Afternoon Tea menu.jpg

Private & Exclusive!

Afternoon Tea & Tour

Experience all the old-time glamour of Talliston with these exclusive afternoons for two to four.

For a limited period, we  are in a position to offer the elegant and classic afternoon tour and tea at the house. Starting with a personal tour of the house and gardens, wandering the labyrinth of rooms for two to four guests, before relaxing in the Victorian watchtower for high tea.



A unique gift for anyone interested in history, architecture or just someone who would love to escape the modern world and step into the timeless labyrinth of rooms at Talliston for a few hours. Afternoon Teas are booked in advance and each experience is redeemable for weekday afternoons (Monday-Thursday from 12:00 noon). 


The Gift Set comprises a red carpet tour including a high tea and a Talliston

Book of Days 13-month calendar. 



The menu comprises a Sweet & Savoury Selection of: Salmon, Cucmber & Cream Cheese Sandwiches, Smoked Ham, Mature Cheddar & Chutney Sandwiches, and Homemade Raspberry Scones with Cream, plus a fine Tea & Coffee Selection comprising: Whittards 1887 Blend tea, Green Tea, Café du

Monde New Orleans Coffee & Chicory, Colombian cafetière, Decaffeinated tea or coffee – or maybe some Fruit & Herbal Infusions: Lemon & Ginger, Peppermint, Camomile or Red Berries.


We are happy to accommodate dietary and allergy requirements. Please mention after your booking.





Talliston Afternoon Tea

 For 2-4 Guests £85.00

Price is per afternoon, not per guest. Plus: we have selected weeks for these private tours, so if you have a specific date in mind, please check availability before booking.

Other ways to experience the house and gardens

The Stranger's Guide To Talliston

Afternoon Tea including hardback novel 

For 2-4 Guests £95.00

Exclusive Time Limited Offer! 

Upgrade your Book of Days for a Limited Edition copy of The Stranger's Guide to Talliston for the perfect experience for any fantasy reader.
Price is per afternoon. Includes everything in the standard afternoon tea above, except you receive a novel in your gift pack in place of the calendar.





The Stranger's Guide 3D Book.png





  • Twitter Black Round
  • Facebook - Black Circle
  • Pinterest Round
#SoTalliston Twitter
Talliston Pinterest
#SoNotTalliston Twitter

© Photography: GilesG Photography/Gavin Conlan   

Great Dunmow, Essex, England

Follow us

  • Facebook - Black Circle
  • YouTube - Black Circle
  • Pinterest Round
  • Twitter Black Round
  • Twitter Black Square