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Afternoon Tea At Woburn

The English social custom of taking Afternoon Tea was popularised in the 1840s by Duchess Anna Maria, wife of the 7th Duke of Bedford, who entertained her friends at Woburn Abbey. The Duchess is credited with popularising the custom of afternoon tea in the court of Queen Victoria. The Duchess and her friends would have enjoyed afternoon tea in the comfortable surroundings of the Abbey. 

Afternoon Tea Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers for Afternoon Tea in the grounds of Woburn Abbey make a perfect gift, birthday and family celebrations, providing a special day out for family and friends.

An Afternoon Tea Gift Voucher includes:

  • A pot of Suki tea or coffee of your choice
  • A delicious selection of sandwiches, homemade cakes and scones with clotted cream and jam
  • Served within the beautiful setting of The Bedford Room in the historic North Court of Woburn Abbey.
  • Entry to the Gardens or Abbey and Gardens

All vouchers purchased in 2018 are valid until 1st September 2019. Please kindly note that gift vouchers are non refundable and cannot  be redeemed between 29th October 2018 and 4th April 2019 as Woburn Abbey and Gardens are closed. Guests can redeem their voucher*or can reserve afternoon tea at The Scuplture Gallery on selected dates during November 2018

If you require a specific date , please telephone 01525 290333 to make your reservation prior to purchasing the voucher.   

Please note that there is a very high demand for afternoon tea as such it must be booked in advance. Afternoon tea bookings are most popular at weekends, please book as far in advance as possible to avoid disappointment. > Download A Menu

Choose from:

Humphry Repton Afternoon Tea - £17.00 per person, menu as descibed above and includes admission the Gardens

Anna Maria Afternoon Tea - £25 per person, menu as described above and includes admission to Woburn Abbey and Gardens (Abbey open 23rd March to 28th October 2018)

Please click the button below to make your selection and buy your vouchers

Buy your voucher now  Please contact us to book your table.

Whilst Woburn Abbey and Gardens will be closed from the 29th October 2018 - 4th April 2019. We are delighted to advise that guests can redeem their voucher*or can reserve afternoon tea at The Scuplture Gallery on the following days  

Friday 09th November & Friday 16th November

Sunday 18th November & Sunday 25th November

*(plese note that the gardens and house will be closed and only afternoon tea is redeemable during this time.)* 

 

 

 

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National Afternoon Tea Week

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