The Wirral is a tiny peninsula that is bordered by the River Dee, the River Mersey and the Irish Sea. It has its own professional football club, in Tranmere Rovers, and it has also been the home of everyone from Elvis Costello to Daniel Craig.
The Wirral is packed with pleasant restaurants, tearooms and more and there are many great places to enjoy afternoon tea in the Wirral, as this guide shows.
Vintage Afternoon Tea at Ain’t That Swell
Located on the first floor of the Amorini Antiques Center in Birkenhead, Ain’t That Swell is a proper piece of Liverpudlian history, like taking a step back into the 1940s.
The aesthetic isn’t the only thing that’s vintage either, as they also serve some classic cakes, including a thick and creamy Victoria Sponge that can put any French patisserie to shame. The homemade scones with fresh clotted cream and jam are also to die for and they even serve pickled onions, pork pies and freshly made baps.
It is proper vintage fare in a proper vintage setting. Even the plates and the cutlery have the vintage look, and the menu is a ration book! That’s the sort of attention to detail that we love, the sort of detail we have previously only seen you know where in Harrogate and York, and it’s why Ain’t That Swell is our pick for the best place to enjoy afternoon tea in Wirral.
Classy Fair at Hillbark Hotel
If Ain’t That Swell is down to earth vintage, then Hillbark is at the other end of the scale. It’s refined, it’s classy and it’s a little over-the-top in places, but we love it. And when you book into a five-star hotel that’s exactly the sort of experience that you pay for.
Everything is very elegant, from the tableware to the service and the surroundings, not to mention the food. The dining room in which the afternoon tea is served has been awarded 3 AA Rosette, so if it’s fine dining that you want then you should probably stay for dinner as well.
Afternoon Tea at Home
There is a Home in Oxton Village and in Woodside Ferry. Both of these places are great for tea and coffee lovers, with glorious surroundings, beautiful decor, fantastic service and mouth-watering food.
Tea and Dogs Kirby Park Cafe
One of our favorite places in the whole world is a small cafe in Newcastle that serves as a refuge for cats. You can go to enjoy some food and drink and also make some feline friends.
We like to see the Kirby Park Cafe as a canine alternative. It’s dog friendly and there seem to be dogs here all of the time, as it’s a popular haunt with dog walkers and general animal lovers. The cakes are great and you can stop by for a spot of afternoon tea following a day of sightseeing or rambling in the countryside.