It’s beginning to feel a lot more like Christmas planning, thanks to us being able to arrange together time this year with our nearest and dearest. If you want an al fresco get-together, fancy afternoon tea in a cosy tearoom or want to treat friends and family to foodie gifts this Christmas, Tatton Park’s Stableyard shops and restaurants have it all.
Winter walks and hot picnics
Why not warm yourselves with a Hot Picnic Box after a bracing walk around Tatton’s Parkland or Gardens this winter? The Stables Restaurant Chef, Adam Arundel, has prepared a perfect sharing picnic of tasty bites using Tatton Park’s estate-reared lamb and vegetables grown in the Kitchen Garden. Boxes are available to pre-order and take away from the Stables Restaurant, and include hot drinks, homemade chocolate cookies and mincemeat flapjacks. Adam said
“We are very fortunate to be able to use fresh, quality produce for our menus, grown and sourced right here from Tatton Park. We’re passionate about giving visitors the chance to taste fresh ingredients grown or reared on the estate in our seasonal recipes.”
You can choose from hourly slots to collect your picnic which you can then enjoy in the Stableyard, out in the Parkland or take home with you!
Catch up and celebrate over afternoon tea
Fancy cosying-up in the charm and warmth of the Gardener’s Cottage Tearoom? If you’re wanting to treat someone special or just celebrate catching up this Christmas, you can reserve a Festive Afternoon Tea at tattonpark.org.uk/Christmas. Tatton Park’s Catering Team has added a festive twist to their delicious Afternoon Tea menu, served up in the cosy Gardener’s Cottage Tearoom. For those wanting extra fizz, you can add a glass of Prosecco, alongside your Christmas tea or coffee. Mini Festive Lunches are available for little ones.
Great gifts for foodies
If you’re yet to discover the delights of shopping at Tatton Park, make your way to the Housekeeper’s Store on your next visit and peruse their selection of locally sourced artisan food and drink. You can even assemble your own bespoke gift hamper for your favourite foodie this Christmas. The Housekeeper’s Store has a long history of supplying Tatton-grown food to local estates and villages, so this hidden gem prides itself on supporting local producers of chutneys, cheese, beer, gin, wine, chocolates, biscuits, desserts and tea! If you’d rather call and collect, the Store team will be happy to help you with your order on 01625 374424.
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