Dine & Discover: Tastes of Yesteryear

What was grown and eaten in country houses like Calke Abbey? Hear a tale of 18th century food, taste samples of period recipes, and enjoy a two-course lunch prepared by the Calke chefs. This event is now SOLD OUT - we apologise for any inconvenience.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

From syllabub to flummeries – join one of our Food and Beverage volunteers to hear this tale of 18th century food. You'll enjoy tasters of these historic recipes, but save room for a two-course lunch of period dishes presented by the Calke chefs.

Find more Dine & Discover workshops, talks and tours on the website.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £25.00
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Calke Abbey

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £17.50 £15.90
Child £8.75 £7.95
Family £43.75 £39.75
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £14.90
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.45
Garden, stables and park only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £5.00
Child N/A £2.50
Family N/A £12.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.25
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £2.15

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
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

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:

  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 Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Admission paid at the pay point (one mile from main car park) allows entry to 600 acres of parkland, the gardens and stableyards, and applies to all non-members; walkers and cyclists can alternatively pay in the Ticket Office. 

The basics

Booking details
Call 01332 695310
Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Meet in the café for this fascinating demonstration.
Accessibility
The café is wheelchair accessible.
Other
Lunch will be served at around 12.15pm.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
13 February 2020 10:45 - 13:30 Sold out

Contact Info

Name
Property office
Email
calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01332 863822

Upcoming events

Dine & Discover: Mindfulness Walk

Thu 30 Jan 2020
10:45-13:30
Make a little time for yourself on this guided Mindfulness Walk, followed by a warming two-course lunch in the café.

Limeyards and Brickyards Guided Walk

Thu 06 Feb 2020
10:00-12:30
Visit some of Calke’s hidden gems tucked away in corners of the estate, and discover how part of the estate was once a busy industrial area.

Dine & Discover: Beer and Brewing Evening

Fri 07 Feb 2020
18:45-22:00
Enjoy an evening tour of the Brewhouse at Calke, then meet Tollgate Brewery to discover how beer is brewed on the estate today – the perfect start to your weekend!

1940s Tea Dance

Sat 08 Feb 2020
14:15-15:15
Step back in time to the 1940s, and join the land girls and home guard for a good old-fashioned tea dance.

Dine & Discover: Tastes of Yesteryear

Thu 13 Feb 2020
10:45-13:30
What was grown and eaten in country houses like Calke Abbey? Hear a tale of 18th century food, taste samples of period recipes, and enjoy a two-course lunch prepared by the Calke chefs. This event is now SOLD OUT - we apologise for any inconvenience.

Dine & Discover: At the Water's Edge Talk

Fri 14 Feb 2020
10:45-13:30
Sit back and enjoy a virtual tour of the chain of ponds around the Calke Estate, showing you lost and hidden landscape features, followed by lunch in the café.