Friday 20th August 2021

Classic Afternoon Tea

Liverpool, Runcorn, Crewe, Chester Station

The Experience

Northern Belle Crest Logo

Indulge in the quintessential British experience of afternoon tea aboard the beautiful Northern Belle train.

Let the pace of life slow as you gaze at the English & Welsh landscapes and enjoy the delights of travel from a bygone era while enjoying a traditional afternoon tea.

Welcome on board with a glass of Sparkling wine, sit back in your armchair seat while you enjoy five courses of our famous "Belle" afternoon tea.

Learn about the train carriges, which are all named after iconic British stately homes or castles, with their intricate marquetry designs taking inspiration from their famous namesakes 

Your relaxed journey will take you through the scenic countryside and coastline looping back to your departure point over several hours.

An experience to treasure, this makes the perfect treat or celebration gift.

INCLUDES

  • Round-trip travel aboard the Northern Belle luxury train
  • Welcome Sparkling drink.
  • Traditional afternoon tea, including
  • Selection of sandwiches,
  • Savoury course,
  • Selection of cakes, pastries and fancies
  • Fruit & Plain scones with jam and cream.
  • Strolling musicians ( Subject to social distancing rules at the time of travel )
  • Table magician ( Subject to social distancing rules at the time of travel )

THE ORIGINS OF AFTERNOON TEA

A peckish Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford is often cited as starting this very British tradition. As it became fashionable to serve the evening meal at a later hour Victorians bellies started to rumble during the day.

To satiate her stomach Anna began to have tea and a light bite in the afternoon. Soon she began to invite friends to join her in this ritual in the drawing room of Woburn Abbey and the trend spread to high class homes across Britain.

In the 1900’s tea rooms sprang up across the country and the social occasion of taking Afternoon Tea continues with earnest today.

Call To Enquire 01270 907010

Liverpool Lime Street

11:45
Departs
Liverpool
18:30
Arrives
Liverpool
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01270 907010

Runcorn Station

12:00
Departs
Runcorn
18:00
Arrives
Runcorn
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01270 907010

Crewe Station

12:30
Departs
Crewe
17:45
Arrives
Crewe
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01270 907010

Chester Station

13:00
Departs
Chester Station
17:15
Arrives
Chester Station
Call To Enquire
01270 907010

We're sorry, seats are very limited on this trip please submit the form below or call 01270 907010 and we'll do our best to find you a seat. We'll then be in touch within one working day to confirm availability.

Timings are provisional and subject to Network Rail confirmation 7 days prior to departure.

PLEASE NOTE 

  • Bookings of one or two attract a surcharge of £90 for a private table for two
  • All timings shown on this website are for your guidance only—a confirmed schedule will be supplied with your travel documents
  • Please ensure you bring your travel documents on the day of your journey
  • If booking up to eight (8) weeks prior to departure, a non-refundable 15% deposit is required to secure your seats
  • Payment is required in full if you are booking within eight (8) weeks of travel
  • Full payment and cancellation details can be found in our Terms and Conditions page >

Our Best Available rate is subject to availability at time of booking, it is not applicable for parties of 12 or more. Please contact reservations@northernbelle.co.uk for group pricing.