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
30 March 2018 14:00 - 15:00 Available
16:00 - 17:00 Available
31 March 2018 14:00 - 15:00 Available
16:00 - 17:00 Available
1 April 2018 14:00 - 15:00 Available
16:00 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

Box Office
Call 03442491895

Upcoming events

Cadbury Easter Hunt 2018

Fri 30 Mar 2018
There's fun throughout the holidays with a special Cadbury trail over the Easter weekend.

Afternoon Tea In Iris's

Fri 30 Mar 2018
Treat yourself to a delicious afternoon tea in our vintage kitchen.

Lifecycle of a bird Trail

Tue 03 Apr 2018
Follow our bird life trail to learn more about how a bird is hatched, where they fly, the noises they make and what they eat.

Afternoon Tea Talk - Children in Upton's Art

Thu 19 Apr 2018
Come along to another one of our series of talks about Upton, its grounds and collections. Followed by afternoon tea in our old kitchen.

Afternoon Tea Talk - Introduction to Upton's Art

Thu 26 Apr 2018
Come along to another one of our series of talks about Upton and its collections. Followed by a delicious afternoon tea in our old kitchen.

Geology Walk for GeoWeek

Thu 10 May 2018
Come and join the amateur geologists from the Warwickshire Geology Conservation Group for a walk around the fascinating grounds of Upton.