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].
Newsletter June 2020Posted 24th June, 2020
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What’s Happening Now....
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or calling 01606 853241 or 07733385342
Priced at £25.99pp* this includes:Read more
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.Read more