Newsletter June 2020Posted 24th June, 2020
I don’t think anyone would have thought that places would be closed for this long…..
What’s Happening Now....
Behind the scenes we are concentrating on making sure that customers, some regulars, some new, can despite the lockdown still celebrate their special occasion or enjoy that treat, especially if they are missing our special afternoon teas. We are missing talking to you about the teas and brewing for you and letting you know where everything is from, but in the meantime we hope that you enjoy what we are offering. Not all of our suppliers are operating since they only service top quality hotels and restaurants and there was only us asking them for cakes! So, I’ve have been busy making cakes, meringues, chocolates eclairs, tea loaf, raspberry profiteroles and of course the scones & we’ve a couple of new suppliers, Joanne from Didsbury has made your Frangipanes & Lemon Meringues & we have finally been able to include Gary & Jemma’s Cheshire Cheese Cakes. You may also have seen that we have clotted cream direct from the farm. We are also working on things that will make the delivered afternoon teas even more special, such as china 3 tier stands to hire or pretty cardboard ones to purchase, maybe even a very special virtual pop up tea room gazebo to hire for your garden. Another thing, our website has been in desperate need of updating and we are working on that too.
In addition to that we have also been busy planting vegetables, lots of mowing, painting, mending the field shelter & currently fencing! So definitely keeping ourselves active!
We have completed a full risk assessment for re-opening the Tea Room considering what is needed to keep our customers and staff safe and some things require tradesmen/women as it is our intention to install sensor taps & sensor flushing toilets as part of changes.
You may know about our boat NB. Duke which normally would have been operating since March doing Afternoon Tea Private Cruises and Fish & Chip Evening Cruises, but we are not allowed to operate that yet. The Duke’s season finishes at the end of September, so we are most likely going to operate that part time, alongside the Keep Calm & Take Afternoon Teas @ Home, for private groups who are able to socialize (minimum 6, up to 12) during the day for a new Cream Tea 2hr cruise (scones & tea, but with a fully licensed bar) at £25pp or for the Full Afternoon Tea 4hr Cruise (see enclosed leaflet) £60pp (min £300 spend) or for a 2hr Fish & Chip evening cruise £25pp, so check our website and Facebook page and if you’ve not already done so, please like our page DavenportsFarm so we can keep in touch.
Davenports Tea Room Re-opening
It’s our intention to re-open in October, a couple of days per week initially prioritizing those of our customers who are holding gift vouchers or who have paid deposits, running the Keep Calm & Take Afternoon Tea @ Home alongside. Mid-Nov to end of Dec is when we normally operate our Victorian Christmas and we hope to do this both on a reduced capacity in the tea room, but also packaged in a box for you to enjoy at home, complete with themed cakes, mulled wine, crackers and our quiz and we hope to be able to bring back our popular combination version by then too. I may even deliver it to your door in Downton Abbey style costume!
All of what we are doing has been made possible because of those of you who have ordered our Keep Calm & Take Afternoon Tea @ Home, so we really can’t thank you enough for your continued support, especially since some of you have re-ordered them a number of times!
Have a great day, stay safe and we hope to see you again soon.
Belinda & Ian
Bridge Farm, Warrington Road, Bartington, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 4QU
Tel: 01606 853241 or 07733385342
Take Away Afternoon TeaPosted 10th May, 2020
We have temporarily closed the Tea Room, but now offer a
Keep Calm & Take Afternoon Tea @ Home Delivered locally or to collect (by arrangement whilst maintaining social distancing).
If you or someone you love need cheering up or have a forthcoming celebration and would like to order, please let us know by emailing email@example.com
or calling 01606 853241 or 07733385342
Priced at £25.99pp* this includes:
Mixed sandwich selection of cream cheese and cucumber; ham; egg; potted beef; smoked salmon & cream cheese, so slightly over a round of sandwiches each unless you have any dietary needs or preferences
Also included are a mixed variety of 6 mini luxury cakes each, a home made scone each (raisin/cherry or plain with a hint or rose or mixed if preferred), cooked just before they go out for delivery; clotted cream & locally made jam (butter if required); choice of tea; plus a birthday candle if required; all gift boxed and delivered between 12-2pm - we’ll aim for 1pm at the latest, but in case we have any problems delivering causing delays please allow a little longer
(we will socially distance by knocking on the door; placing the gift box on the step and standing back to ensure we keep you safe but to ensure receipt).
Minimum 24hrs notice, but best to order with as much notice as possible if it’s for a special event to ensure delivery slot.
[*Based on a minimum two for deliveries - £3.50 supplement for one delivered] Child’s Afternoon Tea (suitable 5-13yrs) £15.99pp Child Sandwich
& one cake (call for price) - all versions of child’s food can only be ordered with adult afternoon teas
Due to not all our suppliers working, we are making many of the cakes ourselves, so to allow us to make those cakes, restock etc. we are now restricting the days of deliveries to Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Protect our NHS, Stay home & Stay safe
To virtually tell you about your afternoon tea, please go to Youtube: Davenports Tea Room “Virtual Afternoon Tea” https://youtu.be/J7-qaOFQRnE
Gift VouchersPosted 23rd March, 2020
COVID-19 UPDATE: All new gift vouchers will be given 12 months validity until further notice. Any existing gift vouchers with expiry dates from 1st March have automatically been extended until 31st October. This will be renewed if necessary.
Any gift vouchers can be used towards our Keep Calm & Take Afternoon Teas @ Home though please note that we are only able to offer Traditional Style Afternoon Teas during the lockdown period.
We really appreciate your support, so a massive thank you and we look forward to seeing you all soon. In the meantime, we are very busy, doing lots of jobs we don’t normally get a chance to do. Stay safe.
Forward Planning - Tea Room Availability Later on in the Year:Posted 20th March, 2020
Latest Tea Room & boat availability dates are listed here and updated regularly..
Although we are currently temporarily closed as we are a social venue, below is forthcoming events to help you plan for later on in the year.
Vintage Cruise Boat Availability 2020
Afternoon Tea or Fish and Chip Cruises
Please contact us via our email or telephone number as listed on our contact page.
Public Fish and Chip Cruises:
From Thu 2 Jul 2020 (subject to confirmation from the Government advice)
If you have a party of 6 or more please contact us to discuss dates.
Private Hire Dates for Afternoon Tea or Fish & Chip Cruises
Below are dates that we are already booked or attending events:
Sat 1 Aug, Sun 2 Aug, Mon 3 Aug - Duke n/a
Sat 22 Aug and Sun 23 Aug - IWA Boat Gathering at Anderton Boat Lift (Duke doing Jam Butty short cruises from Anderton lift to Barnton Return)
Sun 30 Aug - Duke n/a
Fri 4 Sep - Duke n/a
Sun 6 Sep - Wed Sep inclusive - Duke n/a
Sat 19 Sep & Sun 20 Sep - Anderton Boat Lift Heritage weekend - Duke n/a
Please contact us relating to any other dates or if you’re interested in attending any of these events.
Events 202024th June, 2020
Fish & Chip Cruise new season postponed until Jul 2020 (date to be announced shortly), then weekly on Thursdays until Sep 2020 These can be restricted to individual family only in line with social distancing, but will be subject to availability and confirmation from Government Advice nearer to the time.
Mad Hatters Tea Party September 2020
More details to be announced shortly
Victorian Christmas Afternoon Tea
Sat 21 Nov - to Thu 24 Dec, Tue 29 - Wed 30 Dec 2020 £32 per adult (Closed Thu 31 Dec & Fri 1 Jan) Re-open Sat 2 Jan 2021
Please note during these dates Victorian Christmas only available. For all Gift Voucher holders, you are welcome to redeem your vouchers, please note that there will be a supplement payable depending on which version of voucher you are holding, please call us for details.
All tea room events require £10pp deposit (non-refundable) to confirm (please note that deposits are transferrable should you need to postpone due to Covid-19)