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Polesden Lacey

Polesden Lacey House Polesden Lacey House Great Bookham, Great Bookham RH5 6BD, England
+44 1372 452048
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Lovely NT Property

Definitely a must visit. Lovely house and grounds with plenty to see. Cafe and shop also rather... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Victoria W
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Interesting House - Avoid the Cafe

We got off to a bad start by beginning our visit with lunch in the cafe at the entrance. Nothing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Polesden Lacey House Polesden Lacey House Great Bookham, Great Bookham RH5 6BD, England
+44 1372 452048

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Definitely a must visit. Lovely house and grounds with plenty to see. Cafe and shop also rather large with good offerings. Staff and volunteers warm and welcoming.

Thank Victoria W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got off to a bad start by beginning our visit with lunch in the cafe at the entrance. Nothing particularly wrong with the food or the counter service, but the soup came in paper bowls (marked eco friendly!), the bread on paper plates, plastic...More

Thank DevonDays
Reviewed 1 week ago

wonderful views from house and gardens and a most interesting interior design made our visit very pleasant. It was the first NT place we visited this year and it made a good start.

Thank Gudrun A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Polesden Lacy is the most popular National Trust property. This is well justified. The house is packed with fascinating paintings, furniture and objects of every kind. Now the upper floor is opened, after the long awaited evacuation of offices, the house is fully exposed. The...More

Thank Jack B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first year as NT members, and we have been making the most of it. Polesden Lacey had been highly recommended by others we had met at other properties, so it was high on our list of places to visit. Unfortunately, and maybe because our...More

Thank Susan C
Management response:Responded yesterday

Thank you for your feedback regarding you recent visit. I'm sorry to read that your house visit fell short of what you expected. As the house is now open all year round, we need to rest some of the rooms at different times of the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great, nostalgic day out soured slightly by the overpriced poor cafe. -Tea cup arrived stained -help yourself to a cold scone - would be nice if they were warm and soft. - coffee wrong - (flat white in an at least 12 Oz cup -...More

Thank Glen O
Management response:Responded 5 days ago

We’re sorry to hear you didn’t have a good experience when you visited our cafe. Would you please email us at polesdenlacey@nationaltrust.org.uk so we can discuss this further with you and ensure it doesn’t happen again? Many thanks, Laura

Reviewed 1 week ago

We returned to Polesden Lacey after an absence of 20 years, and it was as lovely as we had remembered it to be. We were there on a sunny Sunday in late August and it was very busy but we found a lovely shaded area...More

Thank toomanyholsLondon
Reviewed 1 week ago

This property has plenty of grounds in a very picturesque setting that makes for a very pleasant walk. Furthermore, the tour of the main house was very interesting with lots of information on the family and their socialising and successfully engaged me as someone who...More

Thank 0_Tom_0
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with our family including 2 grandchildren at August Bank Holiday when the weather was superb, and had a wonderful time. There is plenty of space so we did not need to worry about the high number of visitors. We found a picnic table...More

Thank 641jacqueline491
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I grew up visiting Polesden Lacey and have many happy memories of the house and garden. I'm not sure I would pay the entry fee now that I have young children, but as a member it is well worth visiting. Positives: Cafe/restaurant near the start...More

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July 2, 2017|
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Response from Trendetter | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in seeing this question ... I believe there is children's food and yes to a picnic. The lawn area in front of the homestead is extremely large and open. Just perfect for the children.
James E
April 16, 2017|
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Response from queenbunnyluv | Reviewed this property |
Located at the start.
December 29, 2016|
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Response from Melanie K | Reviewed this property |
There are areas where you can take leads off dogs, but no near the house or gardens.