You can’t beat going out to a cosy little tea room with friends or family and having an afternoon tea.
There’s nothing better than feeling like royalty for a short while with the silver plated three tiered stands bursting full of cakes, sandwiches, a good cuppa and lots of homemade goodies.
It’s a great treat for many occasions including birthdays, mother’s day or even just a good old catch up. In Derbyshire, we’re very lucky to have a great selection of tea rooms. Here are a few to try:
A secret tea room!? What is that, I hear you say? The mystery that surrounds a ‘secret’ tea room makes it that little bit more exciting. The location is even kept under wraps until you’ve booked!
You are welcomed by Rachael with a drink and treated to an array of homemade goodies such as tiny sandwiches, scones and tartlets. If you’re looking for a bit of ‘me’ time, why not give Rachael a call.
In the heart of Swanwick, The Pantry proves a great place to enjoy homemade, locally sourced food in a warm, friendly atmosphere. Their bread and cakes are baked daily so you’ll never go without high quality and mouth-watering tastiness. If it’s a nice day, you can sit in their tea garden.
As well as a tea room, The Pantry is also a delicatessen and sells gifts.
Basilia is a cute little café/ tea rooms in Langley Mill on the Derbyshire/ Nottinghamshire border.
I’ll be honest, not a lot happens in this area, so it’s great to have something like Basilia bring people to this small town.
Having recently won an award for ‘Best Midlands Deli’, you certainly won’t be disappointed with their welcoming service and selection of sweet and savoury goodies.
As Chesterfield’s newly crowned café/ tea room of the year 2015 winners, there’s no doubt that afternoon tea here is going to be delicious.
With an extensive range of teas and coffees and handmade cakes/scones by owner, Louise, there’s plenty of choice here and very high quality as only the best ingredients are used.
If it’s a special occasion, you can have a prosecco afternoon tea instead.
In the picturesque village of Ockbrook, lies The Apple Tree. A family run business that was set up in 2012. Their afternoon tea comes presented on a three tiered silver stand and comprises of tasty treats such as cupcakes (which can also be taken away), a range of sandwiches and homemade scones.
Remember to take some champers as unfortunately, they don’t serve alcohol, but you can bring your own!