We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Please choose a different date.
Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Please choose a different date.
865Reviews18Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 572
  • 192
  • 60
  • 28
  • 14
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Rachel C wrote a review Yesterday
39 contributions7 helpful votes
We had the house tour and had the most amazing guide (2.00 tour 26/10/20) fun, knowledgeable and kept all entranced with facts/stories and questions. Booked in the Wafflery quick service excellent waffles.
Read more
Date of experience: October 2020
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Amy L wrote a review Aug 2020
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom88 contributions50 helpful votes
We were a party of 10 including two children who were booked in for afternoon tea. Our table was in the back hall and we were on our own which was nice. The service was really good and we were very well attended too. Free refills on tea and coffee and a really good array of cakes and sandwiches. I would have preferred to be able to do the scone myself and for it to have been real cream though. I would visit again and did enjoy the food
Read more
Date of experience: August 2020
Helpful
Share
Response from Sofsamlesbury, Manager at Samlesbury Hall
Responded Aug 30, 2020
Amy ... thank you so very much for your lovely review. We will think about the making up of scones...And we would be delighted to do so when you come back ... just ask when you book Please we do always use clotted cream. It does taste a little sweeter than ordinary cream because it’s clotted. But it is real. We are all under such pressure with what’s happening at the moment and your comments make it so much better for the whole team Thank you
Read more
Kate J wrote a review Aug 2020
Lancashire, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
Fabulous waffles today and excellent service! I can highly recommend the sticky toffee waffle, it was amazing!!
Read more
Date of experience: August 2020
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Response from Sofsamlesbury, Manager at Samlesbury Hall
Responded Aug 27, 2020
Thank you Kate! Maria has a lot of seasonal specials so make sure to keep an eye out for those! See you soon
Read more
Connie G wrote a review Aug 2020
11 contributions3 helpful votes
Went for afternoon tea with mother in law and her daughter (who’s 9 years old) for eat out to help out. On arrival we were seated at a 7 person table all 3 of us a line. We were all asked if we wanted tea and coffee (not suitable for a 9 year old) and only given alternative when asked. 1 tea pot for 2 adults, no spoon or sugar provided. Afternoon tea arrived but the waitress gave no explanation to what it was. This was meant to be a special occasion and ours came on a stand we expect but the child portion just came on a plate which was anti -climax. The 3 fingers were nice enough but the soup (not sure what flavour it was) was a tiny portion and the porkpie and quiche was freezing cold - therefore tasteless. Cakes were average. Waitress left us completely unattended and never came to check anything. Good job this was on the 50% deal as it was just about value for money baring it mine this is usually £17.50.
Read more
Date of experience: August 2020
Helpful
Share
Response from Sofsamlesbury, General Manager at Samlesbury Hall
Responded Aug 27, 2020
Hello Connie, Thank you for your review. We don't have a children's afternoon tea on the menu at the moment, so especially for you we created a platter of treats, including jam and cheese sandwiches, macaron, scone & cakes for your mother-in-law's daughter. We often find that on a stand the children's afternoon tea (being a much smaller portion) can look a little lost, so provide a smaller platter instead. When this was brought to your table, you all seemed very happy! Traditionally the tea does come with a pot of tea, but as you note an alternative of orange juice was provided when requested. The pot of tea you shared was a large pot for two (we don't have individual tea pots for everybody) The soup on the day you visited was chef's mixed root vegetable and served in a demitasse. Much like everything else on the afternoon tea this is a mini portion, anything larger and we would need to bring you a full bowl of soup to the table which might be quite silly. We don't serve our quiches and pie & pickle warm, but have had lots of compliments throughout August. The cakes are our yummy tray bakes and our morning baked scones with jam/clotted cream. On the eat out to help out scheme we have served over 350 afternoon teas to lots of happy customers, perhaps on this occasion it wasn't to your taste. We leave our guests to enjoy their afternoon tea, especially during these times when we are trying to keep everybody safe and encourage social distancing. When you came to pay you all said you had enjoyed. For £8.75 you received three finger sandwiches (the same size as one full sandwich), a pork pie with chutney, quiche, demitasse of soup, a selection of tray bakes (chocolate brownie, flapjack and bakewell), our morning baked scone with jam and clotted cream and a pot of tea (or coffee)... which we don't feel is bad value at all. However, thank you for your comments, we are always looking to improve our service and we may look to add a children's afternoon tea to the menu in the future
Read more
Katrina00uk wrote a review Aug 2020
Blackburn, United Kingdom83 contributions21 helpful votes
Brought my Dad today (who is in my bubble) for a treat. First time of visiting Samlesbury Hall and what a stunning place it is! Good safety measures in place for keeping visitors and staff safe in this current pandemic. All staff were ever so helpful and friendly. Afternoon tea was absolutely delicious and plentiful. We will certainly be visiting again. Thank you ever so much for making us feel so welcome and safe at this worrying time.
Read more
Date of experience: August 2020
Helpful
Share
Response from Sofsamlesbury, Manager at Samlesbury Hall
Responded Aug 27, 2020
Thank you very much Katrina for your lovely review, we've tried so hard to keep everybody safe but to maintain a lovely experience for our visitors. We are very glad to hear your Dad enjoyed his treat Hopefully see you again soon!
Read more
Previous
Frequently Asked Questions about Samlesbury Hall