Close-up of a three-tier cake stand showing an afternoon tea; sandwiches/savoury pastries, scones with cream and jam, and a selection of cake.


Why not treat you mum to a day out at RHS Garden Hyde Hall?  You can enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in the Thatched Barn or a wholesome carvery in the Hilltop Lodge.  Afterwards take time to enjoy the spring blooms in the garden. Booking essential via email to:


Hyde Hall Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea 2024 in The Thatched Barn 

Finger sandwiches
Smoked salmon with dill mayonnaise ž Egg mayonnaise and watercress ž Cream cheese and cucumber ž
Sliced ham and English mustard
Savoury bake
Shropshire sausage roll OR Vegan roll
Something sweet
Black Forest chocolate truffle ž Layered carrot cake with candied walnuts ž Pistachio and olive oil cake ž
Classic fruit tartlet
To finish
Homemade sweet and fruit scones with clotted cream and selection of Tiptree jams
Filter coffee and selection of teas
Classic afternoon tea £26.50 per person
Glass of Prosecco afternoon tea £31.00 per person

Children’s menu
Finger Sandwiches
Ham ž Cheese ž Strawberry jam
Something Sweet
Fairy cupcake ž White chocolate rainbow ž Fruit tart
To finish
Homemade sweet and fruit scones with clotted cream and selection of Tiptree jams
Selection of fruit juices

£15.95 per child up to 12 years of age

Carvery 2024 in The Hilltop Lodge

The roast
Roast striploin of British beef GF ž Roast chicken with pig in blanket ž Honey and mustard glazed gammon GF ž Mushroom, potato, leek and kale wellington Ve
The vegetables
Roast potatoes ž Cauliflower cheese ž Carrot and swede Puree ž Honey roast parsnips ž Green vegetable panache
Served with
Yorkshire puddings, rich gravy, mustard and horseradish
Something sweet
Dark chocolate sponge with a Baileys ganache ž Mixed berry pavlova GF ž Orchard fruit oat and mixed nut crumble CN
All served with custard or pouring cream
Classic ice cream sundae with wafers, mixed nuts and syrups
Adults 2-course £23.95
Children 2-course £15.95 up to 12 years of age
GF gluten free, CN contains nuts, Ve vegan

Please note: Gluten-free (GF), dairy-free (DF) and vegan (Ve) options are available to pre-order. Please specify and advise us of any allergies when making your booking.

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Map & Directions

Mother's Day Treats

Type:Gardening Event

RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8ET
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Tel01245 402032

Opening Times

11.30am - 3pm (10 Mar 2024)

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RHS Garden Hyde Hall, ChelmsfordSet in the heart of rural Essex, and enjoying stunning panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, RHS Hyde Hall is one of the finest gardens in the East of England and is a haven of peace and tranquillity.

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