Tea Room & Shop

Our tea room is located in what was originally the kitchen, in the light and spacious basement of the house, and serves a range of hot and cold drinks and selection of cake. Our tea, coffee and cake is served in style on vintage china cups and saucers.

The tea room is open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays,11am – 4pm.

Tea Room Prices

Choice of Teas – £1.80
Filter Coffee / Fair trade decaffeinated filter coffee – £2
Juice Carton – 70p
Premium soft drinks – £1.75
Wine – £4
Craft Beer – £4
Prosecco – £5
Cake – £2-£2.75
Lancashire Crisps – £1

If you visiting with a large group (10 plus) and are wishing to use the tea room we suggest that you call us on 0161 2732215 or email enquiries@elizabethgaskellhouse.co.uk and we will ensure we have plenty of cake and we can reserve you a table.

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Books & Gifts

We sell a selection of new and second-hand books, including the majority of books and short stories published by Elizabeth Gaskell and those written about her.

Gifts and souvenirs available include our exclusive Elizabeth Gaskell House Blend of loose leaf tea, as well as tea towels, pens, fridge magnets and post cards.

We also run a second-hand book sale in our servants hall every second Sunday of the month where we bring out additional stock to that which is always for sale. As well as literature we also have excellent art and architecture books, walking and topography, history, craft and DIY books and a large number of OS maps. Entry to the second-hand book sale is included in your entrance fee.

All proceeds raised in the sale of second-hand books goes towards the running of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. Donations of good quality books are very welcome but please call in advance to let us know you are coming. We are particularly in need of classics and contemporary fiction in good condition.

Possibly the Best Secondhand Book Shop in Manchester
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