On the first day of the 2nd lockdown, we were ordering Christmas Crackers, crazy but if we don’t carry on with plans for our Victorian Christmas, we won’t have the ingredients for our magic experience!
Whilst we have absolutely no idea whether we will be allowed to go ahead, thankfully people are still booking and paying their deposits on the understanding that if it doesn’t go ahead, or if customers themselves are unwell or have to self-isolate, as long as they call us up to 9.30am on the day, the deposit can be moved to another date anytime up to one year from the date of purchase, and may be used towards any of our products, even a fish & chip evening cruise. So definitely something to look forward to even if it’s something next year!
We can’t thank people enough for supporting us, a few who have postponed plans rather than taken refunds, most of whom have either taken our now popular Davenports Afternoon Tea @ Home or have been able to visit us while we were open and I have to say that although we do have other small businesses on site who rent space from us, this has allowed us to keep going and also invest in the business, in particular our new website, which is working and orders coming through. If you haven’t had a chance to look at it, please do.
So, thank you so much for your support. You are who keep us going! Thank you also for the cards, texts, messenger messages, emails of thanks all expressing your delight and enjoyment of receiving our afternoon teas. We do miss hearing that at the table with you all not being here, so again thank you.
Plans for December
We will be offering our Victorian Christmas either as an experience in the Tea Room or we are working on a boxed version in the event that anyone is unable to join us for whatever reason. Slots for either will be limited, so definitely book as soon as possible, to avoid disappointment!
Christmas Gifts such as Gift Vouchers, Hampers, and other fabulous gifts will be loaded shortly, such as a bouquet of flowers once a month for a year, and I can’t describe how much pleasure that gives the ladies who receive that already, so please do keep checking!
We are also working on an exciting project for Spring, so watch this space. We’ll know in a couple of weeks, if that is definitely on the table.
If you’ve not spotted it, we are now open on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & Mondays for Afternoon Tea @ Home, pre-ordered at least 24hrs in advance. We are manning the phone throughout the week, though may not be able to answer straightaway as we are also fencing & doing other jobs outside at the moment!
To enquire or book, please the best number to call us on 07733385342
In the meantime, thank you again for your continued support.
Have a great day, stay safe and we hope to see you again soon.
Belinda & Ian