The best afternoon teas in Derbyshire - Summer 2018

Afternoon tea has now become a popular summer pastime (c) Getty Images/iStockphoto/RuthBlack

Afternoon tea has now become a popular summer pastime (c) Getty Images/iStockphoto/RuthBlack - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Afternoon tea has grown in popularity as a summer pastime, here are a selection of some of the best on offer across the Derbyshire.

Haddon Hall

Haddon Hall - Credit: Archant

Haddon Hall

Situated in the 17th century stable block adjacent to Haddon Hall, the Haddon restaurant provides wonderful views of Haddon’s parkland and the River Wye. Guests can indulge in a traditional afternoon tea, featuring a selection of sandwiches, freshly baked scones with jam and cream and mouth-watering homemade cakes with a pot of tea or a glass of prosecco.

All food at the restaurant is prepared in-house using fresh, local ingredients, and is open to the general public as well as Hall guests.

The Restaurant, Haddon Hall, Bakewell DE45 1LA 01629 810913 |

Cathedral Quarter Hotel

Cathedral Quarter Hotel - Credit: Archant

Cathedral Quarter Hotel

With its grand sweeping staircase, original stained glass windows and Scaglioli banisters Opulence restaurant is without doubt one of the most impressive restaurants in Derby. Food really is our speciality and we offer a menu for every occasion. We can cater for whatever you fancy from gourmet tasting meals in our exclusive Chef’s Table to fine dining and a la carte menu.

Our Afternoon Tea serves up a delicious selection of sandwiches, pastries and homemade cakes.

16 St Marys Gate Derby DE1 3JR | 01332 546080 |

The Appletree Gift Shop and Teahouse

The Appletree Gift Shop and Teahouse - Credit: Archant

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The Appletree Gift Shop and Teahouse

In the beautiful village of Ockbrook just off the A52 is The Apple Tree, a cosy, welcoming, multi award winning quintessential teahouse offering beautiful breakfasts, lunches, traditional cream teas, afternoon teas and a cake counter full of mouth watering layer cakes, light as a feather tray bakes and loaves.

They have also recently launched their own loose leaf tea blends which are available to try in the Teahouse and Gift shop.

6 Flood Street, Ockbrook, Derby DE72 3RF | 01332 987001 |

The Cavendish Hotel

The Cavendish Hotel - Credit: Archant

The Cavendish Hotel

Soak up that view whilst indulging in the quintessential English afternoon tea at The Cavendish Hotel, Baslow on the Chatsworth Estate. The pastoral setting, the superb selection of open sandwiches and treats (our cakes and pastries are legendary), the choice of teas and coffees, the impeccable service... A complimentary glass of the delicious Ridgeview Cavendish Brut, English sparkling wine, is offered with full afternoon tea. To take advantage please email The Cavendish on with ‘Derbyshire Life Afternoon Tea’ in the subject box. In return you will receive a voucher.

Bookings advisable. 12 noon - 5.30pm weekdays; 3-5pm Sundays. Offer valid until 31/08/2018.

Baslow, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1SP 01246 582311 |

Sara’s Snug

Sara’s Snug - Credit: Archant

Sara’s Snug

Come and join us at Sara’s Snug, located at the top of Park Head with stunning views looking out over Hall Leys Park. Our afternoon teas include a ‘round’ of traditional freshly made finger sandwiches made with locally sourced bread and home baked scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, followed by a selection of locally made sweet treats.

All accompanied of course with endless pots of real leaf English breakfast tea served in fine china.

8 Causeway Lane, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3AR | 01629 580239 |

Donington Manor Hotel

Donington Manor Hotel - Credit: Archant

Donington Manor Hotel

Sage restaurant, retains many of the original features characteristic of a Grade II listed building, such as dramatic curved sash windows, ornate cornicing and stunning chandeliers. These combine perfectly with a backdrop of opulent decor to create an elegant and stylish dining room.

Head Chef, Ian Lacey works with fresh, seasonal ingredients wherever possible and has come up with some great taste combinations and varied menus. Our Afternoon Tea provides a selection of sandwiches and delicious array of homemade cakes and scones.

1 High Street, Castle Donington, Derby DE74 2PP | 01332 810253 |

Renishaw Hall

Renishaw Hall - Credit: Archant

The Café at Renishaw Hall

Enjoy a delicious homemade afternoon tea in the attractive surroundings of the Café at Renishaw Hall, set in the historic Stables Courtyard.

Choose from the sumptuous Renishaw Afternoon Tea – tea/coffee with a selection of finger sandwiches, home baked fruit scone served with jam and clotted cream and a selection of mini cakes (please pre-book); or the classic Renishaw Cream Tea offers tea/coffee with a home baked fruit scone, jam and clotted cream, (regularly available). Delicious!

Renishaw Hall & Gardens, Renishaw, Derbyshire S21 3WB | 01246 432310 |