Our Traditional

Classic Afternoon Tea

(Served 12pm until 4:30pm)

Our 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 miniature cakes and sandwiches, plus a pot of tea or a coffee beverage and is perfect for those looking to enjoy a classic afternoon tea experience.

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Our Classic Lake District Afternoon Tea for 2 includes:

  • 8 luxurious pâtisserie
  • 2 savoury bites
  • 2 warm locally-made scones
  • Artisan crisps
  • 8 sandwiches with a selection of fillings
  • Served with a pot of tea or a coffee beverage of your choice

Dietary Requirements: Due to the nature of the products we stock, please be aware that we can not offer vegan, nut-free or dairy-free alternatives in our afternoon teas.

Price 28.00 per person

Please note there is also 5.00 supplement on top of this if you require a gluten-free version.

(2 people minimum)

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Vouchers: If you have a voucher please call us Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm 01539 443773 to book.

Weekend bookings: Whilst we do accept walk-in bookings, we strongly recommend booking your afternoon teas
on both weekdays & weekends due to the popularity of the venue.

Children: All children under 18 are welcome on the terrace until 7 pm.
Although our terrace is not bookable, we will do our best to accommodate you.

Got a dog? Dogs are very welcome on the outside terrace until 7pm, however this area is not bookable.


Classic Afternoon Tea

(2 people minimum)

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Want to know more about the traditions behind Classic Afternoon Tea?

A Classic Afternoon Tea experience.

When it comes to classic afternoon tea there are no set rules about the content of what is a classic 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 sandwiches. Of course, your afternoon tea will also include warm scones with clotted cream and preserves and a variety of homemade cakes and pastries.

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


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 Classic 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 became 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!