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 £13.50 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

Afternoon Tea during December and on New Year's Day

During December or on New Year's Day treat yourself, friends and family to a Duchess Anna Maria Afternoon Tea with a festive twist?   In addition to a more festive-flavoured Afternoon Tea menu (but not missing out on any of the Afternoon Tea classics), the Duchess' Tea Room is decked out for Christmas and there will be crackers for everyone.  It's a different option for a Christmas lunch get together and a great way to start the New Year.

The cost remains £13.50 per person including entry to the Abbey Gardens on the day of your booking.  Served from 1.00pm to 3.00pm. 

Christmas and New Year Opening Times

Afternoon Tea is served from 1.00pm to 3.00pm in the Duchess' Tea Room when the Abbey Gardens are open:

  • Open Friday 19th, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st December
  • Closed Monday 22nd to Friday 26th December
  • Open Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th December
  • Closed Monday 29th to Wednesday 31st December
  • Open New Year's Day Thursday 1st January

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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.


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

Opening Times

 

3rd November to 26th March 2015

Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday (closed Monday to Thursday), 10.00am to 4.00pm      

Hot food is served 12noon to 2.00pm                                                          

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

Additionally closed Friday 26th December and open Thursday 1st January.

 

Christmas and New Year Opening Times 

  • Open Friday 19th, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st December
  • Closed Monday 22nd to Friday 26th December
  • Open Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th December
  • Closed Monday 29th to Wednesday 31st December
  • Open New Year's Day Thursday 1st January

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