Enjoy a grand Afternoon Tea at stately Rose Castle

We are thrilled to offer food fans, history buffs, and lovers of gorgeous gardens, a chance to enjoy a divine Afternoon Tea at their very own Castle in Cumbria.

Our Afternoon Tea Menu



Beef and Horseradish
Cucumber and Cream Cheese
Prawn, Marie Rose and Gem Lettuce


Black Pudding and Smoked Chicken Sausage Rolls
Caramelised Mushroom and Parmesan Quiche


Vanilla And Strawberry


Lemon Drizzle Cake
English Madeleines
Viennese Biscuits
Orange Posset with Chocolate Meringue

Gardens _ Rose Castle

Friday 17th May

Served at 12.00pm and 3.00pm.

£35.00 per person

State Dining Room

Your luxury Afternoon Tea will be served in our grand State Dining Room with its stunning views of our extensive grounds and backdrop of the Lake District fells. Make the most of our bar which will be open for alcoholic drinks and soft drinks (card payments only). Wander upstairs and marvel at our gorgeous State Drawing Room, with its plush teal couches and exquisite Chinoiserie wallpaper. 


Private Group Bookings

We can offer our private dining room for a group booking of 8-10 people. Please get in touch with us directly for more information and to book - call 01228 642980, or email us at hello@rosecastle.com.


Enjoy Our Grounds

After your Afternoon Tea, why not take a stroll around our beautiful gardens and take in the fresh spring air? Explore the Bishop's Lawn, our walled Pettinger's Garden, with its fell views, and our Apothecary's Garden. Amble through the sunny orchard, home to a variety of apples, pears, damsons, greengages and plums, including Cumbria’s own Keswick Codlin apple. 

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Accessibility: There is disabled access to all ground floor and first floor areas of the castle, including the State Dining Room. Sadly, our grassed areas are not wheelchair-friendly but there are pathways around the gardens that are suitable for wheelchair users. 

Dogs: Dogs are not permitted inside Rose Castle or on the grounds.

Parking: There is plenty of free parking space available within the castle grounds. 

Bar: Our bar will be open for the purchase of wine, beer, cider, spirits, cocktails, soft drinks, teas and coffees. Please note that we can only accept card payments.  

Facilities: Toilets and baby changing facilities are located in the Castle and will be available for general use.

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