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 Available to enjoy Tuesday - Sunday from 2 Dec until 3 Jan 2021 

The former head Gardener’s Cottage, just inside the Stableyard, is the perfect location for a Festive celebratory Afternoon Tea with family this Christmas. Enjoy our special christmas menu for a limited time only with handmade cakes and pastries, festive favourite finger sandwiches and a seasonal savoury tart. 

Please visit our Christmas FAQs section below for details on bookings, refunds and how we're keeping you safe on your visit. 

Traditional Finger sandwiches and Seasonal mini Tart   

Traditional Roast Turkey & Cranberry sauce

British Ham & Coarse grain mustard

Smoked Salmon with lemon mayonnaise 

English Mature Cheddar Cheese & Caramelised Red Onion Chutney   

Tatton Pumpkin & Cheshire cheese Tart

Homemade cakes and pastries 

Viennese topped mince pie

Tatton apple, oat & cinnamon bake

Raspberry chocolate brownie

Zesty lemon slice

Christmas spiced cranberry scone

Vanilla scone with choice of preserves and clotted cream


With a choice of loose leaf teas or cafetière coffee

£24.95 per person

Includes a choice of a 125ml glass of chilled prosecco, a 175ml glass of mulled wine or an elderflower presse

reservation form

Mini Festive Lunch for little ones

Visiting with your kids? Add a Festive kids lunch deal to your Festive Afternoon Tea experience (these can be ordered on the day of your visit and don't require pre-booking).

£4.95 per child

Choice of Turkey, Ham or Cheese sandwich served on white or granery bloomer bread 

Cold juice carton or small hot chocolate

Festive Christmas cookie


For any enquiries please call the team on 01625374467 or drop us an email to

 Alternatively please visit the cottage and a member of the team will assist with your enquiry.

Christmas at the Gardener's Cottage FAQs

Our delicious afternoon teas are made to order and therefore when you book your Festive Afternoon Tea you’ll be asked for full payment to secure your reservation this Christmas.

Unfortunately, we do not accept vouchers for this special, festive dining experience. Vouchers to the Gardener's Cottage do not have an expiry date, however, so you will be able to use it in the future after the Christmas period. 

We are aware that coronavirus measures are constantly changing, and this may mean that you may need to cancel at short notice. If you have to cancel your booking please ring 01625374467 or email and we will transfer your booking to another day that suits you. 

Should we have to close the Gardener's Cottage based on Government guidance over the Christmas period, we will automatically process a refund for all pre-paid for Festive Afternoon Teas within 28 days of notifying you of the cancellation. 

Spend as long as you want in the Gardens. To help you plan your day, we recommend an hour and a half minimum to explore the Christmas Garden trail. The team at the Gardener's Cottage can work with you to book you in for Festive Afternoon Tea at a time that suits you. 

When dining with us, we'll collect contact details of someone in your party to support the NHS’s Test & Trace service or you can check in using the NHS Test & Trace app/barcode. We ask everyone to respect other diners and staff by social distancing and to wear a face covering (unless exempt) when moving around inside (Face coverings can be removed when seated at your table). We offer contacless payments methods

When planning your visit, please follow government guidance regarding households and support bubbles and to use contactless payment methods where possible. 

Unfortunately, due to the nature of this offer, we are unable to fulfil any special dietary or allergen requests for the Festive Afternoon Tea. We do, however, cater for most dietary needs in the Gardener's Cottage, please ask a member of the team for details on your visit.