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Welcome to No.6

Close to the town centre No.6 The Square is located opposite the exquisite Opera House and Pavilion Gardens, consisting of 23 acres of beautiful parkland.

Open 7 days a week


9am to 7pm

Accommodation is available above the tearooms, four double rooms en suite and on ground floor level a self contained flat No.7 The Square is available. To book or for more information please click here.

Relax and enjoy morning coffee, light meals or a traditional English afternoon tea in the elegant surroundings of No. 6 The Square. 

We are licensed and use locally produced ingredients in many of the dishes we offer and a visit is definitely recommended.

Buxton is a great centre for walking and stately homes, within easy reach of Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Lyme Park.

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During the Buxton Festival 2024

Friday 5 - Sunday 21 July

we are open from 9am until 7 pm

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Round the Corner from the newly refurbished Crescent &
Thermal Spa – perfect location for your spa visit.

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View of No.6 The Square from Pavilion Gardens, Buxton


No.6 The Square, Buxton August 2018

Perfect Gift

Gift Vouchers are available for Afternoon Tea, Lunch or Accommodation. From £10 - £105

Please ring the Tea Rooms with Credit Card Details to purchase and we will post to you or the recipient.

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Between 1803 and 1806 the architects John White & Sons drew plans for improvements of Buxton which included The Square - designed as a group of lodging houses.

No. 6 is most notable as the house occupied by Buxton's most eminent medical specialist, Dr. William Henry Robertson (1810-1897) who lived and had consulting rooms here for more than 35 years.

He lived in 3 different houses in The Square but by 1861 was living and practising at No.6 where he remained until his death in 1897.


William Henry Robertson MD, the doctor at the Devonshire Hospital in the 1850s and 60s sets out Rules for Drinking the Water, saying

‘it is seldom necessary to take more than two half pints of the waters every day’ and that you should ease yourself into the practice of drinking it. ‘The waters are so fully charged with gas…apt to occasion some degree of giddiness of even headache, that it is prudent at first to drink the water by sips…’

A Handbook to the Peak of Derbyshire and to the use of the Buxton Mineral Water 1854.

Whilst you are enjoying refreshment at No. 6 try to cast your mind back to those slower days of the Regency and later Victorian Spa. 


Louise Potter has owned the tearooms since 2001. In 2021 Louise was appointed The High Sheriff of Derbyshire. No.6 is currently managed by Louise's daughter Emma.

No.6 The Square from the Pavilion Gardens Botanical Conservatory.

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Ladies at St Anne’s Well House near No.6 The Square


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