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Tea Dances

Tea Dances are held in the Tea Rooms at the Roman Lakes every last Saturday of the month and feature live music and a two course evening meal. There is also a raffle with funds going to the Friends of Our Valley community group that do work within the valley.


Row, row, row your Roman Lakes boat...long time ago
Autumn at Roman Lakes


Limited Tickets - £20 each

Pre booking essential: 0161 427 2039/

When booking please advise of any food allergies or dietary requirements.

Guests are invited to bring their own alcohol (glasses provided) and to

arrive at 5.30pm to allow time to be seated.

We dine at 7pm and the evening concludes around 8.30.


Tea Dance 100 years ago

The history of Tea Dances at the Roman Lakes


After Mellor Mill was destroyed by fire in 1892, the millponds that now form the Roman Lakes were transformed into a pleasure resort complete with boating on the lake, woodland walks, penny slot machines, a lakeside Tea Rooms and live music.  


The original dances had their own Roman Lakes Select Orchestra and a large open air dance floor by the lake. After being enthralled by tales of these magical early Tea Dances of the 1920s, 30s and 40s, we were inspired to resurrect the musical evenings and have been running the Tea Dances again since 2012.

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