Sheriff Lodge afternoon tea matlock

afternoon tea

Afternoon tea in matlock

Come and try our fresh homemade delicacies

Looking for Afternoon Tea in Matlock? Come and stay at Sheriff Lodge and try my homemade delicacies. I have been cake decorating for umpteen years and it was a bit of an obsession before moving to Matlock. I missed it so much I wanted to use those skills to provide something for my guests and so I turned to making Afternoon Teas, which I really enjoy. A lot of the recipes I use are tried and tested infallible methods from my grandmother.

The Afternoon Teas are very popular and a superb indulgence if you are celebrating a special occasion, maybe treating your mum or wife or just fancy a treat – why not?

To make them a little different to others and also for those who may have a slightly more savoury palate, I also do a velouté, which is a thickened soup. I ask guests who have had Afternoon Teas before what it is they remember about their favourite one. They don’t always remember a particular one but a couple of guests have mentioned that the normal, sandwiches, scones (jam then cream or cream then jam, don’t go there !) and patisseries are a bit same ol’, same ol’, so I’ve tried to make mine a little different.

Don’t worry if you don’t finish all your goodies, I’m more than happy to pack up anything you might not finish and keep in the fridge for you – maybe for a packed snack to take with you on your travels in and around Matlock. The Afternoon Teas are served on family vintage china and tea set, with a linen tablecloth and served in the Dining Room. It’s really quite special.

selection of afternoon teas at Sheriff Lodge in Matlock


Yorkshire Tea (and decaff) English Breakfast (and decaff)
Pure Green Tea (and decaff) Pure Peppermint
Earl Grey Camomile
Golden Darjeeling Lemon and Ginger
Blackcurrent and Blueberry Strawberry and Raspberry
Assam Lapsong Souchong
Liquorice Rooibos

Tomato & Basil Velouté

Egg and Cress
Chicken and Tarragon
Cheese with Apple and Pear Chutney
Cucumber with Chive Butter

Scones with Clotted Cream and Homemade Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Glazed Tartlet
Raspberry Chocolate Cup
Dipped Strawberries
Plum Teacakes
Cherry Brandy Rocky Road



Our five bedrooms suit all needs and have the option of twins, doubles and family rooms.


For all tastes and diets including full hearty Derbyshire, Vegetarian, Vegan and gluten free.


A favourite with our guests! Relax and indulge in our homemade delicacies.


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Sheriff Lodge, 51 Dimple Road, Matlock
Derbyshire, DE4 3JX
(Ziz Coltart)
01629 760 760