The Mediaeval Hall Tearoom, Gift Shop with Antiques & Plant Sales

Why not just pop by with FREE parking and access to the tearoom, gift shop, plant sales and courtyard.  Sunday to Thursday 10.30am to 5pm.

Dacre Walk

Enjoy the surroundings of the Dalemain Mediaeval Hall Tearoom with its open fire and soak up the feeling of days gone by, serving a delicious selection of hot and cold home-made food, speciality coffees using Farrer's coffees from Kendal and our not to be missed freshly baked scones and our very special chocolate cake.  

We also have a selection of the Double Gold and Gold Winners Marmalades for sale from this year's 'World's Original Marmalade Awards' in the tearoom and gift shop as well as the Dalemain marmalade collection.  The Plant Stall is looking amazing with a lovely selection of Plants from the garden on sale too!

For a treat we have Home-made frozen food to take home, defrost and serve using recipes perfected over the last 25 years. All the meals are home cooked and then quickly frozen to preserve the freshness and flavour. Just defrost and cook as recommended and then sit back and enjoy the delicious taste.  
We can also provide catering for special events such as birthday parties, small conferences, or Christmas lunches. Please enquire for further details if you are planning an event.
Opening Times:

  • Sunday to Thursday from 10:30am to 5:00pm (April-September) 4:00pm in October
  • Sunday to Thursday from 11:00am to 3:00pm (November-March)

Homemade food is always readily available in our Mediaeval Hall Tearoom during the summer and winter season. Enjoy a pleasant meal besiside a roaring log fire and soak up the feeling of days gone by.  

Closed Christmas and January.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.


NEW EVENT - THE LAKES CHILLI FESTIVAL 2014 - Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd Aug - 10am to 6pm both days


The Lakes Chilli Fest is back! Come and get involved with over 80 producers offering the tastiest & spiciest chilli products, real ale producers, first class entertainment and exciting challenges.

'A Carnival of food & fun at the North West's Biggest Chilli Festival.'

The fun starts at 10am & finishes at 6pm Saturday and Sunday.  FREE entry for Children under 16. Dogs Welcome at the festival only. Highlights include: International Street Food Area, ENTERTAINMENT with Live Bands, DJ's, Fully Licensed Bars bringing you real ales, ciders, cocktails & pimms. Free entry to Dalemain Gardens included in your Festival ticket. A GREAT DAY OUT FOR ALL THE FAMILY!  We look forwarding to seeing you!

Early Bird Advance Purchase Daily tickets only £4.50 Limited numbers so hurry! £7 each when the early bird allocation runs out and £7 on the day.  DALEMAIN GARDENS ARE INCLUDED IN THE FESTIVAL TICKET PRICE with a special offer of an upgrade to the Mansion at £4 each Children FREE


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WELCOME to Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens - Spring & Summer Opening times

The Historic House & Gardens officially opened for the Summer Season on Sunday 6th April 2014.  We are open Sunday to Thursday 10.30am to 5pm.  

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Penrith Remembers Launches The Centenary Programme of the Commemoration of the World War 1 at Dalemain

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Dalemain Wins HHA/Christie's Prestigious Garden of the Year Award 2013

The charming English gardens of Dalemain, nestled in the Lake District, have won the 2013 Garden of the Year Award sponsored by the Historic Houses Association and Christie’s. This prestigious national award, now in its 29th year, is designed to recognise the importance of gardens with outstanding horticultural and public appeal, either in their own right or as the setting for an historic house.  

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Dalemain wins prestigious Heritage Award for best event 2012

Dalemain has been presented with a prestigious Hudson’s Heritage Award for Best Event 2012 - The World’s Original Marmalade Awards & Festival.

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