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Enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon with an ‘English small plates’ picnic on the lawn.

For just £16, explore the historic gardens, take in the beautiful scenery and then enjoy an al fresco lunch at Chawton House.

Each picnic box contains a selection of small bites, themed on a quintessentially British menu.

On the menu:

  • Scotch egg
  • Gammon slices
  • Pork pie
  • English cheddar and crackers
  • Potato salad
  • Grapes
  • Cheese straws
  • Rhubarb chutney

The event will be 2-4pm with boxes to be collected between 2-3pm from the Courtyard. £16 per head (includes one-off entry and food). Drinks sold separately. Please inform us of any dietary requirements.

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Chawton House

Chawton, Hampshire, GU34 1SJ

01420 541010


Opening times

Gardens and Tearoom Takeaways: 11:00am - 4:30pm daily

House: 11:00am - 4:30pm Thursdays through Sundays

Dine in at the Great Hall and the OId Kitchen Tearoom: 11:00am - 3:30pm Mondays through Wednesdays

Library: The library will be available for research on a case-by-case basis. For more information, please contact

Visitor season 2020: 17th February - 16th December. Christmas openings and events TBC.

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