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image for Talk item typeHeritage Tea & Tour of the house at Wivenhoe House Hotel

Historical talk, Wed 13 Jun 2018, £29.95

VISITENGLAND 3 Star Hotel

Heritage Tea & Tour of the house

Heritage Tea & Tour of the house

Address

Wivenhoe Park,
Colchester,
CO4 3SQ

Details

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

Scones

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

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Facilities for groupsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Disabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 13 Jun 2018 11:00 to 14:30

Prices

includes tour and afternoon tea

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date event
Wed 13 Jun Heritage Tea & Tour of the house

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Map reference: TM 027238  Lat: 51.87590 Long: 0.94333

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Disabled accessDisabled access