Wednesday 1 July
11:15am – 2:30pm
Join us on Wednesday 1 July for our next tea & tour of the house.
Embark on a full tour of our beautiful building and grounds led by an expert local guide, followed by a delicious afternoon tea served in the Grade II listed main house .
A brief history
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 Balham 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.
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
£26.50 per person including tour and afternoon tea
How to book
To book online, click here
Call us on 01206 878450 (office hours Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm)