Indulge at Chatsworth this summer with an alfresco afternoon tea, on offer for the first time in the garden, as well as the classic luxurious afternoon tea experience in the The Flying Childers served on beautiful Wedgwood teaware.

Afternoon tea at Chatsworth showcases the best of local produce, as well as the talents of its bakers who have created an array of delicious cakes and pastries, for the ultimate English experience.

Afternoon tea at the Maze is available from 26 July to 29 August and includes free parking and admission to the garden. Located under cover by the Maze, this outdoor afternoon tea is the perfect way to sit back and enjoy an indulgent treat and take in summer views of the historic 105 acre garden.

The menu includes hand cut sandwiches, freshly baked scones with clotted cream & Chatsworth jam and an array of sweet treats: individual Bakewell tart, summer fruit sherry trifle, elderflower delice topped with a gin jelly, raspberry and chocolate opera cake and a piña colada pavlova.

Afternoon tea at the Maze is £50 per person.

Located in the Stables, the luxurious afternoon tea experience in the The Flying Childers is served on Wedgwood teaware and is available to book every day between 11.30am and 4.30pm, at £35 per person. Upgrade your experience with a glass of prosecco or Laurent-Perrier Brut NV.

The Flying Childers menu starts with beetroot cured Scottish loch salmon with pickled fennel, beetroot pearls and a cucumber gel, followed by a selection of sandwiches and a freshly baked duo of scones with fruit with homemade jam and clotted cream.

Hartington blue cheese with onion marmalade comes next, with a selection of cakes and fancies to finish: pistachio & cherry financier; gold leaf topped macaroon, chocolate opera cake with mirror glaze, rhubarb & ginger custard tart, mini Bakewell tart and banoffee eclair.

There’s even a special afternoon tea menu so little ones can join in the fun too. The afternoon tea platter designed especially for children starts with a stack of scrumptious jam, ham and cheese sandwiches followed by freshly baked scones piled high with clotted cream and jam.

Sweet treats include a decorate-your-own gingerbread bear, a prickly but delicious hedgehog cake pop and a delightful marshmallow and macaroon toad stool, with a choice of a chocolate or strawberry milkshake.

Children’s Afternoon Tea is £12.50 per child and served between 3pm and 4.30pm.

To find out more, and book online, visit

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Notes to editors:

Afternoon Tea Week 2019 takes place 12-18 August and celebrates the great British tradition of Afternoon Tea.



Will Gompertz has chosen Chatsworth as one of the ten places that tell the history of England’s art, architecture and sculpture for the Historic England campaign Irreplaceable: A History of England in 100 Places.The campaign aims to find the 100 places that bring to life England’s rich and extraordinary history.

He said: “Chatsworth is perhaps the finest example of the English stately home. There is a lot of history in its beautiful stone walls, some of which have been standing for nearly five hundred years. But it is still a living home with an energetic owner who makes sure that this historic building is still very much alive in the 21st century, sitting wonderfully – as it does – in the rolling hills of Derbyshire.”

Chatsworth won the Best Historic Attraction in the Group Leisure & Travel Awards 2018.

The Chatsworth House Trust is dedicated to the preservation of Chatsworth House, the art collection, garden, woodlands and park for the long term benefit of the public.

The charity promotes the study and appreciation of Chatsworth as a place of historic, architectural and artistic interest and of natural beauty, and encourages the use and enjoyment of Chatsworth by visitors for education and recreation.

Chatsworth is a member of the Treasure Houses of England, 10 of the most magnificent palaces, stately homes and castles in England.

Chatsworth is only 16 miles from the M1, 10 miles from Chesterfield, and 8 miles north of Matlock, in the heart of Derbyshire’s Peak District National Park and is well served by transport links throughout the UK.

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