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An unforgettable foodie experience in the atmospheric and historic surroundings of the best preserved Norman keep in England. 

Begin with a fascinating tour of Hedingham Castle, a 900 year old Keep that has been in the same family since its creation in the 1100s. Learn about its intriguing history, its connection with Henry VIII and the rumours about one of its ancestors. 

Next, join our local wine maker and expert, Jane Mohan of West Street Vineyard, in the great Banqueting Hall as she talks you through the fascinating process of winemaking and tasting, before going on to sample seven stunning, locally produced wines with complementary British cheeses. Discover more about food and wine pairing as a whole, including some helpful tips to practice at home.

After your experience, you are welcome to explore the gardens at your leisure.

Images are indicative only and may not represent the wine & cheese selection available on the day.

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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access - Please let the person on the gate know as they will allow you to park close to the castle. Realistically Norman castles were built to keep people out! but the ground floor tapestry room is ramp accessible. We very much hope you can enjoy the essence of the castle from this room.
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

COVID-19 Response

  • 1m distancing in place
  • 2m distancing in place
  • Clear signage
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Food available during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • One way system
  • Outside seating
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Pets welcome during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands

Group Travel

  • Out of Hours Visits

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Bar area
  • Board/Flipchart
  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Free broadband internet in bedrooms
  • Grounds for outdoor activities
  • Helicopter landing
  • Leisure facilities onsite
  • Mobile phone coverage
  • Sole use of venue
  • Venue approved for civil marriage
  • Wedding planner available
  • Wedding receptions

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Guided tours for individuals
  • Public toilets
  • WiFi or internet access

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road: Only 1.5 hours from London, 45 mins from Cambridge and Colchester it is located on the B1058 (1 mile off A1017) .  Follow the brown signs from 5 miles away.  

Public Transport Directions

By Public Transport: We are between two railway stations.  Sudbury and Braintree, which are about 7 miles away.  There is a limited bus service and lots of local taxis.

Hedingham Castle Wine & Cheese Pairing

Type:Experience

Bayley Street, Castle Hedingham, Halstead, Essex, CO9 3DJ

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