Newsletter July 2020Posted 26th July, 2020
Whats happening at Davenports?....
The tea room remains temporarily closed until the end of September. We are however offering either a delivered or collect afternoon tea service Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun but please ask for other days as we may swop depending on demand or for family or bubble groups you can book a private afternoon tea cruise 4hrs, a cream tea cruise 2hrs or our popular fish & chip 2hr evening cruise is back.
Behind the scenes we are concentrating on making sure that customers, some regulars, some new, can still stay safe and celebrate special occasions or enjoy a special treat and we now offer a Savoury version too! by having a Davenports Afternoon Tea @ Home We are also busy working on a brand new website which will enable you to purchase more items online, such as some beautiful inexpensive new afternoon tea stands, and add individual items such as a bottle of Prosecco or Champagne or a bouquet of flowers to make a treat even more special. Importantly it will be more user friendly enabling you to use normal card payments.
Davenports Tea Room Re-opening
We aim to open the tea room part time at the end of September, subject to public health continuing to improve, however this will initially be for bookings only to enable us to track & trace. In the meantime, we invite those holding gift vouchers or who have deferred deposits to start booking in as we do expect high demand. From Mid-Nov to end of Dec is when we normally operate our Victorian Christmas and we hope to do this both part-time 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. Belinda may even deliver it to your door in Downton Abbey style costume!
A full risk assessment has been conducted for both the tea room & the boat. We have researched extensively as many of you would expect Belinda to do & already hold a Cheshire West & Cheshire 5 star food hygiene rating, so we are completing extra cleaning to minimise the risk to customers & use appropriate PPE for the delivery or for welcoming you onboard narrowboat Duke Narrow boat Duke has advantages over the tea room, such as excellent air circulation as we can lift all or some of the sides, sole use as it is for private party bookings only, so until the end of September, we are concentrating on these options.
Cream Tea 2hr cruise at £25pp (includes cruise, scones & tea, fully licensed bar available)
Full Afternoon Tea 4hr Cruise £60pp (min 5 or £300) includes cruise, full afternoon tea & tea/coffee/soft drinks
Fish & Chip 2hr evening cruise (cruise & fish & chips, fully licensed bar available) £25pp (Adults only)
We are pleased to announce that we have invested in a limited number of children’s life jackets suitable for children 16kg and above for any day cruises.
Take Afternoon Tea @ Home details…
Delivered afternoon teas £25.99pp (single supplement £3.50) Savoury afternoon tea min 2
...and please don’t forget we are also florists, and Ian produces the most beautiful hand tied bouquets, though please give us plenty of notice.
To enquire or book, please call us on 07733385342
Just to let you know the Hairdressers Karma Rooms, Loule ladies fashion & Cheshire Beauty Barn are all now open.
Thank you enough for your continued support
Have a great day, stay safe and we hope to see you again soon.
Belinda & Ian
Davenports Afternoon Tea @ HomePosted 26th July, 2020
Enjoy a delivered Davenports afternoon tea @ Home or collect (by arrangement)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 26th July, 2020
Holding a gift voucher or want to order one?
All existing gift vouchers with expiry dates from 1st March 2020 have automatically been extended until at least 31st October. This will be renewed if necessary. All new gift vouchers will be given 12 months validity until further notice.
Any gift vouchers can be used towards a Davenports Take Afternoon Teas @ Home though please note that we may only able to offer Traditional Style Afternoon Teas or towards any of our cruises. We expect to be busy when we re-open as it will only be part-time, so we invite those holding Gift Vouchers to book in now for dates end of September onwards. This will be subject to public health continuing to improve, so if necessary it will be possible to alter the date nearer the time.
We really appreciate your support, so a massive thank you and we look forward to seeing you all soon. 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
Mad Hatters Tea Party September 2020
For one day only themed afternoon tea box for delivery or collection. Box will include themed cakes & a fabulous Alice in Wonderland afternoon tea stand. To register your interest please call Belinda on 07733385342 or send us an email email@example.com
Victorian Christmas Afternoon Tea
Limited availability dates upon request between 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)