Photo: Rydal Hall tea shop Ambleside

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Get a 10% discount on your hot drink, when you bring your own mug.

Old School Room Tea Shop

Opening hours:

  • April until the end of October: 10 am - 5 pm

The Old School Room Tea Shop is open daily all year round and serves a selection of light refreshments including:

  • soups
  • sandwiches / paninis
  • homemade cakes and hot and cold drinks

It was originally built by Sir Daniel Fleming as a schoolroom for his sons. Sir Daniel’s accounts show that he employed a tutor for a few weeks or months, then, when his sons had benefited from all their expertise, a new tutor was appointed to teach a different subject. One of his sons, George Fleming, went on to become Bishop of Carlisle.

Sample menu


Every month or two different artists display their artwork in the Tea Shop. 

During the months of May & June, Amanda Watson will be displaying her artwork.

Amanda is a Contemporary Artist from Yorkshire, with a passion for rural landscape and the sea. She gained her degree in Fine Art Painting from the University of Leeds in 2004 before moving to Windermere. She currently divides her time between Kendal and Yorkshire

Artwork by Amanda Watson

Watch out for the artists in the following months...             

Amanda Watson                 May & June

Marianne Birkby                 July & August

Kay Swaine                        September & October

Rebecca Bennett                November & December