Five Places to Enjoy an Afternoon Tea Hen Party in Cheshire
16 Nov 2015
Rather have a big fat piece of cake than a banging headache the morning after your hen do? Then it might be worth considering a trip to a lavish or quirky tea room for an afternoon tea hen party.
From castles grand enough for kings and queens, to wacky Alice in Wonderland themed afternoon tea rooms, here are five places to hold an afternoon tea hen party in Cheshire.
1. Peckforton Castle, Peckforton, Tarporley
Medieval allure will ensure hens experience the extraordinary during afternoon tea at the picturesque Peckforton Castle which dates back to 1840. With a scenic Cheshire backdrop, enjoy an afternoon tea in the Brasserie and choose from French pastries and fancies, finger sandwiches and preserves. Treat your hen party and go for the ‘Indulgent Afternoon Tea’with a glass of Joseph Perrier Champagne or a Bombay Gin and tonic.
£14.95 per person, £28.95 to share or £22.95 for the Indulgent Afternoon Tea.
2. Davenports Tea Room, Northwich
Mad Hatter’s tea parties, china cake stands, no crustless sandwiches, homemade cakes and jam-smothered scones with a ‘top secret’recipe all lay in store for those booking an afternoon tea at Davenports. The tea room scooped the Tea Guild’s final national award in 2013, but the Alice in Wonderland themed murals and décor certainly steal the show at this place. The theme all becomes clear when guests learn that the decoration is in homage of the author Lewis Carroll, who was born less than two miles away in Daresbury, Cheshire. Try the ‘Afternoon Tea and Be Pampered’package which includes beauty treatments for ultimate relaxation.
Classic Afternoon Tea for Two starts from £40.85.
3. Ginger and Pickles, Nantwich
In the heart of Nantwich, a floral market town, Ginger and Pickles is tempting tea room full of treats and delicious brews for hungry hens. Having been awarded the Tea Guild’s Award of Excellence in 2013, there is reason to believe that cuppas here will be of good quality. Choose from from loose leaf options or opt for a Namptwiche Tea – a selection of sandwiches, homemade cakes and half a bottle of Champagne.
If vintage china and cream teas really are your favourite pastime, it’s possible to introduce the tea party theme to bridal celebrations, as Ginger and Pickles also caters for weddings and can supply staff and crockery.
Prices start from £14.95 per person for afternoon tea.
4. Alderley Edge Hotel
Set in an Elizabethan-Gothic style country house, afternoon tea at Alderley Edge Hotel is for parties hoping for classic, timeless surroundings. Sweet and savoury snacks are served on a three-tier cake stand. Add Champagne if your party is keen to have a tipple or two.
From £21.95 per person
5. Arley Hall, Northwick
Arley Hall, a popular wedding venue, offers a delightful environment for afternoon tea with fine gardens within close reach. Afternoon tea usually takes place in the Tudor Barn Restaurant, but brides hoping for a private tour of the hall, champagne reception on arrival, entry to the gardens and afternoon tea served in the library, should choose the grand option.
Prices begin from around £10 per person and £69 for Grand Afternoon Tea for two people.
Not based in Cheshire? Pop the kettle on and soak up some other tea-themed inspiration to get you thinking…
Hire your own tearoom
If your party is enchanted by polka dots, jam and Victoria sponge but don’t live in Cheshire, try the full-size travelling tea room from Tea Vintage. Available to hire for afternoon teas and even for weddings, the company, based in Windsor, feature vintage crockery and a retro-styled tea team to impress guests.
A scrumptious day out in London
Love London? Head down to the capital for a unique afternoon tea experience on a vintage Routemaster bus with BB Bakery. Sip some tea, nibble on macarons, cake and sandwiches – all while a London bus driver takes you on a tour of London to see The London Eye, Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and more. There's an option to hire either just the upstairs or downstairs of the bus for groups.
Prices start from £45 for adults for the Afternoon Tea Bus Tour.