Afternoon Tea Talk - Life Below Stairs

Learn about the many varied and interesting staff members who kept Upton running in its heyday.

  • Booking essential

Brenda is one of our tour guides, and joins our series of talks to tell you more about what went on 'below stairs' in the 1930s at Upton. She will have a plethora of information on the characters employed by Lord and Lady Berstead along with many fascinating facts. The talk will be followed by a delicious cream tea in the old kitchen now known as Iris' tea room.

Part of a series of talks exploring Upton House & Garden's heyday in the 1920s and 1930s.


Event ticket prices
  • Adult £10.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 03442491895
5% booking fee applies
Not suitable for children under 12
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Start your visit at Visitor Reception who will direct you to the squash court.
Please contact the house directly to discuss your access requirements.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
8 November 2018 14:00 - 16:00 Available

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Learn about the many varied and interesting staff members who kept Upton running in its heyday.

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