The Davenport family has been trading in the Cheshire area since c.1928 initially as a reputable baker and confectioners, then greengrocer and grower of quality flowers and plants. Between 1947 and 2006 they focused on growing flowers and plants and developed the floristry business. During this period they had four flower shops (Haslehursts; Tomlinsons; Davenports Florists in Hartford and Davenports Florists at the Nursery).
By 2006 the business had been brought back to the Nursery at Bridge Farm and in Dec 2006, the farm shop opened. By April 2007 it had won its first award for Best Rural Retailer and since then it has gone on to win many other awards.
Davenports Tea Room opened Nov 2007 and is styled on a quaint old English Tea Room. They serve loose leaf tea in bone china tea services, offer artisan coffee and the home made cakes are delicious. Afternoon tea is a special occasion and must be booked in advance.
Historically, Bridge Farm was a famous cycling café and hostel prior to 1950's on the old A49 and was the first place in the UK to serve Chicken in a Basket, when Hank and Eileen Day rented the farmhouse.
Visiting the farm shop has often been likened to visiting an Ironbridge period shop as it has been sympathetically fitted out using antique and old furniture, some of which has been in the family for years.venings to name just a few. Check out the events page for more details.
Read a short history of Davenports Farm Shop here [6Mb PDF].
In Line with Government AdvicePosted 23rd March, 2020
We have temporarily closed the Tea Room, and although offered a Keep Calm & Take Afternoon Tea Take Away/Delivered we have suspended this service for 3 weeks. We will review this to see if we are able to reinstate it, however please understand that members of our family household are in the at risk group albeit mild, so we need to be careful ourselves.
If you have a forthcoming celebration and would like to register your interest, please let us know by emailing email@example.com
or calling 01606 853241 or 07733385342
The Davenports “Keep Calm and Take Afternoon Tea at home” Take Away/Delivered version
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Gift VouchersPosted 23rd March, 2020
Following the outbreak of COVID19 and Government decision for social distancing. All existing Gift Vouchers with expiry dates from Sun 1 March 2020 onwards have been further extended until 20th Nov 2020…Read more
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..Read more