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Afternoon Tea at Goodwood House to reopen on 5th March

New for 2017 is the ‘Macaroon of the Month’

Goodwood has tweaked its renowned Afternoon Tea for 2017 with a ‘Macaroon of the Month’ that will follow the seasons. Some of the classic cakes and pastries on the menu will also be given a modern twist, reflecting the essence of Goodwood and ensuring there is always something new and exciting to try.


Head chef Mike Watts says: “We are proud of our heritage and traditions at Goodwood House, but part of the joy and wonder of Goodwood is that it is a historic Estate run in a way that embraces the modern world. We take a very similar view point when it comes to the creation of our Afternoon Tea. We endeavour to give an offering that rivals most luxury grand cafes and hotels using modern techniques and influences, but serving it in a way that is in keeping with the grandeur and luxury for which the ballroom is famed.”

Opening on the 5th of March and available on open days at the House until late October, the Afternoon Tea at Goodwood is a real treat.

Enjoy an unbelievably delicious assortment of sandwiches, cakes and sweet pastries served in the magnificent ballroom at Goodwood House, surrounded by art from one of the country’s finest collections.

Our tea is sourced from the very best suppliers: Choose from traditional Darjeeling from the foothills of the Himalayas, to Jasmine Pearl Green, a beautiful green tea which has been hand-rolled and engulfed in fresh jasmine flowers for a pure and delicate taste.

Tickets cost just £25 per person and include a tour of the State Apartments and Old House with one our knowledgeable Glorious Goodwood Guides.

Watts adds: “Be it the fabulous loose leaf teas or the luxurious and rich Dorset clotted cream or our own organic produce, only the best will do when it comes to our food philosophy at Goodwood.”

Afternoon tea has been part of traditional English culture for almost 200 years. Anna, Duchess of Bedford and lifelong friend of Queen Victoria, suffered from ‘hunger spells’ between luncheon and dinner and decided to take some tea, usually Darjeeling, with cake and sandwiches. She soon began inviting friends to join her and before long it became a full-blown social event among the English aristocracy.

With the current renaissance in baking that that we are seeing both in the media and at home, it seems the ritual of Afternoon Tea has found its way back into people’s hearts. 

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