Afternoon Tea
in Backbarrow Newby Bridge

On the fast-flowing waters of the River Leven, the Dolly Blue Bar offers afternoon tea in the village of Backbarrow in Newby Bridge.

Enjoy delicious sandwiches, freshly baked scones, exquisite pastries, and a fine selection of teas in the heart of the South Lakes.

We are open from 12.30pm – 8pm.

Afternoon tea is served daily from: 12.30pm – 4.30pm

Afternoon tea is served daily from: 12.30pm – 4.30pm

Perched on banks of the lively River Leven, The Dolly Blue Bar serves a traditional afternoon tea for you to experince and enjoy.

Elegantly prepared sandwiches, scones fresh from the oven with clotted cream and sweet strawberry jam, and a delicate selection of pastries and cakes.

All accompanied by our unique tea assortment, this is an ideal setting for a serene afternoon.

Whether to celebrate a momentous event or to indulge in a pleasant day out, the Whitewater Hotel awaits your company for an exceptional afternoon tea experience.

Our Afternoon Tea Menu

Your choice of fresh cut sandwich, fruit scone with strawberry jam & clotted cream, selection of homemade cakes.

Also a pot of either Whitewater blend brewed tea, Shibui SpecialityTea* or filter coffee. (£2 extra applies for the prawn sandwich).

  • Full Afternoon Tea £18.95pp
  • Sparkling Wine Afternoon Tea £24.00pp
  • Pimm’s Afternoon Tea £24.00pp


Shibui Speciality Tea Selection* £2.95

  • Tropical Green – Caffeine – blend of refreshing Sencha green tea with tropical fruits
  • Chamomile & Citrus – Caffeine free – herbal infusion of camomile flowers and citrus fruits
  • Earl Grey – Caffeine- blend of rich Assam and Ceylon black teas with citrusy bergamot
  • Lemongrass & Ginger – Caffeine free – herbal infusion of lemongrass, ginger and orange
  • Berry Hibiscus – Caffeine free – blend of fruity berries and hibiscus petals
  • Masala Chai – Caffeine- full bodied Assam with a blend of traditional Indian spices
  • Jasmine Organic – Caffeine- organic Chinese green tea with jasmine blossoms
  • Organic Mint – Caffeine free- refreshing infusion of chopped spearmint


Additional Hot Drinks

Freshly Brewed Pot of Tea £3.95

Liqueur Coffee £7.50

Freshly Brewed or Decaffeinated Coffee, Cappuccino, Espresso, Latte, Hot Drinking Chocolate £3.95

Our Dishes may contain ingredients which might be unsuitable for guests with specific dietary requirements.

Please inform our Restaurant Staff if you wish to see our Allergen Menu.

Due to preparation or cooking method, it is not possible to guarantee total segregation of any allergens.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Dolly Blue Bar hotel and serving you a traditioanl afternoon tea in Backbarrow, Newby Bridge, right in the  very heart of the English Lake District.

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