The Duchess'
Tea Room

Eat and Drink With Us

The Duchess’ Tea Room is set within the grounds of Woburn Abbey and offers a fine selection of teas, coffees, cakes and biscuits all freshly prepared. Alongside this there is a range of light lunches and snacks; all of which can be enjoyed inside, outside or in the gardens.   

If you have any specific dietary requirements or allergies, please do speak to a member of staff within the tea room or contact us prior to your visit.  

Suki Teas and Hot Drinks

A wide selection of loose leaf premium Suki pots of tea and infusions are available to choose from as well as coffees and other hot drinks. Choose from Woburn Abbey’s own Fairtrade Woburn Blend, a Fairtrade Earl Grey Blue Flower or the more exotic Mango Tango and White Tea Mao Feng. All our coffees are made with Fairtrade coffee beans, freshly ground and brewed.


Image for The Duchess' Tea Room Afternoon Tea at the Duchess' Tea Room

Afternoon Tea At Woburn

Afternoon Tea was popularised in the 1840s by Duchess Anna Maria, wife to the 7th Duke of Bedford. During your visit to Woburn Abbey and Gardens, why not enjoy a Duchess Anna Maria Afternoon Tea with your friends and family at The Duchess’ Tea Room?  Download our Afternoon Tea Menu

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Served from 2.00pm to 4.00pm in the summer season, and 1.00pm to 3.00pm in the winter season, when the gardens are open.  Afternoon Tea costs £14.00 and includes entry to Woburn Abbey Gardens. Please note The Duchess' Tea Room is located in the Grounds of the Abbey and not the Abbey itself. 

There are also Gift Vouchers for Afternoon Tea which make a perfect birthday or Christmas present and can be purchased online

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Our Afternoon tea is very popular with limited availability each day, we ask visitors to please pre-book to avoid disappointment. You can either contact us ahead of your visit, or ask at The Duchess' Tea Room before 12 noon on the day.


Image for The Duchess' Tea Room Freshly Baked Scones Make the Perfect Snack or Light Meal

Catering for Groups

For groups visiting Woburn Abbey and Gardens we can, by prior arrangement, offer coffee, tea and biscuits upon arrival, a two course lunch with tea or coffee at The Duchess' Tea Room and a delicious Afternoon or Cream Tea. 

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Bedford Tea Room

In June 2015, the new Bedford Tea Room was opened in addition to The Duchess' Tea Room, due to the popularity of afternoon tea at Woburn. Located in North Court, just a few 100 yards from The Duchess' Tea Room, The Bedford Tea Room is open for pre-booked Duchess Anna Maria Afternoon Tea only, from 1pm until 5pm, each day that Woburn Abbey is open. 

Woburn Abbey's First Artist in Residence, Richard Hoare is currently exhibiting ink drawings from a cycle of seasons at Woburn in The Bedford Tea Room from 11am until 5pm each day. Richard’s sensibility to light and the landscape captures the beauty and sensuality of the gardens and deer park. His drawings are the first to be available for purchase directly from an artist working in the grounds of Woburn Abbey. 

To book afternoon tea at The Bedford Tea Room, please contact us directly. 


Image for The Duchess' Tea Room The Duchess' Tea Room opens on the same days as Woburn Abbey Gardens

Opening Times

27th March to 31st October 2015

Open Monday to Sunday, 10.00am to 5.30pm      

Hot food is served 12 noon to 2.00pm                                                          

Afternoon Tea is served 1.00pm to 3.00pm (pre-booking essential) 

 


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