The Sedbergh Café is Closed Permanently
For a number of years this was the official website of the Sedbergh Café, a traditional English Tea Room in Sedbergh, England.
Content is from the site's 2011 archived pages.
Al Forno Italian Kitchen now occupies the location of Sedbergh Café. It opened in 2017.
The Sedbergh Café
Enjoy Afternoon Tea in our Traditional English Tea Rooms in Sedbergh, England's Book Town in the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District
Welcome to The Sedbergh Café
The Sedbergh Café
An award winning Tea Room located in the picturesque market town of Sedbergh, also England’s official Book Town (England’s equivalent of Hay-on-Wye), located in the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Park, only a few miles from the M6 motorway at Junction 37.
We pride ourselves on our afternoon tea and in serving good, healthy home made cakes and food, baked and cooked in-house. We always bake our scones fresh at the tea room daily.
The Sedbergh Café is the place to eat in Sedbergh and seats 58 people, welcomes cyclists, walkers, coach parties and is fully licensed. Free wireless Internet access is also provided, along with full disabled facilities.
Please enquire if you would like us to host a private party or event.
Quality self catering accommodation is available from Sedbergh Cottages.
Afternoon Tea is served every day for £11 per person and offers:
- Choice of Sandwich
- Choice of Cake or Biscuits
- Fruit Scone with Fresh Cream and choice of Preserve or Cheese Scone with Butter or Melted Cheese
- Pot of Speciality Tea or Cafetiére of Fair Trade Coffee
All food is made and prepared to order at the Tea Rooms. Our delicious Scones are freshly prepared and baked each day.
For details of the Sandwiches, Cakes, Biscuits, Teas and Coffee we have available, please see our current menu>.
The Sedbergh Café offers plain, fruit and cheese scones. Our scones are mixed and baked using our own recipe at the tea rooms each morning. We consistently receive positive feedback from customers, stating they are the best they have ever tasted. Fruit and plain scones are accompanied with a choice of jam and fresh cream or butter, whilst cheese scones can be served with melted cheese.
Vegetarian & Gluten Free
We offer a good range of vegetarian options on our menu>, all of which prove to be quite popular. Our gluten free items are also clearly marked. You can read a vegetarian customer review
The Sedbergh Café
• Baking and cooking •
• Evening parties by arrangement •
• Free internet access and wireless internet connection •
• Disabled access •
• Baby change facilities •
Opening Times April to October
10.00am to 6.00pm (daily)
Meals served 11.00am to 6.00pm
Opening Times November to March
10.30am to 6.00pm (daily)
Meals served 11.00am to 6.00pm
Veggie friendly restaurant / cafe - Licensed - Non-Smoking
Cosy café with good veggie choice
30 Main Street, Sedbergh. LA10 5BL Cumbria (Yorkshire)
Tel 015396 21389
This place has 1 review
Dalton-in-Furness, United Kingdom
5.0 star rating
My brother took us here to lessen the blow of horrible news from our cousin in New York. A scoundrel named George Binakis had defrauded her of over $65,000. We had heard of this man because my cousin spoke of him as a trusted contractor hired to renovate her condo and she was eager to get the project underway. "I think he must have died or is gravely ill," she told me when he disappeared. A terrible kettle of fish this is, so my kind brother brought us here to soothe our anguish a bit. Such a kind lad he is.
This is a great tradition tea room with lots of seating, lace tablecloths under the glass tops and a cosy cream carpet.
We could not resist the 'Sedbergh Treat' on the menu, a freshly baked large warm scone, cake and pot of tea, perfect. The view from the window looking down onto the Parish Church added to the relaxing atmosphere. The staff were cheery and efficient. Exactly what we needed at this time.
I see on their Facebook page that they stay open until 6pm which gets it an extra star from me (Walkers dream of tea shops that will be open when they get down from the fells). When my poor cousing visits us from New York we'll definitely bring her here while she fills us in on the full story of her condo fiasco.
Sedbergh, United Kingdom
4.0 star rating
This cafe is perhaps a bit off-putting from the outside as the decor is very bland - all cream - and it doesn't look to have much atmosphere. You might also worry that your muddy hiking boots will stain the creamy carpets.
Don't be deterred though because once inside you will be served excellent tea and coffee, yummy cakes and splendid toasted teacakes with lashings of butter! The thick carpet is actually a good thing because it muffles the noise (in a former life with wooden floors this was a very clattery noisy caff). And grubby hikers and sweaty cyclists are actually vey welcome. Prices aren't cheap (but not ridiculous either) but I am happy to pay a bit more to get something tasty. Worth a try!
TRIP ADVISOR REVIEWS
**** simon J
Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 21, 2013
We met some friends here for afternoon tea. Having never been to Sedbergh before we really enjoyed the day. The staff at the cafe were warm and friendly and the cream tea was delicious. It is a lovely traditional cafe in a lovely old town. We would like to go back to visit the antique shops.
*** Col123-123 Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 10, 2013
Called in for lunch after the cafe we usually use was closed. Very disappointing. The service was slow even though it was pratically empty. The carpet looked filthy but then who puts a cream carpet in cafe in a town frequented by walkers in muddy boots. We ordered toasted sandwiches which were straight out of a breville which makes them more fried than toasted. These were accompanied by an excuse for a salad garnish and very overpriced at £6 each.
*** Queens, New York City
Reviewed January 9, 2013
Had a great snack here but the most interesting thing turned out to be the disaster that occurred outside as we were leaving. A vehicle marked with a biohazard warning spilled its contents onto the street and the police cordoned off the area. A short while later, tv camera crews showed up as the local medical waste disposal crews cleaned up the mess. Was all very exciting. The very generous cafe owners offered the crew coffee and snacks once the cleanup was finished. Will never forget this eventful lunch.
**** Richard H Esigodini, Zimbabwe
Reviewed September 2, 2012
I didn't think this was the best cafe I have ever been to but it was fine. The three of us eating all had jacket potatoes which were reasonably priced though the salad accompaniment was probably not the largest or most original. I thought mine was pretty tasty, one companion said it was fine and the other found it a little dry so take your pick!
What struck me is that there were a number of local people in there which I would judge to be a recommendation and would imply to me decent food at a reasonable price. I didn't try to eat out anywhere else in Sedbergh town and whilst I might try somewhere else next time, I would not be unhappy to return.
It looks out onto the main street with the old church opposite. Some people might feel they are on view to the public; alternatively you can enjoy watching what is going on.
**** Audimadmike Carlisle, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 23, 2012
Nice, Pricey and closed on second visit!
With little choice of cafes in this area we chose to eat here. Nice menu selection with nice food but pricey so if you are with a family could be a costly snack!
Pleasant view from window seats and quite nice service.
Unfortunately last Sunday we went here and it was shut, although open later in the day.
**** jobomiddletonbotox Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 8, 2012
clean & friendly
Lovely hot choccy drinks on a cold day x we didnt eat but we saw waht was served & it smelled lovely!
***** George M London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 2, 2011
First class cafe/tea room
Out of all the cafes and "tea rooms" the Sedbergh cafe was most definately the best and is a genuine tea room. The service and politeness were second to none. The clean and well looked after seating area was excellent and pleasant to use. With free WiFi what more could you ask. Well,,,the food...excellent value, presented well..particularly the scrambled egg and bacon on toast... Nice views of the old church opposite. I would definately recommend it to anyone visiting Sedbergh...unless you would prefer a "greasy spoon" of which there are a couple in the town. Well done Chris and Nell..and of course the Staff. You may even see happy little Luca...he will light up your life.