The best afternoon teas in and around Cheshire - Summer 2019

Afternoon tea has now become a popular summer pastime (c) Getty Images/iStockphoto/RuthBlack

Afternoon tea has now become a popular summer pastime (c) Getty Images/iStockphoto/RuthBlack - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Afternoon tea has grown in popularity as a summer pastime, here are a selection of some of the best on offer across the county and surrounding areas.

1539 Restaurant and Bar

1539 Restaurant and Bar - Credit: Archant


The perfect setting to indulge in this quintessential British treat, with stunning panoramic views of the world's oldest racecourse - 1539 offers a memorable location steeped in English heritage.

Enjoy a traditional offering of sandwiches and freshly baked scones (try the signature maple & pecan), alongside homemade cakes such as sumptuous chocolate and raspberry gateaux, with a selection of teas or coffee. 

Turn your experience into a celebration and upgrade to include fizz or cocktails.

Nuns Road, Chester CH1 2LY | 01244 304 611 |

Barnshaw Smithy

Barnshaw Smithy - Credit: Archant


Barnshaw Smithy is a unique barn conversion set in the beautiful Cheshire countryside.

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Traditional afternoon teas comprise of a selection of sandwiches, pastries, cakes and scones which are accompanied by homemade jam and Cheshire clotted cream. New for 2019 are the savoury afternoon teas. 

All food is made to order, dietary requirements catered for, 48 hours notice required. Licensed cafe, open 7 days a week 8.30 - 4.30pm serving breakfast and lunch. All food is made on site using locally sourced produce.

Pepper Street, Mobberley, WA16 6JH | 01565 872 286 |

The Bear's Paw

The Bear's Paw - Credit: Archant


Indulge yourself with The Bear's Paw's famous afternoon tea, filled with delights both savoury and sweet!

Featuring an assortment of freshly-made sandwiches, traditional homemade fruit scones with vanilla cream and preserves, a selection of irresistible cakes and sweet treats, plus perfectly complemented teas and coffees… it's the perfect treat for any occasion.

Vegetarian and gluten-free afternoon tea is also available, please ask for details. 

School Lane, Warmingham, Sandbach, CW11 3QN | 01270 310 724 |

Caer Rhun Hall

Caer Rhun Hall - Credit: Archant


Afternoon tea at Caer Rhun Hall is the ideal opportunity for a little sophistication and elegance. 

It's easy to find a reason to enjoy a relaxed afternoon tea with us, whether for a celebration with family or a catch up with friends. 

Served with views across the gardens or in our striking main hall, our Afternoon Tea is a memorable treat of delicious sandwiches, cakes and scones.

Conwy, LL32 8HX | 0330 0945 910 |

Crewe Hall (c) Gerardo Jaconelli

Crewe Hall (c) Gerardo Jaconelli - Credit: Archant


Join us for afternoon tea in the historic Old Hall Oak Parlour or garden terrace and delight in our brand new Summer menu. 

Your delicious meal includes beautifully presented home-made cakes, scones and sandwiches made freshly in our Victorian kitchens daily. 

Specially created for a summer treat, our Chocolate & Orange Profiterole & Fresh Rhubarb Tart with Crème Patisserie & Sorrell Cress are simply divine. Afternoon Tea is served between 12pm and 5pm daily, from £23.95 per adult. 

Crewe Hall, Weston Road, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 6UZ | 01270 253 333 | |

Davenports Tea Room

Davenports Tea Room - Credit: Archant


Davenports is a destination for award winning Afternoon Teas, offering a super range of delicious afternoon teas set in beautiful surroundings: 

Classic, Luxury, Luxury/Savoury Combination, Tea Tasters, Champagne, and themed events: Mad Hatters Tea Parties, Halloween evening, the popular Victorian Christmas & even Vintage Afternoon Tea Cruises on a canal boat. 

With probably the best range of loose leaf teas in Cheshire with over 50, this is truly a delight for afternoon tea lovers. Licensed.

Bridge Farm, Warrington Road, Bartington, Near. Northwich, CW8 4QU | 01606 853 241 |

Hotel Gotham

Hotel Gotham - Credit: Archant


What finer way to treat yourself than with a spot of Afternoon Tea? And what finer place to indulge than the panoramic views from our two AA Rosette awarded, Honey Restaurant?

Swing by and enjoy our delicious selection of homemade cakes and treats, accompanied by seasonal jams and clotted cream.  Mention Cheshire Life while booking and you'll even receive glass of Prosecco with our compliments.

Manchester, M2 4WU | 0161 413 0000 |


The Lemon Tree

The Lemon Tree - Credit: Archant


At The Lemon Tree, in Wrexham, you can experience our wonderful afternoon tea for just £12.50 per person. Enjoy freshly made sandwiches, homemade scones, chefs own recipe Bara Brith and a delicious selection of cakes and patisserie alongside a variety of teas and coffees. 

For just £16.95 per person, you can upgrade to a Sparkling Afternoon Tea and enjoy a glass of Prosecco included. 

Our afternoon tea is available everyday - Please book 24hrs in advance so we can start preparing your freshly baked goods. We can cater for special dietary requirements, simply let us know on booking.

29 Rhosddu Road, Wrexham, LL11 2LP. | 01978 261211 |

Pale Hall (c) Dave Dodge Photography

Pale Hall (c) Dave Dodge Photography - Credit: Archant


Traditional afternoon tea at Pale Hall is a decadent occasion. Gazing out over green parkland from the elegance of a Georgian sofa, it feels that time has stood still since the Hall was completed in 1871.  

Pale's talented pastry chefs experiment with colour, texture and taste to create exquisite cakes that deliver a visual delight as they're placed before you on tiered stands. 

Antique china enhances the experience and leaves you feeling truly indulged!"  

Palé Hall Hotel & Restaurant, Palé Estate, Llandderfel, Bala, Gwynedd, LL23 7PS | 01678 530285 |

Palm Court

Palm Court - Credit: Archant


Experience afternoon tea like never before in the unique, unparalleled surroundings of Palm Court at the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa.

Featuring freshly prepared sandwiches, scones, traditional Cornish clotted cream and delectable pastries, served with your choice of tea.

Our exceptional food is complemented by our incomparable garden room restaurant, bursting with greenery and the relaxing sound of bubbling fountains.

Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa, Wrexham Road, Pulford, Chester, CH4 9DG | 01244 570560 |

Rhug Estate

Rhug Estate - Credit: Archant


No-one does Afternoon Tea like Rhug Estate. Our Bistro Head Chef makes every sweet treat and mini sandwich in our Afternoon Teas by hand. Each sandwich incorporates Rhug's passion for organic, sustainable and local ingredients whilst our cakes are cooked to perfection.  

Our Bistro is nestled next to our Farm Shop and has an outdoor undercover patio for lazy sunny summer afternoon teas.

Afternoon Tea is available Monday - Friday from 2.30pm. Booking Essential.  Price: £14.95 per person and £19.95 with prosecco.

Rhug Estate, Corwen, LL21 0EH | 01490 411100 | | 

St Tudno Hotel and Restaurant

St Tudno Hotel and Restaurant - Credit: Archant


Enjoy our award-winning traditional Welsh Afternoon Teas for 11.95 per person! We will present you with a superb variety of deliciously filled sandwiches and mouth-watering pastries and cakes. 

The St Tudno Boutique Seafront Hotel is one of the most delightful and appealing seafront hotels in Britain. 

Elegantly and lovingly appointed the hotel has a quiet and sophisticated charm that offers a warm welcome, relaxing service and excellent hospitality.

North Parade, Promenade , Llandudno LL30 2LP | 01492 874411 |

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