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The Best Places To Get Afternoon Tea In The Peak District When Staying At Wheeldon Trees.

Afternoon tea in the Peak District

Afternoon tea in the Peak District – what could be better? Enjoying one of our chocolate box locations while eating cake and drinking tea.

There are several places where you can enjoy afternoon tea in the Peak District, ranging from traditional tea rooms to luxury hotels.

Here’s a list of our favourites.

Thornbridge Hall

Thornbridge Hall is renowned for its stunning gardens, historic architecture, and its popular afternoon tea experience. You can enjoy your afternoon tea in Quackers Café or book the Orangery if you want to make it more of an event.

The tea is served on a three-tiered stand and includes a selection of finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with clotted cream and jam, and a variety of homemade cakes and pastries. Guests can choose from a range of loose-leaf teas or freshly brewed coffee to accompany their food. You can add Champagne or Prosecco for an enhanced experience!

Bookings are online.

Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop

The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop afternoon tea is serviced all day.

There are four teas to choose from – All Things Bakewell, the Gentleman’s Club, the Derbyshire Classic and The Works.

All Things Bakewell includes Bakewell Tar, Bakewell Pudding and a slice of Mrs Wilson’s Fruit Cake. The Gentleman’s Club includes pork pie, glaze ham, sliced beef and warm cheese scones. The Derbyshire Classic includes Bakewell pudding and a luxury sultana scone and The Works includes macaroons, Bakewell Pudding, Bakewell Tart, luxury fruit scones and a glass of Prosecco.

The Lavender Tea Rooms

The Lavender Tea Rooms is centrally located in Bakewell. What’s more the team works with local suppliers to provide freshly made cakes, pastries and tarts, homemade sandwiches on freshly baked bread. In addition, proper coffee and perfectly blended loose-leaf teas are all served in and on vintage, mismatched crockery.

Afternoon teas are their speciality and are best enjoyed in the upstairs dining area looking out over the bustling courtyard. There’s a choice of Traditional, Deluxe, Vegetarian and Vegan afternoon teas all served on traditional tiered stands. Booking in advance is recommended to guarantee availability.

The Cavendish Hotel

Head to the Cavendish Hotel for a totally luxurious tea. The hotel is just a stone’s throw from Chatsworth. Fine China, silver servers and the very best afternoon tea will include home-baked sausage rolls, cheese savoury slices, finger sandwiches, homemade scones, clotted cream and strawberry jam and Chatsworth lemons and passionfruit petit gateaux. You can wash it all down with your favourite Champagne.

These are just a few options for afternoon tea in the Peak District, but there are many more to choose from depending on your preferences and location. It’s always a good idea to book in advance to avoid disappointment, especially during peak tourist seasons.

Wheeldon Trees Cottages

Wheeldon Trees is set in 12 acres of Peak District National Park and is located in one of Derbyshire’s most stunning valleys, nestled under High Wheeldon with views stretching to Chrome Hill and Dragon’s Back. The local hills were the location for the final scenes of the popular BBC series Peaky Blinders.

There are 10 sumptuous cottages to choose. This includes three dog-friendly properties. In addition, there’s a fully accessible cottage and the luxurious Farmhouse.

You’re not just getting a beautiful cottage at Wheeldon Trees. The retreat has a posh honesty shop featuring local products including hand-made granola from the local mill. In addition, the freezer is packed full of artisan ice cream and luxury ready meals.

If you would like to explore the local area, why not borrow the retreat’s brand-new electric bikes? There are two pubs to explore – both serve food.

There’s an outdoor children’s play area and a games room which was fully refurbished last year. Feel free to borrow DVDs and books or play air hockey or pool on the games table.

Every guest receives a Wheeldon Trees canvas tote bag containing milk, eggs, butter, High Wheeldon Rising filter coffee, tea bags, Wheeldon cookies and chocolate.

All cottages feature toiletries from The White Company and you can order delicious food and drink deliveries straight to your cottage from a partnership with Sauced Here. In-cottage wellness treatments can be booked during your stay with partners The Feelgood Pamper Company.

You can view our availability and pick your perfect cottage by following this link – view our availability.