VE Day Celebrations at Home, from your favourite Chester Bars and Restaurants

VE Day is not something that we’ve made a fuss of in recent years, but this year it is oh so very different!

We are all feeling like a celebration, and this VE Day has arrived right on cue. And as we are now coming to expect, some of our favourite bars and restaurants aren’t holding back on the celebratory food and drink either, so we have put together one of our WLGT Essential Guides all about ‘Dining In’ over this bank holiday weekend, in and around Chester.

You’re welcome!

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea is described by many as the quintessentially English treat of all treats – it may have been first introduced in the 1840’s, but the arrival of a cake stand full of the most delicious and indulgent morsels is the most fitting celebratory feast for such an occasion – especially under the circumstances.

The Chester Fields Country Pub & Restaurant 

The Chester Fields has been with us every step of the way since this crisis began, and Mark Jarvis, Chef Helder and the team wasted no time in creating their new delivery concept From Pub to Porch.

V.E Day is just what we need right now… evoke the Blighty spirit, raise a cup of tea to the heroes and treat yourself (or even your street) to Afternoon Tea delivered to your door!
£28 for 2 or £200 for the street (social distancing rules to be observed obviously!) {plenty for 20}
Pre-order now 01244 303100.

You just know how amazing an Afternoon Tea from The Chester Fields will be, so get your order in quick before they sell out.

Choose from a selection of ‘Best of British’ sandwiches plus scones with clotted cream and jam and pastries, perfectly accompanied by Teardrop English Breakfast Tea, Earl Grey or Peppermint.

Take a look at their entire range for lots of other meals perfect for a weekend at home, including their fabulous Sunday Roast, cooked or ready-to-heat.

See the full range – including Afternoon Tea here 


The Black Dog


The Black Dog have been serving the most fabulous restaurant food since this whole thing began, and last week launched their brand new Afternoon Tea from £14.95 to £39.95 depending on what you choose, and WOW do you have a lot of choice!

Choose from a selection of Finger Sandwiches, Homemade Cakes, Macaroons, Fruit Scones and more freshly made fancies.

Find out more here


Cheers to Curley’s Cheesecake!

If you haven’t come across Curley Katie Pastry – then now is the time. I first met this super talented lady when I launched Oddfellows back in 2008 – and it has been an absolute pleasure to watch her become such an awesome all-round Chef, and especially with the sweet stuff.

Katie can turn her hand to anything culinary, and now she is creating the most stunning chocolates and cheesecakes, the likes of which you ain’t never seen before – and they are perfect for a special treat for you or someone special this VE Day (and every day!)

Order through her Instagram page 


Good Food delivered to your door …

Individual Restaurants at Home

Individual Restaurants have just launched their brand new Individual Restaurants at Home range and seeing as we just received our delivery only today, I can honestly say that it’s pretty impressive. If you love Piccolinos, Gino D’Acampo or Restaurant Bar & Grill (including Chester’s Opera Grill) then check out their menu and enjoy some of your favourite dishes delivered to your door for your freezer. Marvelous!

Find out more here


And so to drink …

Exotic Booze Club

Our good friends at Exotic Booze Club are not ones to miss the party, and in addition to this week’s fabulous cocktail list (delivered freshly prepared to your door), our drinky poos aficionados have surprised us once again with their VE Day Party Pack – five delicious cocktail pouches (yup – that makes 20 drinks!) complete with ice, crazy garnishes and a whole lotta love.

For cocktails and online orders click here


White Fox Wines

White Fox Wines certainly know their stuff – so when I asked them for their recommendation of a great Fizz to perfectly accompany your VE Day Afternoon Tea, they were pretty quick off the mark with their suggestions and have even given us a great little VE Day offer – for 2 Sets of 2 bottles of fizz to choose from;

Set 1 – one English (the Gusborne Brut) one Spanish (a nice Cava) = retail price would be £51.00 special VE offer £45 (1945)

Set 2 – one Italian (the Motivo Rose prosecco) one French (Rosé Champagne) =  retail price 43.95 Special VE offer £39 (1939)

Please contact to order and more details here.


Live Well Cheshire West 

CWVA, Cheshire West and Chester Council and The Welcome Network have been working closely together to provide an opportunity for local businesses in the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19).  Together they have put together some incredibly important information on how to access essential services including meals, food shopping and other practical support:


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