Afternoon tea at Chatsworth

Chatsworth Al Fresco Afternoon Tea This Summer

Indulge at Chatsworth this summer with an alfresco afternoon tea, on offer for the first time in the garden, as well as the classic luxurious afternoon tea experience in The Flying Childers served on beautiful Wedgwood teaware.

Afternoon tea at Chatsworth showcases the best of local produce, as well as the talents of its bakers who have created an array of delicious cakes and pastries, for the ultimate English experience.

Afternoon tea at the Maze is available from 26 July to 29 August and includes free parking and admission to the garden. Located undercover by the Maze, this outdoor afternoon tea is the perfect way to sit back and enjoy an indulgent treat and take in summer views of the historic 105-acre garden. 

The menu includes hand-cut sandwiches, freshly baked scones with clotted cream & Chatsworth jam and an array of sweet treats: individual Bakewell tart, summer fruit sherry trifle, elderflower delice topped with a gin jelly, raspberry and chocolate opera cake and a piña colada pavlova.

Afternoon tea at the Maze is £50 per person.

The Flying Childers 

Located in the Stables, the luxurious afternoon tea experience in The Flying Childers is served on Wedgwood teaware and is available to book every day between 11.30am and 4.30pm, at £35 per person. Upgrade your experience with a glass of prosecco or Laurent-Perrier Brut NV.

The Flying Childers menu starts with beetroot cured Scottish loch salmon with pickled fennel, beetroot pearls and a cucumber gel, followed by a selection of sandwiches and a freshly baked duo of scones with fruit with homemade jam and clotted cream.

Flying Childers menu

Hartington blue cheese with onion marmalade comes next, with a selection of cakes and fancies to finish: pistachio & cherry financier, gold leaf topped macaroon, chocolate opera cake with mirror glaze, rhubarb & ginger custard tart, mini Bakewell tart and banoffee eclair.

Children's TeaThere’s even a special afternoon tea menu so little ones can join in the fun too. The afternoon tea platter designed especially for children starts with a stack of scrumptious jam, ham and cheese sandwiches followed by freshly baked scones piled high with clotted cream and jam.

Sweet treats include a decorate-your-own gingerbread bear, a prickly but delicious hedgehog cake pop and a delightful marshmallow and macaroon toad stool, with a choice of a chocolate or strawberry milkshake.

Children’s Afternoon Tea is £12.50 per child and served between 3pm and 4.30pm.

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