• Talliston House
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The perfect way to spend a magical afternoon at Talliston House & Gardens, ‘Britain’s Most Extraordinary Home’ (The Times). Experience the indulgence of Victorian high tea with these exclusive afternoons for two to six guests.

Weekdays, plus some Saturday & Sundays, we offer an elegant and classic afternoon tour and tea at the house. Starting with a personal exploration of the house and gardens, go wandering the labyrinth of rooms and gardens, before relaxing in the Victorian watchtower for high tea. For a full calendar of available dates, visit our website.


A unique gift for anyone interested in history, architecture or just someone who would love to escape the modern world and step into the timeless labyrinth of locations for a few hours. Afternoon High Teas are booked in advance and each experience is redeemable against an agreed future date.


The menu comprises a Sweet & Savoury Selection of: Homemade Raspberry Scones with Cream, a choice of two of five sandwiches for all guests., plus a fine Tea & Coffee Selection comprising: Whittards 1887 Blend tea, Café duMonde New Orleans Coffee & Chicory, Colombian cafetière, Decaffeinated tea or coffee – or maybe some Fruit & Herbal Infusions such as Lemon & Ginger, Peppermint, Camomile or Red Berries.

We are also happy to accommodate dietary and allergy requirements. Please mention and suggest alternatives at time of  booking.

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Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments


  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Free broadband internet in bedrooms
  • Mobile phone coverage
  • Sole use of venue


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Guided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours mandatory
  • Onsite Catering
  • Smoking not allowed
  • WiFi or internet access

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups



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    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    Talliston is located 9 miles from Bishops Stortford, 4 miles from the M11 and 1 mile northwest from the A120. From the M11, take the A120 and turn off at the Great Dunmow exit (watch for Ancient Flitch Town brown tourist signs). Go over four small roundabouts and at the fifth, turn left into Dunmow. Almost straight away, you will see the Queen Victoria pub on your right. Opposite this is Green Lane, leading to Newton Green.  

    Public Transport Directions

    An hour from London Liverpool Street to Bishops Stortford, then 15 minutes by taxi. 7 miles from London Stansted and 35 miles from London City airport.

    Afternoon Tea at Talliston

    Type:Afternoon Tea

    51 Newton Green, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1DU

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