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best afternoon teas in the Lake District

By on August 11th, 2021

Inn on the Lake Afternoon Tea named as one of the best in the Lake District according to TripAdvisor

Grab your friends and throw on your glad rags because it’s National Afternoon Tea week across Britain!

Enjoying a spot of afternoon tea is a quintessentially British tradition that has survived for generations and still remains a popular activity, with a whole range of hotels and cafes attempting to produce the most fabulous afternoon tea your eyes and taste buds have ever experienced.

The 4-star Inn on the Lake hotel situated right on the shores of Ullswater is no exception to the list and has actually been listed as having one of the top 5 Afternoon Teas in the Lake District according to online review platform TripAdvisor.



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It comes as no surprise that the stunning Inn on the Lake is listed as one of the best places in the Lake District to enjoy afternoon tea as its lakeshore setting is incomparable.

The hotel offers uninterrupted views across Ullswater lake and boasts sweeping landscaped gardens that extend right down to the water.

Choose whether you enjoy your impeccable afternoon tea spread in the elegant Lake View Restaurant where grace and beauty collide, or opt to dine in the stunning light-flooded Orangery which offers 360-degree views of the scenery with its floor to ceiling windows.

What’s more, if the Lake District weather is kind, you can indulge on your Afternoon Tea on the outdoor terrace which has to be one of the best outdoor terraces in the whole of the Lake District.


best afternoon teas in the Lake District

Afternoon Tea fit for royalty

Not only does the gorgeous Inn on the Lake provide unparalleled views, but the actually quality of the Afternoon Tea on offer is second to none – otherwise it wouldn’t have been highlighted by TripAdvisor!

In fact, the Inn on the Lake Afternoon Tea was even enjoyed by the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge back in 2019 when they visited the hotel during a break from royal business in the area.

The royal couple ate their Afternoon Tea in the privacy of a Lake View Feature Room so they could enjoy the food and the views away from crowds.


best afternoon teas in the Lake District

Book Afternoon Tea at the Inn on the Lake

If you would like to see what all the fuss is about and sample the Inn on the Lake’s Afternoon Tea for yourself, you can book a table online by clicking here.

Alternatively, you can book by calling the hotel reception directly on 017684 82444.

Afternoon Tea at Inn on the Lake is priced at £26.95 per person.

To view the Inn on the Lake Afternoon Tea menu online, please click here.


best afternoon teas in the Lake District

Other amazing Afternoon Teas in the Lake District

If you’re lucky enough to have already tried the Afternoon Tea at Inn on the Lake, luckily for you there are a whole range of other exciting afternoon tea options available across the Lake District, from the traditional to the more savoury.

Hiker’s Picnic Board at the Skiddaw Hotel

Located in the centre of Keswick, the 4-star Skiddaw Hotel offers an exciting twist on the conventional afternoon tea in the form of their Hiker’s Picnic Board. This sharing platter for 2 people is complete with savoury snacks such as beef sliders, fried breaded fish, halloumi fries which are complimented by a selection of traditional cakes and scones.

Hiker’s Picnic Board is priced at £33 for 2 people to share. Please call 017687 72071 to book a table.


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Afternoon Tea at the Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa

Known for its picturesque views, award-winning spa, on-site waterfall and stunning destination, the Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa situated within the Borrowdale Valley has also made a name for itself by offering guests a fantastic Afternoon Tea. Keep an eye out for the hotel’s Garden Tour & Afternoon Tea Events that run throughout Summer.

Afternoon Tea is priced at £26.95 per person. Book a table online by clicking here.


Afternoon Tea at the Borrowdale Hotel

The first-class Borrowdale Hotel is steeped in tradition through and through, making it the ideal Lake District venue to partake in a spot of Afternoon Tea. Afternoon Tea can be enjoyed in the cosy lounges, airy conservatory or in the private gardens surrounded by pretty flowers.

If afternoon tea isn’t really your thing, each Sunday the hotel also offers a time-honoured roast dinner where your meats are carved and served to you from a silver-plated trolley.

Afternoon Tea and a 4-course Sunday Roasts plus tea & coffee are priced at £26.95 per person. Please call 017687 77224 to book a table.



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Email: reservations@lakedistricthotels.net

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