Photo: Rydal Hall tea shop Ambleside

National Lockdown

Following the recent government's announcement all the properties at Rydal Hall are closed. If you have a booking with us during this time please contact us by email at and a member of the bookings team will be in touch.

Stay safe and we hope to welcome you back soon!

All cyclists receive 10% off on hot and cold drinks

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

Old School Room Tea Shop

Risk Assessment Covid19 Tea Shop

We serve a selection of light refreshments including:

• soups
• sandwiches
• homemade cakes and hot and cold drinks
• Northern Bloc Ice Cream (Gluten Free & Dairy Free)

Tea Shop Opening Hours:

From November 2020 - February 2021     11- 3pm

Christmas Day                                               CLOSED

New Year's Day                                              OPEN

Please be assured that Covid-19 Safeguarding measures will be in place with a one way system, hand sanitising stations and protective screens at the till where contact less will be the preferred payment method. Apologies, but cash will not be accepted.

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.