Everyone loves a good Afternoon Tea. It’s a great excuse to eat cake and drink tea until you feel ready to burst, to make a meeting with a friend that little bit more special, or just to make you feel slightly fancier at lunch.

So, where’s the best Afternoon Tea in Derbyshire…?

Obviously the dream would be to try EVERY afternoon tea in the county, but here’s just a few of the most scrumptious sandwich/scone/cake combos to get you started…


H&F Vintage Tearooms, Chesterfield

This cosy tearoom has bags of vintage quirkiness, giant slabs of locally made cake and a ceiling full of fairy lights – what more could you ask for?

H&F Tearooms in Chesterfield offers a traditional Afternoon Tea, which includes sandwiches, scones and cake- all of which are delicious.

Their locally made cakes are always changing, and there’s loads on offer- amazing Rich Guinness cake, sumptuous chocolate fudge and a multi-coloured rainbow cake but to name a few!

Also, if you did fancy going a little off-piste and having a coffee with your afternoon treat, H&F offer a great range of coffees using all sorts of interesting beans and differing strength.

This afternoon tea is £11.95 per person, or £16.95 if you fancy some prosecco.


The Snug- Bow Boutique, Matlock

Costing just £12.95 per person, this Afternoon Tea will leave you completely full and utterly satisfied. There’s cake, clotted cream, meringue, scones and sandwiches bursting out from all directions, so there’s no chance of disappointment.

The Snug is located upstairs from Matlock’s Bow Boutique (a shop full of wonderful trinkets and gifts), and is a newly refurbished café, the perfect place for a cosy get-together in Matlock.

Afternoon Tea at The Snug is only available via booking (at the latest) the day before, so call 01629 580239 to guarantee your spot.

If you wanted to spend the day or the weekend in Matlock, you can read our Matlock Itinerary blog here!


Chatsworth House, near Bakewell

Surrounded by one of the most beautiful stately homes in the country, a day at Chatsworth can only be improved by afternoon tea; a sugar-coated comma between exploring the house and its impressive gardens.

There are two parts of Chatsworth where you can take afternoon tea, the Flying Childers and the Cavendish restaurants, both of which are of course, stunning.

There’s a great range of teas to choose from, complementing the scones, delicate cakes and sandwiches.

Chatsworth offer a special ticket which includes the price of entry to the house, garden and Afternoon Tea, all for £40 per person. Traditional Afternoon Tea itself starts from £20.50, all of which can be booked online.


The Pump, Bolsover

The Pump at Bolsover’s impressive Afternoon Tea includes homemade cake, fresh berries, classic scones and seriously good sandwiches- all served in a delicately decorated tea room.

You could always combine this with a trip to the famous Bolsover Castle, which is just a few minutes’ walk away, and make a real day of it!

Afternoon Tea at The Pump is £14.95 per person, plus £2.50 if you’d like to upgrade to prosecco.


Herbert’s Fine Tearoom, Tissington

Nestled in the idyllic village of Tissington, right next to the grand Tissington Hall, lies Herbert’s Fine Tearoom.

Just as quaint as the village itself, this tearoom serves wonderful cake, tea and coffees.

The Afternoon Tea is served with freshly-made fruit scone, homemade cake and your choice of sandwich – this can all be washed down with hot tea and cold prosecco from just £24.95 per couple!

Tissington is a great part of the Derbyshire countryside to explore, so why not plan a walking route which passes by Tissington Village – this countryside tearoom welcomes muddy boots and everything!


Lavender Tearooms, Bakewell

Located right in the heart of Bakewell, the Lavender Tearooms is the perfect place for Afternoon Tea if you’re looking for a traditional sweet indulgence in a picturesque town!

Their Afternoon Tea comes served on a FIVE tier cake stand… which is just as amazing as it sounds.

It’s £15.95 per person and of course comes with a Bakewell Tart- There’s also the option to have the ‘deluxe’ Afternoon Tea and the addition of prosecco too!

If you’re looking to spend a weekend in Bakewell, check out our special Bakewell blog, giving insight on what’s not to miss.


Maison Mes Ami, Chesterfield

Located on Chesterfield’s Chatsworth Road, this stylish restaurant does a wonderful Afternoon Tea, serving up all the traditional treats (as well as some funky extras) in a gorgeous shabby chic/French-inspired atmosphere.

Maison Mes Ami also has an excellent champagne and wine list, so if you’re a bit of a vino-buff, this is the place to go!

You can buy a voucher for this Afternoon Tea for two which costs £25, or £35 with bubbles.


Losehill House Hotel & Spa, Hope

Located in the heart of the Peak District, at the foot of Losehill, Losehill House Hotel & Spa offers a great afternoon tea in the countryside- surrounded by breath-taking views of the Peak District National Park.

The hotel’s award-winning restaurant, The Orangery’s Afternoon Tea offers sandwiches made with locally sourced ingredients, freshly-made scones and homemade cake.

Traditional Afternoon Tea at Losehill House Hotel & Spa is £15.95 per head or for a Champagne Afternoon Tea is £24.95 per head.


1750 Tea Room at Royal Crown Derby, Derby

1750 Tea Room is a great place for a traditonal afternoon tea- based in the historic Osmaston Works Royal Crown Derby Factory, the 1750 Tea Room Afternoon Tea offers a selection of delicious finger sandwiches with various fillings, fruit scones served with strawberry jam and clotted cream and a selection of cakes and pastries.

They offer a choice of specially blended loose leaf teas and coffees supplied by a local Derbyshire business - it costs £15 per person and is all served on the famous Royal Crown Derby china!


If you have had a great afternoon tea in the Peak District or Derbyshire, we’d love to hear about it! Share your photos with us via @vpdd on Twitter and @visitpeakdistrict on Instagram.

You can also see our list of other fantastic Tea Rooms in the Peak District & Derbyshire, here!

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  1. Kev Leicester
    I have had afternoon tea at both the Lavender tea room and Herbert's in Tissington, both are fantastic but The Garden tea room at Over Haddon is my favourite although its opening hours are reliant on the weather
  2. Bev Alnart
    We have had a lovely afternoon tea at The Tearoom in Cliffe Park In Dronfield and return again and again. A hidden gem!

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