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Notice: The Granary Café will close at 4pm on Saturday 27 September for a private function. The Coffee Shop will remain open until 5pm.

The perfect setting for an Edwardian country retreat

'This is a delicious house...' remarked Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother on her honeymoon at Polesden Lacey. This country retreat, only four miles from Dorking and junction 9 of the M25, has glorious views across the rolling Surrey Hills and acres of countryside.  It was home to famous Edwardian hostess Mrs Greville, who entertained royalty and the celebrities of her time.

Marvel at the glittering Gold Room, designed to impress kings and maharajahs, or Mrs Greville's extensive collection of art and ceramics ranging from world-famous Dutch old masters to sparkling Fabergé objects.

The gardens offer something for every season, including climbing roses at their best in June, a herbaceous border that we’re currently restoring to pre-war glories and a winter garden bursting with yellow aconites.

The wider estate provides plenty of space to let off steam on a walk through woodland or over rolling hills, with four waymarked trails to try.

Celebrate in style with a Christmas Lunc...

Enjoy a delicious festive lunch at Polesden Lacey this December © Eddie Hyde

Enjoy a delicious festive lunch at Polesden Lacey this December

Monday to Friday 27 Nov – 23 December.

Enjoy Christmas lunch with us throughout December. Three courses cost £22.50, two courses cost £20.50 and half price portions for children under 12 are available. You can choose from traditional turkey to estate reared roast beef or goat’s cheese wellington.

  • Advance booking is essential.
  • Please call 01372 452048 (weekdays only) to reserve your table.

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Picture this ... our garden gallery

A beautiful letter seal from our priceless art collection © Eddie Hyde

A beautiful letter seal from our priceless art collection

The colour in our gardens and grounds this autumn will provide the backdrop to an exciting outdoor photography display.

Large photos will be shown in sympathetic settings around the grounds. We will showcase collections normally only seen in the house so that visitors can appreciate the beauty of these artworks in an alternative setting. 

The outdoor photography display will run throughout September 2014 and standard admission charges apply.

Try a midweek visit

Why not pay us a visit on a weekday? © Eddie Hyde

Why not pay us a visit on a weekday?

We know some of you like a more peaceful visit. We’re busiest at weekends, so if you’re looking for a quieter day out, why not visit during the week if you can?  The house is open every day, with guided tours weekday mornings from 11am - 12.30pm - discover more about our collections, conservation work and stories. Wander at your own pace from 12.30pm and all day at the weekends.

Plus free daily garden tours.

A festival of local food and drink

See what’s cooking in our master classes © Eddie Hyde

See what’s cooking in our master classes

October 4, 5, 6,  10am - 4pm

We are proud to showcase local local food producers and products, including artisan bakers, homemade delights and a micro brewery to whet your appetite. There's plenty to see and there will be cookery demonstrations, beer tasting and kids can have fun learning piping. Enjoy talks about food foraging, take part in our community bake off or taste some local delicacies.

The event takes place on the walnut lawn, no entry charge but normal admission applies to house and gardens.

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Our Great British Walks

You may know the house but walk a little further to see to see breathtaking views of our grounds. It's perfect for wildlife lovers.

Glorious autumn colour

Nature’s autumn colours at their best

You can see the colours changing in every corner of our grounds. Some of the best autumn has to offer can be found in the valley, Preserve Copse, the pinetum and the sunken garden.

 

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