An Afternoon (Tea) at Coworth Park

Just a short drive from London, Coworth Park is set upon 240 acres of serene parkland and is the perfect place for a day out – or getaway.

It was during a day at Royal Ascot as a guest of Harrods that a member of the team and I got talking about our love of horses. He suggested Coworth Park as the best way to spend a Sunday out of the city – and I’ve been going ever since.

We’ve held many a special occasion at Coworth Park. From private dining Upstairs at The Barn, to Spa Days and drinks in the Drawing Room – and of course my favourite thing to do there – Horse Riding. Every visit is always enchanting.

Simply walking around the grounds of Coworth Park is something special. There are so many little hidden gems, from the ponds and lakes to the meadows and secret gardens.

We were delighted to be able to head back post lockdown for their traditional English Afternoon Tea. Heading in to the Manor House it was so nice to see familiar faces… The Drawing Room boasts a giant fireplace and they often have a pianist playing. We were given a table in the conservatory, which overlooks the grounds and is always such a peaceful space. Starting off with a glass of Veuve Clicquot, then came the selection of sandwiches, freshly baked scones (the fruit scones were our favourites) and a selection of pastries made by Coworth’s in house Pastry Chef. The selection of teas range from Assam to Vanilla, Darjeeling and the Coworth Park special. It’s an Afternoon Tea worthy of its setting – stunningly presented with Wedgewood tableware and delicious food. But it’s the atmosphere that makes Coworth Park even more special. And why we always find it so hard to leave.

Reservations for Afternoon Tea at Coworth Park can be made via their website, and the in-house team always do their best to help should there not be availability online. Pre booking is always recommended.

We were deeply saddened by all of the events that transpired last year. We had a booking over the same weekend which we of course cancelled. I think it’s important to be completely transparent about why I felt it was important to go back. The staff at Coworth Park are some of the kindest I’ve met. I’ve never suffered any prejudices or mistreatment and I know wholeheartedly that the values of one, most certainly do not reflect the values of those who work hard to earn a living at Coworth Park.

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