The waterside Bolton tea room serving an incredible fish and chips afternoon tea

As if things couldn't get any better, Curley's also has its own ice cream parlour on site too.

Georgina Pellant Georgina Pellant - 15th May 2023

There’s a tea room in Bolton serving up a hearty fish and chips afternoon tea, and it sounds absolutely incredible.

Curley’s Dining Rooms, located in the rural town of Horwich just outside of Bolton, sits down a quiet country lane and offers stunning views across Rivington Reservoir.

With a charming suntrap outdoor terrace and its own ice cream parlour, Frederick’s, even without the hefty afternoon tea offering there’s a lot to draw you in here.

The menu includes an all-day breakfast served until 4pm, but it’s the handsome afternoon tea offering with its generous portion of fish and chunky chips that’s really got the town talking.

The fish and chips afternoon tea at Curley’s includes mini fish goujons and proper chunky chips. / Image: Curley’s
Curley’s also serves a classic portion of fish and chips for the same price. / Image: Curley’s

The restaurant is already famous for its epic portions of fish and chips, which feature jumbo cod, hand-cut chips and tartare with mushy peas, but since launching the afternoon tea it has become just as popular.


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Priced at just £19.95 per person, for that diners can dig into a platter loaded with a basket of freshly-fried mini fish goujons and chips, crustless finger sandwiches, huge slabs of quiche, macarons and more.


Sandwich fillings can be chosen in advance from a choice of ham, cheese, tuna mayonnaise, turkey, beef and egg mayo, with three fillings available per afternoon tea.

Also included in the price is a small cup of homemade soup each, a pot of tea, ramekins of coleslaw, tartare and salad, plus traditional fruit scones with clotted cream and jam and a selection of mini patisseries.

Coffee is available to enjoy instead of tea, and for those who fancy a few bubbles there is also the option to upgrade to prosecco.


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If you fancy booking into Curley’s to try the fish and chips afternoon tea, make sure to book in advance. The afternoon tea must be reserved with at least 24 hours in notice, and diners are required to pay a £10 deposit per person that will then be deducated from their bill.

To find out more and view the fish and chips afternoon tea menu, visit Curley’s website here.