Edensor Tea Cottage
Edensor Tea Cottage is a charming café serving delicious breakfasts, lunches and cakes. It benefits from a sublime setting on the Chatsworth Estate. You have to go over a cattle grid and through the Estate’s iconic blue gates to enter the hamlet. Straight ahead is the church; Edensor Tea Cottage is on your left, next to the old vicarage.
Inside, heavy wooden furniture sits on a flagstone floor, while artwork by local artists adorns the walls. However, no art on the planet can tempt like the cake counter – it’s a tantalising display. Handmade and delicious, we’ve sampled nearly every variety with either pouring cream, clotted cream or ice cream.
The menu also offers fabulous breakfasts including their version of a full English – made with local produce. Lunch options include “ultimate” sandwiches, homemade quiches, baked Camembert, minted kebabs, baked rissole potatoes, Derbyshire oatcakes and sharing boards, to name but a few. Alternatively, you might want to tuck into one of The Tea Cottage’s sumptuous afternoon teas, with or without Prosecco.
This is a busy place in a charming spot. Booking is advisable for large groups.
NB. Edensor Tea Cottage sits next to St Peter’s Church where Sir Joseph Paxton is buried, alongside most of the Dukes of Devonshire and J.F.Kennedy’s sister Kathleen, who was married to the 10th Duke’s eldest son. Parking is limited.
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Recommended by Stephanie Walsh, Derbyshire correspondent
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