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The best afternoon teas in and around Cheshire - Summer 2018

PUBLISHED: 09:07 26 June 2018 | UPDATED: 13:46 26 June 2018

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

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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.

Barnshaw Smithy Barnshaw Smithy

BARNSHAW SMITHY

Barnshaw Smithy is a licensed cafe situated between Hale and Mobberley in a unique barn conversion where breakfast & light lunch are served along with tea, coffee and cake. We make all our dishes and cakes in our kitchen from local produce.

Our Afternoon teas comprise of mini sandwich and savoury pastries, scones and individually made cake selection. As each afternoon tea is made to order we require 48 hours notice. Dietary requirements catered for.

01565 872 286 | www.barnshaw-smithy.com

The Lounge at Oakmere The Lounge at Oakmere

THE LOUNGE AT OAKMERE

Regarded as a hidden gem on the A556 near Delamere forest, The Lounge has wowed guests with its ever popular homemade afternoon tea. You will be served award winning tea and coffee by professional baristas. Presented elegantly is six finger sandwiches and a selection of decadent treats. It can even be made allergy free!

Feeling regal? Upgrade and receive a glass of prosecco. Once finished, relax on luxurious chesterfield sofas and plan your next visit.

01606 883246 | Find us on Facebook

Brasserie Blanc, Knutsford Brasserie Blanc, Knutsford

BRASSERIE BLANC, KNUTSFORD

At Brasserie Blanc Knutsford you can experience our wonderful afternoon tea from only £17.50 per person. Enjoy freshly made sandwiches and home-made scones amongst other delicious sweet treats alongside a variety of teas and coffees*. If you’re celebrating, why not upgrade to our Champagne package for only £25 pp.

Our afternoon tea is available everyday at our beautiful brasserie - please book at least 24hrs in advance so we can start preparing your freshly baked goods. *We can cater for special dietary requirements – simply let us know in advance.

01565 622900 | www.brasserieblanc.com

Willington Hall (c) Martin Pawlett Photography Willington Hall (c) Martin Pawlett Photography

WILLINGTON HALL

Willington Hall is a family owned hotel with landscaped gardens and spectacular views over the Cheshire countryside. Enjoy one of our superb afternoon teas in the Study, Drawing Room or of course weather permitting, on the Terrace. We are located on the sandstone ridge, just off the sandstone trail so walkers are very welcome.

To book in for our Full Afternoon Tea or Champagne Afternoon Tea that caters for both Vegan & gluten free diets please get in touch with us today. Afternoon tea is available from £16 pp

01829 752 321 | willingtonhall.co.uk | enquiries@willingtonhall.co.uk

Abode, Chester Abode, Chester

ABODE CHESTER

Sit back, relax and enjoy a great British tradition to a backdrop of stunning views over the Welsh hills and beyond in Brasserie Abode. Join us on the fifth floor, pick a booth and indulge in a full afternoon tea with sweet and savoury treats.

Enjoy a full afternoon tea with a selection of scones, clotted cream, strawberry jam, savouries, sandwiches and pastries all served with a choice of teas or coffees or make it extra special and add a glass of Champagne!

01244 347 000 | www.abodechester.co.uk/brasserie-abode/afternoon-tea | info@abodechester.co.uk

Booth Mansion, Chester Booth Mansion, Chester

BOOTH MANSION, CHESTER

Booth Mansion is a Grade 1* listed building in the heart of Chester and is currently voted No.4 out of 100 things to do in Chester on Trip Advisor.

Afternoon Tea is served in the stunning Ballroom of the original Earl of Warrington’s town house (former owner of Dunham Massey) above the famous Chester Rows. The owner, Sue Jaques and her team have taken the concept of Afternoon Tea to a whole new level, serving an amazing balance of home made hot and cold and sweet and savoury delights served on bone china with the added option of a glass of bubbly.

01244 310473 | www.boothmansion.uk | boothsofchester@gmail.com

Claremont Farm, Wirral Claremont Farm, Wirral

CLAREMONT FARM

Claremont Farm’s Afternoon Tea uses only the best of our Farm’s home grown and seasonal produce, making sure it delivers the freshest flavors. Set in the heart of the Wirral Countryside you are treated to unbroken views across the farm to North Wales, our upstairs space creates a relaxed atmosphere, ideal for larger groups too for that special celebration.

***Quote Cheshire life Web when booking to receive a complementary glass of Fizz

0151 334 1133 | www.claremontfarm.co.uk

Ruthin Castle Hotel Ruthin Castle Hotel

RUTHIN CASTLE HOTEL & SPA NEAR CHESTER

Enjoy the beautiful walks through the gardens and Castle grounds before settling down to enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea in the grandeur of the chandelier adorned Berties AA Award winning restaurant.

Freshly made sandwiches, scones, jam and clotted cream and a range of delicate cakes served with your choice of tea and for that extra indulgence why not add a glass of Champagne.

01824 702664 | www.ruthincastle.co.uk

Crewe Hall Crewe Hall

THE SHERIDAN LOUNGE AT CREWE HALL

Join us for afternoon tea in the historic Old Hall Sheridan Lounge 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 Strawberry & Rhubarb Gâteaux and Raspberry “Eton Mess” Éclair are simply divine. Afternoon tea is served between 12pm and 5pm daily, from £22.50 per adult.

01270 253 333 | www.qhotels.co.uk/our-locations/crewe-hall/food-drink | crewehalllounge@QHotels.co.uk

Grosvenor Pulford Hotel, Chester Grosvenor Pulford Hotel, Chester

PALM COURT RESTAURANT, BAR & PIANO LOUNGE, CHESTER

Enjoy a delectable afternoon tea in the stunning surroundings of the all new and unique Palm Court Restaurant, Bar & Piano Lounge, opening mid July. A delightful afternoon tea with exceptional service

in a chic yet welcoming setting, with bubbling fountains and the sounds of a baby grand piano to create the perfect ambience. This is more than just afternoon tea, this is an experience.

01244 570560 | www.grosvenorpulfordhotel.co.uk/palm-court | reservations@grosvenorpulfordhotel.co.uk

Katie's Tea Rooms Katie's Tea Rooms

KATIE’S TEA ROOMS

Our Afternoon Tea is served on a 3 tier cake stand consisting of a tier of finger sandwiches, a tier with a cake of choice and a tier of a fruit scone served with clotted cream & preserve. It is accompanied by the individuals choice of any of our speciality loose leaf teas or freshly ground coffees at a cost of £9.95 per person.

For just £5.50 extra it is also possible to upgrade to Afternoon Tea with Bubbles which also includes a 200ml bottle of Prosecco and we are able to cater for individuals with Gluten Free or Dairy Free requirements.

01244 400322 | www.katiestearooms.com | info@katiestearooms.com

Chester Grosvenor Chester Grosvenor

THE GROSVENOR HOTEL, CHESTER

Served daily at The Chester Grosvenor since 1882, the tradition of ‘taking tea’ has been enjoyed by many since its launch and is long established as being the finest afternoon tea in Chester.

Indulge in sweet creations made by the award-winning chefs, served alongside a selection of finger sandwiches, fruit and plain scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve and freshly brewed tea or coffee. The Chester Grosvenor uses its own delicious blend of tea, ‘Grosvenor Grey’ - an elegant blend of the finest rich black tea leaves, scented with a delicate citrus bergamot twist. Earl Grey is coupled with dainty blue cornflower buds for a sophisticated, floral note.

01244 324024 | Book Here

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