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Afternoon tea at the Borrowdale Hotel

The quintessential experience of afternoon tea in the Lake District can be enjoyed at the Borrowdale Hotel seven days a week and is served from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. The Borrowdale Hotel has worked hard to bring you a special and unforgettable afternoon tea experience with fresh, homemade food and a great selection of teas.

The relaxing atmosphere of the Borrowdale Hotel makes it the perfect place to enjoy afternoon tea. The cosy atmosphere of the lounges with their roaring fires offer a wonderful spot to indulge in a luxury afternoon tea during the winter months. Or in the warmer months the conservatory and gardens are a bright alternative with beautiful surroundings and views to the fells.

The Borrowdale Afternoon Tea offers guests a range of loose leaf teas served with finger sandwiches, homemade scones with jam and cream, homemade butter shortbread, a fruit tartlet, carrot cake, cream cake and a choice of finger sandwiches. £14.95p

The Derwentwater Afternoon Tea is a lighter option serving guests a homemade scone served with strawberry jam and cream, toasted teacake and tea or coffee. £7.25pp

Afternoon Tea served Downton-style in Borrowdale

The latest series of Downton Abbey has prompted us here at the Borrowdale Hotel to emulate the nostalgic era of privilege with our afternoon teas.

Every Friday and Saturday, staff at the Borrowdale are going to be stepping back in time, donning period costume and serving a quintessentially Downton Afternoon Tea to our guests, who will be treated as Cumbria’s equivalent to the Earl of Grantham, Lady Crawley and Dowager Countesses.

Carefully researched by General Manager Stephen Wilcock, afternoon tea delights include a combination of ‘upstairs and downstairs’ tea time treats: dainty smoked-salmon pin wheels, chocolate dipped éclairs and Lady Mary’s Madeleine’s, Carson’s Bread Pudding plus local favourites of the era – Borrowdale Tea Bread and scones with Cumberland Rum Butter and clotted cream.

Available every Friday and Saturday until the end of February 2014. Call 017687 77224 to book your table.

Enjoy an unforgettable
Afternoon Tea experience at
the Borrowdale Hotel

For bookings please call
017687 77224

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a Borrowdale Afternoon Tea
gift voucher?


6 family owned and run Lake District hotels in
picturesque lakeside and town centre locations

Lake District Hotels Limited. c/o Lodore Falls Hotel,
Derwentwater, Keswick, Cumbria. CA12 5UX