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Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire

A day out exploring Blenheim Palace, one of Britain’s finest stately homes, is extra special when you take Afternoon Tea in the Orangery Restaurant.

Aerial view of Blenheim Palace and grounds in Oxfordshire

Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire is a World Heritage site and one of Britain’s finest stately homes


I’ve been visiting Blenheim Palace since I was a child. The splendour of the Palace with its gilded State Rooms, combined with extensive parkland and formal gardens designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, never fails to impress me.

Make your visit extra special by sitting down to a delicious Afternoon Tea in Blenheim’s elegant Orangery restaurant. After a day exploring all the sights, you’ll need a glass of champagne and a sugar lift!

Do leave time to walk around Woodstock. This fine Georgian town is a great base for exploring Blenheim but also Oxford and the Cotswolds.

Sally, Editor, The Foodie Travel Guide

Afternoon Tea at Blenheim Palace

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Free self-guided tour
  • Explore the palace & gardens
  • Traditional Afternoon Tea in The Orangery
  • Unlimited tea & coffee refills
  • Glass of Champagne
  • Lovely gift experience

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Blenheim Palace History

Home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough and his family, Blenheim Palace is famous for being the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. This magnificent stately home was built over 300 years ago to celebrate victory over the French at the Battle of Blenheim. Grade I listed and set in over 2,000 acres of parkland, it’s no surprise that Blenheim Palace is a World Heritage site.

Tour Blenheim Palace and Gardens

Visitors to Blenheim can take a self-guided tour of the Palace’s gilded State Rooms. Highlights include the famous Marlborough Tapestries and the Long Library that holds over 10,000 books. Don’t miss the Churchill Exhibition where you’ll discover more about the life of Sir Winston Churchill. If you take the free walking tour of the formal gardens, you’ll see the very spot where he proposed to his wife, Clementine.

Waiter pouring a glass of Champagne with Afternoon Tea at Blenheim Palace

Enjoy a glass of champagne with your Afternoon Tea at Blenheim

Enjoy a Champagne Afternoon Tea in The Orangery Restaurant 

Sitting down to Afternoon Tea and a glass of champagne in the smart Orangery restaurant after a day exploring Blenheim Palace, is a luxurious treat. With its high glass ceiling, candelabra lights and tables overlooking the formal gardens, it all adds to the sense of occasion. Tuck into a selection of traditional finger sandwiches and homemade scones with clotted cream and Blenheim Estate jam. Followed with an assortment of pretty cakes and pastries, it’s all generously served with unlimited loose leaf tea or coffee.

  • Christmas is a magical time to visit and see Blenheim Palace and gardens illuminated with thousands of lights
  • Come in August when the BBC Countryfile Show is held in its grounds
  • The Feathers Hotel in Woodstock is known for its extensive collection of gin. Try a local gin from the Cotswolds Gin Distillery
  • Visit nearby Worton Organic Garden, one of the best garden cafés in the country (booking required)
  • Have a taste of the Cotswolds at Daylesford Organic Farm 
  • Winston Churchill is buried in the nearby village of Bladon. Find out more about his life by visiting Chartwell, Churchill’s home in Kent.

Blenheim Palace Champagne Afternoon Tea in The Orangery Restaurant:

Tea packages include a pot of loose leaf tea or hand roasted coffee per person with complimentary refills

Freshly made traditional sandwiches with seasonal inclusions

A selection of home-made cakes, scones and delicacies

A glass of Searcys Cuvée Brut NV Champagne





Dog Policy

Mr Hendricks says, “They tell me that dogs are welcome in the Park but are not allowed inside Blenheim Palace, the Courtyards, Pleasure Gardens or Formal Gardens (with the exception of assistance dogs).

All dogs must be kept on a lead at all times in order to protect the large number of birds, wildlife and livestock in the Park.

Basic dog facilities can be found outside the East Courtyard Visitor Centre. Two of their suggested walks are suitable for dogs”.


Blenheim Palace Oxford

Afternoon Tea is taken in The Orangerie at Blenheim Palace


Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PS


Afternoon Tea at Blenheim Palace

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Free self-guided tour
  • Explore the palace & gardens
  • Traditional Afternoon tea in The Orangery
  • Unlimited tea & coffee refills
  • Glass of Champagne
  • Lovely gift experience
  • One of the best Afternoon Teas in Oxfordshire

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