Enjoy the perfect cuppa the next time you’re out with a senior; drop by some of our favourite places in Northwich to grab a pot of tea.
When you’re out and about there are few activities as enjoyable as an afternoon tea. Simple and yet always a treat. Due to its relaxed and undemanding pace, as well as coming with cakes and a light lunch, it’s something anyone can enjoy.
As a well-established Cheshire town, Northwich has developed its own thriving tea culture that makes it a perfect place to take elderly relatives or guests.
If you want to treat your elderly charge to a traditional afternoon tea, then undoubtedly one of the best places to bring them would be the Poppy Rose Tearoom. Independently owned and run, it has a great choice of speciality teas, homemade cakes and scones, and delicious sandwiches.
The staff are friendly and welcoming, and while no reservations are required it may be useful during busier parts of the year. The tearoom is a little on the cosy side, which may make it difficult for guests with wheelchairs, but simply ask for help and the staff will do what they can to make everyone feel comfortable. Likewise, there is plenty of seating to be found close to the doors.
As well as teas and lunches, you can also find a small gift shop upstairs selling clothes, jewellery, and vintage gifts. This is a great way to spend some time if you need to wait for extra tables or chairs. Find the tea room on Witton Street nearby to St Wilfrid’s.
Another independently owned coffee shop, you can findAbda in the middle of Northwich town. It got its start as a bakery, after the owner brought the various Middle Eastern-inspired cakes and pastries she discovered on her travels back home to Northwich.
Now open for more than seven years, Abda is where to take your older loved ones if you want an interesting twist to the usual teatime ritual. It has a very diverse choice of lunches and hot drinks, as well as a warm and innovative atmosphere. It’s the perfect place to experience the best results of multicultural fusion cuisine in the heart of town.
Of course, the teas and coffees they have are a good reason to visit too! If you’re looking for something more creative to do with your older charges, the café also has an open art space for its guests to unleash their inner muse – find the New Moon Collective Gallery alongside the cafe on Crown Street just around the corner from the post office.
A good old-fashioned family-run café and sandwich shop, Charlie’s Café offers simple yet hearty café items such as sandwiches, hot meals, paninis, and hot drinks.
While not quite as fancy as Poppy Rose Tearoom, as quirky as Northwich Antiques, or as experimental as Abdas, there are few better places for a quick cup of tea before continuing on with the day in town. It’s ideal as a quick pit stop, as the café is located squarely in the centre of town and so has easy access to all its shops and amenities.
Seating is plentiful both in the café and out on the street continental-style, meaning there’s always somewhere comfortable to sit throughout the year. For those with mobility issues, the café’s wide double doors open onto an even and flat floor that’s easily navigable. Find it on Witton Street, right next to the Salvation Army.
As well as providing its visitors with a very comfortable and welcomingcafé and tearoom, Northwich Antiques gets its bread and butter as an antiques store. It has a fascinating selection of objects, furniture and decorations gathered by dedicated dealers and collectors, all on display for people to look at and purchase themselves if they fancy.
Providing afternoon, speciality and flavoured teas, the Northwich Antiques Centre is a great place to take an elderly guest if they’d like a chance to browse a variety of oddments before enjoying their tea. Find it outside Northwich town centre, north-west across the River Weaver on Runcorn Road in Barnton.
Located a little further out of Northwich proper in the nearby village of Bartington,Davenports Tearoom, Florists and Tea Shop is the very model of a modern English tearoom. It has been recognised as one of Cheshire’s best tearooms and offers luxurious and sumptuous surroundings in which to enjoy a traditional pot of tea.
Davenports Tearoom puts great effort into maintaining a relaxed and serene venue. Guests are asked to keep mobile phones off or on silent, and while children are welcome it caters to a more grown-up market. This means that the atmosphere is going to be quiet, the perfect setting to enjoy some delightful teas, delicate sandwiches, and delicious freshly baked cakes.
The tea rooms are in high demand, so we recommend booking in advance if you want to visit. Be sure to check the website as well for additional options to better cater your teatime experience, such as their hugely popular riverboat afternoon tea cruises. Find them on Bridge Farm off Warrington Road, directly opposite the garden centre.
Whether you’re looking for a light meal in between other activities or you want to make it the whole focus of the trip, nothing beats a nice cup of tea. Northwich has many different places where you can go to find one, some classic and traditional and others creative and different. Whatever your tastes, there’s something that’ll suit you.
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