Minstrels Gallery

Our traditional tea rooms are situated in the picturesque & historic village of Hawkshead, heart of the English Lake District.

We serve a wide selection of loose-leaf teas, locally roasted coffee, freshly made sandwiches, toasties, soups, Cream Teas, Afternoon Teas, scones & quiches.

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Minstrels Gallery, traditional tea rooms in Hawkshead, Near Ambleside.
Traditional Lake District Tea Rooms - Minstrels Gallery, Hawkshead
Loose Leaf Teas

Traditionally served in teapots
with optional cake, of course

Locally roasted coffees at Minstrels of Hawkshead
Locally Roasted Coffee

Proudly sourced from
Rinaldo's of Kendal

Homemade cakes, scones, traybakes at Minstrels Gallery, Hawkshead
Cakes & Light Bakes

Deliciously homebaked
scones, sandwich cakes & tray bakes

Afternoon & Cream Teas at Minstrels Gallery, traditional tea rooms in Hawkshead
Cream teas, Sandwiches & Quiches

Freshly made
sit & relax or takeaway

Gift ideas ...

A selection of items that can be purchased from our tea room, ideal gifts for tea-lovers.
To purchase, please pop in and buy at our counter.

Tea Infusers - Minstrels tea rooms, Hawkshead, Lake District
Ball Tea Infuser

An ideal companion to our loose leaf teas

Buy loose-leaf teas, ideal gifts - Minstrels Gallery, Hawkshead
Loose Leaf Teas

The perfect gift for tea lovers

Tea Infusers - Minstrels tea rooms, Hawkshead, Lake District
Home Tea Infuser

An ideal companion to our loose leaf teas


A few kind words from our recent guests ...

We enjoyed some lovely home made cakes and scones, soup and an amazing choice of teas. Kids loved the salted caramel hot chocolate. But what really made it was the warm welcome and knowledgeable staff about teas. Thank you!

Jo Rowbotham

Beautiful place with beautiful food. Service was wonderful, especially the young lad. Try the cakes and scones-amazing!


Cozy little dog-friendly cafe with outdoor seating in a little plaza away from the traffic. They have a scone of the day, which is exciting -(in addition to the customary plain and fruit options) - we lucked out with lemon and blueberry. Crumbly, but very lemony. We also had the beans on toast, good thick granary bread from a local bakery and a decent ladel of beans. All in all a lovely stop in our walk

Maha El Nasser

Stopped at this Cafe for a lunch time snack. Would definitely return. Very Covid safe, table and chairs cleaned before we sat down, staff wore masks. Staff very friendly and welcoming with good service throughout . We had various choices for lunch off the menu, all food was pesented well and delicious - especially the home made plum, blueberry and cinnamon cake.

Ann Conroy

We came across this lovely tea room on our walk (Hawkshead Circular) and stopped for a coffee and scone with clotted cream. Very tasty, and the service was very friendly. Would definitely recommend :)

Christina Roseler

Excellent tea for two served in a large tea pot made from proper leaf tea. We had home made tea bread and a scone with jam and cream. The cream was clotted cream! Delightful with lovely friendly service too.

Julia Daintree