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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.

Due to popular demand for our afternoon tea , please kindly note that gift vouchers will now only be able to be redeemed in the Bedford Room from 5th April 2019, or at The Woburn Hotel.

Please kindly note that gift vouchers cannot be redeemed between 29th October 2018 and 4th April 2019 as Woburn Abbey and Gardens are closed. 

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 5th April to 1st September 2019)

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 Sculpture Gallery on selected dates during November 2018

Friday 09th November & Friday 16th November & Sunday 18th November 

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

 

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Carriage Tours - June

An exciting experience back by popular demand, enjoy a tour in a private carriage around the grounds and gardens of Woburn Abbey.
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Join Simon Pestell, former Butler to The Duke and Duchess and now the Abbey’s Head Housekeeper, to find out ‘How to Run a Stately Home’.
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Carriage Tours - July

An exciting experience back by popular demand, enjoy a tour in a private carriage around the grounds and gardens of Woburn Abbey.
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