Classic Afternoon Tea

(Served 12pm until 4:30pm)


The Classic Afternoon Tea for 2 people is a classic take on a traditional Afternoon Tea in the Lake District. It comes with a delicious range of award-winning cakes and artisan breads, plus loose leaf tea or a freshly ground coffee beverage of your choice.

It is perfect for those looking to enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea experience.

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Our Classic Lake District Afternoon Tea for 2 includes:

  • 8 award-winning Patisserie
  • 2 savoury bites
  • 2 warm locally-made scones with fresh clotted cream and strawberry preserve.
  • A selection of 8 artisan breads with a variety of fillings
  • Served with a tea or a coffee beverage of your choice

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Our BRAND NEW Afternoon Tea Cocktails

Each one of our unique, alcoholic ‘Tipsy Teas’ has been individually crafted using specific gins to create a cocktail which compliments the mix of sweet and savoury flavours in our Afternoon Teas.

Choose from:

  • Lemongrass & Ginger
  • Quince & Mixed Berries
  • Raspberry & Jasmin
  • Kendal Mint Cake
  • Hendricks Tipsy Tea

All individual ‘Tipsy Tea’ flavours – 9.50 each
or have a brew for two with our
‘Sharing Tea Pot’ – 16.00 for 2 people
(‘Sharing Tea Pots’ are available in any of the flavours above)

All ‘Tipsy Tea’ products are only available when purchasing one of our Afternoon Teas.


Vouchers: If you have a voucher please call us on 01539 443773 to book.

Weekend Bookings: Please be advised that whilst we do serve Afternoon Teas on Saturdays that unfortunately, we do not take reservations due to the popularity of the venue, however, you are more than welcome to visit us and we will do our very best to accommodate you.

Children: All children under 18 are welcome on the terrace until 5pm.

Classic Afternoon Tea

Price 24.95 per person

(2 people minimum)

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Want to know more about the traditions behind Afternoon Tea?

A traditional Afternoon Tea experience.

A traditional Afternoon Tea experience.

When it comes to traditional afternoon tea there are no set rules about the content of what it a traditional Afternoon Tea SHOULD contain but it usually consists of sandwiches and a variety of sweet items. So for the avid Afternoon Tea lover, you may have come to realise that your Afternoon Tea comes with a selection of freshly prepared finger sandwiches with fillings such as Egg Mayonaise & Cress, Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese, Ham & Mustard and more! Of course, your Afternoon Tea will also include warm scones with clotted cream and preserves and a variety of home-made cakes and pastries.

If you’ve yet to join us for Afternoon Tea in our Cafe Bar then you’ll expect a classic take, on a traditional afternoon tea experience in a stylish and unique venue.


Did you know?

Did you know?

It is estimated that, as a nation, British people consume over 60 billion cups of tea a year. That’s around 162 million cups of tea daily. That’s more than 900 cups a year for every man, woman and child in Great Britain – though we no doubt all know someone who likes many more than that.

Whether you take yours with milk, sugar, lemon or just plain, it’s clear that us British have a fondness for its flavour. So that’s why here at The Fizzy Tarté you can enjoy a great range of breakfast, fruit and green teas with your Afternoon Tea

The History of Traditional Afternoon Tea

The History of Traditional Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea wasn’t invented in the 11th Century, but came about because of Anna Russell. The 7th Duchess of Bedford would become hungry around four o’clock in the afternoon. The evening meal in her household was served around at eight o’clock. Thus leaving a long period of time between lunch and dinner. The Duchess asked that a tray of tea, bread and butter and cake be brought to her room during the late afternoon. This became a habit of hers and she began inviting friends to join her.

Tea rooms’ were all the rage in the late 19th century. Quickly becoming THE place for meeting friends… just like The Fizzy Tarté!
However, they were also considered one of the few respectable places for women to meet without a chaperone.
Because of this, the out-of-home Afternoon Tea took off so 
quickly. Soon enough ‘tea dances’ were being hosted at the most expensive hotels in the area.

During the 1880s upper-class and society, women would change into long gowns, gloves and hats for their afternoon tea which was usually served in the drawing room between four and five o’clock.To explore the world of fashion and tea, have a read of our article ‘Dressing for Tea’.The afternoon tea tradition was born inside the houses of the rich and fortunate but once summer came around they wanted to take this fabulous time of day outside into their beautiful gardens.

When the ladies took the afternoon tea ritual outside it encouraged the lords and men of the house to take part in this fabulous activity. And there you have it. The history of Afternoon Tea, started because of one hungry Duchess who needed a light snack in between meals.

We have a lot to thank her for!

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