Davenports Farm Shop and Tea Rooms - Alice Day

Saturday 8th July 2012

he 150th birthday of ‘Alice’ (the telling of the tale on 4th July 1862 at Oxford) was celebrated in style at Davenports tea rooms in Acton Bridge and Daresbury Alice, Thalia Thompson, (left) was along there with Tabitha (right) a visitor from Northwich to sample the delights including playing chess, the game which features in ‘Through The Looking Glass’ Lewis Carroll’s second ‘Alice’ book published in 1872.

Davenports is the nearest tea room to Lewis Carroll’s birthplace site in Morphany Lane and is becoming a regular venue for visitors taking in the Lewis Carroll tour of Cheshire. The tea room is themed in ‘Alice’ style and many visitors who call in just for the excellent food and speciality teas etc. are introduced there to the knowledge that Lewis Carroll was born in Cheshire - we hope many of these also go on to the birthplace site and to Daresbury church.

The tea room has outdoor tables for the rare summer days when the sun has shone and young visitor, Katherine Shields, was seen in a high chair enjoying herself on the day with Alice in attendance. Katherine will no doubt be returning for many a chocolate cake in the next few years! Despite the threat of rain forecast by the weathermen only a few drops fell and proceedings were only interrupted for less than five minutes. The food was excellent - everybody agreed!