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Boscobel House

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Visit The 1940's Tea Room !!!

Went to The 1940's Tea Room for a late lunch today. A pleasant, charming and most welcoming venue... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Fascinating history on your doorstep

Up front first I volunteer here occasionally - but it is well worth a visit and I visit off duty to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Boscobel House Boscobel Lane | Bishop's Wood, Brewood, Stafford ST19 9AR, England
+44 1902 850244
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to The 1940's Tea Room for a late lunch today. A pleasant, charming and most welcoming venue. The room is full of excellent 1940's decor and memorabilia with atmospheric 1940's music playing in the background. Interestingly, and in keeping with the 1940's theme, "Make...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Up front first I volunteer here occasionally - but it is well worth a visit and I visit off duty to use the café and just relax in the grounds. OK you need to pay to access the house or be an English Heritage member....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank johnkj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this delightful cafe with relatives born in the 40’s and had a fantastic time . The staff are friendly inviting and nothing is too much trouble. We all had stew,boozy beef and rabbit they were hearty warming on a cold day and tasted delicious....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank trendygrandparents
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

This house is full of history as Charles the Second hid here, both in the priesthole and also in the tree within the grounds. I would thoroughly recommend taking a guided tour - James was fabulous and really brought history to life! There is also...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ewok6
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

We had the most amazing afternoon tea here and nothing was too much trouble. The staff were friendly and we spent a lovely afternoon with fab food & copious amounts of tea. I would highly recommend these tea rooms and thanks for an enjoyable afternoon.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rainy59
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

See the oak tree, now on its last days in which Charles 1 hid on his escape to France. Two priest holes in this old Catholic home. Good views towards Shropshire. Cafe on site.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

Wonderful house with so much history, we where transported back in time viewing this house learning so much

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank George M
Reviewed 10 October 2018

I had never heard of Boscobel house before, but I am so glad we went. The guided tour was excellent bringing to life both the civil war and the Victorians. The knot garden with mound is a very interesting feature. We had coffee and lunch...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mandithompkins
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We went to Boscobel House mainly for a cup of tea and a slice of cake. On arrival the young lady was very polite and informative without being pushy. She said that we were just in time for the guided tour of the house. There...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DavidTWinfield
Reviewed 22 September 2018

We got the usual English Heritage hard sell when paying for our tickets which we ignored. If I wanted to join I'd ask thank you. Boscobel itself is quite interesting but there should really be either one of those hand held audio tour things or...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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15 March 2018|
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Response from Charles_and_Susan | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if you've been yet. There's now a 1940's cafe opened in one of the adjacent stables buildings. It's not English Heritage, we had coffee and cakes which was good. it had a full menu.
4 October 2017|
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Response from nessness | Reviewed this property |
Parking is good, not sure of ticket prices as we are English Heritage members. I think they have a Web site though, or I was should be there.
19 July 2017|
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Response from Vivien W | Reviewed this property |
Pretty sure it would be.