George Mottershead had a vision of creating a zoo without bars, a haven for exotic animals to be cared for. He moved his family to Oakfield House and they started to build their zoo. A real family affair, ‘The Oakfield’ became the family home, a tearoom, an aquarium and now a contemporary British pub that celebrates the rich heritage of Chester Zoo.

Today The Oakfield has been lovingly restored creating a relaxed space that will be the perfect setting to enjoy the best food and drink we can provide. Around the pub, you will see precious family photographs and early zoo memories

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For further information or to make a group booking please call a member of our team on 01244 380 280 or email



Afternoon Tea Packages

Why not treat someone special to an Afternoon Tea voucher. Our traditional Afternoon Tea packages start from £18.95 per person and are presented within an Oakfield gift wallet for that extra special touch.

Zoo admission is not included in the Afternoon Tea package. Entry tickets will need to be booked separately before the day of your visit.

Book tickets 

To make a booking or check availability please call the sales team on 01244 650 209 or email Members and adopters receive a 10% discount when purchased on the phone via the sales team.