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Sunday lunch

I took my elderly mum with two friends for Sunday lunch. Very friendly helpful and friendly staff... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
passerby2014
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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THE Best Wedding Venue

We can’t thank Donna and the staff at Kelmarsh Hall enough for being so so wonderful throughout the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lorraine T
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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my elderly mum with two friends for Sunday lunch. Very friendly helpful and friendly staff. Excellent service, prompt and courteous. Choose roasts - beef and chicken - followed by fruit crumbles, with freshly made custard.
The dishes were very well presented and delicious. Highly recommended.

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KelmarshHall, Marketing Coordinator at Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there,

Many thanks for your kind review about our Sunday Lunch at the Kelmarsh Hall Tearoom!

We are pleased you enjoyed the lunch and hope you will join us again soon!

With best wishes,
The Kelmarsh Team

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We can’t thank Donna and the staff at Kelmarsh Hall enough for being so so wonderful throughout the planning and wedding day! I always felt we didn’t need to worry with Donna in charge. She really cares, and is so organised and on top of everything. The venue is just beautiful! Perfect for your special day! Can’t recommend highly enough

Thank Lorraine T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the gardens and will come back in the spring for a different experience.
Lots of cloud pruned hedges and some really unusual plantings.
Lovely walled garden.
Very pleasant snack lunch.
We visited as HHA members.

Thank Maxim123153
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Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Opening at 11am this hall is good shirt visit venue. Lack of signs in the grounds but eventually found the entrance to the hall , gardens and cafe. Pleasant and helpful staff . The walled garden was okay but about 2 or 3 weeks too late to see the dahlias which were good. Lake walks and cafe visit to end.

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Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Most impressed with our recent visit to the glorious kelmarsh hall and gardens ! Upon arrival we found ourselves extremely peckish and managed to find the beautiful tea rooms located perfectly between the car park and the main house. As a group we were all catered for from cream teas to mouthwatering cakes and sandwiches and I must say the staff where most welcoming and nothing was too much to ask ! We chose to dine alfresco with simply Devine views across the lake out over the estate. One could of sat there for hours but with our belly’s full we felt the need to stroll through the lovely gardens before our tour of the Hall. We most enjoyed the gardens and lakes, which was very well kept and easy to navigate. Once we made it back to main house it was time to visit inside. This was very intresting, steeped in history and impressive insights in Nancy Lancaster’s beautiful interiors. Overall we where very happy with the day and felt very welcome. We all left dreaming of cream teas and country houses on the car ride home. We can’t wait till nextime !

Thank Tessdog123
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

We visited Kelmarsh Hall on a Sunday for an Afternoon Tea.

Review is as follows:

Car Parking - the Main Car Park is very small relative to potential visitor numbers. The overspill Car Park is in a field which was sodden following morning rain.

The Tea Room - this is split between a small room adjacent the drinks / food preparation area and a larger room located at the other side of reception. Being blunt, the larger tea room is characterless, lacks atmosphere and just needs a good clean and refurbishment. A Tea Room should feel 'cottagey', not a cold white space with plastic table cloths and no low level windows with a view over the gardens etc.

At one point while we were there, approximately 15 people walked in to the Tea Room to receive their introduction from a guide to their forthcoming tour of Kelmarsh Hall. They brought with them a lot of unintentional noise and bustling which did not help the Afternoon Tea experience one iota. Needs a re-think!!

Service - very friendly and helpful.

Afternoon Tea - quantity wise, very filling. Our sandwich options were based around cheese and ham with a few tuna. We had no BLT or Smoked salmon as advertised. More imagination is required.The cakes were very nice. Sadly, the scones were more like thin rock cakes which made them very hard to cut in half. Whilst I accept that this is not as expensive as Kew Gardens' Afternoon Tea, the whole experience including the Tea itself was on a completely different level, sadly a lower one.

The Gardens - we had a brief walk around the Gardens. There was minimal colour and they were not of a standard I would have expected BUT this is probably the result of limited budgets set by being part of a Charitable Trust.

Would we return - No (I know it's run by a Charitable Trust but you need to offer opinions on what you find). It's the only way places can meet the needs of their visitors.

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Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

The Hall is interesting especially the servants quarters which are imaginatively presented and full of information. The gardens are very much a work in progress and a guided tour is needed to appreciate what they are trying to achieve. Perhaps a bit more tidying up would have helped the overall effect.

Thank honor44
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Reviewed 15 September 2018

Walking around the gardens and the house is very interesting but the below stairs tour was an opportunity to see how much work was required to maintain the life style of the Gentry

Thank Englisheric
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

I understand that it has been a long hot summer, and that irrigation may be difficult, but I expected much better gardens than I saw at Kelmarsh on 2nd September. Many of the flowers beds were neglected. No deadheading of flowers had been done to lengthen their bloom, and many areas needed weeding.
I brought two visitors from Australia and they were very disappointed after seeing the beautiful floral displays at Market Harborough and at Welland Park. Bearing in mind that we actually paid to visit these gardens, I felt that we for very poor value for money. I would not recommend visiting these gardens - go to Market Harborough instead!

3  Thank LeicsHelen
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

Kelmarsh is a lovely place to visit, allow at least three hours if you want to do justice to the house and gardens. Visitors to the house are confined to the ground floor and the servant quarters below this, but there is plenty to see. The gardens are very interesting and varied with plenty of different walks. The house is often used as a wedding venue and possibly other functions to which I guess is why the upstairs is off limits. Nevertheless well worth visiting.

1  Thank Roger S
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