Victorian Christmas Afternoon Tea 2017Posted 26th November, 2017
A magical Victorian Christmas. Often customers comment that its like stepping back in time or reminds them of programmes such as Downton Abbey…..
We have studied the tables from the programme and also from visits to places such as Alnwick Castle and Chatsworth House, so the room is decorated in a Victorian style with tables holding tall candelabras with large flower arrangements, antique silver and glassware, holly & greenery adorn the tables. Tasteful Christmas music, staff dressed in Victorian costume, sights and smells of freshly baked scones and mulled wine tantalise the senses on arrival. The Victorian Christmas inspired Afternoon Tea includes mulled wine on arrival (alcoholic or non-alcoholic), a mixed round of sandwiches: fillings consist of delicious slow grown bronze turkey, with home-made cranberry sauce, home cooked ham, cooked in Cheshire apple juice with cloves, then roasted off with demerara sugar, then hand-cut, and also our popular locally made potted beef, and award winning smoked salmon and cream cheese, which would also have been popular in Victorian times (vegetarian, gluten free, vegan, dairy free available by request at the time of booking); mouth watering locally made & home made Victorian Christmas inspired cakes on the top two tiers of your antique tea stand, with freshly baked warm cherry & cinnamon, stilton & walnut or plain with a hint of rose scones brought out separately and served with Devon clotted cream and locally made jam. Also included is a pot of tea per person from our extensive range of loose leaf teas, brewed to your liking or a cafeteria from our range of artisan coffees. All this, plus a gift makes our Victorian Christmas a very special event. It’s no wonder Davenports Tea Room was listed as one of the top ten places to visit at Christmas by The Times. Early booking essential £29.99 per person. (£10 per person non-refundable deposit required) Available between 18 Nov through till 30 Dec (except Tuesdays and Christmas closure: 25-28; 31Dec - Fri 12 Jan). Due to popular demand we have been asked for a Christmas/ Savoury combination based on our popular Luxury/Savoury combination. This Christmas/Savoury combination version has less cakes on one tier, and instead of the second tier of cakes has a tier of Christmas themed savoury items, such as pork pie, pate, cheeses, chutney, cheese biscuits etc. Sandwiches etc all included as above and the price per person is the same. Please let us know if you would prefer this version.
Events 2017 - 2018
Please refer to our menu (Tea Room Page) for full description of each event and what is included.
Victorian Christmas Sat 18 Nov 2017 through to Sat 30 Dec, excluding Tuesdays, 25,26 Dec prices currently held at 2016 price £29.99 pp
Mothers Day 2018 weekend Sat 10 Mar & Sun 11 Mar £26.99pp NB. This is one of our busiest events! Book early to avoid being disappointed.
Mad Hatters Tea Party 2018 Sun 29 July; Sun 2 Sep £37pp NEW with as much tea as you can drink!
Halloween Evening Wed 31 Oct 2018 7pm £34pp includes glass of “blood” (not real!), a bowl of broth, combination afternoon tea with sandwiches, themed savouries & cakes, warm scones with clotted cream & locally home made jam, pot of speciality tea each or cafetiere of artisan coffee each and all set in haunting Halloween environment.
Call us if you would like more details or to book.
A non-refundable deposit of £10 per adult, £5 per child is required to secure your booking for any of the above events.
Private Afternoon Tea Cruises for up to 8 passengers (In 2018 up to 12 as the boat is being extended to its original 60ft length over winter)
£60pp (minimum cost £300) For our Vintage Afternoon Tea Cruise including cruise, full afternoon tea, tea/coffee. For more details check out our FaceBook page to for further info/book email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01606 853241
Deposit required for private cruise £100
(Sorry we are unable to take children 12 years or under)