Afternoon Tea Adventures; Chatsworth House

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I love afternoon tea and I don’t really need much of an excuse to have afternoon tea. In December I took a day trip to Derbyshire to take a look at the Christmas decorations and have afternoon tea at Chatsworth House.  Each year Chatsworth decorate the inside the house using a specific theme.  This year it was all about the Nutcracker.  The whole of the house was spectacularly decorated with many Christmas trees and Nutcrackers.

After touring the decorated house we went to the old stable block which has now been converted in to a cafe and gift shop.  Our table was set for and and we were brought our pots of tea after making a choice from a number of teas that had been blended for Chatsworth House.

Afternoon Tea At Chatsworth House

Shortly after our afternoon tea arrived on a three tier cake stand.  Everything looked so delicious and I couldn’t wait to tuck in.

Afternoon Tea At Chatsworth House

There were 4 finger sandwiches for each of us; 2 white bread and 2 brown bread.  The fillings were plentiful and were ham & tomato chutney, smoked salmon & creme fraiche, cucumber & cream cheese and egg & cress mayonaise. All of them were delicious.  There were also a savoury tart.

Afternoon Tea At Chatsworth House

The freshly baked fruit scone was very filling and was accompanied by clotted cream and a pot of strawberry jam.  Our waitress although attentive did not make us feel rushed.  She happily topped the tea pots up with as much tea loose tea as we wanted.

Afternoon Tea At Chatsworth House

The in my opinion came the best part of the afternoon tea: the selection of deserts.  We were served a citrus posset, lavender & dark chocolate éclair, a blackcurrant cheesecake and a banoffee pie.  Out of this world!

Afternoon Tea At Chatsworth House

Overall, the afternoon tea at Chatsworth House was delicious and I would love to make a return visit if in the area again.  I think my favourite was the citrus posset and would love to have a go at making one at home.


  • Shopgirl Anonymous

    9th January 2017 at 4:56 PM

    Oh my goodness, I’m so jealous!!! This is definitely going on my lists of must do’s! I’m from Texas, and I took my 3-yr-old daughter to a tea in our community tea shop. I told her when I was a little girl that I went to London with my grandmother and attended High Noon Tea, I can’t remember where…somewhere trendy for that sort of thing. I thought my daughter would react one of two ways; excited wonder or clueless as to what on Earth that even meant. Instead she burst into tears out of jealousy. LOL Not at all the reaction we were looking for. My grandmother and I exchange glances of shock and said, “well I suppose we will have to take her now.” 😉

    This one is just so decadent. I could look at the pictures of the architecture and spread all day long…no joke.

    1. Candace

      9th January 2017 at 6:28 PM

      My kids love afternoon tea too and were taken from a young age. Sure she’ll love it

  • Foodie Fan

    10th January 2017 at 2:05 PM

    Wow what a lovely review with beautiful photos of a scrumptious afternoon tea,I have visited chatsworth but have not had the pleasure to eat there, but after seeing your review I will try,please could you let me know if you had to book this and how much it cost. Many thanks.

    1. Candace

      10th January 2017 at 2:11 PM

      Need to book. This is £20 pp but there is another afternoon tea at £35 pp which looks amazing!

  • Kara

    10th January 2017 at 2:09 PM

    I so need to go for afternoon tea, it looks amazing

  • Kerry Norris

    12th January 2017 at 10:42 PM

    I do love a good afternoon tea. It’s one of my fave treats. What a beautiful setting this is for one x

  • Sophie Mei Lan

    13th January 2017 at 10:29 AM

    Looks amazing! x

  • Sinead (

    13th January 2017 at 12:36 PM

    Sounds and looks fab. I’ve not been for afternoon tea for ages. #PoCoLo

  • Steph at Mental Parentals

    13th January 2017 at 2:43 PM

    Mmm… I love a good afternoon tea! It’s my Mums and my Nanas birthdays in the next couple of weeks and I’m considering taking them both out for afternoon tea as their gifts… The cakes and sandwiches look delicious! Sounds like you had a great afternoon out x #PoCoLo
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  • Tianna

    13th January 2017 at 6:45 PM

    this looks lovely! I love tea and this looks like so much fun 🙂 thanks for sharing! wish I lived in UK now!

    stop by and chat with me 🙂

  • Kim Carberry

    13th January 2017 at 11:01 PM

    Oh wow! That looks an amazing afternoon tea! I am quite jealous! #PoCoLo
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  • Donna Billson

    15th January 2017 at 6:28 PM

    I am a BIG fan of Afternoon Tea. My friends laugh that I am always finding new places for Afternoon Tea but I have to admit that I have never been to Chatsworth House …. it looks amazing!

  • Jo – Mother of Teenagers

    15th January 2017 at 8:03 PM

    I love afternoon tea and Chatsworth House so two big winners for me. #PoCoLo

  • Laura

    18th January 2017 at 12:33 AM

    Oh wow this afternoon tea sounds divine and what a stunning location. This would be perfect for a mothers day gift as well

    Laura x
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  • chickenruby

    20th January 2017 at 6:20 AM

    I’ve recently discovered the joys of afternoon tea since living in Dubai, they do however range widely in price from £130 each at the Burj Al Arab, where i had my 45th birthday to £20 for 2 at The Palace Hotel with my niece on a 2 for 1 offer. The food served was very similar to each place and to your pictures, but different places have different touches, the Burj refilled the plates as quick as you emptied them, Fortnum and Mason give you a slice of cake to take away with you and The Palace let you take home what you didn’t eat. I just need to find more people to come with me for the next one. Popping over from #PoCoLo
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    1. Candace

      20th January 2017 at 11:24 AM

      Sounds like I need to visit Dubai!

  • Honest Mum

    21st January 2017 at 8:34 PM

    Wow, how wonderful x

  • Chloe

    22nd January 2017 at 9:17 PM

    Hi, it’s been a while since I’ve visited Chatsworth House. What a wonderful place for afternoon tea. The lemon posset sounds delightful, Chloe #BrillianrBlogPosts

  • Deborah Nicholas

    26th January 2017 at 7:17 AM

    Oh that looks amazing and such a beautiful venue.

  • Morgan Prince

    8th February 2017 at 10:34 AM

    Well I’m off to find out how much it is for afternoon tea at Chatsworth House, it’s about a 30 minute journey for us and you made it sound so lovely. I’m sure this would make a great treat for someone’s birthday. 🙂
    Thanks for linking to #pocolo
    (sorry for the epicly late comment!)

  • Noelle

    23rd March 2017 at 8:57 PM

    I love afternoon tea, it looks AMAZING!

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