New tearoom for 2017 season

Houghton Lodge Gardens, Stockbridge are excited to announce that Honesty; Artisans of fine baking and cooking, will run the tearoom from 1st April 2017.

Honesty food is all about seasonal, simple, well cooked food, making use whenever possible of local, small producers. They hope to use some of the fresh, ripe produce from Houghton Lodge Garden in their pies, tarts and soups that will be on offer through the season.

This will be the fourth tearoom for Honesty. Their experience comes from the success of three other Hampshire/Berkshire tearooms, a hotel, restaurant and cookery school. Food is all made using no additives, chemical flavour enhancers or preservatives, only rainforest alliance coffee beans and ethically produced teas are served.

Customers to Honesty, at Houghton Lodge Gardens, can look forward to simple, classically English menus. You’ll be able to enjoy stunningly good treats of breakfast pastries, bacon rolls, home-baked cakes, biscuits, tarts, panini and sandwiches. There will be imaginative salads, filled pies, quiches, soup and cream teas. There will be a hot dish each day that will change as the season progresses. The tempting tearoom will also sell Honesty’s freshly baked artisan breads, jams and pickles to take home.

When the weather is warm, you can eat outside, surrounded by scents from the flowers and surrounding kitchen garden. For more shelter, eat in the main tearoom or Orangery, with views over the walled garden. The House is open to Groups by appointment only and Honesty can provide a delicious pre-ordered lunch or afternoon tea. For those purchasing day fishing permits, the tearoom also offers hearty lunchboxes or hampers.

Whether you are looking to indulge in a morning coffee, breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea – great food surrounded by gorgeous flowers makes for a winning combination. Visitors to just the tearoom, and our art exhibition, are welcome without the need to purchase tickets for the garden.

Houghton Lodge Gardens and tearoom are open from 10am – 5pm, 1st April – 1st October when the season ends with an Apple Day in the walled Garden.

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