Open every day throughout the year (closing only on Christmas Day) the Tea Shop is open between 10am and 5pm for most of the year (earlier closing in winter).
We serve a selection of fair trade teas and coffees, hot chocolate as well as a selection of cold drinks. Our delicious homemade soup and scones are prepared every morning and we also serve a wide selection of cakes and freshly made sandwiches and paninis.
We use locally sourced milk, cheeses, jams and relishes. With a wood-burning stove to keep you warm in the winter and lovely outdoor seating next to Rydal Falls in the summer, it’s 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
(Work displayed in the Tea Shop)
Jan-Feb: Joy Grindrod
March-April: Amanda Watson
May-June: Ben & Ami Bucki
July-Aug: Mandy Dorman
Sept-Oct: Di Standon
Nov-Dec: David Senior