Picture the scene – horizontal rain, oh lets go for it, sleet, making the peaks barely visible. You’ve driven up & up the Buxton Road & parked by what looks to be a house in the middle of nowhere. You are running from your car in a vain attempt not to get absolutely soaked through & freezing cold. And then you open the door – a huge table of every cake imaginable greets you & they all look gorgeous. You quickly deduct that the difficulty is going to be making the decision on which one to choose. Which one? Ok, perhaps this is worth forgoing dinner for & cut straight to cake indulgence city!
Welcome to Peak View Tea Rooms. The building was built for the express purpose of being a tea room. I’ve passed by many times but the joy of sitting next to the open coal fire on a cold & windy day (& let’s be honest, at that height on that road, it’s a good proportion of the time!). It’s like stepping back in time – it brings back memories of being at my grandmothers – & it warms the heart. The world seems to slow down once you enter the door, & the atmosphere created connects you to the people that you’ve gone to have tea with, it feels a connected community that is there, drinking tea, choosing wonderful cakes (they do dinners too but you can tell where my focus is). Visit as soon as you can!