Inspired by the 13th Duke of Bedford’s comic book of the same name, published in 1971, join Simon Pestell, former Butler and now the Abbey’s Head Housekeeper, to find out ‘How to Run a Stately Home’. A pioneer of the country house business, the 13th Duke opened the Abbey in 1955. Learn more the trials and tribulations of opening a great house from Simon’s fresh perspective in this entertaining talk.
Explore the Abbey and Gardens at your leisure and enjoy a delicious two-course lunch.
£40 per person, including lunch & tea/coffee and biscuits on arrival.
Please use the form below to book. If you have any dietary requirements, please call us on 01525 290333
Order of the day: arrive at 10.30
11.00 – Join Simon Pestell, former Butler and now the Abbey’s Head Housekeeper, to find out ‘How to Run a Stately Home’.
12.00 – Lunch served in the Bedford Room. Please inform us at least 48hrs in advance of the event if you have any dietary requirements.
1.00 – Free to enjoy the Abbey and Gardens at your leisure. Please note last entry to the Abbey is 4pm.
£40 per person, please use the button below to book. Please ring us on 01525 290333 if you have any dietry requirements.