Heritage Afternoon Tea & Tour

Heritage Afternoon Tea & Tour

Posted on behalf of Wivenhoe House

Start with a delicious afternoon tea served in the Grade II listed main house before embarking on a full tour of our beautiful building and grounds led by an expert local guide.

A brief history

Set in the grounds of Wivenhoe Park the hotel and surroundings were immortalised in canvas by renowned British artist John Constable, when he was commissioned by the then owner Major-General Francis Slater Rebow in 1816. The resulting painting now hangs in the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.

The tour guides

GuideEast are Claire Partner and Ian Baalham registered blue badge tour guides for the East of England since 1998 and also qualified to guide in the city of London, Windsor and Eton and the London 2012 venues. The Blue Badge is awarded by the Institute of Tourist Guiding and is the highest level of guiding qualification in Britain. It is your guarantee of an entertaining, informative, reliable and professional guide; with local knowledge who will make a good experience great.

The programme

  • 11:30am: Guests to arrive and meet with staff of the hotel and tour guides

  • 11:45am: An extensive tour of the house & grounds begins

  • 1:00pm: Afternoon tea is served in the beautiful lounges inside the Grade II listed main house

  • 2:15 pm approx: Guests can depart at leisure or remain in the lounges

Sample afternoon tea menu

Traditional finger sandwiches

Egg mayonnaise with cress on brown bread

Cheddar cheese with tomato on white bread

Lemon and Pepper marinated smoked salmon on brown bread

Ham and mustard cream cheese on white bread


Fruit and plain scones

freshly baked in our kitchen daily and served with clotted cream and Tiptree Jam

Tea pastries

Lemon mouse shortbread

Mango coconut éclair

Black forest slice

Pistachio macaron

Toffee apple tartlet


  • £26.50 per person including tour and afternoon tea

12 Jun 2019 at 11:30am
until 12 Jun 2019 at 2:15pm
Wivenhoe House Hotel
Wivenhoe Park

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