SCONES with jam then cream or scones with cream then jam?

Salmon and cucumber sandwiches with the crusts cut off or coronation chicken on brioche?

Miniature chocolate eclairs and chewy macaroons or carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and light Victoria sponge cake?

So far in our Best of 2022 competition we’ve looked at hair, nails and beauty as well as pies, pubs and fish chips with voting taking place in the best for breakfast category over the weekend.

Next up, we wanted to know where in Wirral serves the best afternoon tea – the perfect place to enjoy some tasty treats and a good cup of tea.

After reading all of your nominations, we’ve shortlisted the top six, who will battle it out to be named Best for Afternoon Tea in Wirral.

Now we need your help to choose an overall winner from our shortlist.

There are three ways to vote:

1. Search for the Best Of post on our Wirral Globe Facebook or Instagram pages and comment under the post with the name of your winner = 1 vote

2. Name your favourite in the comments section on this article via our website = 2 votes

3. Purchase a copy of this week’s Wirral Globe (June 22 edition) and fill in the entry form = 5 votes

(*NB For newspaper entries, email a screenshot of the completed entry form to – please note that only original copies will be accepted. More than one entry can be submitted per person but you will be asked to provide your own unique reference code for each entry to avoid duplication eg if your name is Smith you may wish to write Smith123 or HS21! as your code. You will need to provide a different code for each entry submitted. For full terms and conditions go to

Voting officially opens today, Thursday, and closes at midnight on Monday and we will be announcing the winner next week.

Keep an eye out for our next Best Of appeal on our social media pages on Friday.


Popsy’s Coffee Shop and Bistro, Hoylake

A fully licensed coffee shop in the community centre on Hoylake Promenade, Popsy’s afternoon tea had dozens of nominations and was a must for our shortlist.

One happy customer said: “It’s a wonderful place to have afternoon tea.

“It’s beautiful inside and the staff are amazing – so friendly and nothing is too much trouble.”

Another said: “Popsy’s is 100 per cent the best afternoon tea anywhere.

“All the cakes are incredible – homemade fresh every day and they taste delicious.

“I wouldn’t go anywhere else for an afternoon tea.”

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Popsys Coffee Shop

Popsy's Coffee Shop

Fleur Ashley Tea Room, Wallasey

This popular venue is a traditional tea room, with vintage table cloths, tiered cake stands and fine bone China and they offer homemade food to takeaway or eat in.

One frequent visitor said: “The scones are to die for and I can never resist another especially when they’re served straight from the oven.

“I love the attention to detail and the overall atmosphere created by the staff.”

Another said: “This is a family-run business with a lovely, friendly atmosphere.

“They have quality food and cater for all allergies, always going the extra mile for people.

“This is an outstanding community spirited tea room.”

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Fleur Ashley Tea Room

Fleur Ashley Tea Room

Our Coffee Shop, Spital

If you’re looking for a homemade afternoon that is the best in Wirral, head to Our Coffee Shop on Spital Road, that’s according to one satisfied customer.

They said: “The cakes are so fresh and unbelievably delicious with unlimited tea or coffee and you choose from six different sandwiches, numerous flavours of jam and it’s all served with delicious clotted cream.

“This is a hidden gem for afternoon tea!”

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Our Coffee Shop

Our Coffee Shop

Afternoon Tea To You

A new venture for home baker Karen Davies, Afternoon Tea To You provides a touch of luxury using the best quality ingredients that are locally sourced and produced for her afternoon tea creations.

The extensive menu allows customers to choose which afternoon tea option suits their appetite or occasion with everything prepared fresh on the morning of each delivery, ready to enjoy that afternoon.

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Afternoon Tea To You

Afternoon Tea To You

Vintage Days Tea Parties

Offering afternoon tea to enjoy in your own home, Vintage Days Tea Parties has the recipe for success.

One happy customer on their Facebook page said: “The takeaway afternoon tea is amazing!”

Another said: “Vintage Days were brilliant when they catered for a small afternoon tea party I was having at home.

“The menu was agreed in advance and the price was great for the amount of food we were served.

“Then they cleared it all away at the end and I didn’t have to wash a thing. Brilliant!”

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Vintage Days Tea Parties

Vintage Days Tea Parties

Remember When, New Brighton

With traditional afternoon tea served on cake stands and with China crockery, Remember When provides the perfect place to enjoy a little taste of luxury.

One nomination said: “You get the full afternoon tea experience and it’s a great place to take people with Dementia.”

One review on their Facebook page said: “An absolutely amazing little gem of a coffee shop.

“It’s like stepping back in time.

The afternoon tea was absolutely delicious and there was plenty of it.”

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Remember When

Remember When