The Old School Room Tea Shop
Open throughout the year, the Old School Room Tea Shop is located next to Rydal Falls.
We serve a selection of teas, coffees and hot chocolate as well as a selection of cold drinks. Our delicious homemade soup and scones are prepared fresh every day and we also serve a wide selection of cakes, sandwiches and paninis.
We use locally sourced ingredients. With a wood-burning stove to keep you warm in the winter and lovely outdoor seating next to Rydal Falls in the summer, it is the perfect place to rest and refresh before resuming your activities
The original Tea Shop building was built by Sir Daniel Fleming as a school-room for his sons. Sir Daniel’s accounts show that he employed a tutor for a few weeks or months, then, when his sons had benefited from all their expertise, a new tutor was appointed to teach a different subject. This rotation seems to have served them well, as many of them studied at Oxford and took holy orders. One of his sons, George Fleming, became the Bishop of Carlisle