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Woburn Abbey and Gardens

1/2 Mile From the Village, Woburn, England
+44 1525 290333
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WEDDING VENUE

This review is actually for a place in the Woburn grounds called the SCULPTURE GALLERY, IF anyone... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
423henryk
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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Disappointing except the deer & deer exhibition

Disappointing not to have anything remotely family friendly unlike other treasure houses e.g... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sue P
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Woburn Abbey has been the home of the Earls and Dukes of Bedford for nearly 400 years and is now home to the 15th Duke and his family. Alongside the world class collection of art, the house contains the fascinating stories of the people who have shaped the history of both the Abbey and the nation; including the ‘creation ‘ of Afternoon Tea. The Gardens, with a twenty year restoration programme, are of equal splendour with 28 acres of Repton designs to be explored and discovered.Throughout the year Woburn also hosts a series of events including: classic cars rallies, The Woburn Abbey Garden Show, summer theatre, the country fair, vintage airplane rally and autumn deer walks.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“tea room” (73 reviews)
“afternoon tea” (57 reviews)
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1/2 Mile From the Village, Woburn, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This review is actually for a place in the Woburn grounds called the SCULPTURE GALLERY, IF anyone is seeking a wedding venue this is the ideal place, it is very secluded ,large car park, massive hall, tables can be arranged and decorated to your needs,...More

Thank 423henryk
Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your comments. The Sculpture gallery is our wedding and function venue and we can host up to 248 for a seated meal. The setting has its own private gardens as well as use of the 28 acres of garden for photographs we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointing not to have anything remotely family friendly unlike other treasure houses e.g children's quiz trails, play area & child offer in the cafe. The highlight was definitely driving in the deer park which was slightly marred by a 'ranger' who drove at us in...More

Thank Sue P
Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for getting in touch with your comments. I am sorry you found your visit disappointing. It is not our intention for your time with us to be anything less than enjoyable. I will follow up your comments around the approach of the team...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful country home of the Duke of Bedford! Attendants in every room ready to help you with information and history. Cute small restaurant open to the publi. Only gripe is relatively small number of rooms open to the public (can see them all within an...More

Thank GKAPtrip
Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. There are 22 rooms that are accessible to the public including 4 that are part of the family's regular use. Our room guides are located throughout the house to bring the stories to life and share information and history about...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently attended a business lunch/networking event at the Sculpture Gallery and it was excellent. Positive's; Pre event directions obtained from the venue are easy to follow Signage to car park and car park size was excellent The bar area for pre lunch drinks is...More

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Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your recent review following your visit to The Sculpture Gallery at Woburn Abbey. We are delighted that you enjoyed your luncheon and we thank you for your kind comments regarding the service, quality of food and setting. With regards to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some years since my last visit but amazed at the many animal additions over the last 15 years and the extent of the tour and its facilities. A good value day out.

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Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for getting in touch with your comments about Woburn Safari Park. Good to hear you enjoyed your day out, I will share with their team.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a gorgeous afternoon tea with my daughter. The sandwiches were good as were the scones but the highlight was a gorgeous selection of mini cakes including millionaire shortbread, strawberry and cream shortcake and lemon tart to name but a few. Excellent selection of teas...More

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Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your afternoon tea. The Bedford room is a historic setting with high ceilings and a stone floor.We are in the process of looking at introducing fabric blinds to the space to soften the accoustics.

Reviewed 31 October 2017

We arrived for our carriage ride at the appointed time. We were given coffee before the ride and enjoyed a half hour open carriage ride with two beautiful greys in harness. On our return we have tea/coffee and cakes. We had access to the beautiful...More

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Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Thank you for your comments. Great to see you enjoyed the carriage tour through the deer park and your visit to the abbey and gardens.

Reviewed 29 October 2017

As you drive through this private road of some 2 plus miles all there is is parkland and deer, Entering the complex while travelling in a full circle to get there the first notice a photographer sees is 'we would like to see your photos...More

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Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Thank you for getting in touch with your comments. We welcome photography in the 28 acre gardens and the deer park that as well as driving through, can also be enjoyed on foot on the public footpaths that cross the estate. We do offer events...More

Reviewed 28 October 2017

We were in the area for the weekend and visited the Safari Park one day and decide to visit the Abbey the following day, it certainly exceeded expectations. There is a two mile drive through the deer park before you reach the Abbey. It was...More

Thank jean m
Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Thank you for getting in touch with your comments. Lovely to hear that you had a good day, even better that you enjoyed great weather in October too! It will be a pleasure to pass on your kind words to our team.

Reviewed 23 October 2017

Beautiful gardens - simply superb. The whole visit, house and gardens were just gorgeous. I am definitely returning every season. It's a must! Tea house was great - good service, good food and great prices. Loved it!

Thank Laura1688
Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thank you for your kind comments, it's great to hear you have enjoyed your visit to us, look forward to seeing you again soon!

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ljack1
7 December 2017|
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Response from Ian M | Reviewed this property |
The house is well worth a visit if you are the least bit interested in culture. There are about 30 Canaletto's , numerous other notable art works , helpful guides and a huge silver and gold vault If you are making a trip... More
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Arthur L
5 September 2017|
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Response from Lisa H | Property representative |
Hello You can buy tickets at the entrance on arrival or you can purchase them online at least one hour in advance of your visit. Group visits (over 12 people) and afternoon tea must be pre-booked, this can be done by calling... More
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Sarah H
9 August 2017|
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Response from Lisa H | Property representative |
Although we do not have a specific children's menu, If you discuss your requirements with the Duchess' Tea Room when making your booking (01525 292128) they will be more than happy to accommodate a specific request.
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