The Old School Room Tea Shop is open daily for delicious local food.
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 and ice creams. Our delicious homemade soup and scones are prepared every morning and we also serve a wide selection of cakes and freshly made sandwiches & paninis.
We use locally sourced milk and cheese from Low Sizergh Farm and jams and relishes from the Hawkshead Relish Company. 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.
Download the Tea Shop menu (PDF 1.2mb)
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 his 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.