Afternoon Tea In Iris's

Treat yourself to a delicious afternoon tea in our vintage kitchen.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Enjoy a traditional spread of scones with jam and cream, a selection of finger sandwiches and some dainty cakes of the season, all washed down with a pot of your favourite tea.

You'll be pre-booked into our vintage tea room called Iris's, originally the kitchen in the Bearsted's 1920s house.


Event ticket prices
  • Adult £15.00
  • Child £10.00
View admission charges
Upton House and Gardens


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.60 £11.45
Child £6.30 £5.70
Family £31.50 £28.60
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.00

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

The basics

Booking details
Call 03442491895
Children welcome
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Check in with Visitor Reception in order to be directed to the Old Kitchen. Please bear in mind the Old Kitchen is approximately 300 yards from car park, so please allow plenty of time.
This room is accessible via a ramp. Please contact the property directly if you wish to discuss your access requirements.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
20 July 2018 16:00 - 17:00 Available
27 July 2018 14:00 - 15:30 Available
16:00 - 17:00 Available
3 August 2018 14:00 - 15:30 Available
16:00 - 17:00 Available
10 August 2018 14:00 - 15:30 Available
16:00 - 17:00 Available
17 August 2018 14:00 - 15:30 Available
16:00 - 17:00 Available
24 August 2018 14:00 - 15:30 Available
16:00 - 17:00 Available
31 August 2018 14:00 - 15:30 Available
16:00 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

Box Office
Call 03442491895

Upcoming events

Afternoon Tea In Iris's

Fri 20 Jul 2018
Treat yourself to a delicious afternoon tea in our vintage kitchen.

Give it a go - Clay Handling Workshop

Fri 03 Aug 2018
Join Penny, a local well known pottery artist who also exhibits with us as part of Warwickshire Open Studios for a light-hearted go at making pottery!

Music on the Lawn

Sat 04 Aug 2018
A month of music on the perfectly manicured Upton lawn, discover up and coming artists and more established singers.

Bat Talk and Walk

Fri 17 Aug 2018
Learn about these fascinating residents of Upton on an evening talk in Iris's Tea Room followed by a walk with our friendly bat experts.

Afternoon Tea Talk - Kitty Lloyd Jones Upton's Plantswoman & Garden Designer

Thu 13 Sep 2018
Discover the story of Kitty Lloyd Jones, one of the first female Horticulturists and her influence on the garden at Upton.

Give it a go - Silk Dyeing Workshop

Wed 19 Sep 2018
SOLD OUT - Learn how to make a silk scarf inspired by the gardens at Upton. Local artist, Lis Mann will provide you with all the tuition and materials to make your own version of her fabulous hand dyed silk scarves.