When The Clock Strikes 3


We are a small, family run business which aims to provide a traditional tea shop experience.
All our food is freshly prepared and/or homemade using locally sourced ingredients where possible.

Tea shop joint owners, Jane and Nicola are keen to provide a delicious alternative to the current dining experiences available in Matlock Bath and strive to deliver the type of food they enjoy themselves; uncomplicated, nourishing and of a high quality. Ultimately food which reminds them of home.


The tea shop name was inspired by Nicola's husband Martin and his time served as a Youlgrave village pantomime cast member. One of the pantomime songs adapted the original Jack Buchanan song – "Everything Stops For Tea" – and added it's own twist; "When The Clock Strikes 3 Everything Stops For Tea". This sums up the ethos of our tea shop.

Stop, take a moment to enjoy a proper cup of tea from one of our beautiful china tea cups – sample our traditional menu, or treat yourself to a slice of homemade cake. We will endeavour to ensure you leave feeling well served and well fed!