Photo: Rydal Hall tea shop Ambleside

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

Opening hours:

The Old School Room Tea Shop is open daily all year round

Open now from 10:30 am - 4 pm

 We serve a selection of light refreshments including:

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

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.

Exhibition by Carole Scrowston

Artwork by Carole Scrowston

A new exhibition in our Tea Shop by Carole Scrowston who lives locally in the Langdale area and is inspired by the local landscapes and by visits to Scotland and New Zealand.

Recently she has begun to explore the use of oil pastels and experiment with different techniques and types of paper.