And not forgetting our infamous buttermilk scones, damson jam and clotted cream with unlimited amounts of loose leaf tea & coffee, all whilst overlooking the stunning Lake Windermere in the comfort of our conservatory. #lakesidehotel #windermere #lakedistrict #theplacetobe #afternoontea #wearethelakes #winter #cakes

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The Fizzy Tarte

For a gorgeously-presented afternoon tea that’s designed for sharing (rather than simply two of each item), The Fizzy Tarte is set in the streets of Bowness-on-Windemere. With a great vibe, jazz playing and heaters on if you choose to sit outside, you can enjoy a selection of cocktails alongside your afternoon tea. This luxurious and quirky setting is fantastic if you’re looking for a modern twist on the traditional classic.

Price: £19.95pp for Classic Afternoon Tea, £25pp for The Ultimate Afternoon Tea


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Beautiful Afternoon Tea & Cocktails with my girls at The Fizzy Tarte. 💕

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Bryson’s Tea Room

The Lake District is famous for its walks, and if you’re taking part in one that takes you through Keswick then it’s definitely worth stopping at Bryson’s Tea Room. Welcoming customers for almost seventy years, the bakery is a cornerstone of the community and is a much-loved favourite. With everything baked fresh using local ingredients, be sure to try their famous Lakeland Plum Bread when you stop for a spot of tea.

Price: Available on request.


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Tea for two! Hard to be #sheddingforthewedding when your fiancée takes you for afternoon tea!

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Mae’s Tea Room & Gallery

Set in an old school building in Uldale, Mae’s Tea Room & Gallery has a wonderful, homely atmosphere with huge windows and many original features. Escape from the unpredictable British weather in this arty hideaway and marvel at the views of Skiddaw. If you’re looking for a tea served in a location with character then this is the one for you – and you can even purchase the artwork on display as a sweet memento.

Price: Available on request.


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Holiday treats at my favourite Tea Room… including a new necklace. (Slightly hypocritical as I had just been writing in my notebook about how I only needed a bonny view and a plate of food to keep me happy.)

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Swallows & Amazons Tearoom

Situated in Bank Ground Farm between Brentwood and Coniston, the Swallows & Amazons Tearoom is a must for any lover of literature and some of the rooms had been used in the 1970s edition of the film. Being off the beaten track, it’s a lovely quiet location that feels secluded and luxurious. The sticky gingerbread cake comes very highly recommended – and you could even enjoy a scoop of ice cream on the side. Very cosy and with breath-taking views, there’s also information around the tearoom that helps you discover more about the area which you can then explore using their bike hire facilities too!

Price: Available on request.


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The day I discovered chai latte is the best thing ever ☕️

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Sharrow Bay

Imagine coming in from a long hike in the mountains around Ullswater to a super-satisfying Afternoon Tea. Renowned for its generous delights, Sharrow Bay has worked over the years to perfectly craft its sweet treats and delicate sandwiches to create something superb. Traditionally elegant, you’ll be able to tuck into homemade open sandwiches, scones (with all the trimmings), cakes and mini desserts – and you can always add a few bubbles if you’re celebrating something special too.

Price: £27.50pp for traditional, lighter Cream Tea £17.50pp or Champagne Afternoon Tea £43pp


The Midland

Enjoy your Afternoon Tea in style against the backdrop of Morecombe Bay. Surrounded by fabulous lovingly-restored Art Deco architecture and features, you can sample their offering on the Sun Terrace (if the weather is kind) so you can really soak in the majestic beauty of the region. Choose from a variety of infused teas to perfectly complement traditional desserts such as Victoria sponge, scones and fruit tartlets, and of course, if the mood takes you then a glass of Laurent Perrier champagne is a must.

Price: Available on request.


Wherever you choose to kick back, relax and enjoy the local delicacies you’ll be met with friendly locals, delicious treats and fall in love with the Lake District even more (if it’s possible!). Want to enjoy the Lakes on a regular basis? Why not consider owning a holiday home at Hawthorns Caravan Park.

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