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Hornby Tea Rooms is the icing on a rather special cake – the stunning Lune Valley, haven for famous poets and artists, beautiful riverside walks, historic castle, meandering cycle routes, community swimming pool and wonderful views.


Hornby Tea Rooms

The tea rooms, to be found on the main road through the picturesque village of Hornby, is a popular stopping off point for intrepid cyclists tackling the 170-mile ‘Way of the Roses’ route from Morecambe to Bridlington.

Little wonder that it is popular also with tourists and locals alike – tempted by hearty breakfasts, wholesome soups, daily specials and Illy coffee and Yorkshire tea. And, of course, that famous afternoon tea – freshly baked scones and a sumptuous range of home-made cakes.

Owners Anthea and Deborah, committed to supporting local suppliers and producers, take great pride in their business and have built an enviable reputation for quality and value for money.

Lifelong friends Anthea and Deborah are living a personal dream in developing the tea rooms into a much loved outstanding attraction for the village of Hornby.

Their shared passion for home-made baking and cooking, and their enthusiastic support for the arts, especially in the Lune Valley, is enabling the two former Bentham Grammar School pupils to bring a special ingredient to their joint business venture.

Having known each other since they were 11, Anthea and Deborah have strong family links to this area. Anthea’s family are local dairy farmers while Deborah’s are firmly embedded in the Bay.

Admitting that they are both dedicated ‘foodies’, the friends say they entered into their partnership keen to provide a hub for the village and to create a warm atmosphere for people either on their own or in groups.

They want customers to enjoy a lovely experience in the tea rooms and to want to return. Nothing would delight them more than a five-star review and word-of-mouth recommendations to relatives and friends.

Both feel it is extremely important to support local producers and are firmly committed to using both the best and local produce wherever possible.

Asked if the label ‘home-made’ is important to them, both spontaneously agreed: “Yes, because it is made with love and care.”

In their view a vital component in developing the tea rooms into the popular and successful enterprise it is today is to talk and listen to customers, to understand their needs.

So far as the future direction of the business is concerned, Anthea and Deborah are determined to continue providing excellent service, to build relationships with current customers and to encourage new ones.

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, changes have been made, hopefully temporarily, with the focus now on salads and deli boxes to eat in or takeaway, perhaps for a picnic.

However, daily home-baking continues with unflagging enthusiasm, with batches of glorious sponge cakes, scones and tray bakes bursting warm and yummy from the oven in all their confectionery glory!

And, just for the record, of course, two very important snippets:

Anthea’s favourite: the cherry Bakewell.

Deborah’s favourite: cappuccino slice.

Just hope they leave some for us!

Our Tea Room ~ What do we do best?

Enjoy Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea or simply Coffee and Cake here at Hornby Tea Rooms.

All our food is freshly prepared here on our premises, beautifully homemade for you to enjoy, in the picturesque atmosphere that is Hornby Tea Rooms, set in the heart of Lune Valley.

Coffee & Cake

All day everyday

Afternoon Tea

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Breakfast with Us

And share our free wifi

Handmade Ice-cream

All day everyday


Delicious lunches for all to enjoy

Yorkshire Tea

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