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The Best Spots for Afternoon Tea in the Lakes

26 October 2017

Afternoon tea


The Lakes are known for being quaint and homely and what could fall more in line with that than a good, old-fashioned afternoon tea?

As it is something of a British delicacy, there are many places where you can get delicious afternoon tea in the Lake District but today we’re separating the wheat from the chaff by detailing the best spots in the Lakes for an all too coveted afternoon tea.

We have three parks in the Lake District, so why not stay with us whilst you’re in the area; you can choose from our parks near Carnforth and Milnthorpe.


Holbeck Ghyll, Windermere

Holbeck Ghyll overlooks the stunning Lake Windermere and is open each day for residents and non-residents to enjoy its famous afternoon tea.

Comprised of cakes, sandwiches, tea (and coffee) and even a glass of Prosecco should the mood take you, Holbeck Ghyll’s swanky spin on the classic afternoon tea leaves nothing to be desired.


The Old Beetham Post Office, Milnthorpe

Only a couple of miles down the road from our Fell End and Hall More holiday parks, The Old Beetham Post Office is renowned for its afternoon tea delights.

With accessible seating downstairs and the ultimate cosy tea room upstairs, here you can enjoy homemade food and a vast selection of teas and soft drinks.

However, this licensed tea room doesn’t just specialise in afternoon tea; you can also treat yourself to a large glass of wine or some souvenirs from the gift shop.


The Wild Boar, Windermere

If you’re after exceptional service with your top-notch afternoon tea, The Wild Boar is the place for you. Both classy and comfortable, if you dine here you’ll find yourself immersed in both the utmost cosiness and incredible cuisine.

The Wild Boar doesn’t just serve your average, everyday afternoon tea, though. This afternoon tea features burgers, fish and chips, scotch eggs, and, amongst other items, Grasmere Gingerbread. Everything is displayed beautifully to give a comforting twist to a traditional afternoon tea. So, why not break the mould and choose the Wild Boar for your afternoon tea?


Croft House Farm Cafe, Buttermere

After exploring the delightful Buttermere, why not take a well-deserved rest. And enjoy some afternoon tea at the Croft House Farm Café? Here you can indulge yourself in scones and all manner of sweet treats. Such as millionaire shortbread and locally made ice cream.

Voted by The Independent as one of the UK’s best 50 tea rooms, Croft House Farm Café truly lives up to its reputation. And it looks after its own by, as well as serving afternoon tea, supplying necessities to hikers and campers.


The Bluebird Cafe, Coniston

You’ll find The Bluebird Café situated right on the water, allowing you to experience breathtaking views of Coniston and watch the ducks and swans paddle past as you enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea.

This café really allows local produce to take centre stage and the plethora of cakes on offer will be sure to get your palate tingling. At this café, you can also buy merchandise relating to Donald Campbell who broke records on the Coniston water.


So those are the best spots in the Lake District to enjoy afternoon tea. If you’re going to be spending some time in the Lake District soon, peruse our guide to its wildlife so that you know what to look out for when you’re there and don’t forget to check out the accommodation in our holiday parks before you go!


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