Davenports Tea Room Re-opened 25th Sep

From 23rd July we operated our boat to family and bubble groups for Vintage Afternoon Tea Cruises, Fish & Chip Cruises and a new one Cream Tea Cruises. Now the boat’s season has finished, we have reopened the Tea Room for pre-booked afternoon teas, though we will continue to offer Davenports Afternoon Tea @ Home. This was after many months of providing delivered Afternoon Tea @ Home to those who were self isolating or in lock down, especially those celebrating special occasions such as birthdays, wedding anniversaries, virtual baby showers (some connected to different parts of the World via Zoom), VE Day celebrations, and Fathers Day.

We have been Busy Bees….

After conducting our Risk Assessment earlier this year, we have now altered things in the toilets, such as sensor taps, sensor soap dispensers, signage, changed fittings to make them safe, alterations to the kitchen and the layout of the tea room to minimise risk. For the time being however, we have restricted access to the tea room by pre-booking Afternoon Teas only at least 24hrs in advance. Effectively we are offering private dining to those of our guests booked in and for many of those so far, it’s been their first visit out for 6 months. This will minimise risk to guests within the tea room, and to those we deliver to as many will be still self isolating, but also to our staff and ourselves.

During lockdown we built a vegetable patch and moved a greenhouse and have been able to use the fruits of our labours with home grown tomatoes made into home made soup for our Combination Afternoon Teas, and home grown carrots & parsnips, made into home made carrot & parsnip soup…absolutely delicious thanks to Ian!

Walking into the tea room again was surreal… the music, the décor and the expressions of thanks for the delicious food and drink and normality and it’s still like stepping back in time…

Our final bit of news…….we have a NEW website !


We think its great, but we’d love a second opinion so take a look and please do give us feedback. Make sure you have a look at About Us page too. I can’t describe how many hours that page alone took to collate from various sources and formats and I do think the web-designers have done a fabulous job.

If you’ve not spotted it, we are now open on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & Mondays for pre-ordered at least 24hts in advance, delivered Afternoon Teas, Flowers and to take Afternoon Tea in the Tea Room. We will be manning the phone throughout the week, though may not be able to answer straightaway.

To enquire or book, please the best number to call us on


In the meantime, we can’t thank you enough for your continued support.

Have a great day, stay safe and we hope to see you again soon.

Best wishes

Belinda & Ian