Re-opened tearoom and galleries with art and creativity at its heart
- Eden Tearoom and Galleries is now open
- Idyllic rural location offers a mouth-watering Tearoom, gallery and a workshop with arts and crafts, all set in the beautiful Lancashire countryside in Newburgh
- Locally sourced food celebrates the region’s artisanal goodness, working with farmers and producers to create fresh dishes each day
- Eden Tearoom and Galleries is a destination – visitors enjoy hours across morning, afternoon and into the evening
- Current exhibition, “Perception-see what you feel,” focuses on perception and mood and features over 30 local artists, running until June 26th
- Combination of food and drink, celebrating creativity and artisanal wonder forms a unique escape far away from city life
Nestled in the picturesque village of Newburgh, in the shadow of Parbold Hill, Eden Tearoom and Galleries is now open again; having first opened in July 2020 after the first lockdown, before having to close again in November.
Customers are now allowed back inside, marking a momentous moment for this unique attraction, just half an hour from Liverpool and Manchester, in the heart of West Lancashire countryside. A rural escape from city life, a vibrant destination to be immersed in rather than just to visit.
The tearoom serves succulent food and delicious drink, working with a range of farmers and producers and menus covering breakfast, brunch, lunch and small plates. All scones, cakes and tarts are made in-house, and the team have launched an afternoon tea service too, including mouth-watering cakes, sandwiches and tea and coffee. Working with local suppliers for meat, fish, dairy and vegetables – and developing relationships with a range of small businesses including many local artisanal producers, designers and artists – is at the heart of Eden.
Eden’s ethos is centred around art and creativity. This includes regular in-house workshops such as clay hand building and watercolour, to sessions hosted by visiting local artisans and artists including scarf weaving and various floristry workshops, through to paint a pot and baby hand prints. Further classes will be announced soon, including wheel throwing, embroidery and fairy door building. Encouraging guests of all ages and abilities to take part, is woven into the fabric of the inspiring location that always offers opportunities to explore, experience and celebrate creativity.
There is also a gallery with the current exhibition, ‘Perception-see what you feel,’ featuring the work of more than 30 local artists. It explores how colours, patterns and textures can impact everyone’s mood, intrinsically linked to how people have coped emotionally during the pandemic. A photography exhibition from Ste Ward will follow, running from 30th June – 1st August, including the Eden Photography competition which is open to younger visitors.
Paula Parsons, Eden’s founder, says: “It’s really exciting to open as we have always intended, both indoors and outside, to show our lovely site to the region. We have built up a lovely customer base who travel from across the region to the Tearoom and Galleries, it’s a really vibrant mix of people – some stopping off for some lunch and a workshop, others for their tea and to check out our exhibitions. We are lucky to be in such a wonderful part of the world here, it’s truly beautiful and also inspirational too, and as a destination we encourage people to really immerse themselves here and try out as much as possible.”
It’s for all ages really to get stuck in and have fun and get creative, which for me is the most important element of what we do.”