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


The award winning Sedbergh Café is located in Sedburgh, East Cumbria and offers high quality food and beverages at affordable prices. This fully licensed establishment welcomes walkers, cyclists and coach parties, with free wi-fi and disabled access also available.

At Junction 37 off the M6 motorway, wind down the car window and you may be able to smell the homemade scones being baked at the Sedbergh café so do yourself a big favour and pull off the road and pull in to this award winning tea room.

The Sedbergh pushes the boat out when it comes to the amount of different tea's that are on offer, there is Green tea, Decaffeinated tea, Blackberry, the list goes on and on, coffees are given the same treatment with the various types of roast bean on offer for a cup or a cafetiere.

Food wise, of course there are the scones, which are plain, cheese or fruit but also you can something a bit more substantial if you feel the need. Try a tasty bake of which there are many to choose from and all are served with a jacket potato, you could have a Cheesy Bacon pasta or Broad Bean Onion and Tomato Bake if that is what ticks the box. Just have a jacket potato on its own if you wish with one of the various fillings.

Afternoon tea comes with a choice of sandwich, a choice of cake, a choice of scone with jam and cream and of course a pot of tea or coffee, and all at a fantastic price.

This is a very popular place, coach parties often frequent, so don't be the one to miss out on some real traditional home cooked and home baked goodies.


Welcome to The Sedbergh Café

Afternoon Tea

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 Tea Rooms provides free WiFi Internet

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

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>.

Our Scones

Scone Tray for Afternoon Teas Afternoon Tea Scones

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)
United Kingdom
Tel 015396 21389
This place has 1 review


Date of visit: February 2010

We had a pleasant lunch here. I had potato, courgette and tomato bake (which came topped with cheese) and my partner had broad bean, onion and tomato bake. Both came served with jacket potatoes and were very tasty. There is a good choice of vegetarian soups available and nice cakes. The café is a pleasant environment and has free internet access. It is open 7 days a week.

Reviewer Catherine H




***** Amble…
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.


**** vou…
Sedbergh, United Kingdom
4.0 star rating

Tucked away in a quiet corner of the town, there lies a cafe that seems like an anomaly at first glance. From the outside, its all-cream decor might strike you as bland, making the place look devoid of atmosphere. One might even second-guess entering, worried that muddy hiking boots would stain the pristine carpets.

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.

However, once you step through the doors, the ambiance takes a sudden and delightful shift. The cream walls serve as the perfect backdrop for a curated collection of vintage movie posters. As a collector of posters myself, I've had many appraised, so I know these are valuable. Icons like "Casablanca", "Gone with the Wind", and "Breakfast at Tiffany's" grace the walls, adding a touch of old Hollywood glamour to the space. The cream decor, which seemed out of place from the outside, now makes perfect sense, allowing these movie masterpieces to shine.

Don't be deterred by your initial impressions. Here, you will be served excellent tea and coffee, delectable cakes, and splendid toasted teacakes with lashings of butter. The thick carpet, while seemingly a misfit at first, plays its part by muffling the noise, transforming what was once a very clattery cafe with wooden floors into a cozy haven. And worry not about coming in after a tiring hike or cycle, for grubby hikers and sweaty cyclists are not just tolerated but genuinely welcomed.

The staff, courteous and efficient, navigate the floor amidst the soft jazz tunes playing in the background, making patrons feel they've been transported to a bygone era. While the prices might lean towards the higher side, the quality of the offerings justifies the cost. This cafe is indeed worth a try, not just for its culinary delights but for the cinematic journey it promises.



**** simon J
Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 21, 2013
Afternoon tea

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
An adventure
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
Light lunch
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.