The Tea Room - Open from 10am till 4pm, every day except Tuesdays
Davenports Tea Room, the original Mad Hatters Tea Room in Cheshire, as featured on BBC Breakfast TV, won the prestigious Tea Guild's Top Tea Place 2013 and so may be considered as the best Afternoon Tea in Cheshire. Judged by anonymous tea inspectors (on several occasions) on strict guidelines across 16 categories including brewing, knowledge of tea, décor, efficiency of service, tea appearance and flavour. Davenports Tea Room received this award after gaining a near perfect score by the Tea Guild’s highly impressed judges. Marketing Cheshire also awarded Davenports Tea Room with Tastes of Cheshire Award 2013. Davenports tea room has built its customer base on repeat business and recommendations, with customers travelling from far and wide, especially for our popular themed afternoon tea events such as our Victorian Christmas or Mad Hatters Tea Party. Situated on the A49, just 10 mins from junction 10, M56 we are only about 30 minutes from Chester, Liverpool or Manchester and less than 2 miles from Lewis Carroll's birthplace in Daresbury. The tea room is styled on a quaint old English Tea Room with antique lace table cloths and bone china tea services and is themed around Alice in Wonderland with hand-painted murals and memorabilia.
We serve over 30 speciality loose leaf tea and a wide range of artisan coffee, soft drinks, including delicious hot chocolate and ice cream milk shakes and we are fully licensed so can offer champagne, wine, locally brewed beer or cider with your meal.
Our own 1930's recipe homemade spelt scones are famous especially since we were invited to make over 15,000 of our Lavender scones at the prestigious Hankyu Department Store British Fair 2013 in Japan and in 2014 were the first tea room to be invited back in 44 years. We beat previous years record and made almost 20,000 cherry & cinnamon scones. Check out out facebook page for pictures.
Although you can come and join us for a piece of home-made cake and a drink at any time, our full Afternoon Tea is for special occasions or just meeting with friends or relatives. We serve a range of traditional Afternoon Teas served on the old fashioned china tiered cake stand, a choice of delicate sandwiches with the crusts cut off and a selection of locally made homemade delicious cakes and scones. The full Afternoon Teas should be booked at least 24hrs in advance, however please call us as we may be able to accommodate your booking with less notice.
Please note all orders for Christmas Gift Vouchers will be given expiry dates of 25th June 2015, so you don't have to leave it till nearer to the Christmas to order.
If you are joining us for lunch we can offer you a range of delicious light lunches ranging from home-made soups, home-made Welsh Rarebit, locally made award winning pates, fabulous cheese platters to name but a few. We try to ensure that we can cater for special diets such as diabetic, gluten, wheat or dairy free and vegan, however we can not guarantee availability so it is best to call us in advance of your visit.
If you are joining us for breakfast we can offer you a range of delicious breakfasts such as great tasting bacon sandwiches, home produced free range scrambled eggs of toast with smoked salmon on a muffin, poached eggs on toast are just a few examples. On a Sunday morning we can also offer you a fantastic full English Breakfast all local and great tasting, but as it is cooked on an Aga, please call us at least 24hrs in advance.
Due to our location, we can have people arriving from a walk as we are situated within the Weaver Valley Regional Park; or cyclists as we have two cycle routes passing close to us, holidaymakers using the A49, boaters using the River Weaver or Trent & Mersey Canal and local people.
The tea room comfortably seats 42 inside with additional seating in our tea garden, taking us up to 70, though it's best to call us in advance if you are visiting in case we have a group booked in. We will always do our best however we can staff and stock our products accordingly if we know you are coming.
The Queens Room and the Alice Room are available for private functions, business meetings or training sessions and comfortably seat 20 and 10 respectively, however this will depend on the configuration. It is in a great location with good access from the M56, River Weaver, Trent & Mersey Canal, Cycle Route 70 and 5, Weaver Valley Canoe Trail and the Aston Bridle Path.
At certain times of the year we have special events such as our Mad Hatters Tea Party, Victorian Christmas and demonstration evenings to name just a few. Check out the events page for more details.
Christmas & New Year OpeningPosted 13th December, 2014
Mon 22nd Dec OPEN 10-4pm
Tue 23rd Dec OPEN 10-4pm
Wed 24th Dec OPEN 8-4pm (last orders in tea room 2pm)
Thu 25th Dec CLOSED
Fri 26th Dec CLOSED
Sat 27th Dec CLOSED due to a family event
Sun 28th Dec OPEN 10-4pm
Mon 29th Dec OPEN 10-4pm
Tue 30th Dec CLOSED
Wed 31st Dec OPEN 10-4pm
Thu 1st Jan CLOSED through to Fri 9th Jan
Sat 10th Jan OPEN 10-5pm (Normal Hrs resume)
A very Happy Christmas to you all and best wishes for 2015Read more
From the Davenport Family and all the team at Davenports
Christmas 2014Posted 17th November, 2014
Order your Christmas food, presents such as Gift Vouchers, Hampers, Flower Bouquets or join us for our special Victorian Christmas Afternoon TeaRead more
Latest Tea Room Availability from NOON:Posted 18th December, 2014
Victorian Christmas 22nd Nov - 29th Dec (excl. Tue & 25-27 Dec)Read more
Thu 18th Dec - Limited Avail
Fri 19th Dec - Limited Avail
Sat 20th Dec - Fully Booked
Sun 21st Dec - Fully Booked
Mon 22nd Dec - Limited Availability
Tue 23rd Dec - OK (OPEN)
Wed 24th Dec - Limited Availability (Last orders 2pm) - Closed at 4pm
Thu 25th Dec through to Fri 26th Dec - CLOSED
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If your chosen date is unavailable, mornings are quieter why not consider treating someone to a Champagne Full English Breakfast