Davenports Cruises

Vintage Afternoon Tea cruises for private parties on board narrow boat Duke licensed to carry up to 12 passengers. Davenports Tea Room has the reputation of a top quality afternoon tea after winning the Tea Guild's Top Tea Room in the UK, the last ever winner. In 2023 listed as Top 23 Places in the UK for Afternoon Tea in The Times, Top 10 in Britain magazine, Top 13 Visit Chester & Cheshire, Finalist Cheshire Life (awaiting final results), featured in Coronation edition Country Life magazine, June edition Cheshire Life (4 page feature). Fully licensed to serve alcohol or specialist teas from the trained tea expert or artisan coffee. Trips of approximately 3- 4hrs or 4.5hrs and can include the Trent & Mersey Canal, two tunnels, the iconic Anderton Boat Lift on to the River Weaver, through a lock and back to walking distance from the start point, with stunning scenery makes a super trip for anyone want a really special trip ideal for celebrating something special or wanting to enjoy something truely British in a unique surrounding.

Shorter public trips are also available the 2hr fish & chip evening cruise All subject to availability (please refer to our website for dates & availability)

NB Duke has featured on Channel 4's Digging Up Britain's Past and is available for film work.


Davenports Tea Room, Bridge Farm,

Warrington Road,

Disability Access Information

access via 4 steps on to the boat and short walk along the towpath (uneven surface) to the mooring