Cheshire-born Lewis Carroll put pen to paper in 1865 and 152 years later, 'Alice in Wonderland' is still one of the most loved novels of all time. Get #ChesteringAround and throw your own tea party - we can't think of any better way to celebrate Afternoon Tea Week.

When it comes to Afternoon Tea, Chester is a city full of options, from the decadent and traditional to the ultimate in quirky. Read on for our top five picks...

1. Davenports Tea Rooms | Northwich
Step into the curious world of Alice in Wonderland. Davenports private dining room is adorned with upside down Alice in Wonderland themed display on the ceiling with characters from the book; Alice, the Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts at the very least! Gaze at the collectables, chess sets and playing cards that adorn the tables of this quirky tea room as you pick from an extensive menu of Afternoon Tea options to choose from. The Afternoon Tea is a multi-award winning here, and the popular Mad Hatter's Tea Parties are a speciality - considered to be the best Afternoon Tea in Cheshire. Enjoy delicious home and locally made Alice in Wonderland inspired cakes. Davenports serve a choice of delicate sandwiches, a selection of locally made homemade delicious cakes and scones. Available from 1pm-3pm full Afternoon Teas should be booked at least 24hrs in advance by visiting | www.davenportsfarmshop.co.uk/tea-rooms

2. The Arkle Bar & Lounge at The Chester Grosvenor (Eastgate Street) A second-to-none Afternoon Tea awaits you at The Chester Grosvenor. Admired by many, The Grosvenor’s exceptionally high standards are sure to please everyone. Treat yourself and friends or family with decadent delights, expertly crafted by professionals.

3. Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel (St Johns Street) The luxurious New Blossoms hotel and restaurant, conveniently located in the city centre, never stray from their remarkable service. The beautiful interior and design work will definitely be something to remember as you enjoy the fabulous teas and treats they have to offer. 

3. Oddfellows (Lower Bridge Street) Only the most scrumptious foods are served at Oddfellows with a style of service found nowhere else. The sheer beauty of the gardens will transport you instantly to Wonderland. Fill yourself up with a sumptuous Afternoon Tea and top off the evening with a round of bubbly or an overnight stay. 

4. Mad Hatters Tea Room (Bridge Street) “Everyone’s mad here. But I’ll tell you a secret, all the best people are.” The staff at Mad Hatters most certainly live by this motto - their cheerful and quirky way will inspire the inner Alice in you! No cups match, the tables are all beautifully different in their own way and the décor makes you feel like you’re actually in the book. Afternoon Tea is made to order by pre-bookings and we are sure Lewis Carroll himself would approve.

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The Arkle Bar & Lounge at The Chester Grosvenor
Restaurant
The interior of The Arkle Bar & Lounge at The Chester Grosvenor

Serving morning coffee, light lunches and traditional afternoon tea, The Arkle Bar and Lounge is also the perfect place for a pre-dinner cocktail and is stocked with interesting malts, vintage ports and a wide range of liqueurs.

Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel
Hotel
Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel, exterior

Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel is a stylish 67 bedroom hotel in the heart of the historic City of Chester, situated on the famous City Walls and near the Eastgate Clock Tower, said to be the second most photographed clock in England.

Davenports Tea Room
Tea Room/Coffee Shop
Davenports Tea Room

The Tea Room is closed but they are operating a "Keep Calm & Take Afternoon Tea" delivered/collect afternoon tea service (full details on the website www.davenportstearoom.co.uk or DavenportsFarm FaceBook page)

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