Winter in the Aira Force tea room

Romping around the countryside in winter can often be a little chilly and deserving of a hot drink in the warmth. The cosy surroundings of our Aira Force tea room offer a welcome retreat. And you can be safe in the knowledge that with everything you buy, you’ll be helping towards the conservation work in Ullswater and protecting the view around you.

A very short walk from the main car park, our tea room is open 10.30am-3.30pm daily serving a variety of delicious treats. The kettle's on, the Christmas tree is up and the decorations are in place, so all that's left to do is come inside, get warm and enjoy a bite to eat.

What’s on the menu

We’ve added a touch of festivity to our menu for the Christmas season; tuck into mince pies and filled sandwiches including brie, redcurrant and rocket, or ham, stuffing, cranberry and spinach. You’ll also find hot drinks including hot apple and cinnamon punch, hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows, and gingerbread and cinnamon syrup to add to coffees and hot chocolates. 

There's nothing better than mince pies at Christmas
Mince pies
There's nothing better than mince pies at Christmas

We’ve still got our yearly offer on the menu too, with a selection of hot and cold food and drink. Enjoy inside, outside on the terrace or have it to take away so you can continue to explore the countryside. Choose from:
-    Tasty sandwiches and soup
-    Hot sausage rolls and vegetable slices
-    Savoury and sweet snacks including crisps, nuts and fruit
-    Tray bakes, cakes and scones
-    Freshly ground coffee and Lakeland Tea specially blended to complement the soft water of the Lake District
-    Fruit teas, herbal infusions and hot chocolate
-    Soft drinks, presses and traditional bottled drinks

Warming winter soup
A bowl of squash soup
Warming winter soup

Thanks for your support
Aira Force was originally designed for a very few people to enjoy but now over a quarter of a million of you come to share in its special qualities every year. National Trust Rangers work hard to keep the unique experience that has been enjoyed for hundreds of years, but also ensure that the landscape doesn’t suffer.

The money we make from our tea room, welcome building and car park will enable us to continue caring for Aira Force and Ullswater for years to come.