The Ferns Tea Room @ The Malt House Emporium

ferns tearoom interior

A warm welcome awaits you!

This was initially a place for customers to sample the coffee and tea that we sell and enjoy an accompanying snack, however, we quickly discovered that an ancillary service, to provide something in-house to our customers who are looking for an area to enjoy some refreshment, take a break or to consider their purchases was needed.Having this service in our Antiques & Interiors store, which infuses the old and new makes perfect sense. Expect innovation and tradition combined.

Find a selection of our menu below.

cream tea at the Ferns Tearoom with fruit scone, clotted cream and strawberry jam

All Day Selection

Cream Tea

Tradition at its best. Locally produced scones served with clotted cream and strawberry jam. Choose one over 15 loose leaf teas to accompany this treat.

Cheese Scones

Handmade fresh cheese scones. Traditionally made and served warm with lashings of butter optional

Handmade Cakes

Handmade selection of tempting cakes are always available.

ploughmans lunch platter at the Ferns Tearoom

Lunch 12 - 4 pm (3pm Sundays)


Handmade Locally Produced Individual Quiche, served with warm baby potatoes & salad (from Sept).

Handmade locally produced individual quiches.


This huge platter is piled high with ham, handmade pork pie, thick wedge of cheese, handmade chutney, pickled onions, bread selection, warm baby potatoes, salad & grapes.


Selection of Freshly made to order Sandwiches, Baps, Toasted Sandwiches & Panini. Vegan and Gluten free options available on request.

refreshingly cold drinks at The Ferns Tearoom


Selection of cold drinks

Speciality Teas


Assam is a strong black tea. Malty, rich flavoured, refreshing and invigorating. This one is especially hand on those early mornings and lethargic afternoons.


Oolong is a complex, intriguing and multi-faceted tea that holds the most delicate and soft flavour.


Lapsang Souchong is a black tea with smoky aroma and flavour. To create this, the finished tea is given some extra drying over smoking pine fire.

Earl Grey

This quintessentially British tea is typically a black tea base flavoured with oil from the rind of the bergamot orange.

English Breakfast

English Breakfast tea is a black tea blend usually described as full-bodied, robust, rich and blended to go well with mild and sugar, in a style traditionally associated with a hearty English Breakfast.


Naturallty caffeine free, its strong menthol flavour will invigorate you. Excellent after meals. Peppermint is a perennial herb that is a natural hybrid of water mint and spearmint.


Fruity, floral, astringent.


A classic Chinese everyday tea. A semi-fermented tea with sweet jasmine blossoms.

Refreshing Infusion

A fresh clean tasting infusion with lemongrass, lemon peeols, black pepper, pepperint, ginger pieces and liquorice. Caffeine free.

Balancing Infusion

this stunning blend was put together according to Ayurveda principles and is a real invitation to relax and a true sensory delight!


100% natural and caffeine free. This camomile won't fail you. Smooth with a natural honey sweet taste. Its pretty flowers remind you straight away waht you're not getting in ordinary teabags. Camomile is believed to be soothing.

Barista Served Coffee

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All Items are subject to availability.

Our menu is being developed continually and we welcome feedback.