National Trust Tea Rooms - Manifold Tea Rooms
Each of the three National Trust tearooms in the Peak District has its own character, and each one is an ideal place for weary ramblers and tired tourists to rest and relax before heading off on adventures. Set amidst a picturesque landscape of waterfalls, wooden bridges and ancient packhorse routes, The Longshaw Tearooms at the lovely
Longshaw Estate is housed in a stone barn overlooking the breathtaking ancient moorlands of the Peak District. Penny Pot Café in Edale is a favourite for cyclists in the beautiful Hope Valley. Derbyshire views are rarely as breathtaking as the sweeping Dovedale vista seen from Manifold Tearoom at Ilam Park. Here, visitors can behold pleasant green hills from the terrace garden on a sunny day, or settle inside the comfortable tearoom to escape the bitter winter weather. Whichever tearoom you choose, you’ll find a warm welcome and plenty of tasty food.
The Manifold Tearoom opens early to serve a hearty range of breakfast baps and savoury Derbyshire oatcakes, perfectly paired with a cup of exclusively blended Fairtrade coffee or one of the many speciality teas. All dishes are prepared on-site using locally sourced ingredients and free-range eggs from the National Trust’s own farms. From the lunch menu, we selected the delicious tomato and pepper barley risotto served with bloomer bread, and the oatcake with cheese and red onion chutney, salad and coleslaw. The oatcake is a regional favourite, and we can heartily recommend the tangy combination of the warm, gooey cheese and sweet, cold condiment filling.
Tempting cakes and treats include freshly baked scones with clotted cream – we enjoyed the Derbyshire tea loaf and gluten-free chocolate brownie. After a bracing walk, the indulgence was guilt-free.
Wherever you find yourself in the Peak District, consider any of the National Trust Tearooms as the perfect complement to your day of exploration, or, indeed, relaxation.