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Enchanted Thatched Cottage at Mellerstain House
Mellerstain House © Mellerstain House

Afternoon Tea at Mellarstain House

From £75 per adult

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May — September

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Feel like an Earl or a Countess as you wander through this Georgian mansion, Mellerstain. Then delight in taking a sumptuous afternoon tea at the enchanted Thatched Cottage set in the grounds.

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Hidden in the rolling countryside in the Scottish Borders, Mellerstain House gives you a glimpse into the splendour of the life in the 18th-century Scotland. Designed by two of the most talented Scottish architects, this stately home dazzles with amazing architecture and grand gardens.
  • Feel like an Earl or a Countess as you wander through this gorgeous Georgian Mansion, still inhabited by the Earl of Haddington. Then stroll through the sweeping terraces and quiet woodlands before you savour an afternoon tea, one of the most quintessential British traditions. Enjoy this popular meal in the serene garden by an enchanting thatched cottage.
  • Sip your tea and taste dainty finger sandwiches made from local ingredients. Delight in freshly prepared cakes, pastries, home-made scones and jams that will melt in your mouth. And leave this idyllic place with authentic flavours on your lips and a greater understanding of Scottish traditions and history.
  • History, foodie facts, secrets and surprises along the way.

COVID-19 information

In recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

Contact details

Scottish Food and Drink Trails
Lawrencelaw
16 Milton Bridge
Penicuik
Midlothian
Scotland
EH26 0RD
Starting
Edinburgh & The Lothians
Length
½
Day
Transport
Minibus
Type
Bespoke Private Small Group (1-16)
Languages
English
Themes
Food and drink History Landscapes

COVID-19 facilities

  • Advance booking essential
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • Capacity limit

Tour prices

From

  • £75 Per Adult
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Prices are subject to change depending on season

Tour company information

Scottish Food and Drink Trails

Unique Food and Drink tours and experiences, highlighting Scottish food and drink producers, throughout Scotland leaving from Edinburgh. We take you to meet Scottish food and drink heroes who make their products with a lot of passion. On our tours you will get to taste and saviour food and drink made by them. You will also see beautiful scenery and come up close with history too. Our tours and experiences are small and can be bespoke. We like it that way as our presence will not disturb our much-loved producers’ life or impact on the landscape we love and want to share with you.

Opening times

We are currently unable to run tours due to Covid -19 restrictions. We will not start operating again until April 2021, hopefully. However the office is manned and open Monday to Friday 9am till 6pm.

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