Afternoon Tea Talk June - Life Below Stairs

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

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Ann 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
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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
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
20 June 2018 14:30 - 16:30 Available

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