Al fresco dining, picnics, garden walks and dog-friendly experiences at Alexander House

Those summer nights...

"Gardening is how I relax; it's another form of creating and playing with colour." - Oscar de la Renta

Rolling lawns, fabulous follies, woodland, meadows and more - our 'back garden' at Alexander House is very special. Wrapping around our glorious country house hotels in the home counties, our garden come to life in the summer months with picnicking, al fresco dining and more. Read on to discover what our garden will offer this summer, and get ready to feel the grass beneath your feet and the sun on your skin.

Please note, for our picnic afternoon teas and garden visits, should the weather be against us you are welcome to take your picnic tea home to enjoy.

From June 18th - July 3rd

Garden Strolls & Picnic Lunches

Holding court in 120 acres of rolling Sussex countryside, Alexander House is a jewel of a Jacobean manor. Come and explore our meadows, woodland and grounds and enjoy a stroll before pitching up for a delightful picnic of afternoon tea treats. Between the 18th of June and our eventual 'proper' reopening, anticipated on the 4th of July, we're welcoming guests to our grounds for some forest-bathing and a stroll with afternoon tea picnics, on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Each fifteen minutes from 11am till 5pm we'll be accepting up to six guests at a time for a two-hour visit to explore our grounds and woodland, with a delicious afternoon tea to enjoy where you settle. Until we reopen on the 4th of July the House and WCs will be closed, so please be prepared and please bring your own blanket. Four-legged friends and little ones very welcome.

To book, simply select 'Afternoon Tea' on the diary below. Priced at £50 per couple, payment will be taken at the time of booking.

Al Fresco Dining

From July 4th

With our stunning south-facing terrace, and two further beautiful patios, from July 4th we'll we welcoming you back to enjoy a (socially-distanced of course) afternoon tea al fresco, or perhaps a long lunch from our rosette-awarded kitchens, served by our wonderful team. Celebrate our reopening and enjoy the summer sun in style - glass of champagne? Don't mind if we do!

Seats are limited and advance booking is essential.