Private Parties



Events @The Multi award-winning Lion Rock Tearooms; the quirkiest most charming Tearoom in Cheddar.

Our beautiful Tea Room is a great venue for a party with a difference, and our quirky décor it is the perfect backdrop for a variety of occasions.

Here at Lion Rock we can provide a unique setting for every celebration including Birthdays, Christenings, Baby Showers, Hen Parties, Wedding Receptions, you name it, we can Cater for it!.

Whether you’re hosting an intimate Party or a large celebration, Sarah and the team at Lion Rock will help manage your event from start to finish taking the stress out of Party planning by providing the whole experience, from delicious homemade food, to carefully selected décor, all you need to do is choose your date, invite your guests and turn up.

You can book the whole Tea Room (Maximum seated capacity of 60), or exclusive room hire or just intimate Table hire. Our daily opening hours are 10:00-17:00 however we also cater for out of hours parties, all can be discussed in full beforehand.

To begin planning your party please email  with the date you have in mind, then we will guide you through everything we have to offer, and tailor make your party.


Terms and conditions for group or party bookings.

Party Bookings

We can initially discuss our services over the phone or Facebook, however once the booking is looking like it will go ahead then it all needs to be dealt with by email to:

  1. With bookings of Afternoon Tea above eight persons we can only accept one style of Afternoon Tea, ie all Celebration. This is to simplify service and give you an overall smoother experience on the day (Vegan/Vegetarian/Gluten Free options can be dealt with when pre order is made)
  2. Any pre orders of food must me made a minimum of four days before the booking by email only, to . All our Afternoon Teas have set drinks all as described in the menu (Unless stated that there is an option) therefore your table will be laid out to accommodate this, any alternative drinks may be ordered and charged on the day, some may have a additional charge.
  3. All our Afternoon Teas have set scones which are detailed on the menu, these can be changed in advance when a pre order is sent. However, we do suggest that one type of scone is offered, again to avoid confusion when your food is served, either this or on each stand a selection of one fruit, one plain for example.
  4. Bookings above eight people with any change in numbers must be advised 72hrs before your booking time otherwise we may not be able to accommodate the additions on the day and or you may be charged for any persons who have not attended. 
  5. We are only able to accommodate a maximum of 16 people in one room for comfort, safety and fire risk reasons. There cannot be additional people arrive or extra children/babies not mentioned from when the original booking was taken. If they do you run the risk of us asking people to leave until we are at the safe number of persons, or any additional people will be sat away from your original table/room. 
  6. Any allergies or dietary requirements MUST be advised a minimum of 72hrs before your booking time. Please ensure this is discussed with your party members clearly  before pre order and is advised to us clearly in writing by email to otherwise we cannot be responsible for any errors and you may be chargeable for us to replace any unsuitable ingredients/cakes/sandwiches etc which are inedible for the person with requirements.
  7. On bookings of between eight and sixteen people a deposit of £50.00 is required to secure your booking. Any bookings above sixteen a deposit amount will b discussed with you. We can refund the deposit to the original card on used if the bill is to be split between all persons on the day. (This can only be done if the card and card holder is present on the day).
  8. If a deposit is not secured before the booking is confirmed, you may lose your room/table/date/time. We will attempt to contact you twice by email using your original email, if we do not hear back from you, you may lose your booking slot.
  9. We are unable to take any party bookings or otherwise on Bank Holidays and weekends of those included.
  10. If for any reason you need to cancel your booking, this can only be done by email to, with a minimum of 48hrs notice before the time of your booking for you to receive a full refund. You must have received a response from us, if we do not respond you should call in to advise of your email. Any cancellation less than 48hrs a deduction of £25 will be made. Any cost of pre ordered decorations or specifically ordered items will be added on top of any cancellation charges.
  11.  Parties above eight people the bill must be paid for as a WHOLE amount at the table or in one transaction by one person at the Till. We cannot split the bill between individuals at the till. 
  12. In very rare circumstance we may have to change the room/table/area requested. If we do, we will do our utmost to advise this beforehand and if not then on the day of arrival.
  13.  On parties over eight people and over a service charge of 10% will be added. This can be deducted or reduced if you are not happy with the service provided and can be discussed with the Shift Manager on the day.
  14.  Any cost of decorating requests will be added to the total bill unless a request to pay separately has been made. 
  15.  When hiring a whole room or booking a table, a maximum stay of two hours is included. With room bookings anything above this will be charged at £70 per hour in half hour segments of £35 and added to the total bill.
  16. With smaller individual table bookings, up to and including eight persons, your table will possibly have been booked out two hours after your reservation time, in which case you may be (Politely!) advised that we have people waiting for your table and could you finish up
  17. On larger parties over eight persons, if you would like to decorate for a celebration at all for example 15 minutes before, this will mean your time at the table will be reduced to 1hr 45m. If this is the case, you must advise us beforehand. However, this is not the case if you have requested the service to decorate the room for you.
  18. The time specified for your reservation is the time for you to arrive, if you are a large party booking, we will always wait until everyone has arrived before sending up any drinks or food, unless advised otherwise by you.
  19. We always suggest parties of over eight people that the booking is made after 15:00, this means you will have the room/table for the duration of the day with no overlap charge or worries.
  20. Whole room reservations can only be taken from 15:00 onwards.
  21.  On parties of over eight people, we are happy for any Celebration Cakes, e.g. Birthday Cakes to be brought in to be cut, however you will need to discuss with us exactly when you would like the Cake to be presented and how. 
  22. If your party is a surprise for one of the guests, please do make us aware of this to enable us to keep the surprise a secret for them and you too.
  23. When confirming your booking you must supply a mobile number for contact on the day if required.
  24. Please always use the same email thread when discussing your booking.
  25. Please note that our main Party room which seats maximum sixteen people is upstairs, same as our toilets, if your party size is over sixteen some tables will overspill into the room next door.
  26. If you’re using our website to price your party, please always confirm with us first as the website menu can sometimes be subject to change of items and or difference of price to what is actually available on the day.
  27. We reserve the right to amend any of the above terms without giving prior notice.

Once you have read these terms and are happy and we have discussed your booking further a copy will be emailed to you for full confirmation.

Party Deposit payment here.
Deposit payment of £50.00

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