The Foodworks restaurant at Lancaster House Hotel has launched a new, Lancashire themed sweet and savoury afternoon tea.

The venue run by English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues is aiming to capture the spirit and culture of award-winning food and drink for which the red rose county is renowned.

The afternoon tea selection features a pulled pork slider with meat from Seddens of Preston, the dish complemented by sweet chilli jam from Reedy’s in Blackburn.  Seafood options include Frank Benson’s Morecambe Bay shrimps and smoked salmon from The Port of Lancaster Smokehouse.

The Galloway family from Wigan has produced a miniature version of their renowned Lancashire Butter Pie, whilst the Happy Belly Pie Company from Bolton has provided its Bury Black Pudding Scotch Eggs to add to the savoury platter.

Cheese and red onion marmalade is the key ingredient for a quiche provided by Mrs Kirkham’s Lancashire Cheese, as well as ‘home baked’ cheese scones.

For those with a sweeter tooth, there’s an original recipe sticky ginger parkin and a Lancashire courting cake, traditionally baked by the bride-to-be for her betrothed as a token of her love, served with cream and balsamic-soaked strawberries. Lancaster’s own Filbert’s Bakery provides a chocolate and peanut brownie.

“The addition of the afternoon tea to our menu at the Foodworks restaurant has been designed to showcase a selection of the best Lancashire food producers, as well as our own home-baked fare,” explains Lancaster House Hotel head chef Damien Ng.

“We wanted to work with our local suppliers to come up with an array of high quality, low ‘food mile’ produce and ingredients, with fresh, flavoursome food from the county’s local farms, coast and countryside.  Every tasty and lovingly produced bite represents an element of Lancaster’s history, heritage and culinary creativity.”

In a nod of acknowledgement to Lancashire’s cotton spinning and weaving heritage, the afternoon tea is served on a bespoke two-tier slate stand supported by four original cotton bobbins.

For further information about English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues, visit

Pic caption: Damien Ng (front right) and Andy Lemm from Lancaster House Hotel with Lisa Reedy of Reedy’s, Jade Davis and Michael Price from Port of Lancaster Smokehouse Ltd.


Foodworks at Lancaster House Hotel
Foodworks at Lancaster House Hotel

Situated within the four-star Lancaster House hotel, The Foodworks combines a variety of exquisite dishes, celebrating both British classics and tastes from afar. Each dish is prepared with care and imagination using fresh local produce. It is this insistence on quality and freshness that sets The Foodworks restaurant apart as one of the best restaurants in Lancaster.

Lancaster House
Country House Hotel
Lancaster House in Lancaster

A deluxe 4-star hotel with on-site Health Club facilities, including an indoor pool, hot tub, steam room, sauna and fully equipped gym, it’s the perfect place to sit back and relax. Perfectly located, Lancaster itself bursts with charming character, visit the famous Butterfly House and Castle. For adventure seekers, the Lake District and Forest of Bowland are a short drive away.

Lancaster House Hotel
Wedding Venue
Lancaster House Hotel

Lancaster House, with its impressive refined decor and beautiful landscaped grounds and courtyards, is fully deserving of its 4 star rating and its reputation for being the perfect venue for that very special day.



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