Afternoon Tea At Chatsworth House

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.

Afternoon Tea At Chatsworth House

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.


  1. 9th January 2017 / 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.

    • Candace
      9th January 2017 / 6:28 PM

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

  2. Foodie Fan
    10th January 2017 / 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.

    • Candace
      10th January 2017 / 2:11 PM

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

  3. 10th January 2017 / 2:09 PM

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

  4. 11th January 2017 / 7:05 AM

    Wow, such a lovely place! I love tea and can totally visualize the fun. The 3-tier cake stand with the cakes and bakes looks like a royal treat, indeed!

  5. 12th January 2017 / 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

  6. 13th January 2017 / 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

  7. 13th January 2017 / 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 🙂

  8. 13th January 2017 / 11:01 PM

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

  9. 15th January 2017 / 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!

  10. 18th January 2017 / 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

  11. 20th January 2017 / 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

    • Candace
      20th January 2017 / 11:24 AM

      Sounds like I need to visit Dubai!

  12. 22nd January 2017 / 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

  13. 8th February 2017 / 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!)

  14. 23rd March 2017 / 8:57 PM

    I love afternoon tea, it looks AMAZING!

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