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A Tea House is an establishment which primarily serves tea, a place to sit back, relax and watch the tea leaves unfurl. Ours is situated within our tea garden here at Dillarburn.

Our dedicated function space at the tearoom is available for private hire. We specialise in tea parties, whether for a sophisticated hen party, baby shower, birthday or a unique take on a business lunch or meeting.

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Afternoon Tea

Looking for something more indulgent or celebrating a special occasion? Then why not book in for one of our Afternoon Teas.

The tradition of Afternoon Tea dates back more than 200 years when, struck by hunger pangs somewhere between lunch and dinner, the Duchess of Bedford invited her friends over for tea and ‘a light refreshment’.


Now, some two centuries later our Afternoon Tea Menu has been inspired by the amazing food and drink producers of Lanarkshire Larder.


A tea house or tea room is an establishment which primarily serves tea and other light refreshments. A tea room may be a room set aside for serving afternoon tea or may be an establishment which only serves teas.


Tea is an indispensable part of daily life; it is as simple as eating when hungry and drinking when thirsty. Although the function of a tearoom may vary according to the circumstance or country, teahouses often serve as centres of social interaction.


The popularity of the tea room rose as an alternative to the pub in the UK during the temperance movement in the 1830s. Tea Houses developed in the late nineteenth century, as Catherine Cranston opened the first of what became a chain of Miss Cranston's Tea Rooms in Glasgow, Scotland, and similar establishments became popular throughout Scotland.

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