Woburn Abbey - BedfordshireWoburn Abbey, Woburn Park, Bedfordshire, MK17 9WA

The English social custom of taking Afternoon Tea was popularised in the 1840s by Duchess Anna Maria, wife of the 7th Duke of Bedford, who entertained her friends at Woburn Abbey. The Duchess is credited with popularising the custom of Afternoon Tea in the court of Queen Victoria. The Duchess and her friends would have enjoyed Afternoon Tea in the comfortable surroundings of the Abbey.

Enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea that includes all the the traditional features- dainty finger sandwiches, a selection of quaint mini-cakes, scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve and your choice of tea. Tea is served in The Beford Room, which is situated on the grounds of Woburn Abbey.

Stroll around a the grounds and take in the grand architecture before visiting the various State Rooms including the dining room and bedrooms of which Royalty have stayed to include Elizabeth I, Charles I, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. 

For nearly 400 years, Woburn Abbey and its 3000 acre estate have been home to the Dukes of Bedford. Sometimes known as a treasure house with outstanding collections of art, furniture, silver and gold along with its vast history makes the Abbey one of the finest homes in Britain. 

Please note Woburn Abbey is open from 23rd March to 28th October 2018.


  1. Times:

    Afternoon Tea is served 2.00pm to 4pm every day

  2. Booking:

    Booking is essential

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  5. Where to sit:

    The Bedford Room

  6. Dress code:

    Smart casual

  7. Children:

    Children of all ages welcome

  8. Music:

    No live music

  9. Credit cards:

    All major credit cards accepted

  10. Gardens:

    3000 acre Deer Park and Abbey Garden

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  13. Dogs:

    Guide dogs only

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  • Afternoon Tea
    2pm to 4pm
    Every Day 23rd March to 28th October 2018
Per person£25.00

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