Do you know where to find Rutland's most well hidden tea room?

By Evie Payne

11th Feb 2024 | Local News

The team at Daphne's look forward to welcoming you. Image credit: Nub News.
The team at Daphne's look forward to welcoming you. Image credit: Nub News.

Do you know where to find Rutland's best hidden tea room?

A local team is shouting from the rooftops as locals, who have walked past it multiple times, confess that they didn't spot Daphne's Tea Room, linked to Rutland Farm Park.

The family-led team at Rutland Farm Park have worked hard over the last few years to put their business on the map. The farm, on Uppingham Road, has become a popular family attraction since it reopened in 2017 after a decade of being closed to the public.

Daphne's Tea Room serves food to eat in and take away, come rain or shine. Image credit: Nub News.

With support from a small but hard working group of volunteers, the Ball family have built Rutland Farm Park into a top spot with local families, couples and fun-loving grown-ups, hosting a range of events all year round, come rain or shine.

They host children's parties, hen and stag dos, corporate events, animal handling sessions and fundraisers, as well as maintaining their ever-growing collection of rare breed animals.

You can visit the animals on the farm, or simply swing by for a bite to eat or sweet treat. Image credit: Nub News.

Less well known though, is their cosy tea room and shop, packed with goodies and free to enter - so you can drop in and visit the team without paying to enter the farm, making this a great secret spot for a bite to eat or coffee and catch up for grown ups or families wanting a quiet hour or two out of the rain.

Expect a warn welcome at Daphne's Tea Room. Image credit: Nub News.

On offer at Daphne's Tea Room is a selection of homemade cakes and baked goods, ice-cream, drinks, sandwiches, hot food, meal boxes for the children, allergen friendly food and sweet treats and a highly-recommended afternoon tea.

Their afternoon tea comprises of a selection of finger sandwiches, mini quiche, cheese scones, red onion chutney, fruit scone, a selection of cakes and a pot of tea with free refills.

The team are hosting a particularly special afternoon tea offer this Valentine's!

Enjoy a changing slection of good, baked in house with local, fresh ingredients. Image credit: Nub News.

Like all of the goods on offer, it is made in house with locally sources ingredients and available to eat in or take away, with allergen alternatives for those who are gluten free or dairy free.

There are also children's meal boxes, ice-creams and small snacks available for the little eaters. Whatever your preference, you are sure to find something to see you head home with a full stomach.

But before you leave the shop, don't forget to pop into the shop, where you can buy local honey and preserves, farm-fresh eggs, toys, souvenirs and more.

Browse gifts, preserves and more in the farm shop. Image credit: Nub News.

There is free parking on site and the farm is accessible - although take care, as the grounds can be slippery when wet.

Find the farm and tea room at:

Uppingham Road


LE15 6JD

United Kingdom

Enjoy dairy and gluten free treats on the farm. Image credit: Nub News.

During the winter months, the café and farm are open from 10am until 4pm Tuesday to Sunday, and until 5pm, including Mondays, in the summer.

The farm shop sells edible goods, toys and more. Image credit: Nub News.

Alternatively, contact the team on 01572 722122 or [email protected].


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