Canalside Heritage Centre

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Tea Room

Delicious home-made meals and seasonal treats

Meet friends and family in our tea room

Sit in our dining room overlooking the gardens, or relax on the sunny terrace. Enjoy simple and delicious home-made meals and seasonal treats. Hot soup, tasty seasonal wraps, and winter warming hot pots, all using fresh local ingredients to please and tempt you.

In our Tea Room we offer a wide variety of cakes, with exciting seasonal flavours alongside the popular classics such as Coffee and Walnut or a sumptuous Victoria Sponge.

Our chefs enjoy experimenting with different flavours and cakes for our Tea Room. We always try to use locally sourced ingredients where they can, including apples from our very own garden. Our menu also changes regularly to reflect the seasons, with a chocolate orange cake with toasted marshmallow frosting to scare the ghosts away at Halloween, and for Christmas, stilton and cranberry scones will be making an appearance.

We have many delicious choices including gluten free options or vegan sweet treats, including a delectable chocolate brownie or our famous lemon and poppy seed cake.

We pride ourselves in hand making our scones from scratch in the mornings, if you come in early enough they may even still be warm from the oven. We make beautifully light and fluffy classic fruit scones and also delicious savoury scones, usually made with cheese, but some mornings our chef's may have worked their magic to create a one off savoury scone surprise.


When visiting us, don’t forget to pop by our shop. We stock a range of books, cards, garden gear and painted canal ware, perfect for gifts or souvenirs to take away with you. There’s plenty of pocket money treats for kids too! We also stock delicious honey from our own bee hive (depending on the season) and bottled beers from nearby Lenton Lane Brewery. All proceeds raised from the shop go towards supporting the Canalside Heritage Centre Trust, the small independent charity that manages and maintains the Canalside Heritage Centre.