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Northern Tea Merchants has been home to a tea room since 2003. However, in 2016 the popular café was taken over by experienced caterer Tracey Wallis.
Tracey refurbished, renamed, and created a new menu for The Pekoe Café which was launched in October 2016.

Named after a high quality, fine leaf black tea – Pekoe, The Pekoe Café, which enjoys a prominent position on Chesterfield’s Chatsworth Road, is a perfect place for a relaxing rendezvous with friends, family or colleagues, and is the perfect place to stop en route to Derbyshire’s Peak District. Did you know we have our own car-park to the rear of the building?

The Pekoe Café serves a wide range of Northern Tea Merchants’ teas and coffees alongside freshly prepared breakfast favourites, light lunches and a delicious selection of locally baked cakes and home-made scones.  Gluten free options are also available and special dietary requirements can also be accommodated. Just get in touch and we will be happy to help.

“One of our favourite places to visit always consistently high quality, my 9 year old son absolutely loves Northern Tea Merchants. The staff are always polite and can not do enough for you if it is busy or quiet. The food is delicious and a good range to choose from. The tea and coffee are amazing so many to choose from perfect to suit your mood and even match the weather outside. The venue its self is great like going back trade times with the old school bean boxes and tea leaves. You won’t be disappointed here.”  JohnW, March 2017, TripAdvisor


About Northern Tea Merchants

Originally Northern Tea Merchants’ café began life as a tea tasting room. It became a café in 2003 and has enjoyed a prominent position on Chesterfield’s Chatsworth Road since.

IMG_4550Northern Tea Merchants’ history goes back much further than 2003. The roots of the business can be traced to 1926. In this time Northern Tea Merchants’ name has become synonymous with high quality, internationally-sourced teas and coffees.

As well as the shop and café, behind the scenes Northern Tea Merchants packs its own label tea bags, coffees, cocoa and vending products. In fact, it was one of the first companies to manufacture tea bags in the UK in 1972.Products from Northern Tea Merchants

Today, as well as The Pekoe Café, Northern Tea Merchants supplies more than 3000 establishments with its tea, coffee and cocoa. This includes hotels, restaurants, supermarkets and hospitals, to name but a few. You can even buy a full range of Northern Tea Merchants’ teas, coffees, cocoa, gifts and accessories online here. Or find more about Northern Tea Merchants here.