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Woburn Abbey and Gardens

1/2 Mile From the Village, Woburn, England
+44 1525 290333
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Afternoon Tea

A treat for my Mum. Tea was good but only 1 pot each no refills, scones were good, a spoon for the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
LindyPOP2013
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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A Lovely Afternoon Tea

My friend & I enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea here. The service was excellent & the cakes... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kim K
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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Woburn Abbey has been the home of the Earls and Dukes of Bedford for nearly 400 years and is now home to the 15th Duke and his family. Alongside the world class collection of art, the house contains the fascinating stories of the people who have shaped the history of both the Abbey and the nation; including the ‘creation ‘ of Afternoon Tea. The Gardens, with a twenty year restoration programme, are of equal splendour with 28 acres of Repton designs to be explored and discovered.Throughout the year Woburn also hosts a series of events including: classic cars rallies, The Woburn Abbey Garden Show, summer theatre, the country fair, vintage airplane rally and autumn deer walks.
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“afternoon tea” (57 reviews)
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1/2 Mile From the Village, Woburn, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A treat for my Mum. Tea was good but only 1 pot each no refills, scones were good, a spoon for the cream and jam would have been nice, good selection of bite sized cakes but would have preferred more sandwiches. Good value for the...More

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Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for getting in touch with your comments. I'm sorry that you felt you were not able to speak with our team on the day of your visit, who would have been happy to address the requirements you mention.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend & I enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea here. The service was excellent & the cakes plentiful! There were also scones & sandwiches. I personally would have preferred more sandwiches & fewer cakes but that is just me!

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Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for getting in touch with your comments. Lovely to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. We will always try and accommodate requests on the day if you ask our team.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

This is for the gardens rather than the house, it is such a beautiful place to walk around with lots of little paths to discover and so wonderful to see the deer so close up!

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Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Thank you for comments. Great to see you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

This review is actually for a place in the Woburn grounds called the SCULPTURE GALLERY, IF anyone is seeking a wedding venue this is the ideal place, it is very secluded ,large car park, massive hall, tables can be arranged and decorated to your needs,...More

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Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Thank you for your comments. The Sculpture gallery is our wedding and function venue and we can host up to 248 for a seated meal. The setting has its own private gardens as well as use of the 28 acres of garden for photographs we...More

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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Disappointing not to have anything remotely family friendly unlike other treasure houses e.g children's quiz trails, play area & child offer in the cafe. The highlight was definitely driving in the deer park which was slightly marred by a 'ranger' who drove at us in...More

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Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Thank you for getting in touch with your comments. I am sorry you found your visit disappointing. It is not our intention for your time with us to be anything less than enjoyable. I will follow up your comments around the approach of the team...More

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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Beautiful country home of the Duke of Bedford! Attendants in every room ready to help you with information and history. Cute small restaurant open to the publi. Only gripe is relatively small number of rooms open to the public (can see them all within an...More

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Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2017

Thank you for your comments. There are 22 rooms that are accessible to the public including 4 that are part of the family's regular use. Our room guides are located throughout the house to bring the stories to life and share information and history about...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

I recently attended a business lunch/networking event at the Sculpture Gallery and it was excellent. Positive's; Pre event directions obtained from the venue are easy to follow Signage to car park and car park size was excellent The bar area for pre lunch drinks is...More

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Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Thank you very much for your recent review following your visit to The Sculpture Gallery at Woburn Abbey. We are delighted that you enjoyed your luncheon and we thank you for your kind comments regarding the service, quality of food and setting. With regards to...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Some years since my last visit but amazed at the many animal additions over the last 15 years and the extent of the tour and its facilities. A good value day out.

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Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2017

Thank you for getting in touch with your comments about Woburn Safari Park. Good to hear you enjoyed your day out, I will share with their team.

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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Had a gorgeous afternoon tea with my daughter. The sandwiches were good as were the scones but the highlight was a gorgeous selection of mini cakes including millionaire shortbread, strawberry and cream shortcake and lemon tart to name but a few. Excellent selection of teas...More

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Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Thank you for your comments. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your afternoon tea. The Bedford room is a historic setting with high ceilings and a stone floor.We are in the process of looking at introducing fabric blinds to the space to soften the accoustics.

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

We arrived for our carriage ride at the appointed time. We were given coffee before the ride and enjoyed a half hour open carriage ride with two beautiful greys in harness. On our return we have tea/coffee and cakes. We had access to the beautiful...More

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Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Thank you for your comments. Great to see you enjoyed the carriage tour through the deer park and your visit to the abbey and gardens.

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Saraki
1 February 2018|
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Response from Claude t | Reviewed this property |
Guide dogs have limited access around the grounds and building but should also be better with another accompanying adult.Dogs with any other persons must must strictly stay on leads and not allowed to run free in open... More
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Response from Ian M | Reviewed this property |
The house is well worth a visit if you are the least bit interested in culture. There are about 30 Canaletto's , numerous other notable art works , helpful guides and a huge silver and gold vault If you are making a trip... More
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Arthur L
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Response from Lisa H | Property representative |
Hello You can buy tickets at the entrance on arrival or you can purchase them online at least one hour in advance of your visit. Group visits (over 12 people) and afternoon tea must be pre-booked, this can be done by calling... More
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