Afternoon tea blog

The best afternoon teas in Derbyshire and the Peak District

Whether you're after a stylish setting or cosy surroundings, here’s our pick of the best afternoon teas…



No 6 The Square, Buxton

This cosy tearoom is situated opposite Buxton’s beautiful Opera House and Pavilion Gardens, so you can work up an appetite with a stroll around the spa town before tucking into afternoon tea. Enjoy dainty sandwiches with fillings including cucumber and cream cheese, smoked salmon and honey roast ham, before trying home-baked scones, jam and clotted cream, homemade cakes and a pot of English breakfast tea, coffee or speciality organic teas.

No 6 The Square afternoon tea priced at £15 per person or £28 for two. www.no6tearooms.co.uk

VPDD Buxton teashop

Kedleston Country House Hotel near Derby

This stylish boutique hotel ticks all the boxes for afternoon tea (dainty sandwiches, pretty cakes, freshly-brewed tea), but with a couple of unique selling points. First, there’s the stunning setting in the Georgian Restaurant. As for the food, the traditional afternoon tea – which includes finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, dark chocolate torte, elderflower jelly and custard trifle, Victoria sponge and macarons – can be enjoyed with a glass of Kedleston Gin, prosecco, champagne or even a Derby Brewing Company beer rack!

Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop

Bakewell is famed for its unique pudding, so where better to enjoy afternoon tea than in this charming pudding shop? Try the Classic Afternoon Tea with Bakewell Pudding, sultana scone, clotted cream and preserves; the 'All Things Bakewell' Afternoon Tea with Bakewell Tart, Bakewell Pudding, fruit cake and fruit scone; or the impressive 'Gentleman's Club' afternoon tea boasting pork pie, honey-glazed chipolata sausages, pork crackling, sandwiches, fruit cake with mature cheddar and a bottle of local ale. All served with plenty of tea and coffee - delicious!

VPDD Bakewell Pudding Shop

Renishaw Hall, near Chesterfield

History-lovers will relish the chance to enjoy a homemade afternoon tea in the 17th century hall's atmospheric stableyard cafe. Choose from the Classic Afternoon Tea – which includes tea/coffee with a selection of finger sandwiches, a home-baked fruit scone served with jam and clotted cream and a selection of mini cakes (must be pre-booked); or the classic Cream Tea which comprises tea/coffee served with a delicious fruit scone, jam and clotted cream.

The Cavendish Hotel at Baslow

Just a stone's throw from Chatsworth, The Cavendish Hotel serves quintessentially English afternoon tea in the Garden Room, Gallery Restaurant (booking essential), or on The Terrace. Indulge in sweet, homemade creations alongside a selection of finger sandwiches, buttermilk scones with clotted cream and homemade preserve. All accompanied by freshly brewed tea, speciality infusions, or fresh coffee.

No. 6 The Square

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Business Directory No.6 The Square Accommodation

Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop

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Business Directory The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop

Renishaw Hall

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Business Directory The Gallery Cafe at Renishaw Hall

The Cavendish

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Business Directory The Cavendish Hotel

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