Keep calm and carry on baking

The team who run the Gardener’s Cottage at Tatton Park have big (festive) plans for Christmas. Head Chef Adam Arundel and Chef de Partie Rachel Kirkham have sprinkled a little magic to create a delicious Afternoon Tea menu with a festive twist served up in the cosy Gardener’s Cottage Tearoom. Chef’s Adam and Rachel have also been busy perfecting ‘Holly’s Festive Feast’ – a winter warming picnic box available to pre-order and take away from the Stables Restaurant, using Tatton Park’s Farm Pork, estate Hebridean Lamb and Venison.

Spreading a little festive cheer

Visitors to Tatton Park this December and January can now book their seats online to experience the delights of the Festive Afternoon Tea – and great news for little ones - they can feel special too with their own limited edition mini festive lunch with hot chocolate and Christmas cookie.

Hand crafted festive food and fizz

The homemade scones are lightly dusted, mince pies topped with Viennese and new melt-in-the-mouth mini apple crumble muffins have been lovingly made by the team with classic Christmas inspired finger sandwiches and savoury tart. Enjoy with a cold glass of Prosecco or a warming mulled wine and a pot of Christmas tea or cafetière of coffee.

Tuck into Holly’s Festive Feast from the Stables Restaurant

Those looking for a quick bite to eat can warm up with a hot festive takeaway box from the Stables where chefs have been busy cooking up the perfect accompaniment to a fresh winter walk. Tuck into Holly’s picnic box feast showcasing Tatton Venison and Pork Cornish pasties and Lamb, Rosemary and Feta sausage rolls served with lightly spiced potato wedges – perfect for dunking into your favourite sauce. Adam Arundel, Tatton’s head Chef, said

“We are very fortunate to be able to use fresh, quality produce for our dishes, grown and sourced right here from Tatton Park. We’re passionate about giving visitors the chance to taste estate reared Hebridean Lamb and Venison, Farm reared pork and Kitchen Garden produce such as pumpkins and potatoes in our seasonal recipes.”

If that doesn’t fill hungry tummies the picnic box comes with a selection of sweet treats and a choice of hot mulled wine, tea or coffee.

Add a festive taste of Tatton to your day

For families visiting Father Christmas at the Farm or heading off on Holly’s Christmas trail in the Gardens this year, the Gardener’s Cottage Afternoon Tea or Stables picnic box to go is the perfect way to warm up and experience a real celebratory taste of Tatton!

Book your Afternoon Tea online*

Reserve your table for a festive afternoon tea (£24.95pp) online or by calling the Cottage team on 01625 374467 where you can visit anytime Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm from 3 December.  
Click and collect Holly’s Festive Feast*
Picnic boxes can be pre-ordered online now for visits from Thursday 3 December for just £12.95 for one or £24.95 for two. You can choose from convenient hourly slots to collect your feast to enjoy in the Stableyard or Parkland or to take home with you.

*£7 vehicle Parkland entry applies 

A message for our visitors:

Our Gardens and Parkland are currently open and ready to welcome you safely with new safety measures in place across the estate. To help ensure the health and wellbeing of our colleagues and visitors, we kindly ask you to responsibly follow the latest government advice on travel before you book to visit us. If you are looking for a quieter experience, you may prefer to visit us mid-week if you can. For Christmas FAQ’s and policies head to


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