About Us

H&D Exotic Teas is run by Howard and Denise. We both had a desire to open a tea room, but hadn’t found the right location until we travelled to the Peak District and the Derbyshire Dales. We finally found our destination, the beautiful village of Tideswell, nestled in the glorious hills and surrounded by lush green fields. Tideswell, which boasts the beautiful “Cathedral of the Peak” (a impressive 14th century church), is steeped in history and has a friendly and vibrant atmosphere. We just had to move here and absorb a piece of the wonderful peaceful, dynamic village of¬†Tideswell.

Denise previously worked as a psychotherapist and decided a leave a busy hectic lifestyle for the peace of village life. She has always had a passion and knowledge about teas which she hopes to share with her customers.

Howard has been in the catering business over 35 years and gained a lot of experience in various establishments over this period throughout the U.K. He brings to Tideswell a wealth of catering experience.

Having opened H&D’s in the Old Wool Shop, High Street, Tideswell in 2014, it soon became apparent that, in the not too distant future, larger premises would be needed to cater for the ever growing clientele. In 2017, the opportunity arose to purchase the Vanilla Kitchen in Queen Street, Tideswell. We opened our (new) doors on 8th July 2017.

Howard and Denise and their dedicated staff will be pleased to welcome customers, old and new, to H&D’s, Queen Street, Tideswell.