Afternoon Teas, in our experience, come in all shapes and sizes and mean different things to different businesses: some take a more boozy approach, offering bottomless alcoholic drinks, and some take a more traditional approach with bottomless hot drinks and an array of teas. Whichever you fancy, Cheshire and Greater Manchester have something for all taste buds. Here’s a few that have caught our eye!

Cottons Hotel

Keep calm and pour another cup of tea at Cotton’s Hotel & Spa in Knutsford. Part of the prestigious Daniel Thwaites collection, Cotton’s Hotel is a well-known and well-loved spa destination for those who are looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of life. Located on the edge of Knutsford this stunning spa is a sanctuary for every occasion, which brings us to their luxurious afternoon teas. Choosing to focus on great quality ingredients has resulted in amazing flavours and a foodies’ heaven, all priced at a very reasonable £30pp. You’ll find savoury sandwiches like Tuscan chicken on green olive bread and salmon and crème fraiche on cocoa bread, and delicate desserts such as lemon choux and strawberry macaron. Sip a glass of Prosecco or Champagne and enjoy your well-earned afternoon treat., @cottonshotel

Victors afternoon tea (Image: afternoon tea)


One of the Golden Triangle’s firm favourites, Victors has announced the launch of their new Afternoon Tea set to be served in their Hale and Alderley Edge venues. Their show-stopping menu has been created ‘the Victors’ way’ and features a selection of stunning savoury and sweet classics that can be enjoyed alongside an array of iconic cocktails with a Victors twist, served across Victors’ beautiful terraces. The classic Afternoon Tea option, which is priced at £32.50 per person, features a delightful line-up of delicious sandwiches including a smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel, a ham and mustard finger sandwich, and a turkey and avocado finger sandwich. Vegetarian options are also available.

And as we all know what an Afternoon Tea is really all about, you won’t be disappointed with their selection of delightful luxurious sweet treats, including a Victors chocolate and hazelnut cookie, key lime pie and a summer strawberry cheesecake. The afternoon tea is available for pre-booked tables between 12-5pm Monday-Sunday at all sites. @victors_restaurants

Meridian afternoon tea (Image: Outsauced Media)


Newly arrived in Warrington, Meridian can be found inside of the stunning Parr’s Bank Hotel. Meridian is an intimate space that serves food from 7am, seven days a week, starting from breakfast right through to small plates and cocktails at dinner. More to the point, they also offer Afternoon Tea. Residents of Warrington have become accustomed to an afternoon treat, so when owner Jason took over the space he had a queue in his DM’s asking for Afternoon Teas. Jason has happily delivered what Warrington wanted and is now serving a delicious selection of sandwiches and sweet treats for the bargain price of £27 (£30 if you’d like a glass of Prosecco). I know which I’m choosing… // @meridianparrsbank

Coal & Cotton afternoon tea (Image: Coal & Cotton)

Coal & Cotton

Welcome to your new favourite Gastropub, Coal & Cotton. Nestled on a side street in Boothstown, Salford, Coal & Cotton opened just before the pandemic and, despite all odds and obstacles, has gone on to grow a local support system like no other we’ve seen. Coal & Cotton open for breakfast right through to late night drinks and dinner. On the weekends you’ll be pushed to get a table, and a Sunday Roast? You NEED to book in advance. So, it’ll come as no surprise to hear they offer one of the most reasonably priced (£22.95), delicious, afternoon teas too. As with all afternoon teas, you can expect a delicious selection of sandwiches and homemade sweet treats, but the most spectacular part of this afternoon tea? For just a few pounds more you can opt in to the Boothstown Gin Fountain. As the makers of award-winning Boothstown Gin, you can order your afternoon tea with a free-flowing gin fountain that is perfect for an afternoon of tipsy treats. @coalncotton