Eyam Tea Room is a 17th century building which overlooks the square. We have 40 seats inside the tearoom and 24 seats outside. In the cosy and welcoming atmosphere, you can pass the time of day gazing out of the window either ‘people watching’ or dreaming of days gone by in this historic and interesting village. Eyam Tea Rooms provides a welcome stopping point for cyclists (we have a Polaris bike repair kit), motorcyclists, off-roaders, walkers and families. It is also able to provide for larger groups of people, coach parties, families, tourists and dogs. All are very welcome here, there is rarely a hurry to leave!
The history of Eyam Tea Room demonstrates its past and continued community importance in the village. It was previously a butcher’s shop, and a dance hall for the Bold Rodney Inn, which is now Rodney House next door, as well as a ration station during WW2. It was used to distribute the dole prior to the last world war and has been a tearoom since 1912.
As with many of the buildings in Eyam, the Tearoom also shows its place in the sacrifice made by the heroic villagers at the time of the plague; four members of the Rowland family died here.
We have a wide-ranging (and ever-changing) menu at Eyam Tea Rooms.
We serve hot and cold drinks; a range of Specialist Teas and Coffees and soft drinks, including fruit pressies. We offer a range of breakfasts, made with locally sourced produce, from the large “Ramblers” Breakfast to the small “Muddy Boots” Breakfast and a Meat Free Breakfast, or alternatively our breakfast baps might tempt you. A lovely bowl of porridge may help you set off on your adventures or you may prefer a lighter bite of tasty scrambled eggs, poached eggs or beans on toast.
Packed lunches are available and include options from the Rucksack Snacks menu adding sandwiches with fillings of your choice, from our sandwich menu.
At lunchtime, hearty food is freshly prepared especially for you (so at busy times there may be a slight delay in serving you your choice). Jacket potatoes, Fiona’s tasty home-made soups, also toasties and paninis to name but a few, all can be followed with hot traditional puddings such as Bread & Butter Pudding, Cornflake tart etc from our Puddings Menu with cream, custard or Hope Valley Ice Cream from Hope Valley Farm just 4 miles away.
Afternoon, Savoury or Cream Teas, cakes and bakes galore may tempt you to stay and relax with you family or friends.
Take-away food and drinks are also available all day long.
The Ice Cream Parlour is highly popular throughout the year, with the tastiest of locally made, Hope Valley Ice Cream, to eat in or take out. Ice creams can be eaten in tubs or cones, waffle or sugar-coated cones or in unique and exciting combinations forming chilled desserts found on our Ice Cream menu.
We also hold themed Bistro Nights through the winter months for the locality which have proved to be great fun. There have included Afro-Caribbean (in partnership with Stella’s Kitchen), Italian & St George’s Eve.
The choice is all yours!