Bridge Farm, Warrington Road
Bartington, Northwich
Cheshire CW8 4QU

01606 853241

Vintage Afternoon Tea Cruises

Posted 30th January, 2019

Davenports Vintage Tea Cruises
Private cruises along the River Weaver or Trent & Mersey Canal for up to 12 persons:
A unique experience on board our 60ft traditional narrow boat.  Perfect for Birthdays, Anniversaries or any special occasion….

Book now your own date and cruise along the River Weaver or Trent & Mersey Canal through some of Cheshire’s most beautiful scenery on board “N.B. Duke” a traditional style narrow boat, vintage Lister JP2 engine, and enjoy an award winning afternoon tea.  Your private party can enjoy Cheshire’s scenery and wildlife at its best.  Various routes and durations available, some can include passage on the famous Anderton Boat Lift or you could combine a visit to the newly restored Lion Salt Works Museum (as seen on TV).  Take your Luxury Afternoon Tea on board or possibly as a luxury picnic, we’ll do all the setup, and serving: included sandwiches, luxury selection of cakes, home-made scones, tea/coffee.  With an experienced steerer, all you need to do is sit back and enjoy with friends or family, a very special experience.  Please note that access on to the boat is via steps and we recommend viewing the boat prior to confirming any booking to ensure it is suitable for your party.  The image shows the sides up, but which can be pulled down if by chance it does rain.  We have operated in all weather and all parties have enjoyed the experience.
Afternoon Tea Cruises cost £60.00pp (Min trip cost: £300)  Season of operation Apr – End Sep (Sorry, we are not insured to carry children under 12 years) Alternatively, if you would like to join us on a public cruise, please let us know you’re interested these cruises from £23pp
Private cruise deposit £100 non-refundable, though
Please note we do not operate on Tuesdays.
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  • Events 2019

    19th January, 2019

    Mothers Day Special £27.99 pp Sat 30 & Sun 31 March 2019
    See left for details
    One of our most popular events - early booking essential

    Please refer to our Afternoon Tea menu (Tea Room Page) for full description of each event and what is included:           

    Mad Hatters Tea Parties  £37 per person* Unlimited teas/coffees
    Sun 7 July; Sun 1 Sep 2019 Early booking essential

    1930’s Art Deco themed Afternoon Tea with a themed quiz on board the steam ship The Daniel Adamson
    Wed 10 Jul 2019   2.00pm £30.00 pp   Limited places - early booking essentail

    Halloween Evening Thu 31 Oct 2019   7.00pm £33.00 pp
    Limited places early booking essential  
    Victorian Christmas Afternoon Tea          
    Sat 23 Nov - to Mon 24 Dec, Fri 28 - Sun 30 Dec 2019 £29.99 pp

    Public Cruises - Fish & Chip evenings 2hrs along the River Weaver or Trent & Mersey Canal £20pp Limited places pre-booking essential
    Thu 18 Apr; Thu 9 May; Thu 6 Jun; Thu 27 Jun; Thu 18 Jul; Thu 8 Aug;Thu 22 Aug; Thu 29 Aug; Thu 12 Sep subject to availability

    Sat 27 Jul – Leigh Arms Rhythm on the River Charity Event - Duke will be operating short river cruises at this event supporting the Leigh Arms Charity Event.

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