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Your summer evening

Guests arrive early to wander in the historic walled gardens, champagne glass in hand, and a convivial atmosphere reigns: the city seems far away. A short walk through the ancient orchard – passing a 300-year-old mulberry tree – takes you to the five-tier opera house which we’ve named The Theatre in the Woods.

 

CAR Off the A246, between Leatherhead & Guildford; 10 mins from the intersection of the A3 & M25. There is ample parking space and it does not have to be booked.
TRAIN Horsley station is a mile away with frequent trains from Waterloo, Vauxhall, Clapham Junction (45 mins). Woking station is 8 miles away (London 25 mins; 8 trains/hour).
WALK It is a 20 minute walk from Horsley station – along the railway line and then through the estate fields.
TAXI Taxi’s can take you to and from Horsley station and should be booked in advance. Magnum Cars are a local firm.map

 

Many guests wear black tie and long dresses but we encourage stylish creativity. Don’t be afraid to stand out from the crowd.

47 vintage cars are on offer to drive you to and from London or Horsley Station. Imagine arriving in a pre-war Rolls Royce . . .

 

A plate of 16 handmade canapé£20
A bowl of mixed nuts  £4
A bowl of mixed olives  £4
A glass of Laurent-Perrier Brut  £13
Laurent-Perrier Brut  £66
Laurent-Perrier Vintage  £92
Laurent-Perrier Rosé  £112
Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle  £200
Laurent-Perrier Magnum  £140

Tables are provided for champagne bottle orders only

STARTER
Goats cheese panna cotta, roasted heritage beetroot, sorrel dressing v, g/f
Seared handline,
tuna katsuobushi mayonnaise, wakame slaw g/f
Truffled burrata,
confit plum tomato, basil v, g/f
A salad of roast quail,
puy lentils, orange g/f, d/f
Foie gras, figs, brioche (£10 supplement)
Roasted roquito pepper,
chilli quinoa, fried aubergine vg, g/f

MAIN
Tenderloin & pressed shoulder of English pork,
caramelised apple, roasted sweet potato, lemon thyme sauce g/f
Roast loin of Devon lamb,
rosti potato, creamed hispi cabbage, leeks (£10 supplement) g/f
Grilled fillet of sea bass,
chimichurri, tagliolini, summer greens
Butternut squash and sage risotto, rocket, watercress and pea salad vg, g/f
Chestnut mushroom paccheri,
spinach, cream, pine nuts and Parmesan v

SUMMER SALAD
Whole dressed native lobster,
hot minted new season potatoes, lemon mayonnaise, mixed salad (£25 supplement) g/f
Rare roast peppered fillet of English beef,
Lyonnaise potatoes, celeriac remoulade, watercress (£10 supplement) g/f,  d/f

DESSERT
M’hencha,
pistachio ice cream v
Torched lemon mallow,
raspberry sauce g/f
Pimms jelly,
summer fruits, mint syrup g/f, d/f
Spiced pineapple cake,
vegan ice cream vg
Dark chocolate torte,
amarena cherries, vanilla bean ice cream v, g/f
Selection of British cheeses,
apricots, honey, biscuits

v – vegetarian, vg – vegan, g/f – gluten free, d/f – dairy free

Reserve a space in a marquee  £15pp
Orchard Marquee (closest to the theatre)
Croquet Lawn Marquee
Reserve an Indian pavilion  £135
Pavilions seat 8 – 10 with a table and four fixed sides
Porter  £25
To carry your hamper from the car park to your picnic spot
Waiter  £80
For the evening
Crockery  £15pp
2 glasses, 3 plates, cutlery, napkins
Fortnum & Mason Hampers £75 – £125 + £5.95 delivery
Delivered fresh from Piccadilly for you to share

If you bring your own caterer, you must notify the Box Office; you will need to book a pair of pavilions next to one another.

TICKETS Please notify the notify the Box Office if you require a wheelchair space or other seating needs. Wheelchair spaces are at the Stalls (ground) level only to the right of the stalls. There are 12 steps to the Stalls Circle, 26 steps to the Grand Tier, and 40 steps to the Balcony. There are no lifts. We ask that guests without good mobility are accompanied.
PARKING The Box Office can help you with special parking.
GETTING AROUND There is a buggy service taking guests from the front of the house to the theatre and back. The outside of the theatre is surrounded by a hard forecourt suitable for wheelchairs.

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Plan of the gardens

Plan of the gardens

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Map of the grounds
White Wisteria Champagne Bar Walled Orchard Theatre in the Woods Lavatorium Rotundum The Sundial Lawn Venerable Spongy Lawn Box Office Duchess Restaurant Walnut Tree Restaurant Rose Parterre Crinkle Crankle Garden Mole's Lawn Croquet Lawn Marquee Orchard Marquee Car park

White Wisteria Champagne Bar

Pre-ordered champage, canapes, nuts & olives are collected from the White Wisteria champagne bar.

Walled Orchard

A short walk through the ancient orchard - passing a 300-year-old mulberry tree, damson, pear and apple tree - takes you to the Opera House.

Theatre in the Woods

Five-tier Opera House modelled on La Scala.

 

Lavatorium Rotundum

A quick dash to our award-winning loos before Act 1.

The Sundial Lawn

For a bucolic approach, fling down your rug and picnic.

Venerable Spongy Lawn

Picnic on the spongy lawn amongst box hedges

Box Office

Collect your tickets and buy a programme.

Duchess Restaurant

Enjoy a three-course meal with fine wines in the 14th century house.

Walnut Tree Restaurant

Enjoy a three-course meal with fine wines

Rose Parterre

For a bucolic approach, fling down your rug and picnic.

Crinkle Crankle Garden

Dotted around are Indian Pavilions from Jodhpur.

Mole's Lawn

Dotted around are Indian Pavilions from Jodhpur.

Croquet Lawn Marquee

Bring your own picnic and enjoy it at your own table with chairs and tablecloth for the size of your party.

Orchard Marquee

Bring your own picnic and enjoy it at your own table with chairs and tablecloth for the size of your party.

Car park

The grounds are open from two hours before the performance.