Bookings & Reservations

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To avoid disappointment we would always recommend that customers phone ahead to make a reservation

All of the formal Afternoon Teas require advance booking and the payment of deposits.With Her Ladyship’s Afternoon Tea & the Brigadier’s Savoury Afternoon Tea a deposit of £5 per head is required with bookings to be made by close of business on the Monday before you plan to visit, although occasionally it is possible to accommodate later bookings.

With the Aristocratic Afternoon Tea & Viscount’s Afternoon Tea both required a minimum of 7 days notice and a deposit of £5 per head is required. 

Providing that we are informed beforehand we can usually cater for vegetarians and those with allergies, like wheat, dairy & nuts.

In the event of cancellation / reduction in numbers within 24 hours of planned arrival a charge of 50% of the menu tariff will apply.

Failure to arrive on the due day and within 30 minutes of the booked time, without prior notice, then the full amount of the meal will be charged - less any deposit already paid. 

Our regular opening times are from  Wednesdays through to Sundays from 12 noon until 4.00 p.m (5.00 p.m. on Saturday & Sundays)  with last orders being taken 45 minutes before closing.

We reserve the right to vary these hours if necessary.

Please note that we will be closed from

23rd December until 10th January

except for our Christmas Soiree on 23rd December

Booking on line 

Once you have chosen your date please look at our menu brochure which will help you decide what you wish to eat. We will contact you by e-mail to find out your choices and if you have any special dietary needs.

Are dogs allowed?bramble

Whilst we allow dogs, on leads, in the gardens during the summer months our tea-rooms are not large enough to allow them in without risks to the safety of other members of the public, the dogs themselves and, of course, our staff.

Where guide dogs are involved, we do have a separate function room which could be made available subject to our being notified in advance so that the heating can be put on.