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Ingatestone Hall

Ingatestone Hall Hall Lane, Ingatestone CM4 9NS, England
+44 1277 353010
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a great day out

A house with history - much to explore. An interesting same- family occupation since it was built... read more

Reviewed September 21, 2017
Lovely tudor house and delightful afternoon tea

House really interesting. Not big but cosy with a story or two! Guides really informative. Had a... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2017
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Ingatestone Hall is a 16th century manor house, still owned and occupied by the Petre family who built it. It is open to the public for visits during the summer (Wednesday and Sunday afternoons) and is availiable for private hire (eg weddings and dinners) at other times.
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“afternoon tea” (15 reviews)
“tea room” (16 reviews)
“cakes” (16 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Ingatestone Hall Hall Lane, Ingatestone CM4 9NS, England
+44 1277 353010
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Reviewed September 21, 2017

A house with history - much to explore. An interesting same- family occupation since it was built. Two priest-holes. Gardens - watch out for the unusual sundial. Probably the finest tearoom in Essex. Home-made cakes - a choice of teas - SPACE between the tables...More

Thank EssexBilly
Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

House really interesting. Not big but cosy with a story or two! Guides really informative. Had a family birthday afternoon tea. Nice sandwiches, mini savoury tarts, cheese bun, followed by fruit scone, mini eclairs, choc dipped strawberries, rhubarb mouse and macaroons. much nicer than yr...More

Thank lisajaneand
Reviewed September 6, 2017

I visit the tearoom at Ingatestone Hall as often as I can. The food is very good with freshly made sandwiches and soup attractively served in a lovely setting. Delicious scones and cakes to follow and you can pre-order a full afternoon tea, a lovely...More

Thank debscarter2017
Reviewed August 21, 2017

A group of us had a wonderful day at Ingatestone Hall on Sunday. We won a tour of The Hall at a charity Treasure Hunt in aid of the Children with Cancer Charity. Lord Petre had kindly donated the tour as a prize, and we...More

Thank willow1964
Reviewed August 14, 2017

I visited with a group of friends and we were lucky enough to have a guided tour of the house by Lord Petre himself, who captivated us with his stories regarding the history of both the building and his own ancestors, and did so in...More

2  Thank Stitchmaker
Reviewed August 14, 2017

I arranged a group tour of the house on a busy day for them - as it was Red Cross open garden day my group of 16 were given a specially arranged 'out of hours' tour. The house is small and the family personally use...More

2  Thank jennymj
Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

My friends and I were lucky enough to be taken on a tour of the house by Lord Petre. It was an amazing tour and the Lord was both informative and entertaining and brought the history of his home and ancestors alive. The staff in...More

1  Thank JH01_13
Reviewed August 4, 2017

Ingatestone Hall was the location for an Alzheimer's Society supporters' event at which I was speaking. I took advantage of the offer of a tour in the middle of the day and found it very interesting. The guide - Jill - was knowledgeable and enthusiastic...More

1  Thank Jonesrhodes
Reviewed July 24, 2017

This is a great place to visit, an unspoilt Tudor gem. The house is just spectacular and crammed with character. Not too commericlised either. The grounds too are just lovely and well worth a meander. The tea rooms are a part of the house and...More

1  Thank les s
Reviewed July 24, 2017

A wonderful building, full of history. Our guided tour was very informative, if full of gruesome descriptions of executions by many methods! There certainly seemed to be plenty from which to choose. The gardens were not huge but delightful to walk in on a hot...More

1  Thank RR379
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August 20, 2017|
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Response from Susan C | Reviewed this property |
Hi - no need to pay for house admission if you just want the tea room. Worth noting that it's a fair walk down the drive from the car park in the adjacent meadow to the tea room and the house.
April 30, 2017|
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Response from Ingatestone_Hall | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. All our cakes are home baked here by our Summer Parlour staff. We always make sure that we start the day with a gluten free and a dairy free cake but sometimes they can prove popular and on... More
Patricia E
April 30, 2016|
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Response from Ingatestone_Hall | Property representative |
Actually Ingatestone Hall's public opening times are 12-5pm. There are also occasional special events that can be seen on our web site events pages