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“Excellent visit to the cafe and farm shop”

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Inspired by his Grand Tour, John Bourchier created Beningbrough; an Italian Palace nestled between York, Harrogate and Leeds. The impressive rooms are a perfect backdrop for the rich collection of portraits on loan from the National Portrait Gallery, Beningbrough's long term partner. The paintings feature people who have made, and are making, British history and culture and in 2015 (Mar-Oct)include contemporary portraits in a display of Royals: then and now. A working walled garden, grand herbaceous borders, sweeping lawns and a play area for children to let off steam, creates a year round garden. Picture postcard views can be seen from the garden and the parkland offers opportunities to explore riverside walks, ancient trees and hidden wildlife. The hands-on interactive galleries at this award winning property; Making Faces - 18th-Century Style, are perfect for discovering history and portraiture. Sitting for your own virtual digital portrait is a great way to send a lasting memory home or Clarence the Corgi can be your guide on the free family royal trail. A taste of servant life is found in the Victorian laundry and the friendly team bring the stories to life in the house. The walled garden restaurant serves morning coffee, afternoon tea and hot lunches include freshly picked produce. The shop has an extensive home and garden range and second hand books can be found in the library in the hall.
Reviewed August 2, 2014

Very helpful staff, lovely location, cafe great inside, prices on the steep side a little but I would rather pay for good quality. We had two of the full English breakfasts; very good quality ingredients, portions a good size, toast to die for! Really tasty breakfast, and also a tiffin to take home which was delicious. Sadly there was a real problem with the flies on the day of our visit however staff apologised about it, hopefully this can be sorted before our return visit.

Thank secretskier
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Reviewed July 31, 2014

Having walked round grounds went to coffee and farm shop. Although the coffee and cake was nice and the produce in the shop good we thought they were a little bit pricey.

Thank Sharon S
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Reviewed July 31, 2014

the entrance hall has a big wow factor.. National Trust have done well to furnish and display their portraits. Very good

Thank Derek M
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Reviewed July 30, 2014

True this is no Chatsworth but then it is considerably smaller and no where near fully furnished but charming for all that. I cannot agree with other reviews of the Royal Family collection held in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery. Despite perhaps being displayed in a rather random fashion the collection overall is well worth the cost of admission on its own. But for me the highlight of our visit was to the gardens. Not the usual over manicured lawns and mathematically precise flower beds as far as the eye can see but instead a truly breathtaking collection of fruit and vegetables including a truly wonderful glass house filled with a fabulous vine. Free car parking and a very well stocked farm shop completed a really lovely day out.

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Reviewed July 29, 2014

We were so impressed with the gardens; the extensive vegetables and amazing flowers. So much beauty and life!
Even though there were lots of people, it didn't feel crowded as there are many different areas to explore.
The house itself was good however it did lack furniture. Felt a little empty.
Absolutely blown away by the garden!

Thank LisaSnowden
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