Cheshire Life Magazine – Best Tearoom/Cafe 2023

The Times – Top 23 Places in the UK for Afternoon Tea 2023

Britain Magazine – Top 10 Tea Places in Britain 2023

Visit Cheshire – Top 14 Afternoon Tea Experience in Cheshire 2023

The last ever Winner of the The Tea Guilds Top Tea Place in the UK 2013

Davenports Tea Room is open FRI/SAT/SUN/(sometimes MON)

though we also offer Afternoon Tea @ Home* (FRI/SAT/SUN/sometimes MON) all subject to availability which is extremely LIMITED,
please check availability via the link below
in order to request a date/time via email 

Please also be aware that we will be retiring on 1st September 2024, so please book as soon as possible, if you would like to experience our very special Davenports Afternoon Tea

To Check AVAILABILITY Click Here
Emails will be dealt with in order of receipt, so it is best to email asap requesting a date/time, rather than trying to contact us by phone,
though please be aware that it may take us a few days to reply




Davenports Tea Room is an award winning quintessential English Tea Room, serving afternoon tea only, with over 50 speciality loose leaf teas, guided by our in-house afternoon tea expert Belinda Davenport, served in bone china and brewed to customers liking.

Davenports Tea Room is themed around Alice in Wonderland with hand painted murals on the walls & Alice in Wonderland collectables, although please note, we are an adult venue and welcome children age 12 years and over.

Staff are dressed in Edwardian “Downton Abbey’ style outfits, and William Morris wall paper adorn the walls alongside the murals.  It really is like stepping back in time!  Once discovered, customers regularly return and it is most appreciated, will tell others.

Although we are available for pre-booked afternoon tea only, we do have a tea shop which sells loose leaf teas, tea gifts & gift vouchers, and may be visited during opening hours.  Please check our news & availability page, in case we are taking an afternoon tea cruise out and closed on the day of your visit to the shop.

A great plus factor if you’re an Alice fan, is that a visit to the tea room can be combined with a visit to Lewis Carroll’s birthplace in Daresbury, as its only 4 miles away in Daresbury, Cheshire.

To Check AVAILABILITY in the Tea Room Click Here

If you have booked and need to pay your deposit:

Afternoon Tea Gift Vouchers are available, click HERE to order.

Davenports Tea Room is a Nationally Award winning Tea Room, having won the prestigious Tea Guild’s Top Tea Room in the UK, and more recently Cheshires Life’s best afternoon tea in Cheshire 2023.  Afternoon tea comes in a range of different ones, Traditional, Combination, Celebration, Champagne, Tea Tasters, the Ultimate Afternoon Tea Experience and even a Vintage Afternoon Tea Cruise, plus the themed afternoon tea events such as the magical Victorian Christmas, it is no wonder why Davenports Tea Room has featured in Britain magazine, Cheshire Life, The Times, Country Living, BBC Breakfast to name a few.

Please note to maintain the ambience for all our guests we ask that mobile phones are turned onto silent.  Please note that we are an adult venue, though we do welcome well behaved children 10 years & above.   We do however discourage electronic equipment to entertain children or adults for the same reason.  Also please note that we do not have space for any prams & are unable to accommodate any babies.

Sadly due to supply issues, we no longer be offering gluten free, nut free or vegan/dairy free options.  We will continue to make spelt scones which is often easier to digest for those who are wheat intolerant, but all other cakes will contain normal wheat.

“I have to say the service provided exceeded my expectations, the afternoon tea was presented beautifully in well organised boxes which included the most beautiful sandwiches and cakes”


Davenports Tea Room has built its reputation on repeat business and recommendations since opening in 2007 and is a popular destination for afternoon tea. With over 50 speciality loose leaf teas uniquely brewed correctly to individual’s taste. All things considered Davenports Tea Room can be described as offering the best Afternoon Tea in Cheshire.


Afternoon Teas must be booked at least 24hrs in advance.

Whether celebrating a birthday, anniversary or just meeting with friends or relatives, under normal circumstances Davenports Tea Room can normally cater for bookings from 1 to 35, including hen parties, baby showers, office parties.

You can also book Cheshire’s finest delivered Afternoon Tea, a Davenports Afternoon Tea @ Home ORDER HERE


“We had a Victorian Christmas Afternoon Tea, which included wonderful sandwiches (salmon/cream cheese, beef paste, ham & turkey/cranberry), artisan pies, delicious cakes and homemade scones. The tea (darjleeling & mint/choc rooibos) was lovely and refreshing. The service was impeccable, with a real knowledgeable description of the food and drinks and attention to detail.”

Via TripAdvisor

“Fantastic festive afternoon tea. Tea rooms beautifully decorated. Lovely sandwiches & excellent range of cakes & delicious home made scones to finish. Extensive range of teas & very knowledgable staff who guide you through them. Thank you Belinda & staff for a lovely afternoon, we all really enjoyed ourselves.”

Via TripAdvisor

“This afternoon tea was a Father’s Day present from my daughter but we decided to defer the Experience to take advantage of the ‘ Victorian event ‘ in the run up to Christmas. What a good decision this was , the management had gone to great lengths to attractively decorate the tea rooms in a Victorian/Christmas theme and even dressed in Victorian attire. The afternoon tea was a delight in every respect, the food was clearly freshly made using homemade and local produce. Minor dietary quirks were catered for superbly. We opted for traditional tea / coffee rather than the offer of mulled wine ( alcoholic or non-alcoholic) , I can only say the coffee was delightful. The cakes/ patisseries were varied, beautifully presented, and mouthwatering. Warm , fresh homemade scones completed the afternoon tea. The management team of Davenports are to be complimented, the afternoon tea was a delight and could not be faulted in any way.”

Via TripAdvisor

“Hi Ian. I wanted to say from Sarah & I, we LOVED the afternoon tea! I’m not usually a sweet toothed person, however those vegan cakes & sweets were something else. They were so so tasty, I couldn’t stop eating them. Thanks so much for the nice extra touches with the ribbons too. It was all totally delicious & we will be back to eat more, experience the beautiful tea room & hopefully come on the barge at some point too. Thanks again to you & your wife. Really pleased I contacted you & have been Davenports in my life.”

Via TripAdvisor

“We ordered an Davenport’s afternoon tea take away for my daughter’s sixteenth birthday due to tearooms ect being closed because of Covid 19. I have to say the service provided exceeded my expectations, the afternoon tea was presented beautifully in well organised boxes which included the most beautiful sandwiches and cakes. Each family members dietary requirements was noted and catered for without compromising taste or presentation. A link was provided so that an explanation of the variety of tea and food could be appreciated fully.

I was so impressed with both the level of service and the care provided in to making sure the afternoon tea party was a success. I want to thank Davenport’s for helping my daughter’s birthday during lock down a day to remember. The food not only looked lovely, it was truly delicious.

Thank you Davenport’s, I intend to keep your afternoon tea takeaway a tradition!”

Via TripAdvisor

“Just a quick note to thank you for your hard work in ensuring we had such a lovey ( and safe) afternoon tea. It is so good to get back to a bit of normality at such an odd time. We will definitely be back.Once again many thanks”

Andy & Sue



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